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.


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

  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!

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

  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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