Monday, April 21, 2008

Still Hanging On

Behold! I have not forgotten my old pal Currer. I blocked the pieces on Friday night and spent several hours yesterday seaming it all together. It was my first time doing set-in sleeves, and it was quite a challenge. Even though the seams aren't perfect, I'm happy with how it turned out overall. Turns out the peplum I liked so much also involved a looooooong seam...

After I took this photo yesterday I finished weaving in the ends, leaving just the collar and the button band. And the fit? For once I have made something that isn't too big - it has just the right amount of negative ease. Yay!

Monday, April 07, 2008

My Obsession

I am not a knitting monogamist. Even though I may have been in love with a pattern when I started it, after a while my eye starts to wander and I begin to flirt with other patterns. Usually it’s just innocent flings off to the side while I maintain a steady relationship with my current pattern. Sometimes, though, I find that “special someone” that makes me seriously think about leaving my pattern for greener pastures.

Here’s my obsession: Dahlia.

I have created not one, not two, but *three* swatches in three different yarns to determine the Ultimate Yarn for this design. I am convinced that this pattern, combined with the “just right” yarn, will not only end world hunger but allow people to instantly transport from one place to the next and completely eliminate our dependence on oil.

Don’t worry about Currer. I’m at the peplum and I’ll stick with it “for the kids”, but I think it already knows that the romance is gone.