Saturday, August 26, 2006

My First (Grown-Up) Knitted Shirt!

I spun the yarn, I developed a yarn-sparse pattern to work with it, and I knitted it. And I sewed in a bit of elastic to act as a bra. (I needed it). And I even have a few in-progress shots for you!


These pictures are from when I figured out how to do the back straps. We have a racerback!
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(I'm not whispering sweet nothings to my camera. Seriously. He prefers candy).
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Then I finally finished it. I took these pics, and then I took out the bind-off because it was too tight. Also my left boob kept trying to sneak down into the brown part and escape the shaping that I put so much work into making.
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So I redid the bind-off very loosely, sewed in some elastic at the bottom of the green section, and I washed and dried it. Mostly. It took forever in the dryer and the right boob section just wouldn't finish drying and I got tired of waiting on it.
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I think it fits nicer in the back when I'm not twisted.
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So, here's crossing my fingers that the straps won't stretch to the ends of the earth.

Later!

4 comments:

Saun said...

Sexy sexy! It looks great.

Lystessa said...

Thank you!!
Unfortunately it has now been relegated to lingerie... my yarn was apparently not engineered to hold up the boulders. ;^)

Shadmere said...

Very, very hot. :)

Haha, poorly engineered yarn.

Lystessa said...

I took the elastic out. The straps have a fighting chance now, heh.