I've started a baby sophisticate for, surprisingly, a new baby expected soon. Check out my first ever yoke! Go me eh!
|How big are babies? Who even knows if this will fit.|
Venus is being a big old pain in the bum right now. It's super duper challenging and kicking my ass. I've read lots and lots of notes, and there's all this conflicting advice about whether or not to crochet into the base stitch, how many stitches you should have, where the fans go. THEN I did this dumb thing and read the dcs in the picots as trs, so I'm going to rip row 8 back to re-do so I don't have big ugly holes at the base of all the lovely fans. Ugh!
Not only that but I came across a break in the yarn - which is totally cool because when I bought this yarn from Ms Gusset it was sold at a discount due to breakages so don't hate y'all. So that stumped me a while, until some nice Raveller suggested the braided method. That worked a treat. The mended yarn seems really strong and is only just barely thicker than the yarn itself. It's bit stiffer, but once worked into the piece and washed etc I reckon I'll be hard pressed to find it. The below shows the yarn as it was, with one ply broken, and the mended (braided) section compared to the yarn itself. Nifty eh?
One of these days I'll learn how to take better photos in the waning light of evening.
Oh oh oh.. last thing before I go. I'm going to do a KAL! Woooo! It's Sweet Summer Rays. I've got until April 15th to choose some yarn to go with it. (I just can't justify $40 right now (including postage, and taking into account the sale) for a skein of the intended yarn. Trust me, I've tried to). I'm thinking of trying my hand at hand painting some left over Luxury in a bright orange or yellow. I don't have anything in bright orange or yellow.
I've not done a KAL before. How does it usually work? Do I have to wait for the start date? I suppose that's the point right? To all do it together? But I'm so slow!! Omg 4ply knitting is such a bitch!