Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Have you guys seen this Target commercial? The last 15 or so seconds looks like the perfect world. Yes, I would like to run in a field with giant balls of yarn! I love Target, and now I have a new word to annoy everyone with KNITORIOUS! Pin It Now!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This is the Audrey Coat I made last year. The pattern is from Blue Sky Alpacas and calls for their Alpaca Sport Weight melange ,which happens to be my favorite yarn. The yarn is held doubled which means you need a LOT of it. I used the toasted almond color, which sounds yummy, I wanted to use a color that could be a basic and would be chic for a long time.
I recently fixed a few minor things on it, sewed down the buttons, added an extra snap, which meant it needed a new photo shoot! Lindsay takes the best photos. If you are on Ravelry here is the link. Pin It Now!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I love this book! I ordered it on a whim, I haven't heard anything about it and the patterns are not on Ravelry but I'm so glad I did! Ohio Knitting Mills by Steven Tatar covers 4 decades of fashion knitwear from the archives of the mills that produced the sweaters worn by most Americans. Tatar uncovered thousands of original creations from the mills in Cleveland and adapted 26 pattens to the modern knitter. He takes you through the history of American sportswear, in a different way than other vintage knitting books. The sweaters remind me of the clothes from Fossil, Penguin and everyone's favorite Anthropologie.
What I like about this book is that the designs are actually different, I am tired of seeing the same old knitting patterns. There are actually different colors, and prints. I love the blue sweater on the back that says love all over it. These are patterns that you could actually wear, and look stylish in. The men's sweaters are also really cool, Ohio Knitting Mills even made sweaters for Mr. Rogers! That is legit. Some of the patterns include steeking (eek!), which really scares me but it might be time to learn a new technique... Pin It Now!
Monday, September 20, 2010
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|Swing Time by Kirsten Kapur
Everything she makes is gorgeous so it is no surprise this is too
Just not good for me boobs + ribbing = BIG NO
|Saucy Convertible by Marnie MacLean
Very cute, it would just make me nervous because of the bra problems.
I also want that pillow!
|St. Moritz by Snowden Becker
This is my favorite and the only thing that is wearable for me.
Ok and now for just some of the bad ones.
No I do not need a pattern for a crochet bottle poodle.
|The fastest way to make a guy break up with you...matching sweaters.
|crochet cameltoe yes please!
|This girl must have wanted to kill herself.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Here is the progress on the Lady Grey Coat. I found a lining, finally. Its a rayon, I wanted a silk but I had a hard time finding a lining that wouldn't break the bank. I mean is it worth $70 for the lining? Maybe not. I like the one I got and it was $3 a yard, I hope it works. Rayon is a natural fiber, but not as fabulous as silk. Oh well Pin It Now!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I just love the bathing beauties in these old postcards, and some are used and have the little messages on the back. One postmarked from 1954 says:
Greetings from Seaside. It's been perfectly wonderful down here & wait till you see the tan I'm getting. The water has been super - so nice & warm. Hope you aren't melting with the heat. - Sylvia"
|Score from Homegoods.
|This is Luna, I named her from the store she is from:
Stella e Luna in Point Pleasant, NJ
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
My new obsession is dying stuff. I want to dye everything. And the Rit website is so much fun and inspiring. Did you know you can dye plastic white buttons??!!! This is life changing. No more emergency trips to M&J because I can't find cute buttons. Well maybe I still need to go there, my point is no more button agony! And you can dye wood, yes wood. I'm going to dye an hand-down-end table that is just too light a wood color, maybe green, or anything its dye you can mix it and make any color! So what have I dyed you ask, well let me show you...
I took this boring white bath rug from costco
And Voila! The perfect shade of green. When you first mix the dye together it is very very dark. But I had faith in the Rit dye chart from the website and went with it, and its fabu.
It looks so much better than boring white, and pulls together the entire bathroom. We were going for a beachy cabana theme. Love it .
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|Ocean Grove, NJ
Today my Mom and I went to the Ocean Grove flea market, and we found TREASURES! We have never been there before or even heard of it but it was packed full of people and goodies. We rarely go to flea markets because it always ends up being the same crap you can buy anywhere, or fake Chinatown purses, not so into that. Today was the most gorgeous early-fall day to go to a town like this. Ocean Grove is a beautiful Victorian seaside town in New Jersey and the perfect place for a fun trip like this. Here's what we scored:
My Mom found the perfect suitcase for her luggage rack in the guest room.
A "going steady" Sterling silver charm for my bracelet. Pretty cute for 5 bucks.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
I'm making a coat! I have been contemplating making the Lady Grey Coat by Colette patterns but the advanced label on the patten was a little scary. But then Miss Gertie announced the Lady Grey Sew-Along and squashed any concerns I had. I have already learned so much from her blog, especially her Vlog about the coat she made last winter. ITS AMAZING. So if I'm going to do this coat I wanna do it right.
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