The photographer, of course, was Christoper. Getting better each time, right?
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
In those popular get to know each other questionaires and memes what is your favourite holiday is a standard question... and the standard answer for most people is Christmas. NOT for me. (I developed an unhealthy dislike for winter and Christmas). For me it is august 20th when we celebrate (the birthday of) our first king, the birth of the country, the new bread. For me it is also the celebration of tradition. Just as it is a trandition for me to put up a picture laden post of the big traditional craft fair, the festival of folk arts. This year all of the celebrations were restrained, which could be felt here too. There were less demonstrations, less booths, less sellers, less of everything (except prices). Still we needed two days to see and try everything we wanted, Chris even wanted to go back for the third day...
There were the usual array of pottery.
Demonstration of how to decorate it.
For me it seemed the theme was felts and feltmaking, because downloading the pictures I realized most of teh pictures were about that.
The traditional jurta of course.
Felted everything. Gloves and scarfs. (If I could just figure out how they do that ever so soft grid like felted scarf)
Even a felted shirt. I think that one has a considerable silk content in the fibers.
But I filled up with creative energies, and can't wait to actually make something.
Only 363 days until the next one.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Yes and no...
It is smaller than the last two shawls I've done...
Not to mention that it is still pretty unbelievable for me... no not that I knitted this, but that I made the yarn also...
And you all know who the photographer was, don't you?
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I always loved coachella. It was one of the first thing I favourited years ago when I joined Ravelry. I love knitting, I love racerback. It took me a while to find the perfect yarn (which at the end came from the second hand shop).
What I didn't think that tank tops and knitting... kind of contradicting. I mean when it is hot enough to wear a tank it is hot to sweat in anything thicker than sheer linen.
It would also helped if I would read the pattern through very carefully...and not to start a top down item at the waistline. Thanks to the shcematics I could finish the thing withouth frogging.
And I love the backline. I am not a great fan of the rolled edge so used garter edge at the waist and around the armholes.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I am frustrated and stressing... and these are the times when I go wilde with shopping... OK, I do it instead of drinking, or smoking, or... and I do it mostly in second hand stores, but my bank accound is still not so happy afterwards.
Now let's not even talk about clothes and how I ended up with seven white top from my favourite brand (although in different styles)...Lets just talk about what this blog is about (mainly...ummm).
I got a phonecall last week... form the lady who works in the shop... she got new yarn. You can guess how fast I was over there. And this is what I got...