Aug 28, 2011

Furoshiki ideas

A few months ago, I posted an article here on this blog, about Furoshiki.
The Japanese people wrap their gifts and do their grocery shopping using Furoshiki wraps. It reduces the waste (less plastic and paper litter) and is totally Eco-friendly.
Just using your imagination and creativeness,you can wrap everything; from books, chocolate boxes, baskets, bottles... to bags, pirex, pans and glassware. Look at the video below and see how this lady is

taking Furoshiki to another level.

Aug 27, 2011

Indian Queue

I added another project to the queue... and it's called Indian Queue!!

Fio Sublime
Agulhas 6,0

Montar 32 pontos nas agulhas

1a. carreira : 1m,* laç, 2m, 2pjm, 2m* terminar a carreira com 2pjm,3m.
2a. carreira e todas as pares : tricô
3a. carreira : 3m, 2pjm, 2m, laç, *2m, 2pjm, 2m, laç* terminar a carreira com laç, 1m.

Fazer essas 3 carreiras até o tamanho desejado.
Rematar e blocar ( ou passar a ferro)

Aug 22, 2011

watching Buddy grow

Aug 12, 2011

a vintage flair

Inspired by this video. Added a nice finishing touch to the garment.

Aug 7, 2011

Buddy's graduation

Buddy graduated yesterday 08-06-11. He passed with straight A's and he got a certificate and couple of nice treats.

miss Tracy (in a nice cuddling...)

Aug 6, 2011

Cobweb of faith

Generically speaking I feel drained and overwhelmed by the work involved in having a puppy. Buddy is a very focused and he tries to please but at same time he is a handful and he needs a lot of attention. Way much more than I had anticipated.
I never thought having a puppy would be so consuming and my house looks like a hurricane hit it. Toys are all over the place and if there is one thing I can’t train him to do is to pick up them. (can I?).
I am exhausted and there hasn’t been too much time left for my knitting although I managed to finish off the cardigan. The cropped cardigan is a bought pattern and it is pretty simple but as I always believe starting any knitting project involves a great deal of faith. Faith in the designer who created the piece did the right calculations and adjustments. Faith in her directions and that she ultimately tried the piece on and the piece fits like a glove. It is when the cobweb of stitches start to take shape and everything starts to make sense.
The cropped cardigan needed some adjustments and thank God I had the presence of mind to try it on as I knitted and make the due adjustments along the way. I knew it needed some tuck in the waist line. I decreased only 12 stitches and boy… what a difference that made.
I think it came out pretty good and I would knit another one in a different color and yarn weight.
I used two techniques on this project:
The tubular cast off- bodice
The stretch cast off - sleeves(Fantastic^.^)