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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

When life gives you lemons...

Well, I'm happy to report my ankle is much better, I guess nursing it was the right thing to do. So...while I rested, I finished a couple of knitting projects.

The Autumn Cable Mitts (pattern available for purchase at Ravelry)were finished. I really like them! I had no trouble with the pattern. My husband calls them the Victorian pauper look gloves, men...



I also finished this top that has been in a bag needing finishing for a couple of years now. The reason for my neglect is that from the start the way the decreases were done was not turning out smooth, and even though I try different things I couldn't fix it. After sewing the shoulder bands you can see that gathers are even more pronounced. I decided that to get it out of the unfinished pile I would call these gathers a "design element" and just wear it. This design is from Burda WOF 2005 and I loved it as soon as I saw it, but the knitting directions are not any better than the sewing ones.




When I got tired of knitting I gave myself a manicure, isn't this color fun for summer is OPI's Cajun Shrimp.




I'm off to cut my Burda dress (2-2009 124). I have to use a different fabric as the Michael's fabric wasn't enough yardage ( I have learned since then to be more generous when ordering ), instead I'm using an embroidered cotton from Metro Textiles.

4 comments:

  1. Hope your ankle gets better soon! At least you were productive. Love the knits and nails!

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  2. Hola Lisette,
    Deseo que estes mejor, cuidate.
    Bello color y estilo de la blusa tejida, me gusta!
    Quisiera aprender a tejer a dos agujas, deja ver si me embulllo en el invierno, que es cuando generalmente me pongo a crochet.
    Te deseo buen verano!
    Saludos.

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  3. Love your top (and the color)! Looks like it goes well with your nails. Hope you heal quickly!

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  4. Beautiful top! You are right - the gathers are a design element. Like the wrist warmers and the manicure, too. Glad your ankle was not too badly injured!

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