one week later/after the last critic meeting- OUR GARMENTS WERE DUE!
once again- no sleep the night before.
it doesnt matter how much you work in advance...
little things keep happening and your to-do list keeps growing
I re-hung the panel I ruined (not all of it was ruined so i just re-knit was was bleached) and fixed it in class, now i just had to:
look1 | look 2
- re-dye it
- mattress stitch the panels together
- work on the back "roots" piece/tulle
- make trims for neckline/attach them
- clean all loose yarn ends
- attach strips
- crochet all edges
- clean all loose ends
- dye garment bottom
- wait for it to dry
- work on closure
I went over to my friend Jessica's house the night before (Saturday) so that we could help each other stay up and work all night- considering we were so exhausted-
and so that we didnt have to do an "all nighter" on sunday
right before our meeting with Reiko for pre-selection.
i am always amused by the power of collaboration, sharing ideas an discussing design,
specially when you do it with people that have been on this journey with you since day 1,
and know what you are all about.
their comments always make you re-evaluate/grow/perfect your work,
because they see the things you don't
Jessica and I stayed up all night (like we did for fusion) and yet we were really far behind, so we decided to head to school the next morning at 9am- even though we were running on virtually no sleep.
it was 11 am and i felt like it was 8pm.. twilight zone!
and imagine, gowing through this while having to knit in a place WITH NO WINDOWS!!!
well... the only way possible is when
YOU DO WHAT YOU LOVE,
YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU DO,
and YOU ARE IN GREAT COMPANY
i mean... it was 3am, and i was done with look 1, but i was STILL crocheting the edges of all the strips of look 2: which meant i still had to dye it, clean it and wait for it to dry
not to mention- get ready and get to school by 9am.
I DID IT!
my second look/cotton smells like curry and coffee... LOL.. this is what I "dyed" it with!
look 2: COTTON inc:
made on a 3gg bulky brother® knitting machine with recycled cotton yarn, donated by Lion Brand (this is from USA T-shirt production waste)
and dyed with greener dyes® + curry + coffee
look 1: BFA
made with 100% muesling free xtra fine merino wool annd handpainted with greenerdyes® +curry, backpiece made with handfelted recycled sweaters.