Sunday, July 25, 2010

scarves and hoods

i made stuff!
everything shown is knitted by hand and modeled by my sister nanaeeee

Thursday, July 15, 2010

thinking about hair...

so i want to use more hair in my pieces.
actually i would like to knit with hair but i am still brainstorming on what is the best way to do this.
how should i gather the hairs together in a rope? felting? twisting? braiding?
next step is to try to convince the hair salons around town to donate some hair to me...

"toshie and tracy"
made with human hair

Thursday, July 8, 2010

first big summer project

although it's summer, all the stresses of doing dumb responsible adult loan crap has been making me daydream about knitting again and knitting big. so i've started making some new chunky knot knit necklaces and have started machine knitting a gray strip to hopefully hand knit something like this...

but BIGGER! because bigger is better. not really, but in this case, it will be.

I have also been doing lots of net searching for wonderful knit inspirations done by other students/designers.



this is '09 graduate work by Sarah Benning from westminster. i actually found out about her by liz and kim who suggested i look at her work after seeing mine. and it's probably not a big surprise that i love the work she does.
Benning has such a solid concept/collection and a strong way to mix print work with knitting. something that i have a hard time executing.
gahhh envy! must keep working.

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