Saturday, January 31, 2009

a shirt for my husband

090131, originally uploaded by yoshimi_ the flying squirrel.

 I made a shirt for my husband for a certain occasion.
The fabric I used was very fine purple-pink shirting cotton (I've been thinking that the color suits him very much).
Because he always seemed being reluctant to try unfinished garments, I didn't ask him to put it on before it was done. Very fortunately in the end, though it is a bit tight around the neck, the shirt fits him (almost) perfectly! And I'm sure the color helps him to look better, too.

It's always good to see a person in fitted garments!

 I also sewed this sparkling jacket for myself for the same reason.
It has got a pretty shawl collar and A-line shape. It doesn't have any buttons but I use a pin as the closure. I made the pin, too, decorating with some beads. I was going to wear it on a sleeveless mini-dress, made of pale pink silky satin, which was also made by me last year.

Said that, I have to tell you that the rest of my family (I mean our daughter) got influenza virus 5 days ago. She has been in the bed for some days, and she and her mother definitely would miss the party tomorrow. Well, I think it's very typical. I might have been too prepared! A memorable story never miss such ending anyway.
Hope my husband will successfully send our best wishes to the newly weds. Hope he'll have a good time for himself too!

I hope you are doing well!
Keep yourself warm, to you in the North hemisphere!
Stay comfortable and cool, to you in the South half of our planet!

hubby's shirt
pattern: anneecotton* men's shirt (discontinued)
fabric: shirting cotton, pale purple-ish pink
other: buttons, fusible interfacing (thick&medium-hard, on the collar and the cuffs)

pink lace jacket
pattern: anneecotton* cardigan/jacket 277A
fabric: lace fabric, shiny pink, probably silk/rayon/nylon blend
other: fusible interfacing (thin and long half biased tapes for keeping its shape on the armholes and the neckline)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

my flower bed

I made this scarf as a gift to my friend. I crocheted more than 100 flowers in three different colors, and sewed them together into a scarf.

I was inspired by my pretty tapestry which was made of bright felted flowers sewn together, and I thought that I could make a lovely scarf by using the similar technique. Because the gift was expected under a certain budget, I used the recycled/left-over yarns from my stash for the most part of this project. I also bought two skeins of the purple yarn for the color completion. I think it worked well, and lucky me, the recipient looked very beautiful in it!


Monday, January 19, 2009

pink bobbled tam

pink bobbled tam
With some unknown reason, I never felt that I could knit something nice. It has been making me feel that I'm bad at knitting!

Nevertheless, this winter, I've been enjoying knitting very much. I am not sure yet if I can knit something nice, but I'm more confident with what I am making. My wobbly stitches will be better soon anyway. After 5 years of sewing, I finally came to know what kind of things make me happy!

I knitted the hat, named Bobbled Tam, with this pink yarn.
It was a quick and fun project.
And I love it!

I've also made a pink shirt for my husband and a blue dress for my daughter. (The cuff of the shirt doesn't reveal it was finished though!)
shirt for S
090114 blue dress for M

I'm now on my pink jacket, and we'll be ready for the wedding party soon!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"peach" (gathered scarf)

"peach" (gathered scarf)

I knitted this scarf using Rowan Kidsilk Haze, which has been my dream mohair yarn for some time. As it seemed good idea for me to try something very easy with this very delicate yarn, I chose a simple scarf hoping a big beginners luck. Although I can't say that the stitches are perfect, I really love the result!

The color of the yarn was subtle peach, and it's got more peachy as it went. This scarf is very very soft and much warmer than it looks!

"peach" (gathered scarf)
"peach" (gathered scarf)

pattern: Gathered Scarf by Maryse Roudie
yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze col.637, 1 skein

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Happy New Year

mishima-1, originally uploaded by yoshimi_ the flying squirrel.

We went to Mishima Taisha Shrine, which is one of very historical and important shrines in our country, for paying our first visit of the year. It's one of the popular ways to celebrate a new year in Japan. Many of us visit the local shrine and make wishes for the year, maybe regardless of their religiousness or even religion. Nobody blames you to visit a shrine for making your wish, that sounds kinda funny but I think it's nice they are always "open" like this. Our local shrine is very famous, and because we knew there would be such a crowd on the first and even the second day of a year, we made a visit today.
I thanked that I could survive last year and wished another healthy peaceful year in our family, as always.

If your written oracle is unhappy one, you can leave it with the bad luck like this.

I've done with my husband's shirt, and I'm on the dress for our daughter. I'm already very excited with our attendance to the wedding, because I rarely see my family in MY clothes (yes it's my fault!).
I'm also on a knitting project, too.
Of course it's mine. It's my scarf to be.