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Monday, January 15, 2007

Hook, line and .... sunk.*

I finished knitting Intolerable Cruelty on December 21, 2006. That's 24 inches of between 196 and 464 stitches (what with the ruffle and all).

I sewed in all the ends, hemmed the waistband, and tried it on. Normally, this is where the story goes wrong. But no!! Not this time! It looked fantastic! Who ever would have thought you could wear a knitted skirt and NOT look like an elephant, especially if your rear is a quite well-endowed? It's definitely the most flattering thing I have ever knit, and I know I will get a lot of wear out of it.

So what's the problem? That small word.... "I finished knitting". Unfortunately, the pattern also calls for a very small amount of crochet— loops to put the corset ribbons through. And for some reason, this is a real chore for me. I forgot my crochet hook when I was on holiday so I couldn't do it then, and by the time I got home, it seemed like life just sucked all my motivation to crochet right out the window. Someone please start harassing me, otherwise I fear the skirt will languish in the WIP basket until 2008!

* Alternative titles for this post:
The ole' hook and chain
Not hooked on crochet
No way, crochet!

(I am bad pun central today. Sorry!)


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