Saturday, October 01, 2005

Demises and Debutes

The Demise of Green Tea
As much as I squirm, whinge and wiggle, there's just no escaping the truth. Thanks to some of the girls who have been giving ideas to save Green Tea from a ignomous death. But the plain fact is, I can't pass my own test. How on earth do you hide 8 inches of extra material on a camisole tube? If I modify it to ribbing or st st to bring it in, I wouldn't be satisfied. If I try to do a short cut and seam the sides in, no one might know, but I would. Every single time I see it or take it out. I would. Darn it for being in a mood to be fussy. Darn darn darn. It goes to the frog pond. But not yet. I can't bear to yet, I'm a wuss. At least, that gives me a chance to rework the cables. I was thinking of maybe this or something else. We'll see, I don't want to touch it yet.


The Debut of the Butterfly

That, my ladies, it the swatch for my next WIP. The Rowan butterfly dress. I was digging my stash restlessly when something clicked as I lay my eyes on my Sirdar Silky Look. While the original pattern calls for KSH, it is way to hot for our climate here. So I'll have to make do with Silky Look. It'll make up for my Green Tea setback. Excuse me girls, have a great weekend. I can't wait any longer to start my calculations for Butterfly.

10 comments:

yuvee said...

I can't believe that I never even thought of substituting the KSH for Butterfly!!

Agnes said...

I can so identify with the feeling that you don't want to touch Green Tea yet ...
Wish to see how a non-KSH Butterfly looks like! ;)

Doreen said...

The swatch on the butterfly lace looks lovely. I'm sure it will turn out nice.

Doreen said...

The swatch on the butterfly lace looks lovely. I'm sure it will turn out nice.

happyspider said...

can't wait to see butterfly! the swatch shows lovely definition!
be brave with green tea :)

Dani said...

I love your Butterfly swatch! That will look gorgeous on you I am sure :)

Kitty Kitty said...

The swatch for the silk butterfly is gorgeous. I can not wait to see it finished.

Have you thought of making Gree Tea Cables into a pillow for your bed or couch? Certainly not a wonderful tube top, but also would mean you would have to frog all the incredible work.z

Vanessa said...

Your butterfly swatch is pretty. Can't wait to see more progress. What a about a sling bag instead of a tube top. Now that you have knitted so much, it's such a waste frog.

Jess said...

I like Kity Kity's idea of making the green tea into a cushion - would be a shame to rip up all that good knitting, and it looks so good.

Mimi said...

Good idea that you are taking a break from Green Tea. I often do the same when things don't go well.
I am so curious to see your Butterfly using a different yarn. Hope this project is running smoothly for you.