It really didn’t take long before I got bored of making my webs in single or double crochet. I’m not bored of looking at them yet, but I don’t think that’s really a compliment to my crocheting skills (more to a vibrant imagination!)
So for practice (and decoration that really annoys boys) I started making old lady doilies. Out of some (supposedly) silk wool I got with Lenny (over at RunnyCustard Photography).
More to follow! And hopefully be able to see the fruits of my effort in a new project to come!
I absolutely love things that hang in windows and catch the light or cast a shadow. So I made a few webs to catch the dull English winter light.
I have a bit of a head start on one of my new years goals. I’ve already started making a companion dress to the project I finished almost two years ago.
It’s still in the very early stages yet and I tend not to sketch out what the finished object will be until later when I’m working out the details and finishing. Anyway, here’s a preview of what I’ve finished so far.
I’m looking for it to be as ghost-like and ephemeral as the original dress. I like the web-related projects to be both seen and seen through, there and not there, delicate, and above all, subtle.
The hardest part, to me, is the finishing and displaying of the object. A painting, obviously needs a frame, but how do you display a dress that is meant to be seen from all sides?
Cue rampant apologies for failing to write more often and half-hearted promises to write more blah blah blah.
Anyway, I’ve been busy! My friend from home visited for two weeks and I showed him around (mostly the pubs). Then I’ve begun the great Job Hunt 2011 (nothing yet, but somewhat promising despite my visa status and the apparent worthlessness of having two degree with only some experience.)
Oh and the art stuff, the web is up at Inventory Studio (pictures to follow when I get my butt to Whitechapel), the web dress is almost in one piece and I’m getting excited for new projects.
What I really wanted to share, I have a new, official, professional? website. It has the older projects uploaded and will have the dress pictures up shortly.
I built it using Indexhibit which requires some knowledge of website building, if you want to customise it which is fairly necessary as the plain one looks like one of those websites from the late ’90’s. After customisation, adding content is super easy and works much like WordPress posts. You chose a title for a ‘project’ and then can insert a description and as far as I know, as many photos as you want.
Anyway, check it out until the next post at some vague point in future.
This is what nerves from a visa application created.
1 CO 16 stitches
2-5 Work in stockinette 4 rows.
6 working in stockinette decrease 4 stitches
7 purl (12 stiches)
8 same as (6)
9 purl (8 stitches)
10 working in stockinette increase 4 stiches
11-13 work in stockinette (12 stiches)
14 same as (10)
15-17 work in stockinette(16)
18 same as (10)
19- 20 work in stockinette (20 stiches)
21 same as (10)
22- 27 work in stockinette (24 stiches)
28 same as 6
29 purl (20 stitches)
30 working in stockinette decrease 2 stitches
31 purl (18)
32 same as 30
33 purl (16)
34 same as 30
35 same as 30 (12)
36 same as 30
37 same as 30 (8)
38 working in stockinette increase 2 stitches
39 same as 38 (12)
40 same as 38
41 purl (14)
42 same as 38
43 purl (16)
44 same as 38
45 purl (18)
46 same as 38
47 purl (20)
48 working in stockinette increase 4 stiches
49- 53 work in stockinette (24)
54 working in stockinette decrease 4 stitches
55- 57 work in stockinette (20)
58 same as 54
59- 61 work in stockinette (16)
62 same as 54
63-65 work in stockinette (12)
66 same as 54
67 purl (8 stitches)
68 same as 48
69 purl (10)
70 same as 48
71 purl (12)
72 same as 48
73-77 work in stockinette (16)
with wrong side facing fold in half and sew edges making sure to tuck in the “corners” at the top (middle of entire piece)
you can fix the shape if necessary when you sew it up.
To finish: Take a piece of scrap yarn and tie it on the balloon as it if were string on a real balloon.
If there are any problems with this pattern feel free to contact me.