Monday, 16 December 2019

Vest Anyone?

Hi loves,

I know, yes, I'm aware I knit a lot of her patterns, but when the opportunity came to test knit yet another of Petra Breakstone's patterns, I just could not say no.  This time it was for her Karina Vest/Cardigan.  I had the option to do either a long or short vest and then convert it into a cardigan.  The choice was made to do the short vest.

Count me in I said, a few days pass before my start date was decided and the checklist completed.

  • Ravelry project page created ✅
  • Yarn decided ✅
  • gauge swatch completed ✅
  • cast on ✅
  • enjoying this simple knit ✅
Upon completing my project, here comes the task of getting a "good pic".  I tried to get my not-so-willing model to give me a pic, but of course, this was no fun to her so posing was an issue.

Even with a back turn, one can see the unwillingness.

don't mind that loose thread.

trying to get a close-up.

still not interested in taking a pic for me.

With no "good pic," I decided to try other models (lol)......

She wasn't even willing to be the photographer (guess I was stopping her from doing more important stuff)

Me trying a thing.

tried laying it flat.
now isn't this a shame... "heng pan nail" one my say...

Feeling defeated as I was yet to get a proper pic, I pushed my finished work aside until I got what I really wanted, my very own mannequin.... 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

No talk truth...  Just look at this... What a difference???   

Monday, 2 December 2019

Beach wear? Bikini? Swimwear?....... Please

Hi Lovies,

Do you make swimsuit? beach wear? Bikini? etc etc etc..I have heard these questions just about every time someone sees me with my yarn and needle in hand.  The answer is always "not yet".  It's not that I've never made swimwear or can't make them, it's just that I'm not confident enough as yet to advertise that I do. Why you may ask? Well.......

I need to get sizing, or do?🤔🤔🤔🤔

After much thought I decided to test my skills.  I started with a small basic bralette, playing it safe, as I didn't want to use a pattern for reference.  Loved the outcome.

Do you?

With one completed and to perfection, I decided to try a larger size. Adding a little colour along the way.

With both being a success, I got carried away and made a bikini bottom.  The bottom was a bit tricky for me, as I believe I was trying too hard.  When I finally decided to relax, it worked out in the end.

So loves, what do you all think about my attempts at free handed crochet bikinis?  Feel free to leave me a comment on this post, or on Facebook, IG or Twitter.  Until next time.... Live the life you love and love the life you live.

Ari's Purse

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