gearing up for the holiday market f.a.d.weekend market !! i’ll be there with watercolor prints — if you’re in Brooklyn make sure to stop by !!
the painting a week is still going strong! here are a few of my favorites from the past few months & the words that go along with them —
& a knitted galaxy for fun !
happy new year !
painting of the week update . . above is “soft”
seafoam for “foam”
a niagara falls en plein air . .
plus a wip video !
a watercolor of my dad’s favorite spot for his birthday
& with making all these paintings & drawings i’ve needed to get a new way to organize my pens & brushes. i bought this piece of wood for 25 cents at the thrift store & glued different sized cups to it before spray painting it gold. it works wonderfully !
on the needles, i’m working on a new design in this silk (my favorite color)! soon to be a lacy tee !
still going strong with a painting a week! above is “glide”. this one is only watercolors again, i’m working on that technique.
“hole” : flying through a black hole
“contained” : what i think about every time i see the beautiful gems & geodes inside plain-looking stones — futuristic little cities
& a bonus! these peonies are my part of an art trade i’m doing with @rachel_allene
off the needles . . . i’ve knitted another of my rosebud cord keepers, this time with a simple crocheted flower in place of the knitted one.
& a sneak peek of a deign i just finished . . i’m finishing up the pattern & hope to have it tested & released soon !!
on the needles . . . i casted on the first of the purl bee’s pompom peds in dove grey. in lieu of pom poms, i’m going with a picot cast on. i’ve also been working on this 100% silk (in ballet pink !) in a new design . . i’ve found that i do best to have one project that i’m designing as well as one that i’m just following a pattern, beats any boredom !
i also sewed this bento project bag thanks to this tutorial. the original purpose of this kind of bag was for snacks & things but it is the perfect size to throw in a purse with a pair of socks on the needles !
’tis the season! i used micron pens & watercolors to paint these two cards. one for mothers day (me & my two sisters in her arms !) & one for my favorite college graduate who loves hockey.
& a couple painting-of-the-week updates ! above is “trail”
& “intertwined” (this gold is unbelievable in real life !)
the painting-a-week challenge is still going strong ! above is “flowers” — i tried a little something different & used only watercolor without any pens or pencils with a lot of color.
“peace” — oil on tiny canvases (so cute !!)
“grace” — still-frame ballerinas (just watercolors again!) i also posted a little animation of this one . . .
& on the needles . . . i’m swatching to prepare to re-knit this lovely paper-thin sweater that i started a few summers ago.
the culprit of why it needs re-knitting . . my new baby puppy of the time thought it tasted great. i was devastated at the time but i salvaged most of the yarn (& that face! couldn’t stay angry for long) & am taking it as an opportunity to incorporate some lace that i didn’t think of last time.
i’ve finished my cancun top that i wrote about in this previous post! i really love how it turned out & it was so simple i’ve decided to offer the pattern for free !
this top is knit in two lace & garter stitch rectangles & seamed at the sides & shoulders to create the boxy shape. it’s a really quick knit & perfect for warm weather !
(thanks to my sister for modeling !)
love folded-up knits!! this is the yarn i used, i absolutely love the pinky-tan colorway with little gold specks (impossible to photography correctly!)
if you’re interested in making your own, you can download the pattern now
update 2.0 : this pattern is now available in french thanks to the translation of Marjolaine of www.planete-laine.com , thank you !!
update 3.0 : this pattern is now available as a youtube tutorial thanks to ravelry user iknitsonyoutub !
I’m currently studying in Barcelona & I’ve really gotten into travel drawing/painting using this little “kit” . . .
I started with this $1 eyeshadow palette
– sanded off the label
– scraped out the eyeshadow
– painted the lid white to make a clean surface to mix colors on
-spray painted the outside (gold is best !)
– squeezed in my favorite watercolors (these are Koi brand)
& that’s it! Some things I’ve done with it . .
[p.s. I’m still updating my travel blog if you’re interested !]
I recently finished (sort of – I’m still considering backgrounds & frames) this watercolor of a champagne bottle. The foil bits are real (!) gold leaf! It doesn’t show up well on camera but in real life it shines.
& on the needles I have this super-lightweight top-down sweater. It’s slow going in the summer weather, though.
p.s. I’m currently interning at an amazing organization : Women4Women Knitting4Peace ! I’m teaching knitting lessons and attending knitting groups, trouble shooting patterns, & a ton more.
Learn more at website !
a new sweater !!
I’m using Cascade yarns 100% baby alpaca lace in a lightly variegated lavender. . .
. . . and rather big needles. (10 US) I love the airy-light fabric it makes !
p.s. the above photo is from my instagram feed & I am totally obsessed.
@ekatearcher ! : )