Thursday, 29 October 2009

Another nude

2009.10.28 - third session

This is a painting I finished on monday during painting class. I´m having so much fun doing this I wish I had painting classes more often!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

"Tongues of fire" goes penguin watching

Tongues of fire goes penguin watchingThose tiny things on the background? Penguins. They were delighted to meet my knitting.

We took a short break during the weekend and flew to Puerto Madryn to see the whales that come close to shore for reproduction. These three days were absolutely stunning and we also got to see penguins, elephant seals and lots of other animals. The landscape is stunning and the shinning sun helped make it even prettier. I´d definitely stay a couple more days, but work was waiting for us here in Buenos Aires.

Yay for short breaks with friends, penguin spotting and wonderfully cooked fish!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Frogged

Morningside neckwarmer

A frogged project is all I can write about now. I had an urgent project landing on my desk a few days ago and it was just sent to production. During these few days, it was all I worked on during work hours, after hours and even before hours. I went to bed late yesterday and I had lunch very late today. That is why talking about the frogged project seems like a holiday to me!

So, about the Morningside Neckwarmer. I´m not sure wether it was brioche stitch or the combination between the yarn and the pattern. Something wasn´t working for me. I love the neckwarmer and I love the ribbed and puffy result of this stitch - I just don´t appreciate knitting it. I didn´t the first time, I didn´t now. I wonder if I´ll give it a third try though - life is too short to insist on something that seems not to be rewarding.

I knitted a few rows, I practiced the sequence of movements, I appreciated the ingenious way of achieving a ribbing... and I frogged it. And moved on to another project. I love knitting, specially because I knit what I want, when I want, at the speed I want. Or can. Or both, really: I knit slowly but fully enjoy the process.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

T-shirt

"I´m taken" t-shirt
Last week I was commissioned to design a t-shirt for a friend. I had such a good time working on this project! It was so much fun to integrate their faces with type and lots of lines and colour. I loved doing it and I´m glad he liked the result too. I think I´ll be trying more t-shirt designs in the future! Do you have any t-shirt related links to share?

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

About knitting

Tongues of fire in Diavolo

I´m preparing an oral presentation for my german class tomorrow about... knitting! Funny how knitting became so anglicized to me, that sometimes I even have difficulties using the portuguese terms for it. Learning those in german was fun and useful too.

Above, my Tongues of Fire scarf (free pattern here), using Joji sock in Diavolo.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Papercut sketching

work in progress

Here´s a papercut illustration I´m working on. I love papercutting more and more as a medium!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

My growing yarn stash part II

Joji´s WoollamaWoollama by Joji

Joji sock yarn Sock by Joji

The other day I mentioned my growing stash.

I left some yarn for a new post, because this once I must tell you about some yarn that is hand-painted by Joji, my associate in abbrigate*. She chooses the best local fibres and hand-paints them herself, producing nicely hand-crafted yarn that is a pleasure to knit with.

I did enjoy knitting with Woollama, but am smitten with Sock. I´m using them for my Christmas knitting and therefore am not sure wether I can post pictures here, in case the recipients read this... In January, maybe? Until then, let the knitting-pleasure go on!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

I´m on Jornal do Brasil


Last Sunday, a text I wrote was published in Jornal do Brasil. Cutting a long story short, I´m very happy about it: blogging is fun, but writing a text to be actually printed? Wow.

My most heartfelt thank you to the people involved in this story.