Sunday, February 12, 2006

And the snowstorm brings time to those who stitch...

hee hee hee

completed a quick project... i came across some pretty cotton yarn at the hardware store and figured i'd pick some up. It's 100% cotton and is marked "meat string" i think. probably something that butchers use to tie up packs of meat.

well it's sturdy and thick, and i imagined a little hand bag that would look great in this color:

not sure if i want to line it. being that it's so sturdy, i don't think it will gather and stretch like the acrylic bag i had. of course there are problems with it... but i'm still learning right? at least its functional. ^_^

And now... some sweater progress:

matching the tank straps, i started new rows and decreased just at the underarm. you can see it a little on the first picture. i've included a close up so you can see the different stiches. it's almost seamless, yet it has some character.

hopefully, i'll have this done before the snow melts. hee hee.


Saturday, February 11, 2006

Tank/Sweater updates


sorry i've been gone so long. just been through an apartment move, job relocation, and start of school! whew!

Here are some promised updates.

I've since started working on the shoulder/arm piece, but here is an overall picture of the tank... after i frogged it to start all over again. hee hee

And below is a close up of the stitches. See how i went vertical? that made it a bit easier for me to add on the tank straps. Yeah free form. hee hee

Despite the frogging, the yarn is holding up pretty well. I loved the grey specks, so i was willing to pay $4.95/skein... :-O

Ah well. At least it will make a pretty sweater! and did i mention how soft it is....? ^_^