Knit-picking

Monday, February 16, 2009



(Gina Lollobrigida Knits)

I don’t knit; I crochet and can make a scarf if I have to (like if George’s life depended on it). But I don’t really have the patience for it as a pastime. I have a hard time keeping track of what I’m making and things tend to come out a little lopsided. But my sister Anna, as many of you might already know is a knitter supreme. Especially when she’s stressed out, you should have seen the poncho she made in the months leading up to her wedding! It could have easily been used as a blanket. But well this post isn’t about us. It’s really about the cold weather we’ve been having here lately and all these pretty knits and crochets that have never looked more appealing to me than now…



Silvia66, crocheted lariat necklace and cowl:



Sashetta, crocheted ring:



Irregular Expressions, freeform crochet scarflette:



Huismus, neckwarmer (all ages):





Do you remember the scene when Holly Golightly is knitting a humongous red dress for herself in ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’? How about that awesome blue night mask she’s wearing the first time she opens the door for Fred? Well, I can’t pretend to be able to make it, but for those of you who are actually good at crocheting, you can buy this pretty pattern at mmm-fruit:



20 comments:

mothersvea said...

That knitted eye mask is just fantastic! (And the photo of George too off course!!)

Couture Carrie said...

Crochet is cool! Love that neck warmer!

xoxox,
CC

gaviota said...

que cosas tan lindas!

vale la pena tenerlas aunque aqui solo son un par de meses de frío hehe
x

Tina said...

they look so cosy and pretty, love the first one!

ps, i'm updating my blog roll at the mo and would love to exchange links if you're interested? :)

sealaura said...

I've never been patient enough to crotchet but I do love how pretty it looks. Love the necklaces and funky scarf.

Agnes Deer said...

You should try and crochet! I'm an addicted knitter and it is my stress-remedy :) And such beautiful things come out of my needles!!

Sam said...

Lovely set of crocheted items there Gabbi! I love the neck warmer (all ages) the best! I've never crocheted either but I'm a mad knitter! Trouble is I only like to knit scarves! I think I have well over 15 in my wardrobe that get trotted out every Winter!

By the way - your interview drew a huge crowd! I've never had so many people looking at my blog! You're a cult icon!

Certain Creatures said...

Gina Lollobrigida is Italian.. :))))

I love that neckwarmer that looks like a flowery patch! lovely and colourful!
xx

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you dear Mothersvea, I really want one of those masks now. Also I relayed the message to George! :)

~ Thank you dear CC, doesn't it look warm and comfy? Wishing you a lovely week. xoxo

~ hola tocaya :) si verdad, aunque yo creo ni fuera unos meses. te apuesto que para el fin de marzo ya va estar bien calientito otra ves

~ Thank you Tina, I'm adding you right now!! :)

~ Gorgeous aren't they Sealaura? Thank you :)

~ You make me want to try to make something with the way you describe it Agnes! Maybe this weekend... I'm going to have to find my yarn and needles. Hope you had a nice weekend :) I love your weekly posts... I put that 'breakfast' part up for you and your masks section!

~ Thank you dear Sam, you're incredibly kind! That neck warmer is cozy looking isn't it? I love the way the little girl looks in it. If I ever have children I'm going to deck them out like that every winter. Well, maybe not the boys :)

~ Beautiful wasn't she? I love the headpiece and veil she's wearing in that photo. Thank you dear Francesca! xoxo

Dooder City said...

I love these knits. I love Audrey. I adore her hair in Breakfast at Tiffany's

P R I M O E Z A said...

the first piece is really interesting and love the old knitting photos you've found!

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you Dooder City :) I feel the same way about her hair! I wish I could do mine up like that everyday... I love big hair!

~ Thank you Primoeza, I love the incredible knits on your blog. How awesome to be able to create such gorgeous wear...

Toothache and Vinyl said...

love that movie. saw it for the millionth time yesterday.

Frida said...

Hey! Thanks:)

Lovely pics!

Gabbi said...

~ Quintessential girly film :) thank you dear toothache, I love your blog name and your Drew Barrymore post!

~ Thank you dear Frida... xoxo

sauvageblue said...

of course I have always adored Holly Golightly's sleep mask... awe thanks for sharing! Love the picture of Gina knitting and your crochet collar is wonderful...

Gabbi said...

~ Isn't that a great photo dear Sauvageblue? The look of intense concentration over her needles on such a glam girl :) Thank you for your comment, I love your blog. Your new puppy is seriously adorable.

michiko said...

Oh these are so pretty! Now I want to go shopping and get myself some lovely colorful scarf!
I used to love knitting when I was in middle school, I was ambitious and had a long list of things I wanted to make in future, never completeted lol Now I rarely have time to do knitting it's a shame (though I wouldn't say I'm really good at knitting, I really enjoy doing it) Wish there were 48hrs in a day lol

Gabbi said...

~ I know exactly what you mean dear Michiko! :) Wish I knew how to knit. Two needles look like more fun than the crocheting one for some reason?

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