Monday, December 27, 2010

Pattern Magic

I made my first pattern from the Pattern Magic book series a few days ago and I am pleased with how it turned out. Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pixel Shelf

I made this little icon of Carlton as a potential knitting stitch pattern. It was the only really odd thing that I could think to put on the sweater that I am working on right now. It makes a really nice Memphis Group icon or avatar.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cowl-hood Pattern Now on Etsy

Due to popular demand, I have now posted my first PDF knitting pattern on Etsy. The pattern has now been made by many women from my synagogue and is ready to be shared. If you are a knitter and you are interested you can find the pattern here.

Final Review, Fall 2010

It is nearing the end of the semester and though there is still a lot of work to be done,  I have finished my design work for the semester. There is a lot to be said about how the project went, but it is easier to just refer everyone to the blog of my professor, Matthew  Burger, who has done a great job posting the coursework.

This is the tent which I made with my partner, Adam Miller. The project will be continued after the winter break.

It is now time for a nap.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

These shoes are finished

These are the shoes that are now finished and wearable. They make me very happy because they look a lot like the drawings that I did. I will be using  the process that my teacher, Emily Putterman, taught me to make more shoes in the future. I honestly never thought of shoes as something that could be handmade in only a short time. Though these took a lot more steps than the felt slippers which I have been making recently, they were not necessarily harder. the process is a lot easier to control than felting as long as you can sew decently.

It was also a lot of fun to make myself the fake wax seal medallions for the shoe clips. I like the red color on the brown and recently realized that these would make really nice brooches for non shoe use. Maybe they will soon show up on Etsy.

Better photos will follow.

Also a short and abbreviated guide on how to make a pair of shoes. I am no expert, but the general process is quite interesting and should be documented.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


My shoes are lasted, and tomorrow they will be going to the shoe repair shop to be soled. I like how they turned out so far, they look a little more like moccasins than i would have expected but that is definitely a good thing.

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