Monthly Archives: June 2007

It is Extraordinary working on a long project….

….so I met this amazing woman at the Golden Krust restaurant – medical student working her way through roti and peas and rice behind the counter, mulling over whether to come to New York or stay in California for her residency. Alas my effusive spirit rose to the occasion spreading mirth and sunshine in the form of accolades regarding her choice to go into medicine. On and on I went, disregarding the ever growning line of hungry and irate Caribbean folks waiting for their jerk chicken. We spoke and I shared some of who I was and what I do….. She shyly mentioned how she had always wanted a “Crochet Kimono” –

SURE~!!! – I said – NO problem, in fact you DESERVE a Crochet Kimono – well you get the drift.

Buzzing in a world of my own, I hestitated to think just HOW I was going to create this Crochet Kimono, but in the world of crochet Heck! anything is possible –

Well…….
One fitting
Three payments
Two orders of yarn from Elann
and three months later
(and of course countless emails)

My client came to pick up here Crochet Kimono –

Which I present to you now!

I have to of course thank Janine Addison who came by to take these fabulous shots of the work…..

I have never taken on the challenge of a long project – the entire kimono was made with an F hook. I used a fabulous yarn called Mister Joe Blanket – it is an Italian yarn made up of 50% Wool/ 46% Acrylic/ 3% Nylon/ 1% Elastane. I was hoping that by using this almost fingering weight yarn and an F hook, the drape would work and I think it did great!

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Crochet Bathing Suits created for TBA to be featured at Bikinis Under the Bridge!!!

Internationally renowned swimwear designers from the Caribbean and the U.S. converge at the chic Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo to showcase the latest in sensual and innovative swimwear.

Brooklyn, New York: JRG Entertainment is announcing its second annual Bikini Under the Bridge Swimsuit Fashion Event, a crowning event in its ten year resume of outstanding fashion shows in Brooklyn. The event will be held at the Tobacco Warehouse at Water and Dock Streets in Dumbo on June 24th, 2007. Doors will open at 4pm with the event slated to begin at 7pm. Headlining the event will be the brilliant designer and Creative Director of both Barbados and St. Kitts Fashion weeks, Roger Gary; Michael Awards 2000 Best New Menswear Designer of the Year, Francis Hendy; and Brooklyn’s William Fleet’s TBA (To Be Afrikan). TBA hired Sue Rock Originals to create these custom designs for his company!

WBLS’ vivacious Wendy Williams will open the show, and Sister2Sister magazine’s fashion editor Walter Greene will serve as host. The show will also feature a vibrant after-party (included in ticket price) where attendees will be able to rub shoulders with who’s who in Caribbean politics, sports, business, and of course, fashion.

In a no-holds-barred media blitz, JRG has partnered with the MTA to plaster the side panels of 100 buses, and the inside of 50 bus stops with the image of a pouty, 6 ft., bathing suit clad model. With the juxtaposition of platinum hair and dark skin she dares you to miss this great show of eye candy. WBLS’s Steve Harvey as well as 93.5’s Irie Jam will advertise the event with model/designer interviews and ticket give-aways. National television channels such as VH1, BET, E!, and Lifetime, in addition to local Caribbean channel CIN, will feature commercials of the show.

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