general adventures in craftiness

Friday, March 30, 2007

Wonky Rebecca Sweater

I finished seaming up the sweater last night. I'm not sure if I like this sweater at all. You can sort of see how it still leans to the left side. And the seams are all weird and tight because of that too. I was hoping that if I threw the sweater in the washer and dryer, some of the problems might be corrected, but it doesn't look like it. I've used the KnitPicks Shine before, but with this project I had a horrible problem with it leaving a thin coating of fuzz on myself whenever I'd knit for extended periods of time. I then made the mistake of washing it with other clothes and there were tons of yarn pills on everything! This may be a wear-around-the-house sweater only.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Shoulder Pads, Buttons, and Yarn, Oh My

After modeling my jacket in class, the other students and our teacher checked the fit and pinned in the side back seams to be taken in another quarter inch, which I did when I got home. I got my buttonholes and buttons finished in class. I decided to cover my own buttons and I really like how they make the jacket look polished. I never thought I would add shoulder pads, but they really help with the pouf of the pleated sleeves. I covered them with the lining fabric, so they wouldn't stand out so much. Once I tack those shoulder pads in, this project is officially done!

I finally got my KnitPicks yarn yesterday too. The color is much different in person than it appears on the website. It's much more turquoisey-green. I think I like it enough to keep it. At least I Could wear what I knit with the jacket since it matches the lining! Ha!

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