Posts tagged ‘ilocos cloth’
>I have a fully loaded weekend yet I still managed to finish the promised crocheted top for mylein.
Saturday morning: got up at past 9. and chatted with mylein’s tita and mama.
Saturday afternoon: I went to Quiapo to accompany a friend.
Saturday evening: I went to SM North to buy a gift for my niece. (Incidentally, she will also be Mike’s goddaughter.) It was past 9pm when I got home.. and I was so tired…
Sunday morning till afternoon: Celebration of my niece’s christening.
Sunday late afternoon: Watched sarah geronimo’s You changed my life, with mylein, michael, ate da and kuya johann…
Sunday night: Bought some groceries.
It was only till 10pm when we are able to eat our dinner.
Yet in between those events, the crocheted top was made.
Oh, the cloth was from Ilocos (it was handwoven!), Mylein gave it to me as a pasalubong when she went there during the Christmas vacation.
The yarn was from Baguio, Michael’s pasalubong when he went there during an SPP Conference last year. It’s a two ply cotton yarn. I think its blended with something else since the texture of the yarn is somewhat rough.
The black beads (fake swarovski crystals) embellished on top of the blouse were bought in Quiapo (one of the few things I limited myself to buy).
The red buttons were from a store in Ayala MRT Station. (The store sells stuff that costs p60 (or p50?) only)
I first saw the pineapple stitch while browsing the multiply sites of various people.. Someone used this pattern in a toilet bowl seat cover. I saved the picture and promised myself that i’ll figure out how to work the pattern out, until i learned that this is called the pineapple stitch (Which i really do not think that the stitch created a pineapple like pattern (more of a pine-cone like pattern if you ask me)). And i found the instructions at from some helpful dude in youtube.
Mylein’s plans for the cloth were pleated skirts (like school uniforms) since we’ve been searching for plaid pleated skirts for a long time now… However since i do not have my sewing machine at the moment and i’m into crocheting these days, i diverted from the initial plan.
Here it is…
(jaran jaran… Drum Roll)