Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stone Maxi skirt. Pattern.

I recall somebody was asking me for the pattern.
Today  I encountered that post:
http://mizrah.ru/post203736434/
and here is another one: http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/elisabet_l/post182579539/


These are not the exact charts, but something close.
Another choice.
Exact chart for in - between parts.
This one I figured out, something close again. If anybody is interested, I can make a chart.
Here is mine. And here.
And here you can buy it for $98.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ruche top. Pattern.

Pattern is from China.Thanks to Chinese crochet experts.
Hook 1.6 mm. Doesn't say, but I assume Cotton thread  #10. First row: 22 motives. Chart is above.



Second row is 32 motives.
Third: 42
Forth: 52 (30 is for front part and 22 for the back.)
I don't know how it's going to fit, this pattern seems very pared - down, still...
Taken from here.

I like this one. For small breast it is perfect.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

We've got snow in Pennsylvania. Finally!

And since the tires on my car are really bad, I just stayed at home.
I always have some projects in my mind which are cooking and getting ready to pull them out...
This one I started a few days ago.


A skirt.


Another one is about to get started.
A 100 % - linen scarf.
This one isn't cooked yet. I still haven't decided how it will look. I just fell in love with that linen and Patton's socks yarn.

  And another photo-project I completed today....




:)) Have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Do you hate charts?

Sometimes I reffer to Russian recurses in my posts and I see some people get frustrated because they don't speak Russian. :))
Somebody asked me for a Russian explanation how to make those famous shorts from "Something borrowed".



"Good news": there are usually no patterns in those references I give. It's just chatting mostly. All useful information there are charts which are the same for all languages.
Everybody is trying to figure out the best way to make what they decided to make all together. I suggest to take any shorts which fit perfectly and use them as a pattern, get charts from the topic...
http://itmages.ru/image/view/374829/acf79e10
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/ira-vyazanomanka/view/383909/?page=1
get yarn and try to make your own.
If you can't read charts, it might be a good time to start.
Here is some information:
http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/crochet-patterns.html
The thing is that Russian or Japanese recurses  give you charts, not patterns. When I came here I was frustrated with patterns written on a few pages, I still am. I don't know how that Vogue survived when I was knitting a tunic from it. I was really a danger for people around me back at that time.
I don't get it why instead not to put a single chart.
I understand people who are used to written patterns, but we all should get out of our "OK" plateau eventually.
I have many of those plateaus of my own and I know how hard it is to make a step, but it will pay back!
Always!