wanna see something cute??
are you sure? because i could show you something less than cute . . .
okay, hang on a sec. this piece turned out just the way i pictured it in my head. well, almost.
not that i’m disappointed at ALL. i’m not.
okay, NOW you can look (i just wanted to see how long debbie could go without bouncing
in her chair)
i had thought there might be room for multiple repeats of that cat’s paw stitch at the bottom. and when i write the pattern, i think i will adjust everything so that there could be. i just love those big freakin’ holes. talk about ventilation . . .
and, as if that wasn’t practical enough, let’s talk about how sexy it is in a totally innocent way. it gives you both the illusion of a short, see-through garment, while preserving a veil of mystery. it sends a very definite look-but-don’t-touch message (which really whispers come hither, of course). how much do you love that?
don’t say i’m not looking out for you.
i was a little concerned that the allover lace might compromise one’s, ahem, modesty, but—oh, stop with the laughing already—but no!
i put it on and was perusing it closely in the mirror and totally forgot about it being in any way see-through, because i got all caught up in looking at the stitches.
now, i’m not saying other people would do the same (a few non-knitters might not), but you should be safe at the LYS. seriously, i don’t think that see-through is a problem here. i may try to find some longer-legged skivvies in a matching color for it (and only because of the bike riding), but i’m not gonna NOT wear it if i don’t find them right away.
i did feel, after having it on, that the fabric needed a good pressing to flatten everything down. these stitches created a texture with more depth, and i wasn’t completely thrilled with that. but indeed, a healthy spray of water and a hot iron (with a cloth between) flattened the fabric nicely and made it a tad more fluid in the bargain.
david was too busy to take pictures of me in it today, but maybe i can somehow lure him into into doing it tomorrow.
socks are growing like weeds around here, too, though i don’t remember working on them all that much. must have been picking them up and doing rows while thinking about something else. the brownTreXX are nearing the heel
i like the trekking a lot, but every sock i knit in it does this torqueing thing—what’s up with that?
and the mermaid sock is starting to look like it namesake
you will be happy to know that i FINALLY cast on for the cashmere shawl and got all the way through two rows! i’m just warning you that it will seem like progress is very slow at first because it starts out on over 300 sts, and gets smaller as i go
however, i look at this as all the more opportunity to photograph this yarn, which compared to that red, is a photographer’s dream (not that i am one).
now . . . you know what i’m thinking? no?? aw—c’mon!
i’ll give you a hint
there’s an old saying, “empty needles invite disaster”
and i just want you to know, that i am doing everything within my knitterly powers to make sure that no harm comes to even one hair of any of your heads—or even the heads of the non-knitters.
(and yeah, even the crocheters).