Since my last post I’ve worked on a bunch of projects but strangely, most of them didn’t work out for one reason or another..
I did complete the Suri Lace Triangle and blocked it all, save the corners. One of these days there will be pictures. Then there was the Gemini top. It’s a lovely top but it just wasn’t working. Days of knitting on sport weight yarn and after all that effort, the damn thing was way too big in the armholes and neckline. User error/misinterpretation caused me to knit the wrong size, but upon review, knitting the right size wouldn’t have worked either. I’m still debating if I want to leave a scathing review about that. I just find it hard to believe that other plus-size women have knit this same top, but none of them claimed to have the issues I did. Of course, we’re not all the same kind of plus-size so they probably had the features that would have made Gemini work for them. I don’t. The yarn goes to the frog pile until I can sell it. But hell no, am I ever knitting sport weight for an adult top/sweater again.
Then, Big Girl is graduating middle school! But first, there was the 6th grade ball Boy Beanlet attended. I made a dress to wear and farked that up royally. It IS fixable, but my procrastination prevented me from fixing it in time. Now, less than a week to graduation and I’ve no motivation to fix the dress so I can just wear it again.
So, I got a bug in my rear to re-try the one-seam/convertible/infinity dress I tried way back when. I goofed yet again, cutting the circle skirt waist big enough to fit a house. I’m big, but not THAT big. I *could* just cut out the excess fabric and make a seam(making it a two-seam dress!), but, the fabric frayed like hell and I’d have to make hems on the straps a foot wide to hide that. Seeing as the straps themselves are a foot wide… you get the idea.
I’ve since purchased more fabric, this time a single knit so that the edges curl instead of fraying. I even stood in the shop pulling the cut edges to see if it would fray. I know other customers must have been like, WTF?! Hopefully, I’ll get this one done without a(nother) hitch.
Why not grace the comment section with your latest creations/inspiration? I’d love to hear from you!