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Thanks, M’Unique for the awesome cushion!

Wearable Art   5 comments

First – hope everyone likes my new format!

This is only tangentially about schnauzers, but I wanted to share my first piece of wearable art. It’s a tank top that I designed and knit myself. I knit this tank in the months following the passing of my darling Checkers. I knit it while sitting in her favorite spot on the sofa, remembering her and in memory of her. I call it my Checkers Paw Print tank.

I chose purple, for that was the color of her collar. And the black is for the black racing stripe she had along her back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lace throughout is shaped like a paw print.

 

But what really makes it stand out and draws people in are the shoulder straps. My mother, being the creative fiber and fabric artist that she is, had no difficulty whipping up these unique straps. She also added a satin lining. So not only is this a work of art, but it is a mother-daughter effort. Truly very special to me.

I was reminded of how special when I wore it in to the office this week. Several coworkers commented on it, but one stopped me and asked not only where did I get it, but was it available in any other colors? When I said that I knit it myself, she asked if I’d knit one for her. I offered to knit her something else, but declined to make another paw print tank. She understood when I explained why it will always be one-of-a-kind.

Posted July 14, 2012 by iloveschnauzers in Fiber Arts

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Pink Siesta Completed!   1 comment

OK, this post has nothing to do with Miss D or schnauzers, but it’s my blog and I can post whatever I want :p

Very excited because I’ve finally finished my Pink Siesta top. Doesn’t that sound like a great drink? Like maybe a pink grapefruit margarita? It’s off my needles and blocked, just waiting to dry.

Pink Siesta blocked and drying

This top was knit with Unplanned Peacock Studio‘s bamboo yarn in Magenta. I bought the yarn last year at Carolina Fiber Fest. I love the finished result and cannot wait to wear it. I bought this yarn originally for a cute twinset, but after I finished the sweater portion, I realized that while cute, the twinset is not flattering to my figure. 😦 So I frogged it and found a short-sleeved top with a more flattering drape. This is my first top-down project and I can see why top-down knitting is so popular. I don’t sew, so the fewer seams I have to finish at the end of a project, the better!

I still have many WIPs on my needles, including three pairs of socks, a warm winter shrug, a light lacy shawl, and a gift project not-to-be-named. Then I’ve got two shawl projects upcoming: the Nefarious Web knit-along which starts next week and another  mystery knit-a-long which starts in July. Woof! I was planning my next project (should I do that winter cardigan or the summer/fall t-shirt?) but now that I write it all down, I guess maybe I won’t be starting anything new for a while. Plenty WIPs to complete first.

Posted May 21, 2012 by iloveschnauzers in Fiber Arts

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