a conversation between two friends separated by one state, sharing the same passion for the art of knitwear.

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mrs. marilyn

It's 80 degrees in NYC!!
So, this photo very much fits the way I feel today, & this knit tank is real cute too!


another friday

I decided today would be a nice day to post some photos of these
two necklaces I made just about three years ago during the summer months.
They were created when I first took interest in using beading wire to twist
various beads together to form coral-looking bits. (I just started doing
this one day, I don't really know what first sparked the concept) For these two
necklaces, I took a whole bunch of the little coral bits, and using the same
beading wire, twisted them together to create necklaces in the shapes you see.
They're both finished with chain-stitch cords I made from hemp string.

Held together by the twisting & wrapping of the wire alone.

Where they are stored, to collect dust freely.

Also worth noting--- Dani and I will be in Austin, TX this weekend
for our lovely friend (and fellow knitter) Melanie's wedding!! So,
you should probably expect no posts, since we gots to party :)


river rocks

Limited Edition Crochet Covered River Rock | Beach Stone
The Vintage Collection No. 038

Made with vintage crochet thread in cream, aged to perfection.

Japan Earthquake Relief | Crochet Covered Love Stones
Set of 25

Bronwyn's Crochet Covered River Rock | Beach Stone
Vintage Collection No. 11

"My youngest daughter (Bronwyn) is absolutely amazed by the beauty
and simplicity of the natural world... especially rocks and stones. We
have buckets and boxes filled with her special findings from anywhere and
everywhere she goes. She is my inspiration and muse when making these
unique paper weights. Each stone/rock was found by her beach combing,
traveling, or just on a daily stroll. Each had something special that called to her."

Bronwyn's Crochet Covered River Rock | Beach Stone
The Vintage Collection No. 031

Limited Edition Bobbin Lace Stone
"I have been exploring many techniques as of late... hairpin lace, tatting,
Irish crochet, needle work crochet and bobbin lace... Bobbin Lace is a textile
made by braiding and twisting length's of thread, which are wound on bobbins
to manage them. As the work progresses, the weaving is set in place with pins set
in a pillow, the placement of the pins are usually determined by a pattern.
A few years back I inherited my grandmother's antique bobbin lace tools and
patterns... Taught myself the technique and now I can't get enough!"

Bronwyn's Crochet Covered River Rock | Beach Stone
The Vintage Collection No. 034

Custom Made OOAK Crochet Covered Patchwork River Rock |
Made to order

Needlework Lace Covered River Rock | Beach Stone
The Vintage Collection No. 036

Please visit Renee's Etsy Shop to explore her work!


superhuman powers.

editorial: "Superhuman Powers"
magazine: Dazed & Confused
issue: July 2008
model: Agnete Hegelund
stylist: Karen Langley
photographer: Mariano Vivanco


happy friday!

For today:
wet/needle felted lace-up jacket. applied needle felted pattern in acid green roving.
Worn over a 100% wool (red) sweater featuring a quilted stitch and bobbles lining the
CF of sleeves. This sweater, being cinched at the waist with a folk-embroidered
leather corset belt. wet/needle felted plaid fabric in a seamless pencil skirt
(with the exception of a single CB seam with CB zip), where original fabric is
wet felted, then plaid design is laid down and re-wet felted together, then,
a process of needle felting for further solidification. ribbed tights too.


apocalyptic terrain.

editorial: "Apocalyptic Terrain"
magazine: Dazed & Confused
issue: July 2008
models: Niko de Clerck and Alban Blondiaux
stylist: Robbie Spencer
photographer: Daniel Spannwald


orbital beading


Place a satellite in a circular orbit about 42,000 kilometers from the center of
the Earth (36,000 kilometers or so from the surface) and it will orbit once in
24 hours. Since it matches the Earth's rotational period, it is known as
a geosynchronous orbit. If that orbit is on the plane of the equator, the
satellite will hang in the sky over a fixed location in geostationary orbit.

As predicted in the 1940's by futurist Arthur C. Clarke,
geostationary orbits are commonly used for communication and weather satellites.

Images of the night sky made with telescopes that follow the stars can also pick
up geostationary satellites gleaming in the sunlight still shining far above Earth's
surface. Because they all move with the Earth's rotation against the background
of stars, the satellites leave trails that seem to follow a highway across the celestial

my translation:

Progress made on the back! Hand-beading is on it's way
toward completion, and I have a good idea of how I will finish
the construction of this piece... keep a look out!
I think it will be pretty cool when it's finished up!