Monday, May 07, 2007

Tightly coiled

Things have been fairly tense on the knitting front lately.
Let me tell you the story of Boobalicious:
I knit the front.
It was too small.
I blocked it larger.
The tension looked all over the place.

I frogged it.
I reknit it in a bigger size.
I finished it off.
I tried it on.
The fit was ok round the boobs but the shoulders were hideous.
The colour looked hideous on me too.
I dyed it purple.
The colour was lovely but no amount of purple was disguising the horribleness of the shoulder straps.

I felted it.
It's about to become the most expensive and labour intensive make up bag I've ever had.

I sought peace and relaxation by joining J on a drive across to Fryup Dale, near Danby.

and starting my Mia shrug.

The yarn (100% merino dk in a creamy colour) is a joy to work with (but I can't help feeling that it looks a bit like an acrylic!!! )The easy lace pattern is soothing and effective. Just what I need on the needles right now!

The garden is desperate for some rain. The weather folk keep promising it, but no show so far - even with the added temptation of a Bank Holiday to ruin.


Barbara-Kay said...

Sorry about your knitting woes. It's great to hear from you, though, and the pictures were delightful!

You enjoy many flowers and plants that I miss. I grew up in a colder climate, live now in Louisiana. Lilacs, for instance, just can't take the heat. (Well, really, neither can I! Let's hear it for air conditioning!)

Wendy said...

Wow, that is crazy about Boobalicious! I am knitting it and I am thinking it is going to be too short and possibly too small. I did a google search to read what others have thought about it and your post scares me.