Wednesday, November 21, 2012

White vest with crochet insert.

I made a wool t-shirt a while ago. It looked really nice, nut I never wore it because it didn't look good with something underneath and I can't go with bare arms in winter. I also messed up sleeves a bit.
So I redid it. I think it doesn't look as good as it was before, but t's much more practical.

As it looked before:

I am sure I will make it with long sleeves some day... Ha-ha.

Crochet Cardigan "Rose Garden".

Finally I am done with this one. As with any project I did and redid, ripped it off many times, crocheted again.

I bought #5 cotton thread  in few colors in the middle of summer and was so excited to combine them in one garment, but found out it's very hard. I just never did it and it's so much harder than to work with just one.
I was afraid to end up with a flower bed, which happens often in Irish Crochet.
Having an idea to stick to simplicity, and still to use a few colors, I tried to find a balance and actually like the result.
Every mistake is so costly in crochet or knitting (it takes a long time to redo things).

On top of making sometimes really stupid mistakes I don't like the result quite often and rather redo than not enjoy the garment later. No matter how many times you count stitches it doesn't always fit perfectly on the first try. The sleeves are suppose to be 3/4, but turned out full length. And... yes, right, you start from the bottom, so to make them shorter, I would need to rip off half of a sleeve. I just left them that way.

I made a regular net cardigan, some Irish flowers and leaves, stitched them together and stitched the whole thing on top of the cardigan. This technique made the edge heavy for better fitting.

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Today we were hiking Perkiomen Trail and made sure to come back before dark fall so we wouldn't meet those deer on the road again.
 There were almost no leaves anywhere, but at this spot. :)

Dam at Perkiomen Creek.


Our kids are chatting peacefully, what a surprise. Usually they argue.

And some more pictures from last weekend at Tohickon Valley Park. I took my time to edit them.

Agata's attend to do a peace sign.

Happy crocheting!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Despite any obstacles.


I am not only into photography recently if  you wonder. :)
I actually finished a cardigan which looks very 19th century and very summer, so kind of out of season and finishing a vest, which I am redoing out of one I made before, but never wore for some reason. Well, I know the reason, the sleeves were made totally wrong to my shame.
So I am going to do some photo shooting very soon.
Happy crocheting, everybody!

Friday, November 16, 2012

After sunset.

 It was such a beautiful evening until we headed home and hit a deer on the highway. We all are fine except my car, which needs $4,000 value repair, good I have to pay only deductible.
Please, bee careful driving, it's that time of the year.

Ugly and perfect.

I ran into this pumpkin pile at the fresh market yesterday. I guess they are just too ugly to be picked up, felt sorry for them.

 Next to them were these perfect ones:

 So nicely shaped...
Finally I've got Linux OS on my computer and GIMP - free software for photo processing. Took me a few days to get used to Linux, I wanted to switch to Windows all the time, but I am happy with it now, it's so much simpler and faster.
I was so excited to finally use Unsharpening mask  and Channel Mixer Monochrome to make Black and White images.
Here is my first try:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sleeepin Beauty.

While waiting for Timur's last soccer game to start I was wondering around Shady Grove school in Blue Bell, PA. I love these  fall yellow flowers, but they could be as much beautiful when dried.

Happy thanksgiving to everybody!