Final result with a few rows of garter stitch and then stockinette stitch
How do you call this method ? I love casting on with this method, it’s a bit slow but not difficult. (Most people on ravelry call it knit cast on, opposed to cable cast on where the loop is picked between stitches… I’ll makes pictures of the cable cast on too then.)
1/ Start with a slipknot
2/ Stick your right needle in the knot, yarn over the needle as if knitting garter stitch
3/ you obtain a loop
4/ extend the loop toward the left needle
5/ stick the left needle through the loop
6/ here is your new stitch
7/ stick your right needle in the new stitch
8/ as if knitting
9/ get a new loop
10/ Put that new loop on the left needle
11/ repeat the process untill you reach the number of stitches you need.
Sorry wordpress won’t let display the images nicely, hope it’s clear enough.
It’s a fantastic experience to try to think like a 7 months old baby and imagine what you’d like to play with. Right now my niece love grabbing and pulling ribbons, so I went for a lot of ribbons. I used different textures and fabrics to add more fun.
A little bit of sewing and there it goes !
Biais, machine embroidery, Ichords…
What toys do you sew ? Any nice pattern to share ?
I love sewing, and I was quite surprised to find out I completely forgot to share my sewing projects on this blog. I love having multiple blogs, but sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming.
So last week I made a pile of things for my baby niece.
Let’s start with this baby dress. I made biais with golden linen, and used a vintage liberty fabric. The quality of that fabric is amazing, so different from the cotton I find in stores nowadays. There’s a weird story about that fabric.
A few months ago, a neighbour passed away. I would pop ut at his place from time to time to check on him, and it’s always hard to see people decline. The flat was emptied and soon there were boxes and bags full of stuff everywhere on the street. I saw fabrics in one of the trash bags, hesitated, and finally brought it home, just before a storm. It made me think of my neighbour’s deceased wife, but I quite didn’t know why. After a few inquiries, it was actually her stuff ! I don’t tend to believe in ghosts and everything, but it just felt like she had put a piece of her soul in the fabrics. And she had such a lovely taste. Once everything was washed and ironed, I found I could use most of it, and I’ve always wanted to try to do something a bit old-fashioned.
Buttons on the back of the dress.
I suppose some people might find it gross to use fabrics found in the street. But I’m a goth and the movement started with us making our clothes out of what was found in the garbage. At first I wasn’t too sure about using fabrics that used to belong to a deceased person, but since the heirs got rid of it, and she loved sewing, I though it would be a way to pay her a tribute.
Months ago, when I read about the Sandy HookSnowflake operation, I sat at my desk and made a pile of snowflakes, trying not to shed tears on them. I know what it’s like going back to school after a mate gets murdered and I know you never heal. But I thought it was a lovely idea to try to send some love and comfort to the kids and families.
I can’t believe the Sandy Hook Elementary School PTA spread so much positive energy and I’m really moved by their card. Thank you.
Sometimes we believe there’s nothing we can do.
Well, seems like a bit of love and paper is always better than nothing.
Today my heart bleeds for Spain, where I spent so much time. Spain is the only place where I feel like home. And now I don’t know what to do to help…