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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Grrrrrrr.
Sometimes, when you design your own project things don't turn out quite as planned. Like buttons. I had a vision of a row of cute little loops, and another of neat little buttons, keeping my Lizzie cardi snugly shut. This vision did not involve gaping. Oh but gaping there is, between every treacherous pair of them! Matthias swears it looks fine that way, but I'm not so sure. I will put it on and take a picture tomorrow. In the meantime it's got me thinking that maybe with the second I will actuall knit it closed, as a top, rather than a cardigan. If I do I'll post patterns for both versions I guess.
Swatch - Horseshoe Lace Tunic
I'm also getting ready to start on a tunic, as soon as I remember to wash this swatch to see if it shrinks. It will be slightly tailored with a scoopneck and have the lace pattern along the bottom border and at the sleeves. The sleeves will be 3/4 and bell slightly. I should have just enough of this yarn, hope it works out!
And since I was away for a bit, I didn't post any of my new stash from Canada. I tried not to go overboard with yarn because I really want to work through more of the stash I have, but then found it harder to resist the thrift store...
Thrifting fabric finds
Here are some fun bedsheets and tablecloths I found and with any luck will eventually turn into some skirts and handbags or shopping bags. Thrift stores aren't very popular in Germany, they don't much like used stuff, so there aren't many places to go hunting. So I took advantage while I could back home, poor Matthias! He was very patient though, and was happy to go for a walk or wait for me in the car with the paper when I just had to look through everything :) I'll post some pics of the yarn acquisitions tomorrow and maybe even get some shots of my lovely new button collection. Now if I can just figure out how to make them look right on a garment...:P
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