Tuesday, June 28, 2005

cbc baby t

cbc baby t Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
never in my life did i think a CBC t-shirt would become an object of my desire

sunshine skirt

sunshine skirt Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
my next garment. a crochet skirt from spring 2004's interweave. think i'll do it in South West Trading (the soy silk people) Bamboo.

Friday, June 24, 2005

moorish wrap

rowan moorish wrap Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
i started making the 'moorish wrap' from this summer's Rowan Cotton Rope Collection. I'm boycotting Rowan so i'm using Lana Gatto Summer, same gauge & fibre content, less than 1/2 the price. speaking of patterns that are wanting, found another problem in the Vogue Knitting Baby Blankets 2 book. the felted blanket on pg 25 should be knit on 6.5mm needles, not 4mm needles - confirmed with VK. ............................ addenda July12.05 the rowan instructions were correct for the moorish wrap, my mind is addled by the heat. :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2005


"I just had a family of raccoons in my mudroom. I managed to chase them out, but they stole a box of Kraft Dinner. Buggers – now they know I have food in there I’ll have to clear it out. At least they only got the KD." - from an animal lover who prefers to remain anonymous

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

shopping bags

shopping bags Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
I'm also really into making crochet market bags in mercerized cotton. Both are gifts for my bro's main squeeze. The one on the left is made from some Scheepjes Isis Print (2 balls, colour# 824) i had kicking around and the one on the right is Butterfly Super 10 in the multis (1 skein, colour#494). So far the butterfly is my favorite to work with. .................... addenda June 25.05 oops! sorry, to leave everyone in the dark, the pattern was derived from Erika Knight's Simple Crochet, although I strayed from the patt.

peacock scarf

peacock scarf Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
for a more complete sensory experience i recommend humming Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles, Abbey Road) while you gaze. it was 10 years ago this June i babysat a certain toddler for a month before leaving to study in Italy. Kids grow up fast these days and just in case you're inclined to ignore it Jewish boys get a big celebration to remind you they're not so little anymore. hence, another project on the go ... a gift for my barmitzvah boy. unfortunately i didn't figure out what to make until after the festivities, but he won't mind, he never has. pattern: 'Child's Rainbow Scarf' from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson adjustments: cast on 43 stitches to make it man sized yarn: Noro Kureyon in equal amounts of colour #40 (lighter colour) & #147 (darker colour). I estimate it'll take 3 skeins of each colour to make it a big man sized scarf that my kiddo can grow into.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
a closer look at the Batik dress which will soon by the grace of god be a tunic


Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
the next redux: turn this dress into a tunic

chiara redux

chiara redux2
Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
Redux Mode.

Did a bit of plastic surgery on this little filly. Without much fear or comprehension I committed my first steek and cut the sweater open like a chicken! picked up a lot of stitches and replaced all the trim with a wide Ivory rib in the same yarn and added some bone buttons, also ivory coloured.

the work was low on the enjoyment level (except for the steek, that was fun, love the crunchy feel of cutting crisp yarn) but it was high on satisfacunanticipated bonus, the pattern in the sweater looks a little bit like a chanel sweater/jacket.

lessons learned:
- do the steek on a sewing machine or learn how to do the crochet method properly.
- steek in mathcing colour so it will not show through afterwards and you can wear the sweater open without having an ungodly looking scar on the inside of the garment
- cover steek scar with gross grain ribbon?
- plan to have garment finished at least a week before the event it is being worn for. otherwise, go to 'Ends' and pick up something else to wear.


Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
take a closer look. Chiara was basically a fitted pullover with a scoop neck & 3/4 sleeves, and of course the pattern.


chiara Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
Meet Chiara. Chiara is a nifty little top knit in Filtes King Skipper - a classy DK weight cotton. Chiara was lovely, doing a great job in the store window, but I had a Barmitzvah to attend and she never really fit me properly.