A few weeks ago when I was looking forward - and into March - I thought that once I was done with the 2 shows in February things would smooth out a little and I would have some time to relax.
Why is it that I – YES I – can’t seem to let that happen?
While I had openly stated that I wanted to work on patterns and get some knitwear out there, the time really flies and I always try to push one more thing in there.
This time I am pushing multiple items into the queue and once again, finding myself slightly overwhelmed, yet excited.
I have been scheduling a get together with the model once a week. And unlike Project Runway…I can’t just rip a seam out and rework part of the garment.
And as part of my construction, I don’t like seams and try to minimize them as much as possible. This also reduces the opportunity for re-work that doesn’t require a complete rip out or a re-start from the yarn tail and frogging as I go. hmm.
But that is a choice that I have made and feel pretty strongly about it.
What I do have “basically” done is the top. I say basically because I still need to weave the ends in and wet finish/wash. When I do this I am just hoping that the yarn doesn’t do anything crazy.
Some yarns grow – or bloom if you like what it creates and grow if it isn’t intended or has positive result. While some yarns – like singles – have a tendency to relax – or sag as I have begun to call it. It is seldom welcome and generally just irritates me.
I have posted a sneak peak picture below and as critical as I am, I think I am happy with it. Maybe even really happy. We’ll see how the finishing goes.
As I had posted on facebook, a lady I have started knitting with used the description of “sexy” and I like that. That was what I was going for.
As of now I am sort of secretive with the name of both the model and the top. But I will release these as I can when I can.
So for my “Spring Break” I think I will knitting like crazy. There might even be a video release titled “Needles Gone Wild” with some hard core knitting that may not be appropriate for the general public.
As part of my Needles Gone Wild, I took a little hike to the lake and knitted down on the lake front for an hour or so.
Working on my March base tan I sat on the shores of Lake Geneva and enjoyed the unseasonal weather.
Johnny wouldn’t let me take his picture, but insisted on taking my picture.
Johnny is a real piece of work, isn’t he?