17 April 2007

Alene Camisole

I got a bit of a fright when I realised that I had 8 projects on the go, so on Sunday night, instead of forging ahead with my Mariah sleeve, I pulled out the Alene Camisole, and finished it. There was no knitting to be done, just sewing up the straps, making a casing for the elastic (under the bust), putting in the elastic, making a cord, and then darning in the endless ends. Fiddly stuff. But I did it, and it's finished, and it's even nice to wear!

Dotter is modelling this for me - her bust is much smaller than mine, so it's a little big on her, but there are limits to what I'll put online ;)


Things I learnt from this project? I can unravel and dye cotton (this used to be a Land's End little girl's bright pink top), and it looks cool. I don't much like knitting with cotton to make lace, it splits all the time and is annoying. And I can delay finishing a project with the best of them - knitting was basically finished in October last year!

So now I have 7 things on the go - the Peppercorn Shawl has to be done soon though, as it's for an early May birthday. In terms of ancient projects that need a hit on the head, I'll try to finish off the Short Circuit Scarf next.

And thanks everyone for your encouraging comments on my last post - I'm glad it struck a chord for so many of you!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that is soooo pretty!!! I absolutely love it. Well done!

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  2. I love that lace pattern and the colour - just wonderful!

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  3. Yahoo - it's done and it's gorgeous! I've been assessing the WIP pile, too - scary.

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  4. That is so sweet! And you dyed it too! Great job jejune :) I can't believe u have 7 projects hehe, I'm already having trouble with 3.

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  5. Love the stitch definition in the lace - the cotton may be annoying to knit but you can't deny that it looks fantastic!

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  6. It does look fabulous! Really pretty design.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I know what you mean about the black, black, black. My daughter went through that stage too, even to the extent of black nail polish and lipstick .. eek!

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  7. Gorgeous work Jejune, the lace detail is stunning. I am just so impressed that the yarn used to be something else entirely.

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  8. that's beautiful. Must be so satisfying to finish it. My ufos are all little and still managed to hang around tormenting me indefinitely.

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  9. Very pretty - lovely soft colour. Looks good on Dotter too. Now only 7 to go!! I only have 4 at the moment - just finished the nephew's cricket vest (now you know who this is!)

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  10. GORGEOUS! Fills me with lust to make one myself. I don't like knitting with cotton either, but I like wearing it - go figure. I had a think about UFOs (or WIPs) and I really only have three on the go ATM, and one of them is the inevitable pair of socks that I always have on the go. Three is an amazingly small number for me!

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  11. It looks wonderful! Well done!

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  12. The lace work looks so soft - I'd never have guessed it was cotton!

    Thanks for your openness about perfectionism - I can relate. Sometimes knitting, my #1 hobby, gets really frustrating and I get really stressed. That's when I realise something is seriously wrong and I need to back off a bit!

    www.2hot2knit.blogspot.com

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  13. im famous! as u can all see it fits me nicely...i think i will have to steel it :D

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  14. Enjoy wearing your beautiful creation!

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