Monday, March 19, 2007

Rest For The Wicked

Well, after it's much needed rest, Wicked is complete. If you want a review of the progress check here, here and there.

I decided to tink back to last decrease, and change the increase/decrease of the pattern slightly. Since the pattern only "suggested" the increases at the waist, I consulted with Robin to see what she thought(she just finished Wicked and it looks great). We both agreed that the increases for waist are necessary. Here are the specs:

Pattern: Wicked from Zephyr Style
Yarn: Nature Spun Worsted in Lavender Blue
Needles: Addi Turbos US 8 Circ
Started: February 28, 2007
Finished: March 15, 2007
Notes: Started with recommended US7 Bamboo needles, gauge was too tight. Switched to Addi Turbos US 8 and hit gauge right on. After putting stitches on waste thread about 100 times I added two more decreases under arms and only did four increases at waist. I used M1L for my increases because it was tight and almost invisible. Toyed around with some others, but they all left too much of a gap between stitches for my liking.

In my opinion this pattern is nice, but really needs a variegated yarn. With the entire stockinette in my chest area, the girls seem to really jump out. I was blighted rewarded with an ample bosom (I can't see my feet when I look down, and it's not because of my belly). So I try very hard not to accentuate them, at all costs. My line of thinking is that maybe the variegated yarn would be a sort of camo. Who knows?

At least the lavender doesn't make me look like the Easter Bunny threw-up on me!


Anonymous said...

That looks great! Kudos! I have lots to say about that "Seriously" post, but I'll do it over the phone tomorrow. Love ya! JJ

trixie stix said...

Is that good or bad?

Glad you're back!

pamela wynne said...

Nice! And I like the solid color -- you look smokin hott in it. :)