Monday, May 19, 2008

S to the izzle

I did it! I restored the *sssss* to Sizzle. Woot!
During the re-do, I learned that I'm pretty darn good at weaving in ends. I had the hardest time trying to take the shoulder seams out. It's a good thing I had extra yarn because I ruined quite a bit of yardage once I got frustrated and the scissors came out.
It was also interesting to see how much blocking can effect yarn. I had been worried about this yarn because I couldn't seem to keep even tension but blocking did wonders!
Blocking Does Wonders.
This yarn is a bit splitty but it drapes and shimmers beautifully!
I like the seed stitch border at bottom and neckline, but I omitted the edging on the armholes.
As everyone commented, I'm really glad that I ripped back and fixed it to fit my image. Yay for quick patterns! I knit this little thing in two weeks!!! It flew off my needles. This yarn has been marinating in my stash for years. It feels really good to stashbust. I originally bought it for the Honeymoon cami but I think Sizzle is a bit more wearable with the wide straps. I finally knit and finished something in the appropriate season! Ravelized here.

I have another FO to show... but I'll save that for another time. Cheers!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

More Fizzle Than Sizzle

I finished knitting the Sizzle tank, but it's not very sizzle-icious. It's more fizzle than anything else.
The reason I liked this pattern was the sexy low neckline. But I miscalculated the gauge of this yarn and the sizzle turned to fizzle with a very modest v-neck. I also didn't consider the seed stitch border and the inch or so of neckline that would take up. Sigh. So now I have to decide what to do. I already blocked it and there's no getting any more depth from blocking. I think I might have to rip. Which is going to be annoying because I already wove in the ends. Bah. However, I know I won't be happy until I make it how I had envisioned it. Off I go to unweave ends. Grr.

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