I just bought a spinning wheel. The trouble starts here! Or to be more accurate, it starts when my esteemed partner finds out. Crap!
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Despite promising LupinBunny I wouldn't go to the book sale until Saturday(giving her ample time to buy all the knitting books), I caved in and went on Friday night.
my knittin'-booty from the Save the Children book sale stands thus:
Spot the mistakes?yes. the infinitely frustrating high neck top.
Dare I become I sock warrior?
it looks like warts! all those cute little polka dots are messy and blobby and knobbly! i am definitely ripping them out, but i don't know what to replace them with... my dilemma is explained in great detail here, so go give me some advice.
Brisvegas SnB is AWESOME! Such very cool chickies, fantastic venue, and OH MY GOD, the skillz! They have mad, mad skillz! I found me another knitting guru (Thanks jenG!).
hmmm.. so the image is a little dark, but look! that's about a third of the Vogue high neck lace top!
Guess what? Patonyle dyes just fine with KoolAid ;-)
Where it's At.
Look, that shirt you admired Lupinbunny!
So I ripped.
I have gone through the pattern so many times trying to work out where it all went wrong, but I followed the pattern reasonably closely, for me. I think the biggest problem was caused by me ignoring my instincts and casting off for the arm holes two inches above the waistband (as per pattern instructions). That would be fine if you're a waif-like Keira Knightley build, but unfortunately, I'm more like a Jordan. I used to be a Pammie, but "the problem" has increased as I've got older. Too much chicken, I think.
Luckily, the yarn I used was on sale and still available in the same dye-lot. A small mercy since the stuff salvaged from the frogged cardy is completely unusable for anything except for cat-bait. So I bought another two balls, and tonight, I will start again.