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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Almost done! These are the front and back pieces. I'll be knitting the sleeves next. Right now this looks like two giant scarves. I usually know what I want my next project to be. But I've seen so much inspiration lately that I'm just not sure which direction to go in. I want more dresses, sweaters, knit pants, sheer knits...I even saw a pair of leggings that I want.
Image from Lily
Friday, November 04, 2011
Flirting with the Camera
I always use laceweight/light fingering size threads, but I want to go even skinnier sometimes. I swatched up this yarn (to the left). It's a two-ply knitting yarn that is the size of #10 crochet thread. Seriously! You can see how considerably smaller the stitches are from the yarn on the right, especially the stripe. I didn't think it would knit properly on my machine, but decided to give it a try. It turned out great! Now I can't wait to make some things with super skinny yarns!
I decided to go with a slightly deeper color. It's called "Cocoa" and it's very rich and delicious! Dontcha think?! I saw this color and fell in love all over again! I love my original color choice also. It was such a match, but I have some unfinished business with that shade of yarn. That project was frogged quite a while ago, however, I still plan to reknit it. This thread is the same size as the swatch to the right in the photo above. The smaller thread is half the size of this strand. I think that puts it in perspective.
Does this look familiar? LOL! This picture was taken earlier this afternoon. I knit this up today. You'll be happy to know that I've made considerable progress just since this photo was taken. I've been slow in starting this project, so I'm trying to catch up by knitting the complete back today. I really need to start taking full advantage of this machine. You can really have a nice knit wardrobe if you own one of these!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Next: You would have to be living under a rock not to have caught wind of the Missoni for Target craze last month. I didn't purchase anything. I wasn't interested in anything that I saw, and thank goodness. Everything sold out very quickly. Before it was all over, there was one little number that grabbed my attention and held on tight.
Lastly: I know I said I wouldn't be changing systems again anytime soon but...when I said I missed my Olympus. I really meant it. So I'm back to my Olympus system. I appreciate my system now more than before! Sometimes you actually get it right the first time. This camera is so me! It's seriously fun to use!
Plus, it's so darn sexy!
Image from Patrick Ng
Thursday, October 06, 2011
The reason it has taken me so long to complete this project is because I made a colossal mistake on it after knitting half of the dress. It's the mistake every knitter will or has encountered. Gauge! So I had to walk away from it for a considerable amount of time before STARTING OVER! Half of this project was quite a bit of work. But I really wanted this dress! What's one to do? Fix it and vent later!
But on to the good stuff!!
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. It's sleeveless, if you're wondering.
Since I had a couple of request to see the sleeve, I snapped a couple of pics and added them to the gallery.