So, just because I forgot to post doesn't mean I haven't been knitting! I did make another WCD Omega - I switched the light and dark - made the body black and used dill for the sleeves and hood. I made this one using the A-line shape instead of the fitted body and added pockets - sort of patch pockets but attached as you make the front. I think I told you about this method back in the spring (May '14, why re-invent the wheel...black and tan hoodie) when I did this pattern out of the Honiburd cotton.
For some reason,
maybe because I was free styling for the pockets, I kind of forgot to continue
to read the pattern, thinking that I knew what to do - when it came to knitting
the stay for the neckline, I went with FNR instead of the tubular band that I
used for the original and I didn't realize it was wrong until it was too late -
already had the hood attached to it and to the neckline and had the front bands
on - basically finished...oh well, it's one of those things that even though
it's not the best, it does the job and almost no one else would know it was a mistake unless I pointed
it out - so why am I telling you now? Just to make a point...
The other thing
- remember, my button friend? Apparently
the place where she got the buttons is supposed to have the best zippers -
here's the link...
It seems that
they have separating zippers in various weights and you can custom order them
to a specific length - I was so excited I never really paid attention to the cost and I hadn't quite finished the garment
before I punched in the length I wanted (based on the length of my first Omega)
so I ordered a R1R1 number 4, 21 inches in antique silver and it was only after I
hit the' buy now' button that it dawned on me I paid $16 for a freakin' zipper!
plus postage! Ar-r-r-g-g-h! The good news is, it IS beautiful! lovely, the perfect weight for WCD, soft and
pliable and it does not bulge out like a firmer, heavier one would. The pulls are pretty and small, the teeth
are small and single, metal pieces, not a coil which is hard to determine from
their website which is not exactly full of explanations. I'm just sayin'...
I have worn this already a ton of times and the price of the zipper, well worth it for the quality of garment that I have! me, totally happy! thanks button-girl!
oh, yeah - I almost forgot - just in case you're really interested, this Omega, dill weight was 338g; black used was 312g, 2nd size made.