Monday, May 24, 2010

Some more old photos

Because I have been too busy sleeping and enjoying the sun and catching up with friends and going to the gym to make things. Maybe this week.

Possibly left this one in the developer for too long. I might reprint it when I get around to rejoining a darkroom.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Exams have me yearning for summer.

Nine exams down, one to go. I took these when I was fifteen and sixteen, and came across them on my computer recently. After next Tuesday, get to start on making new memories.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Treble Clef Illusion Knit Scarf

I made this scarf for my little brother for Christmas. The pattern is Kimberley Kwon's Musical Illusion Knit, from Ravelry. This is the first time I've done any illusion knitting - I got a fair way into it, convinced myself I was following the pattern wrongly, ripped it out, realised the same thing was happening again, realised I'd been right the first time. And I wonder where my time goes. It also took me some time to convince my family that there was a treble clef there (to be fair, it's not the easiest angle to see). The photo was a help!

The yarn is Debbie Bliss Como, which is very soft and cosy. It'd be nice to make a jumper out of were it not kind of expensive. I am currently (read: in between making other presents and studying for/sitting exams) making this top, which is kind of a jumper, but I want to make a big snuggly jumper sometime. As soon as I find some cheap, chunky wool.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My first skirt!

I made this skirt last summer, with help from my aunt (mostly instructions on how to use my grandmother's sewing machine). I bought the material the Christmas before because it was pretty and on sale, but it took me a while to find a pattern I liked. I used a Burda pattern (which my aunt tells me was a bit ambitious for a first project, and I don't think they'd be my first port of call again until I get a bit better), though I can't find the envelope with the number just now.

It's a bit fancy so I haven't had too many occasions to wear it, but I still like it very much!

(Pasty white legs and wifebeater. Ravishing.)