Thursday, February 21, 2008


I am finally finished my Tilted Duster:

It really grew after washing and blocking, which was just as I expected and hoped! It got a LOT longer and just enough bigger around that it fits comfortably across my chest, with that "almost closed" look to the skirt.

This knit was a pleasure - I liked how the ribbing and increases worked together to make the triangle at the hips. Good for curvy types like me. I also learned a great deal about seaming and setting in sleeves. The seaming for the sleeves I can handle, but I hope that I don't have to set in a sleeve again anytime in the near future. I wimped out and begged my auntie to do it for me. I had had enough by the time I finished seaming up the sleeves. Which, by the way, I did perfectly!

Also, since I changed the neckline, I couldn't use a button (I tried a big, funky, 70's looking leather button, but it completely weirded out on me when I tried to button it). I used a clasp instead, which was the one The boy voted for initially. What good taste he has!

I can't wait to wear it, and as long as the snow/ice we are getting tonight/tomorrow doesn't prevent my plans, I am wearing it to work tomorrow with jeans. It is Friday, after all!

I did do a pre-blocking photo session with it, but MAN I look really W-I-D-E in the photos, so I'll have to wait for a better photographer. My mother sucks at that, apparently! Maybe this weekend The Boy can take some. Is it sad that my 6 (!) year old takes better pictures than my mother?

I have lots more in the works as far as knitting goes right now. See my Ravelry page to check up. I'm Heather219 there. One day, I gotta figure out how to put progress bars here on my sidebar. And subscribe to bloglines. One day. Right now, I'm off to give in to some sales!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty! I love that color. Glad it came out as good as you hoped.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Looks like it turned out great! I can't wait to see it on!

11:05 AM  

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