You probably think I have the lace denim jacket well underway, maybe close to done…I did spend a couple of days reviewing my design and found a few flaws. I did not plan a hem with that fabulous lace, I was so excited that it worked, I just jumped right into the swatch! I wanted a ‘nothing’ hem, but all those transfers just naturally create a scallop and, trying to reduce that, I added a chain across the bottom on my swatch but it did not do quite what I anticipated. Maybe a reduction in the number of stitches might work? I also had this crazy idea of making a horizontal buttonhole in a tubular band for the fronts because all denim jackets seem to have horizontal buttonholes. I did finally manage one but it certainly did not look as spectacular as my mind had imagined and it was extremely difficult, not worth the effort! I'm not even going to bother telling you how...
I pulled out half of my knitted
wardrobe, trying things on to make sure I had the correct length in mind and
all that and discovered that I have eight denim-y cardi/hoodies (including
Denim Bling, KW#47) that still look pretty good and I began to re-evaluate
life in general. I looked at my to-do list. I have had a cardigan for Rhiana at
the top since June (not done yet); my niece Karen is having a baby (gender
unknown) in November, blanket required; Christmas is coming, socks etc.
required; and I’m going out to Vancouver next week to spend Thanksgiving (our
Canadian version) with baby sister Marnie - will be gone two weeks! I
realized that a new denim cardigan for me would simply be gratuitous knitting! I need to get my priorities in line! I'm back to working on Janet's Church Pullover, planning Rhiana's cardi (may add a dress to that seeing as how it could be her Christmas outfit) and then the rest...