I’m looking forward to better days to come in this new year. Since today is my birthday, it’s like a new year starting for me. This past year is certainly the best one I’ve had in a very long time, but now I’m ready for more. I’m ready to go where I want to go. And that includes Europe.
Today is my birthday, so I wanted to have this Christy Turlington image run today. One reason is because I think she’s so great. I followed her when her career was red hot. I loved her then. I looked forward every month to my new fashion magazines so I could see what new pictures she had done. I wish I still felt that way about it. Anyway, we’re not here to debate the downfall of the fashion magazine but to celebrate this glorious image! I am on a mission to learn how to make capelets. That’s the real reason for this post. I’ve got capelets on the mind and I want to learn how to make them this season. This is great inspiration to do them!
Christy Turlington for Chloe, F/W 1992/93
Leaf and nupp shawl
pattern from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush
yarn: sheepland fino in Aguas Dulces. about 1.53 skeins
needle: US 1.5 or 2.5mm
modification: 4 extra repeats of the leaf pattern to lengthen the shawl so I can wear it with 1 loop on neck.
dimension: 20in by 84.5in.
This is GORGEOUS! Maybe I’ll try it sometime!
I thought this was a perfect Sunday image. It has so many religious over tones, but it isn’t doing that on purpose. It just happened.
I think this model is fantastic to work with, and she did a great job of trying different ways to wear the garment. A good model is a good investment. I booked this young lady through a local agency. I want to work with her again sometime in the next 6 or 8 weeks.
Isn’t this lovely? This is a perfect example of everything coming together at once to construct a divine image. When I work, I don’t have any assistants and I only use natural light. Usually it’s just me and the model. We work together to create this kind of image. Not only is it an interesting picture, look how beautifully is showcases the garter stitch pattern and the drape of the object. You can show a lot through subtlety.
Found this out riding around scouting for new locations. I guess it used to be a real knitting mill and now it’s been converted to apartments. It makes me so very sad that we’ve lost our knitting mills! I participated in a fund raiser to get the Ohio Knitting Mills back up and running. I hope they can do it. The new site looks fantastic, and they have super stylish sweaters. They are not cheap! They are well made, and worth the investment. I’d love to have a couple for myself. Maybe someday!
contrary to popular belief, dry cleaning cashmere can actually be bad for the life of your sweater. the toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning can break down the fibers, and deodorant may cause discoloration. turns out, you should really be hand washing cashmere (it’ll be much softer too), so we…