Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Belmondo Shawl and deeply unflattering cotton tank top
I managed to knit the whole shawl up on Sunday afternoon and was just patting myself on the back when I noticed that I had made mistake with the lace pattern. Darn it!!!
I must have lost concentration for a while as I watched the Olympics on the telly. Fortunately you can't see the mistake when you wear the shawl. I have decided to keep it for myself rather than give it as a gift knowing it's not perfect. I love it and have worn it twice already - so maybe it was a lucky mistake. Still need a gift, so have cast on Belmondo III using the Noro Yuzen that I bought in March at the craft show at Olympia. This time I will be checking the lace rows very carefully!
Meanwhile, I also had some Wendy Supreme Cotton dk that was telling me it wanted to be a top from a recent issue of Knitting magazine. The design is called FrouFrou. Maybe that should have been a clue that it wasn't for me. After a marathon knitting session on Monday and Tuesday I finished the knitting, sewed it up and was sorely disappointed with the result. There can be few things less flattering than a big frilly panel sticking out at hip level. I should have let the dog eat it when he expressed an interest. Anyways, I've given it a severe blocking and am hoping the frills will drop into a slightly less ridiculous looking style. More news on this next post!