Tuesday, February 21, 2012

UFO queen

My sewingroom never became the hit I excpected it to be, mainly due to poor use of the floorspace, but last week I had an idea, moved the furniture, a quick visit to IKEA and the outcome was so much better. In the future I will invest in a larger table for the sewingmachine/serger and I need one more Antonius.
But right now The areas for sewing, pressing, machineknitting will work well. I cut in the basement of my building, but there´s a spot for rotarycutting and pressing includes both my Elnapress and a ironingboard.
In januari I joined the 12 Ufo finishing challenge under 2012 and got my knitting UFO:s in one big bag, when cleaning up the sewingroom I found the sewing UFO, not to mention the mending UFO ( even though I been good with them lately too...) I also found the embroidery UFO, one sample that are almost finished and one tablecloth, a kind of vintage style that I remember sewing on almost 30 years ago, so maybee it´s time for that now...
I have a lots of ideas for sleeveless tops/ tunics/ dresses for summer but need to make myself something that will keep me warm on my trip to Greenland

Friday, February 10, 2012

First "real" project on my knittingmachine

I have 860 pins on Pinterest that are supposed to inspire me in mostly sewing and knitting. This is not only the first real project on my knittingmachine but also the first pin from Pinterest that I actually made something from.
This sweather I pinned or repinned, It´s from Net a porter

And I used Drop´s alpaca and made this sweather:

I sewed the folds on the lower sleeves by hand, wasn´t sure about the gauge so I made them 10 cm longer than normal sleeve length. The folds are a little uneven but I think it´s OK.
I used a basic pattern for a raglan sleeve cardigan in an old Vogue knitting and recalculated the entire thing, finally I knitted the neckline by hand, I don´t have a ribber yet.
Warm and cosy alpaca love.

And now off to do the other 859 pins...

No longer UFO

I finished the february UFO, a baby alpacka silk yarn from drops for the body and various yarn in alpacka and mohair and maybee something else for the yoke, lovely and soft!
I also did the Miyake again and finished it at once, so now I only need a really nice shawl pin to be able to wear it. This is a really simple, fun and fast project and no sewing involved

The last item is a scarf that I bought yarn and pattern for when I visited Church mouse yarns on Bainbridge Island outside Seattle. The yarn is a silk alpacka lace from Classic elite and I made the scarf on the knitting mashine and finished the ends by hand. This pattern is super easy and really shows off the yarn.