Sky Scarf Saturday 8/2/2014

I haven’t done a Sky Scarf Saturday update since June (eep!) and it’s August now. The summer has flown by so quickly. The seasons are really showing in my scarf and I love the neon pops.

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It’s currently around 33 inches and it’s half done. I’m not sure if only making it for 2014 will be long enough for my liking. It might take longer to make, which is depressing because I really, really want to wear it ASAP. Patience, grasshopper.

 

 

DIP Showcase and Sky Scarf Saturday 5/10/2014

First, I’d like to apologize for missing a Sky Scarf Saturday post 2 weeks ago. But this post is going to make up for it.

Today has been an exciting day in the knitting world of GirlMeetsYarn! I was showing my work at a showcase by a new club at UD called DIP (Design, Innovation, and Positivity Club). Like I mentioned in my previous post, one of the club’s founders came across my work through a Google search. I was unsure of what to make for my exhibit. I had never displayed my work in a situation like this before. But after a bit of thought, I had a spark of genius of combining my work with technology and blogging. After all, it is what I do on here.

I decided on a photo collage mimicking the style of Instagram. I had square photos of some old Instagrammed and edited photos printed at Walgreens and painted an art board.

I was so amazed by the result! I’m definitely keeping it and hanging it up in my new apartment next year.

But after I got this ball rolling I couldn’t stop coming up with new ideas for by display. I knew I was going to demo by finishing up some rows of my Sky Scarf and crocheting some more granny squares out of scrap yarn. However, I wanted it to be interactive! So I decided that I would let observers pick the colors for my new granny squares. At the last minute I also decided that I was going to play the video of me spinning yarn on loop to demonstrate how I made my own yarn. Here’s how the display turned out.

Everyone who came to look at my display and talked to me about my work was so nice! Everyone seemed genuinely interested and impressed. I handed out a lot of business cards, so I should get this blog cleaned up a bit and update my resume! A lot of people had questions about Etsy and how I made things. It was an amazing experience. I especially loved talking to the older women and there was one really adorable little girl who helped me pick out colors for a granny square.

People were very interested in my Sky Scarf. What can I say, it’s probably the coolest project I’ve taken up in my entire 10 years of knitting. So now for your Sky Scarf update.

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I definitely want to keep doing exhibits like these in the future. Maybe it’s time for my knitting to be stepped up into more of an art form. We’ll see where this goes. ‘Til next time!

Designer status

Because I’m preparing to post another original design on Ravelry I was looking through my first and only pattern, my Cropped Boatneck Sweater and decided that other Ravelry users made it better than me.

Wow you guys are talented! I think my fit was a little off for my own body shape (because I’m too lazy to properly measure gauge) but there are some people that totally pull it off. I rarely wear my sweater, sadly, because I don’t have many outfits that would match it. Maybe wearing it more should be a 2014 resolutions, but I think it was one of my 2013 resolutions…

Anyway, I really loved how a lot of people took my basic pattern and ran with the idea, making modifications and changes to their personal liking! Here are some of my favorite projects:

by yunejune

by celiacummiskey. Check her out on tumblr.

by blacksprucehound

by Joaknits

by xCharlottex

I’ll be adding more photos as soon as I obtain permission from the owners. Check out the other takes on my pattern here!

2014 is looking like an exciting year for knitting! I’m taking on a HUGE project that I can’t wait to share with you guys. I’m super stoked. I can’t wait to write about it.

My Blumme Beanie

Last week I wrote up my fair isle inspiration post, and I at last chose and completed a pattern!

P1050980P1060008Can you see my mistake? I probably just obsess over tiny details but I messed up one row of the pattern by either skipping a row or doing a different row in its place. But for my first fair isle/stranded knitting I think I did a pretty good job!

What I love about the Blumme Beanie is that the color work is pretty simple which really brought out the beautiful colors of the Noro Silk Garden I was using. However, it ended up using so much less than I expected so now I have a lot more Silk Garden left over! Maybe I’ll make myself some matching mittens next.