Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ever have one of those days?

Actually 2 or 3 of those days - when the knitting just isn't clicking along smoothly?

I am working out a pattern for a lacey shawl and started off with a bang - everything was going along smoothly and then I hit a snag (not at all a nice thing when there is Zephyr in the picture). I have an idea of what I want to do next and have been working out versions of how to do it but none of them are coming out to my satisfaction.

So I put it away for the evening and pulled out the Paprika cotton top to see if I could finish it up- just a few more inches to go and it would be done

Well no!

Ripped it out again - back to the arnholes since I realized it was:
1: too short
2: the armholes were too wide and the straps too narrow

So back to add a couple of inches more to the body and then started the armhole shaping again - this time using a different template. Took a good hard loook at it again and am still not happy with the armhole shaping. It is going to be sleeveless so I want it to be cut in a bit but not too much and it is still too much I think. So back into the knitting cupboard it goes again until I can find a shaping I like - not too deep, not too cut in, not too wide, not too narrow.

As they say - back to the drawing board

Have a great weekend everyone! I am going on a garden tour tomorrow - Through the Garden Gate - on Toronto Island sponsored by the Toronto Botanical Garden. The forecast is for 33C (i.e. too hot) but it should be a bit coooler on the Island


At 3:00 p.m., Blogger Deb said...

Perhaps a little wine would improve the design?????? I'd be there to share if I were closer!!!!!


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