Thursday, February 3, 2011

found: crochet blouse

crochet blouse
source: shegoesgaga

pineapple lace crochet. i think i'd like to make one.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

found: knit pattern in letterpress

knit pattern letterpress

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

found: a handmade home

a handmade home
source: smalldreams

i can envision myself living in a home like this.

spring garden tee

as promised, here's my recent finished knitted project.

this is based on a knitted pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting called Spring Garden Tee. i made this for my daughter who just turned two but it turns out i got the measurements wrong and the finished project is equivalent to size 3t. still, i think it's a good thing that it's bigger, at least she can wear it a few months from now.

it took me a month of on and off knitting to finish this project. regardless, i still love the end product. the tee is made of one ball of DMC Petra size 3 which is 100% cotton and knitted with Addi circular needles 3.75mm.

the pattern is surprisingly easy to follow. it is knitted from top to down and there are no seams. which is a big plus for me because i hate sewing seams.

now with the technical stuff:
designer: Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting
project page: Spring Garden Tee [Ravelry]
you have to be a member of Ravelry to view the project details. it's free to sign up and you will have access to different crochet and knitted patterns. it's a great community for both enthusiasts and designers so if you knit or crochet you won't regret joining this community.

let me know if you are already a member so I can add you as my friend.