Beans & Cornbread

A Texas girl eats and knits her way across crabby old New England

Sunday, September 09, 2007

remember this thing?

yeah, i wasn't that crazy about it either. it was a great idea, but it just didn't fit quiiiite right, and i knew that to make it really fit awesome, i was going to have to rip out the whole thing. which would've been fine, except that i also didn't like how the space-dyeing competed with the lace pattern on the bottom half of the garment. i don't know if you can see it, but i just did a really simple eyelet pattern, which looked okay but it wasn't quite what i was hoping for.

so i bought some solid yellow rowan cotton rope to make another, better fitting incarnation of this halter top. and guess what my berocco echo turned into?

surprise! it's a coachella!

this turned out to be a much better fit for this yarn, which is super light, soft, and drapey. i actually like the way it started pooling at the bottom. here i think the colors enhance the design instead of competing with it. yay!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

So apparently I've settled into a nice quarterly rhythm with my knitting blog posts. I'll resist the temptation to apologize to all my imaginary readers out there and instead get right to the good stuff.

Here's one of my finished Sockapalooza socks (trust me, the other one looked just as pretty, and the leg modeling it was just as pasty). I love how they came out, and more importantly, my sock pal Bliss loved them too! (you can see more action shots of them on her blog) I'm absolutely tickled pink that she liked them so much! I haven't received my socks yet but I'm still hopeful...

(By the way, I finally got me one of them Flickr doohickeys, so if you click on my pictures, you can see my admittedly puny photostream. But it's a start.)

As much as I'm sure you'd all love to see me modeling these, I'll keep it PG for the kids. This delightful concoction is Mon Petit Chou, courtesy of Knitty's Sex and the Knitty issue. Apparently knitted lingerie is a highly controversial issue. I, for one, am in favor of it, especially after knitting these babies up. The lace pattern keeps things interesting, and the elastic yarn (Cascade Fixation) ensures a perfect fit. Actually, the top doesn't quite contain my bazongas, but I think it's meant to be more decorative than, ahem, functional. I'm actually thinking of using the extra ball of yarn I ended up with to whip up a Zaftig!, which looks to be more accommodating to the well-endowed.

Here's a pair of Fetchings I started on when I was home in Texas and realized I'd left all my extra Fixation in Boston. I'd just bought a couple of balls of this luscious Noro Silk Garden Lite at my favorite yarn store in the DFW area and I needed a quick knitting fix, and Fetching proved to be my girl. There was a break in the yarn about two inches into the left one, much to my dismay, so it ended up being a little heavy on the blue and turquoise. But otherwise I like them.

Ugh, Blogger's being mega slow, so I'll save my piece de resistance for tomorrow.