04 septembre 2009

The Trilogy of the Knitter by Christine Aerfeldt (1) : Avalanche knitter

Christine AERFELDT,Avalanche knitter (2008)(Oil on linen canvas, 200x150cm) Christine Aerfeldt is an Australian artist. This painting is part of a series depicting women engaged in activities traditionally thought of as “feminine”, series in which the artist revisits, with a contemporary vision, historic Dutch paintings representing women at work. Next week, we’ll present you with the second part of the trilogy. Translation by Anna MURATORE. •΄¯)¸.•*°*•.¸(¯`• Did you enjoy this article? Then, you’ll love this one: Emile Munier,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2008

"Irene" scarf: step-by-step instructions!

As promised, here it is: free download of step-by-step instructions of my very first design, the "Irene" scarf.Even though I’ve carefully read once again the instructions, there is still a chance for error. So if you notice anything wrong or anything missing, let me know by sending me a message: click on “contactez l’auteur”, under my avatar, in the left column. I hope you’ll enjoy this creation, and wish you long and pleasurable hours of knitting.   Translation by Anna MURATORE.
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16 mars 2008

Mini-dress in Tweedine wool (4)

PROBLEM.Mélusine’s belt. Mélusine wants to make a belt in French knitting to go with her Tweedine wool mini-dress. 1. Given that Mélusine should make two balls of wool measuring 125m end to end into French knitting, calculate the total number of metres to be made into French knitting. 2. Given that the belt is made up of five equal parts each measuring 3.6m, calculate the total length of cord to be made into French knitting. 3. Given that Mélusine makes a French knitting cord measuring 8.4cm in 5 minutes, calculate the... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2008

Mini-dress in Tweedine wool (3)

  After a few day’s rest awarded to my needles due to the flu that viciously hit their knitter and after an intensive unravelling session of a poor ball of Tweedine wool that the cat had gotten hold of, I enthusiastically took up my knitting once again with the firm intention of finishing it as soon as possible (I’m fed up of jersey stitch!). I therefore finished the front of the dress, did the two sleeves, started the collar and the French knitting cord that will be used to make the belt... Merci à Lynne Gradzki... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2008

Mini-dress in Tweedine wool (2)

The last time I spoke to you about my little Tweedine wool dress, I had just started it (here). I started off well and, above all, was really motivated to finish it as soon as possible because I planned to make my boyfriend a jumper with the same wool as my (future) dress. But, in the meantime... there was “Irene”, my creation for la Nonna. And as I’ve only got two hands, I had to put the creation of my mini-dress on hold. The "Irene" coordinates are finished, I’ve swapped my 5.5 needles for 3s... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2008

Mini-dress in Tweedine wool

Four days ago, I wrote to you about my little short-sleeved jumper: "There are only the sleeves left to do which shouldn’t take too long. Well at least if I don’t start the mini-dress in Tweedine wool by Bergère de France beforehand of course... which, knowing me, is not impossible!" Not impossible at all and even more than possible since I could not resist, I did it... I knitted a ball and here’s what it looks like at the moment. Merci à Lynne Gradzki pour son aide à la traduction.
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12 mars 2008

Short-sleeved jumper

A knitting project finished, a knitting project rediscovered. When taking stock of my balls of wool, I came across an old piece of knitting that I didn’t even remember having started... I must say, if my memory serves me right, that I must have started the first rows of this short-sleeved jumper when I was still at university (that is about 7 years ago)... And I must have put it to one side because I was at university and I couldn’t study and knit at the same time (no, not even a knitting fan like me could do that). There are... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2008

In the beginning...

My first steps in knitting were fairly unusual. I lived with my grandmother and she knitted a lot. When I had finished my homework, we used to sit around the table, Grandma with her knitting, Grandad with his newspaper and me in front of the telly. And during the adverts, I used to watch my Grandma’s know-how. Then one day I picked up two sticks of Mikado (the game, not the biscuits !!!), started to cast on without asking anyone’s help and interrupted my grandmother in the middle of a row by asking: “Gran, are these real... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2008

Feeling like creating...

I still don't know what. I still don't know how. I just know that it will be a summer creation. I just know that it will be created with this one : And he seems to approve me : Merci à Stéphanie pour son aide à la traduction.
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19 février 2008

Let me present myself...

Hello to visitors of my humble blog.If you are here, it's probably because you like knitting too.As for me, I got into it when I was little. With a Mum and two Grannies who knit, it would have been difficult not to. When I was a child, my Mum used to say to me that the wool of all the jumpers, dresses, scarves, gloves and blankets amongst many others, that she had made would easily stretch all the way round the world... I don't know whether this is true or not, but if I'm telling you this little story, it's so that you... [Lire la suite]
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