Monday, August 31, 2009

Prototype Wrap Design

I've been working on this wrap/shawl design for a bit now and I think I've almost got it the way I want it.

Of course, it's done in a cotton blend yarn since I intended it for spring, but at least I'll have it ready for then. Now to get to work on one for fall that I'll probably have ready just in time for spring. The one in the photo doesn't hang quite right, but I believe the next one will. It's also a bit larger.

And I don't believe you've met my mannequin, Helena, yet. (Her name is a morbid joke based on the movie Boxing Helena, which I didn't even like, but once I thought of the name, it just stuck.) I got her last year on Ebay and I really don't know how I took any pictures without her. I do think she needs something to wear if I'm going to show her whole torso--the black ribbon around her waist looks a bit funny as is.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Truth is Out There

I made this potholder for a friend's birthday and gave it to him with the first season of the X-Files, a bag of sunflower seeds and a funny little glow-in-the-dark alien from a vending machine. (I really like theme presents.)

I'm pretty proud of it since I designed it myself--and it was my first time doing a chart for anything I've designed. Plus I think he's pretty cute.