Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sicily Suspender Hoodie

I began this hoodie a couple months ago after I saw this beautiful photo below that was so so inspiring!

I bought the yarn at knitpicks.com! I went through 15-16 dark brown (chestnut) skeins and 2 light brown (Camel Heather) skeins of the Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn at 110 yds per skein. I ran out of yarn and so I had to buy five more, (so this photo doesn't have all the yarn I used in it..) I used US8 sized needles.

These are some photos below are ones I took of my notebook which had my friend Ben's measurements drawn out. It took a long time to try to figure out how exactly I was going to make the sweater the right size for him. But I think I finally figured it out! A lot of it was trail and error actually.. I luckily made a lot of mistakes on paper and not in my knitting!


These are some of the photos I took while I was making the front of the hoodie! I made two mirrored pieces with a V-neck. The hoodie was meant to be a bit 'boxy' looking, it creates a comfortable fit -usually not for women because it doesn't give any shape at all. The knitting itself was quite simple, it was garter stitch. I think it's because I used garter stitch that I was able to measure and shape the hoodie so easily.

Here is a photo of when I had the back, front, and hood connected, along with the arm-suspender part done. I also had the arm shaping coming together a bit as well.

Here's some photos of when I am done, I'm wearing it but it will look much better on the boy to who it now belongs to..!




Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oregano Ear-Flap Head Hat

I made this hat off of a photo of a baby's ear-flap hat that I saw once...
this was the first time I have made tassles!


The Materials I used:
Wool of the Andes Bulky Oregano from knitpicks.com

For Sale Here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53487216/oregano-ear-flap-head-hat

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cabled Purse-Bag

I'm in the process of lining it and making the handles a bit more sturdy but here's a few photos along the way!


The Materials I used:
Chunky plum/grey/brown yarn
Wooden circle handles
Fiber Fill stuffing
Thread
Plastic Canvas
...and possibly a few big buttons (i'm still debating on whether or not I should do the buttons)