Archive for December, 2007

Modische Maschen 1991 Vichy Top

December 28, 2007
Modische Maschen 1991 Vichy Top, originally uploaded by fmirela.

I had no time to mention this but MY MOM is here for 3 more weeks, cooking, doing my dishes and laundry, and of course we are also sewing, knitting and crocheting together!

She already helped me out with a jacket and swim suit, from BurdaStyle patterns.
Just before my mom came I have finished a sleeveless top out of crushed velvet following the Danielle pattern.
There might just be an interview with me for BurdaStyle in BusinessWeek magazine, I’m not sure… although I did work for 3 hours with a famous photographer last weekend and am waiting to see where the story goes…

“I love the 90s!” NOOOT! just some of the patterns in these almost antique magazines my mom brought from Romania.

At the time I’ve first received this magazine, I remember looking for those cute sweaters with motifs like blond sirens, fish and lion puppies that would suite an 11 years old.

I think the Vichy pattern fits perfectly into today’s trends of the empire waist style.

My mom is learning how to knit with the Bond machine and started work on the lower body. In the meanwhile I’m waiting impatiently to begin the crochet section.

It is going to be made in a bright lime green Catania cotton yarn.

Fitted Knits – Ballerina Top

December 25, 2007
Fitted Knits Ballerina Top, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Pattern: Ballerina Blouse from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Stripes
Gauge: Plate 3 on the Bond machine

I’ve finished this Ballerina Top from Fitted Knits on the Bond.

The gauge is different from the pattern. I could not knit in the round so I improvising again and made some changes to the pattern.

I wish they gave more accurate measurements in the book, not just the horizontal and vertical….How wide should the sleeve be?

It is very though to estimate the gauge with the bond since all the worked in stretched.
That’s what I have to put up with for gaining the speed 🙂

This eat up a full big big size of Sugar and Cream yarn and I almost didn’t have what to sew it with.

I had to redo the sleeves because they turned out too narrow. Since I finished the front in one evening and did both sleeves twice on Saturday then again on Sunday, it was a quick knit and next time it would probably be ready in just one day 🙂