Friday, June 4, 2010

Seriously Scandalous Knitting!

My gang of friends known as the Inspiration Circle, gathered for our last get together before the kids summer vacations started. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to have to RAVE about my friend Najma's creation! Please allow me to introduce...

The Monokini
A bikini joined together with a single sexy strap in the center!

Oh my! I mean we all are MOTHERS for crying out loud ; }! I consider myself a burka on the beach kind of gal. Not only is a bikini waaayyy out of my reality, but the idea of knitting one...oh my, entirely out of my skillset. But I know I wasn't alone as we all were in awe of the boldness of Najma's design and talent... soooo absolutely, fantastically shocking! What's even better, is that this was a project that the ever so talented Najma decided to do on a whim... creating a pattern of her own (hopefully available on Ravelry soon)!


She used part of the pattern for a bikini top

and ruffles from a scarf pattern (check out the shimmery gold cotton!)

Here is my beautiful friend modelling her creation
Saucy isn't she?

I just LOVED it! It totally broke me out of the mindset that knitting had to be just nice, sedate sweaters, baby blankets and scarfs. I have to know, are all of you naughty closet knitters as well??? Please share what's been on your needles!


16 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

My friend knitted one of these swimsuits and it is quite naughty, but totally gorgeous. I would wear it in a second!!! I love it, your friend is quite talented--- I think a proper photo shoot is in order!!

Joy said...

I have to say that I've never done any knitting quite like that. I love it though. Very va-va-voom! :)

momma rae said...

gorgeous!! what a talented gal. that is one of the coolest bathing suits i have ever seen. and no, my very basic knitting skills have taken me no where near this exciting of a place!

Tahara said...

Wow, that is serious!...She has the shape to pull it off...I love it!...But I am with you Marina, this is far beyond my skill level :-)

Maybe one day...

Jen said...

Tres chic! I've knit some tank tops and short sleeve sweaters, but never any swimsuits or underthings. Maybe one day...

TerryM又來ontane said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

Andrea said...

YES!!!! Najma rules. This suit demands a scandalous photo shoot!
But I will wear an arm-less burka up at the lake with you Marina.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

oooohhh, hot mamma!
mike wants me to knit one of these. in fact, back when i started knitting, he created a whole knitting patten book of sexy creations he found online and gave it to me as a gift.
(i can't believe i just shared that here....)
Nicola

Kelly said...

Not neary as sexy or exciting as this (holy cow)! but I just finished my first sweater (whoot!)The Elliot cardigan for Viola - you know we need a sweater for these Bay Area Summers. On the table blocking right now, will sew buttons on tonight. Details on my ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kellarella

Heather said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous creation. Something that I would refer to all of my 20 something family members, but gorgeous none the less. I love to see women in this kind of creative mindset.

Twig and Toadstool said...

Saucy indeed!!!! I LOVE it, and GOD love a woman who could pull off wearing a bathing suit like that! No scandalous knitting here...but, perhaps I just might have to whip up some tassels!!

xo maureen

志城志城 said...

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Stephanie said...

I have some saucy corset patterns, complete with ribbon lacing up the back...did knit a belly dance bra for myself once. Trouble is, knitted fabric isn't firm enough to give any support. That sexy monokini will totally droop once it gets wet! Next time she should do it in black with hot pink ruffles...then it's a garment for the bedroom! Saucy indeed! Love the look over jeans! Dare her to wear it out, just like that! Hehee!

healing hillary said...

OK I just have to say...I don't think I could knit tight enough to warrant a public display. I'd have to install some kind of lining :).

I love it...never knit anything that sexy, or arguably sexy at all...hmm, something to consider :).

洪筱婷 said...

Where did you purchase this product?.................................................................

貢慧 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。......................................................................