i'm doin' it in circles!: Part 1.
Thursday, 19 July 2012 @ 12:55 pm
i'm doin' it in circles!:
This is actually the first time I'm doing the rounds with BIG PLY in which I am so in love with the thickness of the yarn and the quicker I get to work with it...only 2 hours ago, I made the pictures below and now I am at the 10th round with the mandala throw. Pretty awesome, eh? Plus, I get to play with some Photoshop actions I found on the net and apply it to make such wonderful vintage effects to my photographs. I looooove graphic technologies. Hahaha. I spent quite some time playing with the Photoshop and produced several darn cute vintage-like images that is MY OWN. How amazing is that and remembering how I despise photograph alteration in the past. Tsk! Not wise, Dee.. NOT WISE....
The pile of yarns on your right side are the ones that I am using for the Mandala Throw. I immediately thought of TOSCA, MAROON, and IVORY
after looking at the catalogue of my supplier and heck yeah, she dipped it well to make such wonderful tosca, and I fell in love with it. I love the contrast of colours that they're producing, especially after I hooked them next to each other. The tosca should be the MAIN colour, so I am imagining a LOT of tosca going on in the final result, though possibly, I will use the ivory as the final edging. Now, for edging, I can't decide, whether it's going to be with normal and usual double crochet technique, or putting some shells as edging. I'm not going to go there yet. I am enjoying the process of granny-ing
now and still couldn't believe how fast it is I went from round one to round 12. Yeah, baby... round 12 already!!
As have been mentioned on yesterday's post, I am taking the pattern of the mandala from Revisiting The Granny Mandala by Alice
. If he's really a cat, he's a wonderful crafty cat then. Ha! Loved the colours you used, too, Raymond. They're AWESOME!!!
results of playing with Photoshop
so pretty though my hands hurt so much from the tension I have to keep
with the yarns, but I love it. Gosh, I can't believe I made a sentence
with double contradictions and negativity. I guess it's my habit when
writing. I am in loooooooove with all things vintage, though not so much
of retros. What's the diff... laah?!
don't know how big the mandala throw would turn out to be. I am hoping
it would turn out fine, though, and the thought of selling them to
people is really nice. I am hooked on this big ply yarn thing. Best
invention ever! I know my Tulip hook would immediately matched with the
weight of the yarn and the thickness, so what the hell. I just go for it
and put some colours into my dull life.
Okay, so I am going to continue tonight, and let's see how fast it would turn out by the stroke of 12. Now, I'm hungry!!!
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