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Saturday, September 23, 2006

i put the neck on. what a hassle. i had to frog and reknit it because.... well, i'm tired and it's technical. something to do with purling through the back loop and the significance of not doing that. and i had to redo the shoulder seams because i have only ever knit raglans before and my seaming was truly dreadful.
my three needle bind off round the neck is quite an obvious seam. i don't know if it's supposed to invisible or not. but it looks neat, if obvious, so it's staying.
the sides aren't sewn up yet, which is why i am contorted in the photo. i was trying to hold the camera and the top to keep me modest-like.

the armholes are quite small, although i made them larger than the pattern called for, so i do not want the lace ruffle extending under my arms (yucky sensation. hate frilly stuff in my armpits). so i have to study the pattern carefully to make a nice lace edging that 'grows' out of the armscye. i don't want to just cast on less stitches, because that will leave a right angley-thing where the lace ends.
does ANY of this make sense? i am quite tired (thankyou, dresden dolls and your four and a half hour show that only ended because the venue was closing) and not so eloquent.

i did have the apparently genius idea last night of knitting a pillbox hat with veil and floral embellishment. still too tired to work out if this is in fact a good idea, or deluded brain-rambling... i would stiffen the actual hat with a hat-shape that the knitted part would go over.


Blogger ysolda said...

oh my, I've been so impressed by your endurance with this. It's looking great though. I'd be tempted to do some kind of short row thing for the ruffle.

6:54 pm  
Blogger spider_knit said...

Does look nice, indeed. Much agreement with Ysolda.

I think the collar looks particularly good. Did you lengthen this to the pattern? (racks brain thinking about the original)..

7:18 pm  
Blogger Michelle said...

could you felt the hat to stiffen it?

1:37 pm  
Blogger Clementine said...

i was thinking about felting a oill box hat... something inspired by my aunt's army uniform thingo which is actually really cute. army uniforms? cute? yeah, i know. but it is!

so yeah. felting. it's the way of the future.

1:15 pm  
Blogger Clementine said...

oill = pill. must remember to spell check!

oh, and yes. the top looks even better in person. it's fan-diddly-tastic and you should be proud! even the warts don't look warty.

1:16 pm  
Blogger lupinbunny said...

i really want the stitch definition, so felting is kind of out (though i intend to felt the flowers).
i've bookmarked a crochet pattern for a pillbox, so maybe it's time to take the plunge?
else, i have a pretty clear idea of how i'm going to shape it. the construction will pretty much be the same as a floor cushion/ chair pad (without the corners, and the bit on the bottom, and the foam inside, and the cushionness, obviously).

9:00 am  

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