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Thursday, April 25, 2013

4KCBWDAY2 A Mascot Project

 

This is the Day 2 post of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV (for more details, read here). Today's task is to think of a project / colour / yarn that embodies the house that I think I belong to. For more details on all houses, read here.

Yesterday I blogged about why I think I belong to the house of Monkey. Monkeys like to be challenged all the time with something new and interesting, and always seem to have fun doing it.

To design a knit has always been a dream. This event has helped me to come up with something that I would really like to make in the future - I have sketched it as my mascot project. Its a tunic dress. The yoke is entrelac - a technique which fascinates me but I've never tried. The body is/would be knit in plain stockinette with colour gradients as it progresses towards the hem. The waist would be ribbed to give a nice shape.



Yes, I have the exact yarn in mind too - my Rowan tapestry which I've not yet used in the hope of using it for an entrelac project someday.


I entered this event two days late, but am catching up. Am almost ready with infographic meant for Day 3. Will be up soon.
 

5 comments:

  1. Hi, came across your blog when I was searching for reviews of sewing machines in India. Love your blog! My mom has taken up crochet recently. Can you please share where to get yarns here in Bangalore. Thanks!

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    1. In Bangalore acrylic and cotton yarns are easily available. Here are some options and you can chose whichever is closer to you:
      Our Own Store or Surya Emporium on Narayana Pillai Street (Off Commercial Street) and Ravi's Craft Shop - 2nd cross Commercial street. Shops in Raja market on Avenue road. In Jayanagar 4th block there are shops which sell acrylic and cotton yarn but I do not know the address. Its close to the 4th block market.
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. Also do check out my very own store: http://www.thehappyhandsstore.com/ that stocks some lovely yarns from India and abroad in a wide range of fibres.

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  2. How are you souring the yarn from abroad? Love your blog by the way!

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    1. Thanks! For yarns, I used to depend on friends coming from abroad. Now I have my store: http://www.thehappyhandsstore.com/ which stocks Indian as well as International yarn brands.

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