last year i made a gypsy petticoat with lots of ruffles. i thought it would be the perfect thing to wear over some lacy slips… sometimes i even put a loose cardigan over the top!
i got the idea from an old vintage petticoat i found at a thrift store in london a few years ago. here is a picture of me wearing it with the woodland hoodlet… for the life of me i cant find this thing! i thought i packed it when i moved back to america, but alas, it must belong to someone else now. im sure they are happy about it, and im fine too because i made myself a gypsy version with gauzy recycled fabric and lovely muted colors.
the pattern is available in the fall issue of knitscene 2012. here is the dreamy photo shoot they did. as you can see that model is mega-gorgeous and mega-tall! im really thrilled to be in knitscene. it feels like a young dream come true… we used to pour over the mag in the knit shop i used to work in every time a new issue came out. you can get your own copy *here*. hehe, that “here” looks like a cheerleader with pom poms doesnt it?
yeah thats right. im walkin.
you didnt see enough of me walkin? well here’s some more just for you. walkin walkin crunch crunch crunch. (thats the leaves, not me eating doritos… mmmm doriiiitooossss)
i made giant chunky tassels to tie the coat together. they kind of remind me of the tassels on the sides of some turkish poufs. anyway, i never mind looking like the furniture. thanks to my sweet dad who took these photos in our neck of the south carolina woods before i moved to colorado. he was ever so patient when i was trying to walk in slo-mo.
im working reeeealllly hard right now to finish up samples for my book. the photo shoot is scheduled in england next month, (which means actual production is still scheduled at least a year out!) in the meanwhile ive got a yummy e-book scheduled to appear soon. hope all of your knitting dreams are coming true knittens! love love and hoot hoot!
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