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// I made it

Posted on | September 8, 2011 | 5 Comments


Yeah, I finally made it! Actually knitting this sweater was a snap — but those about five million yarn ends and particularly tedious finishing job with laceweight mohair almost demolished my working ethic.

The giant tube shape, bold stripes and the material are all nods to my first knits in the end of 80’s and beginning of 90’s (mohair, giant, unflattering). That yarn has a touch of luxury, it is baby soft kid-mohair — and a strand of pure silk runs through it, keeping the delicate thing together. It is so lightweight that in spite of that size the sweater can easily be layered under jackets and coats. It is long and can be worn as a dress (I doubt I will do that, though) — but the shape allows it to be gathered to the shoulders — and the hem rises up. The funnel neck is large enough to be worn as a hood. I’ve knit my safe haven for upcoming winter.


THE CURE — Lullaby by Caro69

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Posted on | September 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

// We are almost there

Posted on | May 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Isn’t this a weird thing to do, for a grown up woman? Pulling out some random clothes from the closet, snapping some pictures and pretending that there is something to write about… …oh well, here we go again…

I can’t say anything else about this outfit except that I’m extremely happy that we happened to have a very sunny and summery day today. I was totally fine with this sheer Monki dress layered underneath my DIY maxi sweater — oh there is a nude slip guarding my modesty in case you wonder. And I added Zana Bayne necklace harness in between the layers — it goes so well with the palette and gives a nice textural contrast to super soft and flowy layers. Is this kind of girlification of leather accessories even allowed?

I’m definitely a summer girl…

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Posted on | May 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

// Tomorrow…

Posted on | December 1, 2009 | No Comments

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…to Berlin!

The lovely beanie and stole are from Claudia Skoda.

And just because the beanie is called Vertigo… …or just for nothing:

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Posted on | December 1, 2009 | No Comments

// Gudrun og Gudrun

Posted on | November 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

Sometimes I feel that this blog is just succession of awkward transition to another. My knitting ramblings yesterday reminded me about Gudrun og Gudrun, I’ve been thinking about writing about them for a while…

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Image from Gudrun og Gudrun.

Gudrun og Gudrun are two women from Faroe Islands — and they make pretty fabulous handknit wear, some organic jersey basics, even some shoes are included to their collection. There is quite artisanal feeling going on with their pieces — and yes, someone could refer to Rodarte here, too. But I’m not too sure if Rodarte can take the whole credit of large gauge knits, am I totally wrong with my feeling that there is a strong connection to punk aesthetics with those… …maybe even Vivienne Westwood herself has explored this kind of knits earlier?

Gudrun og Gudrun manage to differentiate themselves from Rodarte — and punk vibes. There is some simple, calm aesthetic going on in their knits. Mohair is paired to leather or tape yarn for strong contrasts and a wire makes the hem of light mohair dress to swing like almost weightless crinoline. The textures and patterns are simple and there is no shred at sight. And yes, there is even some *sic* fun fur yarn introduced in their collection =).

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Posted on | November 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

// Not too chunky

Posted on | September 17, 2009 | 8 Comments

Lately I have been knitting large gauge sweaters. Might be Rodarte influence, might be eighties nostalgia. The cropped boxy shape of my latest design — if you can say that from a cloth constructed from simple rectangular pieces — definitely resonates with eighties vibe, with my Mad Max infatuation and love for layering. I took an easy casual approach on wearing this for the first time, but in the future I will probably combine it to metallics and / or leather (on which my wardrobe is pathetically insufficiently stocked).

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Posted on | September 17, 2009 | 8 Comments

// Time traveller?

Posted on | August 31, 2009 | 8 Comments

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This blog has already revealed me one thing. Dressing up is costume play for me, at some level.

One day I just thoughtlessly pulled on my harem pants (I love this quite extreme silhouette, got them from Only sale last winter) and started to think what to combine them this time. I threw out the rules to stay with fitted tops with harem pants, picked a flesh toned silk tank, my own super-oversized silk mohair knit (free knitting pattern here), a broken studded belt and distressed leather boots with rubber embellishments. The result looks hard to time exactly, did I come from the past or the future? And weirdly androgynous, which is an achievement with my ultra feminine build and all that fleshtone.

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Posted on | August 31, 2009 | 8 Comments

// Slipped the stitch

Posted on | July 22, 2009 | No Comments

Sandra Backlund. I really don’t know why her ss 09 collection slipped my eye. How can the cable knit wrong side be so right?

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And few of the older favorites. Just can’t help myself.

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Images from Sandrabacklund.com.

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Posted on | July 22, 2009 | No Comments

// New entrance

Posted on | July 20, 2009 | 3 Comments

The tulle leggings are making a new entrance. This starts to look like me!

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Wearing them with a pair of Doc Martens (a steal from eBay), silk slip and hot pink bra.

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Sweater is self made, too. Fine laceweight silk-kid mohair mix knitted with giant needles for cobweb-like outlook. Amazing thing here is the lightness of the knit, it weighs under 100 g (about 3 ounces). There is no way to disguise seams in knit like this so I decided to sew this up from the top.

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Posted on | July 20, 2009 | 3 Comments

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