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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Past ideas.

Being an artist, I possess a sketchbook. I used to draw all anime when I was younger. Because I limited myself, I got artist block frequently.
Recently, I've learned to let myself draw whatever I want, and it will be what it will be. That is how I got into designing clothing, knitting patterns, and other crafty stuff. I also still design characters.

Here are a few pictures of concepts I wish I could design one day.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Slightly meshed tunisian lace stitch

So I've been wanting to create new stitches, mainly in crochet, because there aren't enough of them.
I've been experimenting with Tunisian crochet (or afghan crochet). Its where you use a long hook and keep loops on the hook instead of immediately completing the stitch. The backbone of all of the stitches is the chain stitch. There is a forward pass and a return pass.

If you want to know more, check this out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisian_crochet.

I cannot teach you the stitches, but youtube has plenty of videos to demonstrate the stitches.

This stitch pattern uses tss and ch. The return row is the standard return row. Each row assumes that you return pass afterwards.

Slightly Meshed Lace Stitch

Chain an even number. For the example I use 20 stitches.
Row 1: Tss in all 20 stitches.
Row 1.5: Normal return pass through all 20 loops.
Row 2: Tss in first stitch, *sk next st, tss in next stitch* to the end of your row. End the row with one std tss.
Row 2.5: Ch 1, complete first stitch, *ch1, complete next stitch* all the way to the end of the row, complete the last stitch with normal return pass.

Continue these 4 rows for pattern till desired length.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Friday! And clothestalk.

Modcloth is a great site.


I feel, if you don't want to even bother to make something in my size, or its not "properly" in my size, I should be able to replicate  the garment.
Theoretically, they could make every main size range under the rainbow. (sizes 0-32+). But they choose to make sizes 0-12 or 0-10, catering only to a few customers. It is within their legal right, yes, but it is unfair to other potential customers.