brickwork socks

I did upload brickwork socks file on my Ravelry store this afternoon. I designed color-work pattern chart 2010. its reminds me old PC game Brickwork. That’s the reason I named the sock I made.

When I wrote first sock pattern, I felt so difficult to find a way to express how built heel and gusset. I had get some help from old scadnavian sock pattern book. It wasn’t my own voice. So, I published first brickwork socks pattern as free until 2013.
Former sock pattern is no longer aviable as free.

I rewrote brickwork socks pattern in new view. I added unique heel and gusset idea in new brickwork socks. Also I used real sock yarn this time.

A pair of pretty socks made my feet and soul are happy.

art deco fan shawl

ⓒ SvetlanaTomina

ⓒ SvetlanaTomina

I made a cozy shawl very cold winter almost 4 years ago used 3 skeins of Knit Picks Chroma worsted weight yarn. I got inspired from art deco wallpaper and even yarn color was perfect with mixture different tones of purple and blue. I named it art deco fan shawl and took photos. Lovely friend Kaylee helped me as a model. I gifted my first art deco fan shawl to her and her mom.

Many knitters love this shawl last 4 years. It wasn’t mega hit item like famous designer’s one. It was slowly but steadily popular within northern European knitters.
I know there were KAL within Icelandic knitter’s group and I have been whole sale this pattern twice to them.
Strange things are happen since last weekend. It’s selling out quite often last few days. I’m seriously worried that what’s going on my ravelry store. But It’s good news for indie designer like me at the same time.
Maybe it’s a good timing to re-knit art deco fan shawl for myself. Maybe I could update my pattern better version. I just ordered new yarn for this.

I deleted my older blog. Also all my post is gone. I would love to rewrite about art deco fan shawl here in my new blog under my name.

First two pictures from SvetlanaTomin on Ravelry.  She made beautiful art deco fan shawls. I sent photo request to her and waiting her permit to add Photos on my design page. Hope she don’t mind.

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This is a shawl inspired by art deco wallpaper. Each fan (aka shell) has 9.5”/24cm width and 5.25”/13.5cm depth. Also each fan used 21yd (10.7g) of lovely worsted yarn Knitpicks Chroma. It’s easy to make larger if you wish.

Here are few answers for questions.
This is a bottom up shawl.
It has total 7 motif lines from bottom to top.
Not a seamless shawl. But, it doesn’t need to sew the seam later, too.
Make first fan than, pick up and built another fans.
Suggest cable CO and add some tutorial pic about cable CO and Purl cable CO on the pattern. But it’s okay to use any kind of CO whatever you would love to do.

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I suggest strongly woolen single ply yarn for this shawl. If you have to use light  weight yarn, please do not grade pattern. Just add fan motif  line on the top. Ravelry pattern page is here.

I’m having a plan to use Knitpicks Chroma Worsted weight Drawing room. 

Rainbows on the Southern Sky

I went out around 8 pm yesterday. I wasn’t a rainy day, but humidity was quite annoying.
There were twin rainbows on the southern sky. I didn’t have any expectancy to see the rainbow. Took pictures used my phone. I wanted to use my camera and take a nice panorama shot. But It was getting dark.
Here are some pictures I took last evening.

어제 저녁 8시쯤 밖에 나갔습니다. 비오는 날도 아니었는데 종일 습기가 높아서 끈적거리는 느낌이 영 불편했어요. 그런데 남쪽 하늘에 쌍무지개가 떠 있었습니다. 핸드폰으로 사진을 직었어요. 좋은 카메라로 파노라마 사진을 찍고 싶었지만 금새 어두워 질거라 서둘러야 했습니다. 어제 저녁에 찍은 선명하고 예쁜 무지개 사진을 같이 봐요.

here’s a short video I took. Enjoy!

 

Harvest Strawberries

We spent a couple hours to cut little weeds and trees in the garden this afternoon. D’Arcy did most of hard part of work. He planted sugar maple tree in the back yard near by fence. I would love to get whipping willow for a long. We did pre-order last year. Answer was ‘no stock’. It’s really hard to get one, Maybe next year? We still have a lots of space.

오늘 오후 두어시간 정도 정원에서 잡초를 뽑고 나무를 베는 일을 했습니다. 물론 다아시가 대부분 어려운 일을 하지 했지만요. 울타리 옆에 단풍나무를 심었어요. 버드나무를 무척이나 좋아해서 심으려고 오랫동안 벼뤄 왔는데 작년에 선주문까지 했건만 재고가 없다는 답만 돌아 왓습니다. 버드나무 한그루 가지기가 이렇게나 힘들다니요, 내년쯤 한그루 가지게 될까요? 뒷마당은 아직도 휑하니 넓기만 합니다.

I was quite lazy to take care of my garden since I was sick. My condition is really good now. But, one of my vegetable bed looks awful because I did nothing on early spring. But, one of them turns really beautiful this year.
Strawberries. Lot of strawberries.
Smell is so fantastic and it’s so sweet and juicy. Even it’s beautiful.
It was first day to harvest strawberries this season. Maybe I can share some with Liz and neighbors.

작년에 이어 건강이 안좋아 지면서 정원을 가꾸는데 정성을 들이지 못했어요. 지금은 컨디션이 매우 좋습니다. 하지만 시간이 걸리는 베지베드의 경우엔 이른봄에 아무것도 하질 안아서 엉망이예요. 다행스럽게도 그 중 하나는 올해  꽤 아름답습니다. 딸기! 바로 딸기 때문이죠! 🙂 냄새도 좋고, 달콤한 과즙이 가득. 빨간 색이 아름답기 까지 합니다. 오늘은 이번 시즌 첫 딸기 수확일이었어요. 이정도면 아마도 리즈랑 이웃들이랑도 나눠 먹을수 있을거예요.

Can’t stop eat it. yam!! 어찌나 달고 맛난지…먹는걸 멈출수가 없네요. 냠냠냠!!!

 

PS. There are beautiful twin rainbows outside. I took some pictures of them. Oh! it’s so amazing and beautiful. I will post tomorrow.

추신. 지금 밖에 쌍무지개가 떴어요. 급히 사진을 찍었습니다. 너무너무 환상적이고 아름다워요. 내일 사진 정리해서 포스팅 해야겠어요.

Dyeing yarn

I was in silence for a long. I spent peaceful days. Didn’t write much on the blog. But, I’m knitting and designing all the time.
I have a friend, who is a wonderful yarn dyer. She shows me her yarn and I ordered a couple hanks. Didn’t get package yet. I felt I really want dye yarn by myself since I saw her yarn. I’m not a pro-dyer like her. But I have experience about fiber dyeing.
So, I did.

참으로 조용하게 긴 시간을 보냈습니다. 하지만 변함없이 늘 뜨개질 하고 디자인하고 그렇게 지내고 있어요. 제게는 멋진 친구가 있습니다. 실염색을 기가 막히게 하지요. 얼마전 친구가 보여준 실을 보고는 망설임 없이 주문을 했습니다. 아직 소포를 받지는 못했지만 그날 이후로 자꾸 염색을 해보고 싶다는 생각이 드는겁니다. 프로 다이어는 아니지만 그래도 예전에 해봤던 경험을 떠올려 염색을 했습니다.

Here’s what I made. 짜잔! 제가 염색한 실을 보세요!

I used lovely yarn Ruth and Belinda Silky from England. Liz bought this for me almost 3 years ago. It 80% Superfine Peruvian alpaca and 20% mulberry silk. It’s beautiful even if in bare(undyed). I will make fingerless mittens.

루쓰와 벨린다라는 영국 브랜드의 실을 사용했어요. 약 3년전에 리즈가 선물해준 실인데 부드러운 파인 알파카 80%와 멀베리 실크 20%로 만들어진 멋진 실입니다. 염색을 안한 상태에서도 멋졌는데 너무나 하고 싶어서 훅 저질렀어요. 손가락 없는 장갑을 만들 계획입니다.

Worsted weight 100g/166m (180yd?) 워스티드 굵기(대바늘 약 4.5 mm 사용할만한 굵기) 100그람에 약 170미터입니다.

Used three different flavor of Kool aid packets. I really want to dye like  Knit pick  tonal. Love it.   3가지 쿨에이드 패킷을 사용했고 닛픽스의 토널시리즈 흉내를 내보고 싶었어요. 맘에 듭니다. 🙂

These are three packets I used. Alao heres a blog of my wonderful yarn dyer friend.  아래의 세가지 패킷을 사용했어요. 염색을 멋지게 하는 친구 꼬마토끼님의 블로그는 여기 입니다.

    

rain cloud

This is my new design rain cloud. I just want to use them all of my left over yarn. I made fingering version earlier. This cowl trio has two different reverse funnel version and single infinite version in one pdf file. It’s been a long time since I upload indie pattern in Ravelry. I was confusing and it took over an hour to upload. Pattern page is here. This is very useful and cozy item in this late fall through winter.

오랫만에 인디 패턴을 업로드 했습니다. 어찌나 오랫만이던지 업로드 하면서 한참을 헤맸어요. 전엔 어떻게 했었지? 하면서. 소량의 실로 만들기 좋은 요즘 딱 어울릴만한 카울 삼총사 입니다. 도안하나에 세가지 버전이 들어 있으니 취향대로 골라 만들면 될거예요. 🙂 늦가을을 지나 겨울로 가는 길목에 꽤 포근하고 유용한 아이템입니다.

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Finished size
One size & 3 different variations to fit an average adult neck.
Infinite worsted
10”/ 25cm tall, 30”/76cm circumferences.
Reverse funnel fingering
10”/ 25cm tall, 22”/56cm circumferences at upper edge, & 33”/84cm circumference at lower edge.
Reverse funnel worsted
11”/ 28cm tall, 26”/64cm circumferences at upper edge, & 38”/96.5cm circumference at lower edge.

Materials
Infinite worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Natural 1 skein.
CC Knit One, Crochet too Paint box (100% wool; 100yards/50g) Blue Spruce 1 skein.
Reverse funnel fingering
MC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Weather vane 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Sandstone 1 skein.
Reverse funnel worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Grey 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon198yards/100g) Fossil 1 skein.

US size 7 (4.5mm); US size 8 (5.00mm) for worsted weight, US size 2 (3.00mm); Us size 4 (3.50mm) for fingering weight.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, Marker

Gauge
Fingering weight 22sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.
Worsted weight 18sts and 23 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.

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Winter park shawl

I’m back from long long absence. I am reboot this blog and would love to introduce my new design. It’s hard to say ‘new design’ honestly because it’s published early summer this year. I made a sample through last winter and published on Knitscene Handmade issue. Title of this shawl is Winter park. It’s worked from side to side in one piece, beginning at the left side corner. After the full height of the shawl is reached at the center point, the edge is finished with a knitted-on edging.

오랜 공백을 깨고 돌아왔습니다. 이 블로그를 리부팅하고 저의 새로운 디자인을 소개하려해요. 엄밀히 새 디자인 이라고 하긴 어렵긴 해요.  초여름에 닛씬 핸드메이드 이슈 Knitscene Handmade에 수록되었거든요. 지난 겨울 샘플을 만들고 도안을 만들었고 이름도 윈터파크 Winter Park, 아주 멋지죠? 끝에서 끝으로 떠가는 삼각숄인데 이등변 삼각형의 구조를 가지고 있어 중심이 제일 높아요. 그리고 마무리는 니티드 온 에징 Knitted-on edging이라고 불리우는 떠가면 이어주는 형식으로 되어 있습니다.

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Size 69” wide and 27” tall

Yarn Artyarns Merino Cloud (80% extrafine merino wool, 20% cashmere; 436 yd 399 m/100 g):
#2334 blue, 2 skeins

Gauge 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st

Tools

Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular (cir) needle
Markers (m)
Tapestry needle

Some of knitters made this shawl already. Wonderful FOs and photos made me so happy. It have give me a lots of passion to design again. They said yes for my photo request.

몇분의 니터들께서 이 숄을 멋지게 완성해서 보여주셨어요. 얼마다 기쁘고 행복하던지…한동안 건강상의 이유등으로 슬럼프에 있던 제게 다시 디자인을 하고픈 열망을 안겨 주었습니다. 허락을 구한 사진들도 함께 올려 봅니다.

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