End result: The pants fit comfortable and compliments my body shape. The fabric is machine washable microfiber and perfect for dressy or casual wear.
I also got the chance to wear my sheer top and snatched up my dd to take a pic...love it.
The funniest part of the night was when the kids wanted to ride bikes... there is a mad dash to the garage....lol. My daughter was like Maaaaa! who took my bike... give it back...lol. Everyone grabs a bike and start the inspection process, who needs air in their tires, handle bars adjusted and so on... its just too funny.
Lil Jr. was ready to get is ride on while the others fiddled with lil Samantha's bike
Did I say it was our last cook-out Wrong!!! everyone wants to do it again next week...lol
These knit tops would be an added plus to my wardrobeEnjoy your Weekend Alll!!
Ok onto the sewing front. I finally finished my sheer top using New Look 6571 and it was a total challenge and just glad its over with. This was my first time working with a sheer knit and learned how to work with one-way stretch and sewing in sleeves. I can't say how many times I baste stitched the sleeves backwards.... yike!!!
After finally getting the sleeves right everything else fell into place. The sleeves were 3/4 and I shortened them, and used bias tape to trim out the neck opening, sleeves and bottom of the blouse. Oh!! how could I forget, I also must be mindful of lining-up border prints. I tried it on and its a perfect fit, I need to find a navy blue body shaper, b/c of the super sheerness of the blouse...Whew!!! so glad its over...lol
Finally, I tried my hands at scrapbooking. Let me tell you, I spent a good hour trying to figure out what to use with my photo. I felt like a kid with too many toys and not sure which one to play with first. I couldn't believe I spent a whole hour working on it and then picked it up again the next day to add some more dodads, and to think I'm not finish.... this craft is contagious.....lol. I enjoyed it, and it provided a break from my other crafts. The family just peeked in on me and shook their heads... while saying.. what will she do next....lol.
Well that's all Folllllllllks....lol
Used: 3-1/3 skeins
Started: 9/ 3/07
Details: 9-5-07 Post & 9-7-07 Post & 9-8-07 Post
I decided Roulette was appropriate for this tank, b/c I was definitely playing Russian Roulette while making it, using 2 different patterns...lol. Totally love it and ooohhh so soft. Here I am just returning home from work and grabbed my dd to take a pic.. lucky timing. I received several compliments on this tank, and man-o-man was I cheesing. It was a lil comical, b/c the compliments were "oh I really like that sweater with your suit and especially the holes..." In turn I responded oh the eyelet... why Thank You.....lol
Well after 4 rows… I’m not content.
Here is the top after completing the steps above and tried it on to ensure that the seams were tight. So far good.
Now, I will attempt sleeves following Tany's instructions. Thanks
p.s. I need to learn how to use the serger feature on my sewing machine...lol
When I opt to crochet armholes and do neck shaping I just bind-off the whole project and pick-up stitches with my crochet hook and sail along from there… easy as pie. Well, I decided this project was going to be ALL about knitting and truly learning how to shape and bind-off strictly with knitting, so I started the bind-off to separate the back and front. After binding off the required stitches, for a nano-second I was stumped… then figured it out and moved on. (In the process I also learned why I kept ending up with purl stitches in my other projects when it should’ve been knit sts…)
Now, its time to continue armhole shaping and shape the neck simultaneously… What!!!! the X#$*^ - I was like oh darn… why didn’t I just do crochet....lol. After k 17 sts – attach 2nd ball and BO 26 center sts – k to end. I sat there staring at the garment saying now how in the world am I suppose to do all that….lol.
Again, I strained my brain and was like ok… add’l needles are in order... and pulled out my dpns. Mind you I still had my option needles dangling from the front section holding those stitches, and a dpn on each side of the back of the garment, and using straight needles to continue working the straps.
Please tell me there’s a better way!!!!!!
BTW... I tried it on and man-o-man... the yarn feels sooooo good against my skin and it miraculously fits well.
But can I also tell you about Cashsoft by Rowan, which is 57% Extra Fine Merino 33% Microfibre 10% Cashmere is so darn soft and its has a bounce to it. I was concerned initially that once I started working it up I would have lil fibers flouncing around me, but nope... I guess the acrylic microfibre keeps it in check. Cashsoft is also machine washable... I am so psyched about it ... well I need to do a lifeline to check the shaping and then move on to the finish line.
Have you worked with Rowan Cashsoft before and what did you like or dislike about it.
With that said this Twisted Tank will get a dose of a crochet row.
What’s your take on this….?