Monday, November 6, 2006

almost winter

Winter in Hamburg may be considerably less freezing than winter in Berlin, but still the idea of something to protect my hands from icy ocean breezes seems quite excellent. So I completed the first Knucks glove (and I hope I'll make the second one before winter is over again because last weekend I also started a somewhat complicated, vaguely lacy scarf that will also keep me busy for a while). I kind of like the idea of decorating the fingers with some kind of eight letter (or two four letter) word(s), but alas, I'm still completely uninspired as to which word that could possibly be that I would not get tired of after a week or two. And I don't want to use anything that was already suggested in the instructions.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

blue Hallowig

That's the second wig I made - my first, pink one inspired a friend to loudly announce her wish for her very own, Yves-Klein-blue version of it. And since the one that was made according to the pattern was a little small, this one is knit on bigger needles. And even months after the actual birthday, it was still welcomed happily.

The pattern can be found here.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Adventures In Trend Crafts

Felting, I learned today, requires far more patience than I'd expected. I spent a long time playing with soap and water and a needle with little hooks while designing this kitschy and rather pointless little flower while watching a friend making much larger and more ambitious things. Knitting has its advantages: it doesn't make your skin shrivel as much as the soapy water does, and mistakes are more easily undone, and... I don't know, I don't think this will ever turn into a hobby. (Felting knit items might be interesting, however.)

Thoughts on the Origin of the Species

Entstehung der Arten

Friday, February 24, 2006

Pink. Very, very pink.

Pink corduroy.
Pink corduroy with a circular pattern on it.

Well, the color isn't exactly typical of the contents of my wardrobe but I thought that, what with spring (hopefully) approaching quickly, this would actually be fun to wear. Also, it's as far away from the brown tweed godet skirt I made a while ago as you can go while still using the same pattern.

Things I learned while making it: Corduroy would have required a little more attention. While I cut it, I mostly tried to use as little material as necessary, but forgot the small detail that the resulting pieces would look different, depending on the angle and lighting conditions, if not cut in the same direction. 
Luckily, it's not something you'd notice at first glance (well, I'm sure practiced eyes do) but still annoys me a little.

Also, did I mention it's really Quite Pink?
I wonder how often I'll actually wear it.