Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Very Close Now

I have been working on the sample and the pattern for Thalia a lot lately, and I am delighted to report that there is only one small bit left to do (pattern diagrams) before sending everything in. Whew!

I had originally thought that this yarn would be perfect for my pattern... but the gauge was a bit more different than I realized at first. So I had to tweak for my row gauge. Kind of a lot actually, although the gauge wasn't off that much. The pattern is very involved around the straps and I had to work through each size separately. Again. Hahaha.


Here is the sample of Thalia, pre-blocking. I extended the armhole by half an inch after making and wearing my prototype a bit, and I was delighted to find that this version fits very comfortably with the adjustment.

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And the final completion, blocked and all. I didn't try it on after I blocked it... I don't know if I was superstitious or what! I'm going to wait and enjoy seeing it on Sanguine Gryphon's model (and hope that she doesn't have an extra-long torso, haha)!

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And what else have I been doing? I did get a pair of felted slippers finished for my boy.

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They took a fair bit of felting, and I did a few sessions of hand-felting to get them small enough and shaped right. They're from a Drops pattern, I made the smallest size with one strand of patons wool.




I also made a couple of hats before Christmas, for my nephews... and of course I forgot them when I left to visit family. Dur. But I remembered to bring the hats with me for their birthday (they're twins). I'm still working on the youngest nephew's hat, or rather I should say I'm still neglecting it with little left to be finished.


This is from the One for All Cap by Tuulia.

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This is the Skull Hat by Gina (check the sidebar for the pattern).

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I'll show the last hat if I ever finish it.

3 comments:

Nik said...

You're right. That top is cute.

Lystessa said...
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Lystessa said...

Thank you!