Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I just finished the sample for my latest design, the Clara Sweater!
The Clara Sweater is inspired by the Art Deco architecture and bold fashion of the 1920's.
It is a cap sleeve slightly cropped sweater with a scoop neckline and exaggerated keyhole back. The lace pattern has eyelet columns on the cap sleeves and yoke of the sweater and an eyelet diamond pattern on the lower body of the sweater. The sweater is knit in one piece and the cap sleeves are created by raglan shaping. It looks perfect knit with Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in Basalt Heather.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
So, if you read my last post, you'll know that in April, my family took a vacation, we went to London for 4 days, then Malaga for 5 days, and back to London for 5 more days, or so we thought, about 2 days before we were supposed to leave, a volcano errupted in Iceland, and the ash cloud travelled down and covered most of the UK and other parts of Europe, apparently volcanic ash is bad news for planes. I thought we would be fine because our flight wasn't for 2 days, but every day on the news, they would announce that all flights to and from the UK are cancelled until the next day, so 2 days came and went, and we had no way to get home. After our first flight got cancelled, they rescheduled us for the next day, but that day came and went, still no flights, so they put us on a flight for a week later. I know being stuck in London doesn't sound like the worst thing, but it got a little scary not knowing when we would be able to go home, if it would be a week, a few weeks, maybe more. People were sleeping in the airport because they had no place to go. It was really strange.
So about 4 days before our next scheduled flight, airlines started doing test flights, because they were losing hundreds of millions of dollars, and they were getting tired of it, and stranded passengers weren't so happy either, so the test flights happened, and the planes were fine, but they still had to wait for approval to be able to begin flights again. The next day, still no flights, but the day after that, they started letting a few planes go, so we took that opportunity to call our airline and get the first available flight, which turned out to be in a few hours, so we gathered our luggage as quickly as possible and finally got flighy home, a week after we planned on coming home, it was certainly an adventure, but I still had a great time :]
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you about my trip to Malaga, Spain. In my next post I'll tell you about London. In April, my family and I went to London for 4 days, then Spain for 5 days and back to London for 5 days.
We got an amazing opportunity to stay at the 5-Star Hotel Torrequebrada
Photo from their website
Malaga was so beautiful, the beach was amazing. The beach was right outside the hotel doors, we would go out there and spend hours just watching the waves and eating delicious local fruit. Or we would walk around and find the best restaurants, they had delicious mediterranean food.
The whole family, minus dad, who was taking the picture
Me, my sister, and my mom
I even got to go sightseeing in Malaga city with a cute boy from Germany that I met there
This is us in front of the bullfighting ring, where they still have bullfights, sadly.
Here's the view from the top of the castle in Malaga.
We all had such a wonderful time, I think that Spain was one of my family's favorite vacations ever. We were definitely sad to leave, but we got to go to London again, so we were excited about that, but Malaga turned out to be the calm part of the trip, before our big adventure, which I'll tell you about tomorrow.
Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
A Boye Needlemaster! This was a surprise gift from my Grandma and Aunt, they heard about my accident and they sent me this! I was so excited, it definitely made me feel better!
The second was 2 packages of teeny-tiny clothespins!
I got them because I saw them on a display in a store and I thought they would be perfect for my mini sock advent calendar! I am making 25 mini socks to hang on a clothesline with my little mini clothespins and I think they will make a cute advent calendar christmas decoration!
Unfortunately I haven't felt up to much crafting in the past few days, I did make some baby bloomers to go with the cherry dress, here they are in progress:
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sorry for the lack of posting this weekend, but on Saturday I was in a car accident. I wasn't driving, I was with a friend, and no one was seriously hurt, but I did have to get my spine x-rayed yesterday and I found out I have bruising all over my spine. I also have a scrape and bruise on my collar bone from the seat belt and a painful bruise on my knee. For the past couple days I have been in pain and trying to rest, so, needless to say, I haven't been very productive with any knitting or sewing projects this weekend. Anyway, just so this post isn't too much of a downer, I was having photos taken of me right before the accident, here are a couple of my favorites: (P.S., I'm wearing the shorts I made in the last couple photos!)
Thursday, July 1, 2010
My sister owns a cherry print dress by Collectif, I don't think they have it on the website, she got her dress from a store called Rocket Rebellion in our town. She wore it when we went to a family reunion and my aunt mentioned that she thought it would make a cute baby dress, her baby is about to turn one, so I got inspired to try to recreate a tiny baby version of the dress. Here's my sister in her dress:
And here's the baby dress:
And here's the baby dress: