Here’s another spring like knit for you!
Chunky Winter Scarf, Bulky Multicolor Pure Wool Neck Warmer, Rainbow, women winter accessories, cowl, wool shawl by Solandia, gift by Solandia http://ift.tt/JPs9pH
How handsome is my fella in his totally fab Gyffindor House colors Cowl? And, yeah, I came up with the idea and made it. Awesome.
It’s in my etsy shop that I started working on. Boy is that ever a big project! It looks deceptively simple. I can tell you that I have a total overhaul facing me. I’m actually waiting until summer. I think it’s a good summer project. I posted early so I could learn. I’ve been meeting other shop owners who are helping me. Right now, I’m just working on getting about 8-10 more items together and photographed.
The big shoot is coming up this week. I’ve hired professional models, and one is coming down from DC. The other young lady is being groomed to walk the NY catwalks. So, I think that it’s a great opportunity for me to be able to put my humble products on these fabulous girls. Of course, Willie is a big part of the photography! I will have plenty to keep me busy once I get that project photographed.
My doggie wearing the new cowl design I’ve been making for him. It’s simple garter stitch knit with a provisional CO and the 3 needle BO for a neat join. Everything I’m made him until now has been on circular needles. I have to admit, I like these. They also make dynamite headbands. My task is to figure out how to have a garter rib on a hat and then add in the crown decreases. I’m sure it’s done with picking up stitches, but I don’t know how to do that yet. Yet….
This cowl was a super quick test knit. And you know, I’ve gotten so many compliments on it. I have been surprised at how people have responded to it. I think I make things much harder for myself than I need to! I need to focus on making super quick and easy things to sell through my store and forget about anything complicated. So, I repurchased the acrylic yarn and I’m going to knit up a matching set for him and the model to wear in that exciting photo shoot I’ve got coming up. If it will ever stop raining.
Here he is wearing the cowl from yesterday on our woodland photoshoot. The piece is a little wider than I would really like, so will have to knit it more narrow next go around. I find that making pieces and taking the pictures of them and editing the photo shoot really helps my process. I like seeing it in the pictures to decide if it’s a design I want to keep or not.
I don’t normally post pictures I take for my other blogs on this one, but in this case, I can’t resist. Here’s my baby posing in our backyard as the daffodils were just starting to come up. He’s wearing my Azkaban inspired cowl, which I love on him. It’s a garter stitch piece knitted together at the end with a 3 needle bind off. I’ve been doing a lot pieces with a provisional cast on and then the 3 needle bindoff at the end.
I was never drawn to learning entrelac knitting, but looking at this has me interested. Of course, there’s still that pesky sweater knitting issue I’m going to have to resolve.
Elizabeth Morrison’s free pattern for the knit Tenney Park pullover, featuring a very pretty entrelac front panel.
This one is my favorite. I have one I have worn a LOT that doesn’t not have the slipped stitch edge. I really should knit up a couple more of those for samples. That green is a Michael’s store brand Loops and Thread yarn in Caribean, or something like that. If I’m really going to design pieces, I am going to have to get all my fiber and implements straightened out.