Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Um, can we have knitting world cup?

Now, let me explain everything....
When I bought the yarn to knit the vest, I was only thinking about how luxurious and yummy the RYC Cashsoft DK is, that it didn't occur to me that I'm not supposed to use blend, only pure wool to make the crochet steek successful. So, Eunny, the designer of this gorgeous piece, said that it's okay as long as I machine-sew the steek.
Yep, you hear me...machine sew. So...since I left my brand new Brother sewing machine at home(which I forgot to share with you), I simply need to get a new one, ain't I? So I got myself this baby instead....

Very cute, but obviously doesn't do its job. Maybe my lack of sewing skill is the problem, but I strongly doubt that's the case.
And even worse, I have no idea how to do machine-sew steek. Eunny has got some fabulous steeking tutorial on her blog, as Nona said, but I can't find any on machine-sew steek. I might go to my friend's home(who just bought a brand new proper sewing machine) to try it out though.
Even though so, knitting it was quite a blast. I really enjoyed the colourwork...and I can't wait to do more! Here it is now anyway, in its un-steeked glory.

Honestly, it looks very long and very small, but still gorgeous anyway.

Being an art student, it's only normal to have artistic(and eccentric) teachers. They were really excited to know that I knit, and started to think of millions artistic stuffs I could do with it. They aren't really interested in the normal kind of knitting that produce beautiful, wearable stuffs. My interest was a little bit tickled.....so I made this...

Yep, recycled plastic bag. It's not quite finished though, I'll need to make it much more *WOW* before I could call it art. Knitting with the plastic bags was quite easy, though I had to buy myself a pair of gigantic needle to knit it.

Here's another crafty stuff that I made, being inspired by my teachers' passion for recycling...

A mags clutch! I quite like it actually, what do you think?

Anyway, my WIP at the moment...

I LOVE the colourway! It makes me happy ;)

Uhm....guess what, I might go to Europe for my Easter break! Woohooo!!! Can you tell I'm super excited? Of course, I'm going to travel the way a poor college student should, staying at budget hotels and go around by metro, but who cares??!! The plan so far is to go to Paris, Italy and Germany. Duh, I can't wait to go!!

5 comments:

erin said...

Yuvee, Your vest looks so amazing. You selected lovely colours. Hope the steeking works out well. Art school sounds so fun and interesting. I will show my kids your bag and purse. They love to make crafts out of recycled materials. And Europe in springtime, ahh I really wish I was going with you!

Mimi said...

You are doing a great job on the Argyle vest and soon you'll have a FO.
So many fun projects and that's for school work! Your life is full of excitment and you also get to travel in Europe! Oh,I am so envious of you! :D

joy said...

You should get a gold medal for trying to finish that vest!! It looks amazing, and when it's done, reward yourself with some more yarn! ;-)

Tracy said...

I did my first steeks using exactly the same sewing machine! It only cost £19.99 and did the job, so don't worry too much. Look here http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/FEATsteeks.html
Wendy gives you an explanation!

Anonymous said...

Hey the knitting world cup's over at yarn-monkey.blogspot.com. come join us!

Steeks - EEEEKKKKSS!!!!