Thursday, August 28, 2008

All the Trimming

The trim for Sundae is progressing at a good pace. The stitch count moves through 3-7-3 in the space of four rows, so I switched over to my US1 dpns. It was very unwieldy trying to work so few stitches on a 24 inch circular!
As you might remember, the pattern actually calls for the body to be worked on a US3 and the trim on a US2. As I had to got down to a US1, I'm sticking with it for the trim. I think I have plenty of yarn. And I just can't face a Us0.
Since the repeat is so small, I'm flying along. We stayed up late watching TV last night, at one point I laid out the body pieces then matched up the trim and it seemed like I had 20 repeats left until the back was covered. It was fairly close to bedtime by then so I did not get those 20 bumps done, which makes me think it isn't moving as quickly as I thought.
The strap, which you can sort of see in the picture on the right below, will be greatly improved by the addition of the trim, I think. I'm going to have to make an effort to sew this thing together this weekend. It will be much easier to judge the needed trim length if my target is accurate. I'll have 2 1/2 days to fit the sewing in, think I'll manage? It's only two little seams....
In addition to the trim down the straps and across the back, there is trim down the straps, down the front opening, across the bottom and up the other side. Which is a heck of a lot of trim. I am very studiously not thinking about having to sew it on/attach it when I'm done knitting it. Currently, I'm thinking whip stitch.

Size Matters

I couldn't get the entire top in one shot yesterday and still have it close enough to see detail, but at the same time all the pieces seem awfully small even though they are for me. Usually I can just blindly make the XS size on Rowan patterns and I'm fine.
I'm also fairly certain that I really shouldn't have lain the project down on the patio table for these pictures. It was looking kind of grungy and covered in oak tree seeds.
But I did it anyway, because I like to live life on the edge!

1 comment:

  1. You're almost done! It's going to be lovely! :)