Sunday, October 28, 2007

Foxglove - a progress report

Setting myself deadlines is always dangerous due to my continuing view that I can achieve double what can realistically be accomplished in any given period of time. I think it works a bit like this:

Today is Saturday (thought process from yesterday). I have a whole day free and then all of tomorrow too (and we get an extra hour because the clocks changed). In two whole days I can finish Foxglove.

This thought is possibly true but completely ignores going to town, doing chores and going to the gym which in the event took up most of Saturday.

However, I have made sufficient progress to be able to give you an idea of the finished wrap:
Sadly the whole gain-an-hour thing whilst great from a sleeping in point of view is rubbish in terms of daylight photography - nevermind. The colour is actually closer to this:
Which I took while playing around with a daylight lamp without any flash.

As you can see I have run chronically short of flowers and leaves so the crochet hook needs to come out again at some point. I have however, managed to darn the ends, seam the knitting and sew on all those flowers so I'm pretty pleased with progress.

The wrap does up with a button on the inside right-hand side seam but I'm adding few more for effect. The large leaf button fits perfectly through the crochet leaf on the bottom corner of the right front so I'm going to attach it to the outside for fastening. Then on the inside I'm going to put a button on the right side seam and also a button to fasten the fronts together as they cross over to stop it gaping apart as this is a bit of a low-v at present - hence why I was playing with the buttons - I think I'm going with the blue as long as they don't show.

The final touch is a belt/tie. The pattern suggests using the leaves end to end but I'm having 2nd thoughts - I love the flowers but I'm just not wild about the leaves so I think either a plain crochet belt or something pretty but not leaves might just be the trick - possibly a row of trebles with a picot edge at either end. Any suggestions?

All this not knitting has left me rather twitchy for knitting and this:
is currently the only thing on the needles. I'm going to go and rectify that now - have a good Sunday evening!


  1. Your Foxglove looks lovely Carie, so pretty. Its going to look really wonderful when its finished.

    Do I see Monkeys before me... !! I think I do. I love the edging you have chosen to use.

  2. Wow, that sweater is beautiful!

  3. Foxglove is a real beaut! Can't wait to see the modeled shots...



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