Friday, June 30, 2006

it is all in the details

and those details are keeping me from from completing my corset...perhaps y'all can help.
Here is my corset top as it is now... What's that bit of pink you ask? It is the crochet edge that runs around the entire piece. I ran out of blue-KnitPicks Shine Worsted bachelor button- I needed a much larger size than anticipated. All I have left in my stash is the pink-KnitPicks Shine Sport Orchid. I originally put buttonholes down each side so I could lace it up (or part way up if I were feeling extra saucy!) It looks a bit unfinished this way though, so I broke out the pink...
The top was also a bit floppy, and the extra stitches really help it keep in shape.

I have pretty much decided I will crochet along the front and top edges. Then sew all those buttons on... I am horrible at sewing on buttons...but I should be very good after all the practice I am gonna get sewing on these 23 pearly pretties. But I can not decide if I like the pink...on one hand I do have it....however I think I would prefer Cloud or Silver Sage.

If the needles were in your hands what would you do?

1.Spring for the extra skein (color suggestion anyone?)-even if it means waiting...

2.Use the pink-it pops! and you have it after all...

on an itchier note...thanks for the well wishes...my bites are still insanely itchy. I have been taking benedryl for days and I tell ya it makes me woosey as a space cadet...but still I itch...y'all I knew I was really bad off when I would walk into a room with the kids and either of them would look at me and chirp "Momma, stop scratching, you are makin' it worse!" Next time I am breaking out the bug spray before heading out!

I did however suffer much less while trying to knit the lovely lace shawl. It seems obsessing over each stitch you make occupies enough brain cells to help you forget how horribly itchy you are. I also read that the pattern had errors, only after I got to row 20 and the lace was no longer lovely. I did a quick google search and had all the correction at hand (first mistake on row 19 arrrr)...there was even a picture of the finished shawl...very inspiring to say the least. So I am giving it another go. This yarn prefers to only be knit once...in case of mistakes I bought a little, tiny size 4 crochet hook. I am sure it will be worth its weight in diamonds by the time I am finished.

If I like knitting lace as much as I think I will be asking for winder and swift for christmas. Now ladies, I hope you are sitting down, I have no LYS nor do I know of one within an hour of where I live. I cannot beg, plea, or pay them to wind my yarn for me...I am much worse off than those poor kids with no Xbox...

3 comments:

Persnickety Knitter said...

Too bad you didn't find out about the errors until you were past the error row. But at least you were not TOO far past it.

About the edging color -- the pink's not bad but I think I'd like the Cloud better. Or maybe the Green Apple? I'm just not much of a pink person.

Yarn It said...

Your top looks wonderful...excellent work! I am indeed going to knit this. I love pink...but I think it really depends on what look you are going for. The pink does pop and stands out....the other colors would be more subdued. I also think the bright pink may possibly detract from the beautiful detail of the corset. The lighter colors would add a nice finished touch but would also allow the detail of the corset to be noticed - and I think the detail is definitly deserves to be noticed.

I can't believe how pretty it looks...you MUST post a pic of you wearing it when it is totally complete.

jae said...

Golly, I say spring for the extra skein. The pink edging is pretty but it is a little distracting, the corset is gorgeous.