...and I think I may be in love. Seriously. The yarn is so soft and squooshy and cuddly... It's a DREAM to knit with. I got this totally gorg Malabrigo Rios, and I think it's the prettiest yarn I've ever knitted with. I also got some Malabrigo Merino Worsted and some Plymouth Encore Worsted. It's amazing. I'm currently working on a scarf. Whenever I get new fabric or yarn, i get the same thrill that some people get when they buy a new pair of shoes. Do you know that feeling?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Yay! Easy tutorial today...
A crop top!
It's really easy and fun to make. You can wear it off the shoulder, cut off the sleeves to make a tank top, wear it over a camisole--it's a very versatile piece. My sister made one too (she's modeling the black shirt). Then we went and had a photo shoot, haha...
(my sister's flower hair)
Except it didn't exactly work out. We always start goofing around and we run out of poses. Like in this photo shoot:
I can't believe I actually posted this picture (and I know, the outfit choice isn't the best).
And if you were wondering, yes, I got highlights. :D
(If you wanna see real photoshoots, though, go to Live Love Craft)
Materials: size L men's shirt and scissors
1. Cut off the neckband and sleeve hems.
2. Rotate the shirt so that the side seams/folds line up.
3. Cut a slope to make a high-low hem, making the shirt cropped in the front (or you can just cut straight across).
Yep, that's it. Easy.
We liked stretching and curling all the edges, and we also thought cuffing the sleeves looked better (I might tack down the cuffs with some stitches, but for now I just fold them).
That's it! You're done. Now go find some big tees that don't fit.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Don't have many creative things happening... But I made one of these in a red, burgundy-ish color. Isn't it so cute? Go here for the tutorial.
Recently one of my friends gave me a chocolate crinkle cookie, and it was sooo good. I can't help but think about it at least twice a day. It was chewy and fudgy and scrumdiddlyumptious. So I found some recipes...
I might have shown you this one before... (recipe)
Plus I also want to make homemade MARSHMALLOWS!!! Spongy, springy, soft ones.
Also, at the moment I think convertible hat-cowls are pretty cool right now even though it's getting hotter.
Free crochet pattern-could easily be used as a guide to knit in the round, or even with 2 straight needles
I'm super ready for summer!