Sunday, August 19, 2012
I finally acquired another ball of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool.
After finishing the second half of my ribwarmer, I sewed the pieces together and eagerly sewed them together.
A little too eagerly, I'm afraid- I haven't had quite so much practice seaming garter stitch as with stockinette and my seam is quite obvious:
You'll notice I didn't seam the very top or the very bottom. I plan on sewing that little Peter Pan collar thing down a bit, but I like the way it rolls in the front and refuse to sew the neck up the way the pattern suggests. Apparently it makes for a very warm neck, but I don't think I need the extra warmth.
The ribwarmer is blocking now- the wool grew quite a bit- so we'll see if I end up sewing the neck down or not. I haven't decided what color- if any- I plan on using for the I-cord border, or whether or not it needs buttons. I did buy some nice light pink ones, but I'm not sure if they'll work after all.
Depending on how it turns out I might just call it done. It's really not a shape I think I could wear in public- maybe out camping or under something else- and the short rows are at a really awkward sort of place around the bust. The armholes are outrageously deep and I don't know if I feel like investing the time into I-cord and buttons if I'm not going to wear it. I don't know. It will be dry tomorrow and I'll think about it then.