Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Green of Envy shawl

A shawl in a colorway and style that I´m really fond of from the start.
I had 2 hanks of Lorna´s lace´s sockyarn in Envy that I payed to much for...I never liked the colorway and tried to knit socks but no love. Finally mixing it with green alpacka toned down the variagations in it. There are a brighter green to and the beige border is a danish yarn containing merino and mohair.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

At the fair

It´s been the annual Sewing fair in Malmö and as usual I did not take many pictures and as ususal the South Swedish handicraftorganisation brought great things to show

Some of these are old and some new samples of south swedish wool embroidery, the stitches are stemstitch, chainstitch and the satin stitch is done so the "satin" is only on the outer part of the cloth, to save yarn.
Here´s my attemt to do this, a style that I like so much

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lingerie revival

When it comes to bras I have actually nothing to wear and since the time thet I will need somthing is coming closer.
I bought a bra and pantie that does not fit me properly and I´m going to re sew the cups of it on a nice day... Anyway I used the cup that I modified a little and my old bra band that I liked and made two bras. This is the second bra in a kind of retro style:

The panties are from the latest Ottobre and I added a 5 cm/ 2 inches band of the grey fabric to match the bra:
This is the first bra in white with a lace that has light light pink roses

I used all lace so I could not make any matching panties for it.
Here is another pantie from the ottobre pattern in a flowery fabric. I think it matches the old pantie in pink that I used to have a matching bra for...That fabric is from Elingeria and I´m going to order some more to make me another one

I also been knitting. I bought two hanks of Lorna´s laces Envy yarn a long time ago and did not like it, but here I´m mixing it with a green Drops alpacka ( that I must go and buy one more ball for tomorrow )The plan is to add a lace border in a lighter green or a tan that I have in my stash. Alpacka have a tendency to lose it´s shape but mixing it with a sockyarn will hopefully make it more stable.