Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Silk Corset top

My silk corset top is coming along nicely...especially since I have decided no baby born in August needs a knit blanket and have devoted all my knitting time to appease my own selfish desires.

I am loving this. It actually fits around me, but I was afraid of pulling the stitches off the needles. I will get a good picture when it is all finished...hopefully by Sunday so I can wear it to my sisters baby shower!

Hope y'all had a better Father's Day than I did. My Stepdad's older brother died over the weekend, and although it was expected, it is never easy to deal with. The wake was Sunday and the funeral was yesterday. It was all so sad. The man had 7 grown children, only one shed a tear during the two days. His widow didn't even cry. I know all people show emotion differently, but his kids acted as if it was a burden to have to take time out of their day for him. I cried for him, for the joyless life he led, for the pain and suffering he endured during his last months, but most of all I cried for him because it seemed as if no one cared and no one would miss him, except one of his daughters-my heart aches for her, I cannot even begin to imagine what she is feeling...it was, as my mom put it "the saddest funeral I have ever been to." It really put a damper on Father's Day, as I felt to celebrate was out of place and inappropriate during a time which we should be mourning the loss of a dear uncle. He was only 62. May he finally rest in peace.


Cutie said...

Wow Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about that. I can't imagine not crying for someoe I loved at a funeral- heck I cry about people that died years ago.

Your silk corset looks amazing! And you do too, of course.

I feel like we never talk anymore! I tried to find you on msn messenger, since you have a hotmail address, but haven't ha any luck.

If you use any IM's at all (AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, ICQ, GoogleTalk, etc) email me your username!

Lots of love,

jae said...

Oh My Goodness, your corset is absolutely fantastic AND its a perfect fit!

Sorry about the loss...

Yarn It said...

The corset is so beautiful! I am jealous. I think I may need to make one. I was wondering how many balls of shine worsted you purchased for this and what size needles you are using.

I am also sorry for loss. What a sad story. That is great that you were able to show compassion and saddness for you uncle regardless of how the other family members handled it.

SSFE said...

Congratulations Amanda, your corset looks very pretty.i really love the color.Can't wait to see more :)


Persnickety Knitter said...

Wow, the corset top looks great! Can't wait to see it finished.

So sad about the funeral.