Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Feelin' the luuuuv

I must thank everyone for their kind words. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to comment. I just love comments. I loved the suggestions on how to deal with Boyd. I'm torn between putting him in a box, then a bigger box, then mailing himself to me, then smashing the box with a hammer, or building an alter and sacrificing something, maybe a chicken, maybe a child, to Boyd. I'm still debating.

I realize that I really need to make little write-ups for my finished objects, not just pictures. I'll do my best to answer your questions.

Belle Epoque- The yarn was a mohair blend I bought off e-bay. It was the best thing about the sweater. After I made the sweater and tried several different sashes I decided that nothing I did was going to change the fact that the sweater made me took at best pregnant, at worst fat. I should have frogged it for the yarn, but I gave it to my sister. I don't know if she likes it or not, if she hates it maybe I should get it back and try to salvage the yarn.

Nicole Camisole- I used Microspun to make it and I love everything about it. It was easy to knit. I knit it in two days and took a third day to finish. There was an extrodinary amount of sewing on the camisole. I also made the matching thong, but I won't show pictures of that, it's not that kind of blog.

As far as my Corset goes, I did frog it and add two inches to the length. The length is now perfect. I really hope it doesn't grow too much after blocking. I need it to go wider and in my limited experience with blocking you can block only one direction at a time. It either goes longer and slimmer, or wider and shorter. I'm hoping for wider with not much shorter. I guess we shall see. I am currently working on the sleeves. When knitting the corset I put the armscye stitches on a stitch holder and used a provisional cast on for the bottom of the armscye. I've picked up and knit all those stitches. The top stitches are lined up with the ribbed pattern, the bottom stitches aren't, but it shouldn't matter. Who's going to look at my armpit to see if the ribbing matches up? I'm using short row shaping to create a sleeve cap and I think it will work just fine. I'm thinking of knitting 3/4 sleeves, but it all depends on how much yarn I have left. I ordered nine balls and I've only got three left. We'll see, but I really need to stop knitting and start packing (does that sound familiar? wasn't I saying the same thing four months ago? some people never change.)

Tiny brag. I talked to Pork Chop's teacher last night and Pork Chop is doing excellent in school. She is following the rules, and very social. I guess all the other girls want to sit by Pork Chop for stories and such. I've been told she plays well on the playground. She does her work and works very hard. The teacher actually left her name for the substitute teacher to go to if she had any questions. I'm so proud. I've always thought she was a remarkable child, but I'm her mom. I have to think that. It was nice to hear someone else concur.


jaclyn said...

Maybe you could burn some stash yarn in'd be a lot tidier than a chicken, right?

Good luck with the sleeves. You're so brave. I've seen a lot of sleeveless things that I'd like to add sleeves to, but I'd never be able to do it, I don't know the first thing about sleeve caps.

Pork Chop sounds like quite the kid. But that's no surprise, just look at her mom. :)

Amy said...

mail it to myself and smash it with a
How sweet about your daughter....must melt your heart.