first the catch up.
long time no blog. i have been busy busy with starting the first 5 shows of the new theatre season, opening Marat/Sade (my final show of last season), helping on season selection for one theatre company, working at the store, teaching crochet class, seeing a friend whom i have not visited with since 2001, and completing the wedding gown i designed for another friend.
she is getting married today.
congrats to R. and her man D. i hope she feels (and looks) like a million bucks today, and even more than that, i hope they have a long and happy life together.
i may post a picture of the drawing of her dress after the big day is over. i will put a photo up once they get the professional shots back. that will probably be in a few weeks.
now the yarn projects.
while i have worked on many things, all my finished projects have been for rW, as this post title suggests.
rW's Rockabilly Bathmat (and Atomic Radios Shower Curtain)
designed by kittything
knit in many skein bits of random cotton from my stash (doubled) on size U.S. 10.5 needles.
started: july 3, 2008.
finished: july 9, 2008.
rW. moved into a new apartment on july 1, and he was blessed with a bathroom that had a manly 1960s pink tile renovation. me being that polly-anna, lemons into lemonade sort, i made him some accessories that made the place a little more his style.
it started with the atomic era radios shower curtain. i bought some yardage at the fabric store and sewed it to the correct dimensions and added grommets. voila! $20 bucks and an hour at the machine is much better than $40 and an hour at Linens and Things.
to go with the pink tile and crazy colored curtain, i took all the scraps of pink cotton in my stash and paired them with the black cotton bits and made a random stripe bathmat. very straight forward and a fast knit.
now that i have given it a chance, i think i would like to try crocheting a bathmat or other rug for myself in the future.
the other nicey nice thing...
The Great Green Sock Tie
aka Koigu Tie
designed by Maie Landra
knit in Hand Jive Knits Nature's Palette Fingering (1 skein NP122 "spring grass" 100% wool.) on size US # needles.
started: june 17, 2008.
finished: july 24, 2008.
this was a fun and easy knit. if i had been more focused, it would have taken me much less time, but this was tv watching, commuting, long meeting type knitting. whenever i had the right combination of silence and good lighting, this project got ignored in favor of the cables or lace haunting me currently.
one last picture to show some stitch detail....
finally.... remarkable things!
1. rW asked me to knit him this "sock tie". (!!!!)
2. he picked out the yarn himself with minimal guidance from me.
3. he wore it within 48 hours of completion, and he is already talking about "the next tie you make me...."
someone knows ow to get a knitter to make them gifts.