Thursday, February 14, 2008

Done: Finally! After much crying and steeking

The Tilted duster is finally done! After blocking, a small turn in the dryer (it stretched after washing), and application of buttons and a snap, it is finally complete! I like how the side seam steeks turned out. I guess it was worth the time out!
Pattern: Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan from Fall 07 Interweave Knits
Needle: #10 Circulars: Used the Denise set.
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Highland Heather in Teal, purchased in Hilo, here on the Big Island!
Began: September 6, 2007
Completed: February 8th 2008
Modifications: Did the 44" chest, but should have maybe done a smaller size back? Knit the sleeves in the round to sleeve caps, and when I re-knit them, I added about an inch to the length, then made the sleeve cap less extreme. Other than that... Oh yes: Sewed, steeked, cut the side seams to fit. Heh.

Some before and after armpit photos:

Now that it is done: I like the yarn, the color, and the design (except, of course, the bat wing underarms that needed trimming). I think the wool is soft and warm. I was unsure if the empire waist would fall from my bust and make me look preggers. And it does. But it is still nice, I just need to be careful about what I wear under it.
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Thanks, everybody, for all the advice and encouragement when I sent this into the corner for a time-out!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Finally, the skirt is done:

Tilted Duster Skirt Complete!

When I was knitting it I thought it was taking forever, but now that is done, I am not so sure. I think it went pretty fast. As you can see, I've picked up the stitches for the collar. Once this is done, I will seam in the already knitted sleeves.

Maybe it will be ready before the warm weather comes and I can actually wear it? Maybe, just maybe.

Lisa -