Not all weeks are created equal.
This past week was a bit frustrating (not completely, fortunately): here why the lack of posting..
And you probably already read about it on my Facebook page.
Let's start with the good knit-news:I made a sweater in two nights: hereby called the "two chick-flick movies". And because it was so fast to knit, I made an infinity scarf to go with it (and I needed a good excuse to watch another chick-flick!)
Simple stockinette and a boat neck, worked with 11mm needles and a medium weight bouclé yarn: the result is a very light-weight, feather-feel sweater, and because of the variegated color of the yarn it has a camouflage / Missoni effect that really like.
The inspiration comes from this pic (which is very see-through, therefore I'm not going to post here!!).
And I'm going to wear it with a tank top underneath!
Prior to this... the knit-frustration part:
I wanted to knit a big, oversize, heavy turtle neck sweater with extra long sleeves with holes on the sides that could work almost as fingerless gloves. ... Just like the picture on the left, but I wanted it black.
Once the back and front were done, I realized that I didn't have enough yarn to knit the sleeves in seed stitch and to make them extra long. So I did the wrists in seed stitch and proceed in stockinette and kept a regular length. And no holes.
...And of course not enough yarn for the big, slouchy turtle neck.
Actually, I didn't have enough yarn not even for the seams... So I ended up using a grey mélange yarn and cross stitched the seams.
I will probably un-ravel the whole thing. But not immediately, first I have to chill!
(I bought the yarn few years back so I checked but there was nothing even similar, it's just "out of production").
|left picture: shop worth while - collage by moi|
Last, but not least... the Antropologie refashion attempt gone bad
Actually it wasn't "gone bad". It just didn't happen.
My mom has this cream sweater that wanted to update, and it's a bit too short.
I made a large amount of crocheted rondelles and mini-doilies, and the idea was to join all of these in a lace-like fabric, and use them to make the sweater longer, and prettier.
After all the pinning, trials, and yada yada yada.... nope. It's not going to happen.
|right bottom pic: Anthropologie from a couple of seasons back - collage by moi|
... hopefully next week will be better!!