30 January 2007

Little Black Dress... For My Neck

I have two new FOs that I want to share with you, but one has to wait until sis lets me borrow her camera again. It's a lot like this one, though, so you're not missing much.

black choker

This yarn/thread (DMC Senso "Metal") doesn't like cameras as much as its wool/cotton cousin did. It's also a PITA to work with, since it splits and comes off the ball with so much twist that I had to stop what I was doing and let it hang for a minute every dozen stitches. Even with the constant interruptions, I finished this choker in half an hour, using my beloved ivory hook. Here's a slightly better look at the pattern, which is out of the same book as the other chokers.

black choker zoomed

The Intolerable Cruelty skirt is coming along nicely. I'm almost finished with the hip increases (so. much. counting. ugh.), and I managed to splice in a new skein without interrupting the variegation.

Intolerable Cruelty at 7 inches

It's about 7.5" from the turning ridge now. Looking at other people's Cruelty skirts, I'm confident that it will look good, but I'll need to be careful with the lacing loops... it looks like the directions might have them a bit too long.

For the locals, David and I will be at the Yarn Garden for a while Sunday morning to take advantage of the Super Bowl sale, and then we'll head down to the New Haven SnB. He'll have his sweater and kilt hose, among other things. I'm trying to keep from bubbling over with excitement, but it doesn't seem to be working. Eeeeee!


Sunflowerfairy said...

Check this out:


That's her finished intolerable. Hottie.

Otherwise, looking forward to this weekend. Sales, parties, Texans, and Snb. lol!

Lilith Parker said...

Dayum. When you said it was sexy, you weren't kidding. Those boots! *drool*

See you Sunday!