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10 March 2008 @ 09:35 pm
Feast O' Sweater!  
If Corridale Tasted Good I'd Eat This Thing!Ah ha! The evil plan has come to pass! here it is. one complete, from scratch, sweater. took these pics then wrapped it up and shipped it off to NY where apparently it is winter. this sweater is too hot to even look at in California. and then to wear it on a warm sunny spring day inside a giant metal tank?? all i can say is; thanks eva! and not even a tiny smudge on the makeup.....you're the most professional amateur model ever.

New Project Already......are you fucking kidding me!?
no. i'm not kidding me. i have another hugemondo project in the pike. it's been waiting. it's for Mindy....my newly appointed spiritual guide. didn't even know i had a spirit clanking around in here! but that's one of the benefits of having your own SG.....they help you find those things! so.....mindy is working her cranio sacral magic on me (along with a dash of mind reading.....really! more later on that....). she is trading me for yarn and projects though. and she wants a scarf done up in an ocean/mermaid/sea creature theme. and she wants it in blues and some green. but it has to be a certain palate....because she is a spring....or maybe a summer. she mentioned teal.....but not the teal of the 80's i don't think. we need to investigate this a little further because we speak a different language. she speaks in the language of the spirit guides and i speak art and design. so when i'm asking....warm blues? she's saying...spring teal with mermaid hues.  i'm actually a bit nervous. i haven't told anyone this before, though i'm sure mindy has already mind-read it, i'm actually really retarded with blues. i'm mean, think about it. have you guys ever seen me make a blue yarn? ...ok...maybe there was that one that kathy bought back in '04.....but i bought that roving, i sure as hell can't dye blue. it always comes out green and pink. i kidnap blue from the rest-stop bathroom, put it in a box in my truck and give it a new name. but i am fine with blue if i'm painting. you know....i like prussian blue. i think that was van gogh's blue.... but i hate phthalo blue. phthalo blue is so flabby and it makes me want to jump off a bridge. depressing. maybe that was van gogh's blue then? he was depressed. see!!! this is the problem you get into when you get into blue. it ties deep into human emotion and vexation. maybe that is why a spiritual guide want's it? it makes sense. anyhow. i am willing to brave the scary world of blue. it must be part of my new journey. tomorrow i will go down to the yarn store and browse the dyes. after a little clarifying session with mindy on the difference between mermaid blue and deep sea summer green.

(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! I absolutely love the bell sleeves, they are truly amazing!
You made me curious about the next project now... :P

(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
ingegärd in Sweden
Simply wonderful! I admire your creativity. You don´t seem to have any limits in your way of thinking and create. I look and try to learn.
linda/stoneleafmoonpinkveneer on March 11th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
such beautiful contrasts in the sweater and photos!!! love :)

agree about the phthalo blue. just a breath of it with lotsa white...is more than enough!
(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Fabulous Lexi. A must for your next book.

JoAnne Gerwe
(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Bravo! That turned out so gorgeous (and not just because you have the world's cutest professional amateur model either!)! Must feel so good. I'm planning a water scarf too for our town's watershed committee silent auction on May Day (I'm calling H2,Whoa). We have lots of them SG types out here. Good to know they dig mermaid.

kathy from www.whiletangerinedreams.typepad.com
Haptotropehaptotrope on March 11th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Shiny!

And intersting about the language of artists versus spiritual guides... I had a massage person say once... this area... feels like "diaspointment" why are you so dispointed? and I was like... OMG.... you're right... but... whoa.

good luck with the blue!
thespunmonkeythespunmonkey on March 11th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
the sweater...speaks of its own awesomeness. so i won't even try. :)
cindie-loocindie_loo on March 11th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
how cute is she?!!
this is really brilliant lexi. i love it! the idea of just creating cloth is really great because i am so not a pattern follower. this week i decided to learn to knit, despite years of fighting it..and sticking to crochet..but im gently jumping in..and i think that this is sort of the direction i want to take with it. making myself weird clothes so i can look even weirder. yay!
temptressyarn on March 11th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
truly stunning.
and yes, it is still winter here in NY
(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
matrix material
Should be in the next Matrix sequel, prequel, whatever!
snow white: helmet grineutheria on March 12th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
ooooh love it!!
Jenidentity7 on March 12th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
looks perfect for a bear hug!

you did a wonderful job ... I'm sure she'll love it!

what do you know about Life Coaches? I've been thinking I need one!!!
(Anonymous) on June 10th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
the blues
i totally understand you when you talk about the prussian vs. pthalo blue. I used to paint (before I lost any room to do so :(
and i feel the exact same way about the two colors. I am guessing she was greenish blues... Amazing sweater!
(Anonymous) on June 10th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
the blues
i totally understand you when you talk about the prussian vs. pthalo blue. I used to paint (before I lost any room to do so :(
and i feel the exact same way about the two colors. I am guessing she was greenish blues... Amazing sweater!

jeanius80 (from ravelry)
(Anonymous) on June 23rd, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Wow Love it. Very Yohji Yamamoto.................. But Better.