August 17, 2005
I hear you, loud and clear!
So, I watch Oprah (go ahead, gasp in horror*), and she always says that she has the best-dressed audience. And I say, I have the best-intentioned readers!
Look at that - all kinds of suggestions to my last entry! Thank you! Did I think about elbow-length sleeves framing the bust? Nope. How about warmth and season wearability? Not so much. I was pretty much focused on what looks best. Pshah! Your message is loud and clear, though, and I agree!
Who needs blogpoll when I've got Excel, Photoshop, and Illustrator?!?
And with that, my shrug with 3/4-length sleeves starts to take shape. Here are the beginnings of the lace:
You'll notice that my lace doesn't exactly look like Karen's. That's because Karen twisted her stitches, but has asked me to knit an untwisted version. Other than the twisted stitches (and different choice of yarn, obviously), the two patterns are the same. Isn't the difference remarkable?
What you see is exactly one skein's worth of yarn - enough for the edging, the sleeve, and the start of the lace. Not bad! Speaking of the edging, I have an idea in mind to make it even better. I don't plan to frog all this knitting, but I may decide to snip and unravel what I've knit so far and work in the other direction to redo it.
*I also have a VCR. And I use it.