Monday, January 29, 2007

Finish line...

So last night, I finished it!! I figured out how to make an invisible seam- wove in all the loose ends and tried it on... The good news is, it covers my boobs perfectly, actually the size is SPOT ON!! The bad news, well- it's awfully short. I'm not sure if my row gauge was off or if french people just like exposing their midriffs..

So, I took back the needles, and picked up stitches along the bottom hem and will need to add at least 2 if not 3 inches. My mother suggested adding a cable/rib pattern to mimick the yoke, but I haven't totally decided on that.

Here's hoping that it will be ready to wear some time this week :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

72..74..78..80.. wait!

So, apparently I can't count. Regents Honors Diploma, BA cum laude and part of an MBA- and I can't count to 288 stitches.

Work on my phildar sweater is 1 step ahead and 2 steps back. I've brought together the front, back and sleeves and started the yoke in the round- 3 times!! One of these times I'm going to get it.. oy.

I'm really pleased with it though- I hope it fits, it seems kinda small- but as I told my sister- if it doesn't fit, happy birthday to you!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!!

I'm working on a beautiful Phildar sweater, with a cabled yoke. I finished the back and I'm working on both sleeves at the same time. It's construction is like a bottom up raglan, so I'm hoping that when I get through the sleeves, I'll be highly motivated to finish the front so that I can just put it all together.

Eunny Jang's Venezia pullover from the Winter Interweave has been in the back of my mind, but I find that the golds and mossy green tones wouldn't be all that flattering for my skin tone, so I'm inspired to create my own palette, and probably my own fair isle pattern- I'm not especially fond of boat necklines- I HATE showing brastraps, so I think it will require some serious contemplation and rewriting of the pattern.