Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Where's the love?

Whenever I held Aimee's parts to my body, they looked PERFECT. I was so happy with the way I shaped the neck and shoulders. The three needle bind-off looked awesome. Then I tried Aimee on.....guess what? The armholes are toooooo big! So big that, if I turned into an Indian goddess and had two more arms coming out of the sides of my body, they would easily fit through the armholes. I don't know how this happened. I put Aimee on top of another sweater and it all looked fine. Did she secretly stretch out over the weekend while I was gone, trying to get a peak at the fireworks outside the window??
Unfortunately I have no photo at the moment as I misplaced the transfer cord. I thought maybe I could reblock the pieces, but the lacepattern is very stretchy and not willing to get any smaller. So I'll just have to unravel and make the front and back shorter. That should do it. Hm.
I comforted myself with a trip to the LYS to pick up two skeins of this:
Nature's Palette in the colorway springgrass. This is going to become a quick make-me-happy knit, maybe a pair of socks or a little scarf, something I can take along. Usually I try to have just one knit going, to avert the fate that has befallen so many of my sewing projects, which is the ufo limbo. But I crave some knitting satisfaction, this week please, or maybe next, but soon!
At least the jewelry isn't getting all bendy on me. Here are some more necklaces I made:
Gold Necklaces 2
On the left, gold-filled wire. In the middle, labradorite and carnelian round beads. On the right, moonstone and freshwater pearl.


MissLucy said...

Sorry to hear about the Aimee. It's so frustrating when that happens. Your jewellery is absolutely gorgeous though. I have tried to answer your question about Jytte Slente, but it is in my blog because I wanted to include some links, and found it easier to do that in a post (besides i didn't have anything in particular to post today anyway, so thanks!!)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about aimee.... The new yarn is gorgeous, i hope it provides a little instant gratification. Your jewelry is gorgeous, it makes me want to wear necklaces again as impractical as that would be.

eastern white said...

hi steph, i just discovered your site and i totally love i! beautiful knits, beadworks and sewing! i'm so impressed!

Minna said...

Hi, just went through your blog. So beautiful and nicely photographed projects. Enjoyed a lot!

Minna said...

...just checked my blog comments and realized that you had left a comment on my blog the other day. What a coincidence! :-)

Lori said...

I just went through your blog (too) and I have to say that your FOs make me feel like I have no idea what I'm doing! They are all so beautiful! The knits! the sewn items!! the jewellry!!!


Anonymous said...

Yes I make beads and purses too... I love your work though too!I love the site...it's pretty interesting!I