Saturday, July 3, 2010

My Home Town

So this time next week, I'll be in my little home town in N.Wales, visiting my family. I sadly don't get to see them very often probably only once a year, so I'm particularly excited to be heading up there.
This image I took some years ago, I'm stood on a mountain larger in size than the one in the distance. The little town never seems to change, (apart from some expansion in retail estates) but this view hasn't changed one bit from when I was a young girl delivering newspapers to the cottages on this mountain, it was some mean feat every morning traipsing up and down the hilly roads at 6.30am, and at a time when newspapers where heavy and bulky and carried in a bag over your shoulder.
What you can't see in this photo is the actual full scape of the town, which has hills and mountains to the North and South. whilst on the East is the North sea, and to the West is the Irish Sea.
It was the most fabulous place to grow up, especially in the summer, with so much to keep us entertained, and all within walking distance.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Matching cowl for the iLE AiYE Sweater

So here's part one of the matching accessories to pair up with the iLE AiYE Sweater.
you'd hardly notice the cowl is a completely separate piece uh, and well it just adds that snuggly feel/look to the sweater, and glides it from an autumn look straight into a winter must have.
Next up is the hoodie.

Almost done

Just a little bit of tidying up of the loose threads, and this little beauty is complete.
Can you see the swing effect. ummmm.. just perfect.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

iLE AiYE is gonna be in British Vogue

Grey Wraparound iLE AiYE Jacket Ltd Edition.
Over the past few days I've been in talks with British Vogue, Yes it's so exciting,
Today we finalised the image they would use in there September /fall edition, which hits the shelves on 5th August, i'll be featured in the 'Catwalk Collection' Although it'll only be a small feature, I'm utterly excited. hence posting this info today.. ;-)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Work in progress

This is a sneaky preview of the cable sweater which i posted about over a month ago.
It's been a very challenging project, mainly because of all the counting, and knitting at the front, then the back every 4 stitches, as well as trying to design a swing effect. In the end, after unravelling 3/4 of my first attempt, I decided to use the method of cabling, but to not follow the usual cable rules, as the look was far to uniformed, so my version involved moving the cable sections around, in no particular manner, this was my first ever attempt at cable knitting, and well, I'm chuffed to bits with it, (although this image makes the cables look quite large it's actually no where near as large as it looks ) I'm pretty pleased that I've managed without any kind of pattern (cause you know I don't read or use patterns ever) to knit this style on the fly, and that it's come out, thus far, looking exactly how I'd envisaged it.
The yarn is the most luscious dark chocolate alpaca. which is an absolute breeze to knit with, now my only disappointment is, I won't be keeping this sweater for myself, as it belongs to my lovely customer who sent me those ribbons back in February.
More pictures will follow just as soon as this is completed.