Saturday, 30 May 2009

Teasel Shaped Knitters!

We've got a new knitroom technician thanks to Miss Buswell! She is
about 3 inches tall and goes by the name of Tiggywinkle. Shame she
can't hold bigger needles though or we might get things done for the
show a bit faster, it's in 10 days time! Eek!

Monday, 25 May 2009

Small Girls in BIG Jumpers!

The lovely Jojo recently borrowed one of my pre-collection pieces for a womenswear photoshoot called 'Small Girls in Big Jumpers', where a handful of tiny girls are playing around in really big, oversized knits. To see more, go and check her blog!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Row 48 of 102!

Frustrated by yarn winding I decided to cast on and get my jumper
underway. I am currently working on the front, only 54 rows to go!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

The Aftermath

After dying 21 hanks of yarn to match my colour palette, I am now
faced with the delightful task of re-winding them into knittable
balls! Unfortunately for me, they seem to have felted slightly whilst
in the dye bath so it's a bit of a spaghetti junction. Wish me luck!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Strike a Pose

Today was another photoshoot, this time for Italian Vogue. There's just not enough hours in the day at the moment, especially when I have some serious knitting to be done! This Bank Holiday will have to be work work work..

Saturday, 16 May 2009

"About turn fella's, we aren't allowed in 'ere!"

Worried by the moth I saw in the flat this week, I purchased some
lavender scented protective bags to ensure any others don't assume my
collection is on the menu for dinner! You can't be too careful hey. I
am slightly confused as to why this was printed on the bag though - do
moths read symbols nowadays?

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Drown me in knitting!

Here's a sneaky peek of the photoshoot that took place last Friday in
Hackney with the very first of my collection pieces that I have made so far. More to follow soon!

Time for a Bigger Bathroom

At the moment I'm drying one of my latest collection pieces by
keeping it in the warmest place in the flat.. The bathroom! It just
about fits.. Phew!

Nice Weather For..

Mika came in to the studio today to do some colourmatching with my
roving, and a wonderful job she did! With her she brought in this
fantastic sweater that an ex boyfriend's mum hand knitted once upon a
time, that she said reminded her a bit of my collection - a good
steal, I think you will agree!

Friday, 8 May 2009

A Peep!

Today I recieved an email introducing me to Elizabeth, who is a rare Austrian Mangalitza Gilt breed of Pig. (Have a look at Pig Paradise Farm in Wiltshire for more information..) Apparently she was sold for £250 at a livestock auction in Lancashire, where farmer Tim Fitton bought the pig for his daughter. Isn't she lovely? Perhaps I am biased though being a knitter..

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Sketchbook Snippets #2

I Can Sew, Too!

Meet Marmaduke the cat. He is made from a nice herringbone trouser
fabric that no longer fits my collection, but i felt it needed to be
put to good use. I made him for my friend's birthday today, yet i was
reluctant for us to part ways as he's such a cutie! I'm hope he is
having lots of fun in his new home.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

A Spot of Light Mathematics on a Sunday Afternoon

What a week! I finished the jumper for the photoshoot on
time, only to discover that morning that it was being postponed until
the week after. Sod's Law isn't it? Onwards and upwards though, and
This afternoon I have been calculating a hand knit pattern for Outfit 3.

My old high school maths teacher Mrs Davidson would be happy to
know that I am still in touch with Trigonometry! Now, time to get
knitting and put my accuracy upto the test..

Friday, 1 May 2009

Late Night Linking

I've been really busy lately trying to prepare my outfit for the
Ravensbourne photoshoot tomorrow! It's 2am and I am still linking
strong.. One sideseam left to go!