Wednesday, August 10, 2005

so i finally got some pictures of my ribbed eyelet top. i got antsy and decided to start one of the sleeves last night so i could feel like i'm actually making some progress. somehow finishing the 12th repeat of the pattern on the body, when i need 21, does NOT feel like progress anymore.

however, the sleeve feels sort of tight. the ribbing is almost completely stretched when it's on my arm but i can still get the fingers of my other hand underneath so i don't know if it's too tight. i might email the author of the pattern to see. i had to tweak the pattern to make it one size smaller than the smallest listed because of my skinny self and non-bustiness. maybe my biceps are really a small instead of extra small?

on to the pictures!

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the body and sleeve hanging out by the pattern so you can sort of see what it looks like. if you can't see it well, try here. it's the one right smack on the front page.

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detail of the pattern repeats on the body. don't try to find the mistakes... there are quite a few but i'm trying really hard not to be a perfectionist on this project.

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and the sleeve on my arm. see how tight it looks?

in other news, i went to a knitting group this weekend for the first time. it was nice. there were two older ladies who were both very nice. they said there are 5-7 people who usually come and several that have shown up once or twice but not come regularly. they also said there are a few ladies in their 20's and 30's so that was helpful. i don't really mind people's ages but i just feel like i would have more in common with folk around my own age. that whole starting a career and settling down phase. so, you know, it was nice and i look forward to going back. they meet at a starbucks in the university bookstore so maybe it will attract more college students that way.

that's pretty much it. my secret project is coming along and i'm very pleased with the way it's turning out. and i seems to have some plans sneaking into my head about making another shawl for my grandmother for christmas (the last one i made her didn't really fit).

oh, and when i get some time, i'll be updating this site a little. a banner, more links on the side, that sort of thing.