Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Here's some I made earlier

Some people like making socks for presents - but I think my favourite thing for gifts is fingerless mittens. These I made for Christmas presents - I like both the red and pink versions. In fact I think I could make them in lots of different colourways....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Something completely different

Never turn down a chance to do a screenprint workshop - especially one at the Art School because they have all the necessary gear.
It was pretty fast and furious - but enough to churn out an image ....
 I chose the airplane image and Sam (the tutor) did a little manipulation in Photoshop - which was very handy as my Photoshop skills are very miniscule. The one above is red under print and black over top
 This one is a print I made on the scrap paper when I needed to clear the screen of the ink. I rather like it except the paper is very thin - will try and figure out how I can use it
 Tried black paper - this one was underprinted in red. My registration was a bit 'off' in a lot of prints but we were doing these pretty quickly - well that's my excuse
The one above is not underprinted - just a black image.
It was really fun - I could spend hours playing with these - except we didn't have that long

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just like Cinderella

It's taken a while - I'm onto my third Nightingale sock - but finally it looks as if I will be able to get it on and it will fit.

I could, just, get the second sock over my heel but it was an incredibly tight fit and I decided that, in the long run, it was not going to work.

My other project, the Vivian cardigan/jacket, has reached the armholes and I now need to make the sleeves. For that I need some big size DPN's (Double Pointed Needles) which I've had to order in - so that is on the back burner for a bit. 
Now I'll have no excuse for not making some decent progress on the socks.