Sunday, August 29, 2010

Where am I? / En dónde estoy?

Wow. Over 2 months without posting! That IS REALLY a lot. I honestly opened blogger a couple of times in a shameful attempt to post something, but I just couldn't find the time or the courage to write everything that has happened in this time. And then I got some comments asking if I was OK, because I wasn't posting in the blog and I didn't want anybody to be worried. Thank you! Everything is OK! I just got too lazy to post!

So here I am. I will try to write down some things... Others will come to my mind surely as soon as I finish this post, but won't probably write about them until next week... I will follow my Ravelry notes to keep sort of an order...

First comes my work as a designer. Do you remember that in May we received the people from Pagewood Farm at the shop where I work at? I wrote about it in this post.
Well, it turns out that Robin, the owner, asked me to design some patterns for them to sell as pattern support for the yarns they are buying from us. Designing patterns is something that I haven't done much, but I just love it! So I went ahead and designed a bunch of simple patterns using different materials. I won't bother you with the details, you can check them out in Ravelry, and they will be available to purchase from Pagewood Farm next month!
Here some pictures!

Cocoon Vest


Envelope Bag



Lace Wrap Cardigan



Rasta Scarf



Tartan Style Rug


Do you like them??? I hope you do! Did I tire you yet?

Also, my sister Leti came to visit from Holland! She was here 10 days and took back to Holland another suitcase full of knitted sweaters my mom and I made for her...
I gave her a Tunic I had knit a couple of months ago and I also knit this capelet for her.



Specs:
Pattern: Poncho Two Birds, by Gabriela Ordenes, who asked me to test-knit this for her.
Yarn: Milama Paloma, 3 skeins
Needles: Circular, 8mm needles.

What else? I finished a jumper for my eldest son, Nano, which I love, love love! It is a heavily modified version of a hoodie published in a Phildar Pitchoun magazine.
Here some pictures of my boy, who is about to become a professional model!





Specs
Pattern: Pull a Capuche 022-T9-109, published in Phildar Pitchoun No. 022
Yarn: Shetland Cardada (Carded Shetland Wool) from Moussa.
Needles: 3 and 3.5mm
Mods: Too many to remember! This sweater took me a lot of time to complete! The biggest one was to make it a round neck sweater instead of a hoodie.

Come on! Didn't I bore you yet!?

OK, then I will show you this other little thingie I finished last week.





Specs:
Pattern: Watershed, by Amy Swenson
Yarn: Amore, a cotton/acrylic blend my mom bought for me at Moussa.
Needles: 4.5mm. How much? Only 150g!!! Can you believe it?

This pattern is adorable. It is so lovely and well written! The designer is one of my favorites lately and I am completely in love with the finished piece. Let the spring come!

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A mis lectoras en Español:
Intentaré postear la traducción al español esta semana!!!!!! Promesa!!!!!!!

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10 comments:

natyspol said...

muy buenos todos tus tejidos joji...como siempre!!!

Laura said...

Ay Joji que lindos todos tus diseños, espero que sea una nueva etapa de crear y disfrutar que es lo más lindo que hay para una tejedora....
Felicitaciones!!!!

kim said...

Bore me? Never! I just cannot keep up with all of your beautiful knits. But your little model is a stunner! So cute. Such great designs. I'm so happy that Pagewood has utilized your many talents. And that Watershed is gorgeous! Have a happy week. x

Billy said...

Cuantas novedades! Relindos los tejidos!

Adriana Ortiz said...

Te pasaste,todo está buenísimo.Tu hijo,precioso!!
(te cuento que también estoy un poco vaga para postear!!!)

Un abrazo.

maria eugenia said...

guau!,que lindo todo!!!!!me encanto este post!,muy lindo!,y todos tus modelos igual!

Leti said...

Qué lindo todoooooooooo!

Gabriela said...

Cocoon Vest is beautiful!!!!

maria eugenia said...

joji,estoy por hacer el kimono para un rn.pregunto,tengo cashmilon de verano de una hebra,es finito,con ese hilado asi tal cual puedo hacerlo?.gracias.

malaala said...

Fantastic!!!Super!!!! :)))Well done!!!