In many ways I consider myself to be somewhat intelligent, but there are some days where I question whether I’m just too stupid to realize how stupid I am.
Recently, I’ve decided that I wanted to learn how to sew. I’ve purchased a few sewing patterns and my first attempt at sewing a garment is also for one of the first things I tried knitting…men’s underwear. I’ve finished most of the sewing of a large pair of boxer shorts and needed to purchase some elastic for the waistband. I also wanted a few other things at the sewing shop, including t-pins to block the Ichida lace.
I purchased everything I needed and then got back to the hotel, only to realize I hadn’t purchased anywhere near enough pins to block the lace. Oh well…the official blocking will have to wait for this weekend.
With the forty pins I did purchase, I pinned out one half of the lace project, but not all the outer loops.
Through the magic of photo massaging software, I can kind of show you the full garment…even with only 40 pins.
I’ve decided to make myself a pullover vest, using some Rowan Felted Tweed in a beautiful red color. I started to swatch.
I wasn’t overly thrilled with the gauge, so I have to wait to get home and re-start my swatch in a smaller needle.
Fiberqat asks, “So will you do the Ichida dance for Mel and David next weekend?”
I would be glad to, but I won’t be able to do it in person. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the wedding…but that won’t stop me from doing a dance in their honor…right?
Kathy writes, “Any Great Big Sea (and the lovely whiskey-voiced Alan Doyle) or Rick Mercer fan knows it’s pronounced NewfoundLAND.”
Actually, it’s pronounced noofinLAND by most of the Newfies I know. That’s why it’s even worse that I misspelled it.
Regarding the Ichida lace, Andrea writes, “But that picture of you holding the piece gives me a whole new appreciation for the scale of the project. I mean, my god it’s huge! And that’s what it looks like *before* blocking. Now I am frankly amazed you got it done before Labor Day!”
Thanks for writing that…it felt wonderful to feel understood.