i’ve already gotten a lot of use out of this knit! a giant cowl knit with unspun roving & size 50 needles.
after i had worn it a few times i decided to sew a lining in it (fuzz kept getting into my mouth!) & i had this champagne silky fabric that was perfect for it. . .
. . & hand sewed it in !
perfect for ice skating !!
I’ve been working on & off on this three panel (6 foot wide!) seascape in oils. It’s slow going with the drying time but I’ve been enjoying it. It’s really different from the watercolors I’m used to working with.
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. . on the needles I have already casted off this red basketweave hat & have been working on this pink beanie (christmas knitting season !). I tried out the tubular cast on & absolutely love the finished edge it gives !
little projects here & there, a wire crocheted seaglass pendant. . .
still working on my rooftop sweater, I’ve got fronts & half a back !
& halloween costume preparation . . . (lots of superglue involved)
I’m still working on this knit-in-pieces, light blue, silk & angora cardigan. I spent a large majority of this summer knitting it on nyc rooftops, hence the name.
above : bryant park movie festival . . catching the last few bits of summer in a little pencil exercise
& preparing for a (very very big) project in oils !!
I’m in NYC this summer for an internship (!) & making some things here & there . . above is a pen & watercolor drawing I did from the top of the rock . . .
& a little knitting in central park . . a soon-to-be cardigan !
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 !]
After working for almost the entire summer, I have finished the hammock for my dad !! Above is a picture of him sitting in it.
Here’s an in-progress picture with my giant needles . . .
We have the perfect spot to hang it !
& another angle from the lake . . .
If you’d like to make a hammock too, I did write up the pattern! You can buy it below or on Ravelry ! Feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions !
My big project for the summer . . . a hammock for my dad’s birthday! I bought 2,000 feet of rope on amazon & started out with size 50 U.S. needles. The 50’s were too small too so I moved to broomsticks. . . & eventually to pvc pipe with duct tape tips. (inspired by the “giganto blanket”)
I’m working on a possible pattern !
It’s slow going because I can only do two or three rows at a time. . . my arms get sore !
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 !
Summer is in full swing at home & I’ve taken to learning french through podcasts (“coffee break french” in particular) while making things in the sun on the front porch.
Above: the beginnings of a crochet necklace.
& a sketch of a giant champagne bottle; color to be added soon.