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Blue spider

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Sometimes it’s just nice to knit an already written pattern. No thinking about math or seeing if chart and/or written instructions are correct, if everything looks as imagined and no counting stitches.

Here I work a shop sample for Rain’s (obsessive) stitchery in my own pattern, friendly neighbourhood spider-shawl . And after knitting the matching socks and the green sample, I had the stitch pattern memoriesed again before finishing the first repeat.

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Now, after going from yarn to finished object, I want to create a new design for the darker blue I got as well!

Designing, but not the usual kind

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In the last two month I made a bodice block with my measurments.
My first sewn garment from it was a blouse. It fits beautifully and I may be in love with pefect tailored garments. Nothing is too tight or too loose or just a bit uncomftable, everything is just right!

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(Sorry for the bad pic, but I made it 5min after finishing and it was late at night)

The second one is this dress in progress. I honestly need another pencil dress like I need another shawl, but then I look good in them and there are fun to make.
This one uses a dart manipulation inspired by the “Pattern Magic” books by Tomoko Nakamichi.
There will be quite a bit of hand sewing, but I don’t mind, that is one of these crafts I can do while watching one of my shows.
I bit undecided about the sleeves atm, debating if I want just normal, unadored sleeves with a hem, or go all out and make some with cuffs.
The second option would be fun, but may distraced from the the joke bit.

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Embroidery, the geeky side

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Ah well, I did make the first piece of comic embroidery.

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I still need to frame it and look for a place to put it, but I’m really please with it.

If anyone wants the pattern, here is the pdf I used/made. X-Men

Am I nuts?!

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So after years and years of knitting, so on and off crochet and spinning, and a year of “yeah sewing :)”, I’m now looking at embroidery and cross stichting?! Thanks brain, as if we would need a new craft!

I even have some suplies around, I rescued that are way older then me.

But look at the stuff I’ve seen, who doesn’t need this on the walls?

From here: http://picassowary.tumblr.com/post/119174552152/inspired-by-gatchastitch-but-i-made-my-own
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And all those leaf variations I could stitch:


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7 Days – 7 Things 12

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So last weekend was the first (and hopefully not last) Berlin knits yarnfestival.

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So much yarn to cuddle, think about and buy. I’m swatching and re-swatching and thinking about a Riddler cowl for some time now. The Riddler always was one of those Batman baddies I liked, totally strange and camp and over the top, just like the Batman erea I like.

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And on saturday I found the perfect yarn for it. A lush green with little pops of brown and black, and hey it’s even from Berlin 🙂 It’s from Wolleverliebt and the colourway is Krokodil.

7 days – 7 things X

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