wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world

wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world
foto x arnaldo @MMXIproject
A couple of summers ago, coming home from class, I took the subway with a friend and I told her I was trying to start a blog... then I also told her how time consuming and addicting it had become, and that I was wondering if it was something worth doing... she laughed and asked me to let her know when I was done and give her the"link" so she could read it. Then she left and I kept thinking...why? why should I do this ?

Technology has taken us to a new level and we are now, able to "publish ourselves"! PUBLISH OURSELVES however we want to; if you want to be yourself, transparent and out in the open, or even if you want to pretend to be someone else... YOU CAN! Now you can blog and share your thoughts and experiences with people without having them "altered" by the editors, or "chosen" because of how cool or marketable they are...

This space is for us to share; zaidibirindilindilandia-my own little world, my ingenious- and your thoughts!

welcome, and thank you!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

swatching bubbles!

I am posting some PICTURES today!!! I know the last few times I've blabbered a lot and not entertained you with visual candy...
 but today-I've got something to share.

The semester is going pretty well -so far- (only 2 days into it). I'm excited, my teachers are excited, I've got an  internship at a happy place, and I'm starting work officially today (hostessing at a tapas bar called TIA POL, with people that are so passionate about food, I  it!)

I had a break between classes/meetings and decided to check if the knitting lab was open
- AND IT WAS-!!!

 so... I continued testing some knitting techniques for my thesis collection.
 I've been trying to achieve the effect of BUBBLES -or should I say- MOSS mounds, and have been really satisfied with the results so far. I'm going to keep experimenting with the sizes and "roundiness/pointeness" of the shapes, and I think the weight of the fabric is not quite right yet... but in terms of technique- I like where its going.


this is the entire swatch , knit on a brother machine, single bed, with 100% cotton yarn
 1st part: using shortrowing, like sock's heels and toes, various sizes

attempt 2: using shortrowing and another technique with various tensions
Its like knitting socks... well- like knitting toes and heels -SEPARATELY-

On thursday, I'm consulting with another professor, so I might have more samples...
 I also plan to dye these to test the natural/non toxic earth pigments.
 I'm thinking about getting from 
Kremer Pigments 
247 West 29th Street 


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