Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Project Reveal #2
Today I went to Indigo the bookstore, and found the latest Interweave Knit Gifts was out. I found the neck warmers featured. Thus, it’s time to show the two neck warmers I made recently. The stranded one was for me, a modified version of the one I made last year, from Lopi Magazine Issue 26. It’s a great way to consume leftover yarns. I machine steeked and cut open to make the button bands. With a sew machine, how convenient steeking is! The purple one was a pattern my sister purchased in the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair by Fiddlesticks Knitting (together with the yarn, Silken Merino). This was a one ball wonder project that I finished in one evening.
“Cat Book” that I got in 2006. But the bowtie and the buttons were my own invention.
I forgot if I haven mentioned this embroidered piece before. It was done last year’s summer, by Auntie Chen, when she, her husband and her daughter accommodating in our house. She used to be a professional embroiderer (Cantonese Style, 粤绣, one of the four main streams of Chinese Embroidery) twenty years ago. The grass was done by me when I was in high school (a family studies club project), when my knowledge of embroidery was really limited. I used two strands of cotton thread and was obvious too thick, totally ruined the beauty of this project, and made irreversible wrinkles. One day she found my UFO and her memories came back. She showed me the correct ways to embroider and finished the rest in just two mornings. This Christmas I am going back to China. I am going to her city, Shantou (汕头) to see the professional Cantonese Embroidery there, though I doubt if there is still any left there.
Ok, stop here, more projects to come. Stay tuned.