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Friday, December 30, 2011

Chrysanthemum Bag

© Chrysanthemum Bag

This bag is inspired by Koitsu Tsuchiya's Watercolor Chrysanthemum.
The Chrysanthemum motif is duplicate stitched on. 
The background uses small sections of intarsia over the curves.
The opening edges are finished with two rows of single crochet.
As for lining, toile with children playing print is used. There are two compartments.

Knit Picks, Palette,
100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 231 yards/50 g ball,
Hand wash and dry flat.
Color # C872 Iris Heather, Dye Lot # 2028, ~3/4 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # CK09 Opal Heather, Dye Lot # 1649, ~3/4 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # I989 Oyster Heather, Dye Lot # 9646, ~1/4 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # 2200 Fairy Tale, Dye Lot # 9735, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # 4908 Lady Slipper, Dye Lot # 5470, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # 0633 Mustard, Dye Lot # 4152, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # 0184 Custard, Dye Lot # 9732, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # C816 Forest Heather, Dye Lot # 0992, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # I982 Grass, Dye Lot # 9748, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Color # 0980 Edamame, Dye Lot # 1308, ~1/8 x Yarn Ball(s)
Needle: US1 2.25mm

A Christmas present for G. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dear American Gothic,

© Dear American Gothic,
Size: 10" x 8"
Medium: Watercolor

A Christmas present for C.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Floating on Cloud Owl

© Floating on Cloud Owl
Size: 10" x 8"
Medium: Watercolor

A Christmas present for J.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy 2012!

Our presents under the little knitted tree.

Tiny Christmas tree hanging from the tip.

Reindeer (Mr. Flat Head), a Christmas present from K. Also some nutcrackers and ornaments from previous years.
© Merry Christmas & Happy 2012!

Tree top:
Seed stitched.
Lion Brand Yarn, Holiday Homespun,
98% Acrylic/2% Metallic Polyester, 154 yards/141 g ball,
Machine wash and dry. Do not bleach or iron.
Art # 791, Color # 202/Wreath,  Lot # 1009802, 1 x Yarn Ball
Needle: US10 6.0mm

Tree trunk:
2 by 2 ribbing.
Lion Brand Yarn, Wool Ease Chunky,  
80% Acrylic/20% Wool, 153 yards/140 g ball, 
Machine wash warm medium cycle. Tumble dry low.
May be dry cleaned. Do not bleach. Do not iron.
Art # 640, Color # 124/Barley, Lot # 64808, < 1 x Yarn Ball
Needle: US11 8.0mm

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Found You!

© Found You!
Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Watercolor

A Christmas present for K.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Brooches 2011

© Christmas Brooches 2011 

Christmas gifts for a knitting group.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Clipped Wings

 © Clipped Wings

Finally some pictures while the sun is out.

This blouse design features an allover lace back and exposed upper arm.
I use the leaf chain swatch
from "Stitchionary 5: Lace Knitting" by Vogue Knitting
for the back, front hem, and sleeves hem 
with some modification on how each leaf chain ends on the top.
The sleeves have continuous lattices as the leaf chain hem disappears 
and are ribbed on the top edge for comfortable tension around the arms.
The neckline is finished with two rounds of single crochets.

Ice Yarns, Otello
100% Wool, ~246 yards/50 g ball, 
Machine Wash/Dry Flat. Do not iron. Do not bleach.
Color Pink White, Lot # 21636, 4 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US6 4.0mm 

Monday, December 5, 2011