jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014

Shirt 2 Skirt...destroyer phase

Guilty. I cut it. Here is my plan pattern with the measurements for my 1.5 year old.

Size 18 months

And this is the progress I made so far. It was easy stuff, just getting my scissors in there and:
·        separating the former elastic gathered waist piece, soon to be the "chimney neckline"
·        to cut off the bat flaps
·        to resize the whole garment
·        to pin it all
·        present the project to my mom for sewing

Destroyer Evolution

Mom’s complaints: the basics -> and a couple more:
·         you don’t know how to cut (agreed)
·        this fabric (the lightest silk gauze ever) is impossible to sew (here are some advices)
·        why bother? The colors of this fabric are lame (beauty is in the eye of the beholder)

·        you drive me crazy! (possibly true)

lunes, 24 de marzo de 2014

Knitter + Beginner = Where do I Start?

I started knitting coz: 

a.      my in laws did and it was yet another asset I considered mandatory for my "like me for your son" quality list
b.     they appeared to be sufficiently entertained
c.      it is a very portable hobby

Rampage of Rompers

At the moment, We are on a Rampage of Rompers

Newborn Wool and Piqué Baby Romper
I think this garment is perfect for newborns and baby dolls! they look absolutely adorable and it is the most comfy, warmest and practical little piece of clothing that I have ever used for my own babies. So naturally, when my friends started having children, I took onto knitting some as presents for the new comers. 

This one for instance, we just gave it to Marcos. His mom said that she adored it, and promised some feedback as to how it fit so that we can adjust the pattern accordingly  for prospect "creations". 

Oh! if you go for a similar project, do always include bottom snap closures for easy diaper access...you never know when an emergency diaper recall might be in order. 

Bottoms on the Back

Currently, we are working on a set for a couple of twins due in June, but shhhh, do not say anything because it is a surprise present for their mom!

Do you want one like this?
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jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014



Like many other Spanish old women who would drag a chair to their front door each day at sunset, my grandma used to knit “a la fresca”. Sitting in a circle, it was the perfect time to gossip the ups and downs of the day. Many things came out of those circles: socks, shirts and sweaters were only the tangible ones. Tight friendships were knit too. I, however, only learned how to knit many years later. Nowadays, it is impossible for me not to make the connection between what is really my creative outlet valve and those wonderful childhood moments that I cherish lovingly.

Knitting for me is the balance pill to cope with a very abstract professional profile and being able to actually do something with my own hands. Furthermore, it has helped me to get closer with my mother, whose sewing abilities I have dragged into this project. CasyCoso is actually my personal project for her. I want to introduce her and get her hooked into the new digital tecs; our current socializing mode, whether we like it or not. Because if my grandma would still be sitting with her friends each afternoon, they would have a tablet on their knees.

The name we chosed, CasyCoso, is a blink to her. Casy is my mom’s name, but it is also Spanish for “almost”. Coso means “I sew”, thus it literally translates to “We can almost Sew” …we acknowledge that we have tons to learn! That is our goal, to share what we learn and do with everybody and meet whoever else has got hooked into this wonderful hobby.