March 31, 2004

One Tee, Shapely

One beige project is done!


It fits perfectly. I’m not completely happy with the seaming at the very top of the sleeve, but I think it will be ok with a little wet-blocking (otherwise known as the first time I wash it — I’m feeling lazy). I made the sleeves quite a bit shorter than called for by the pattern — I started the cap shaping after 3”, not 6”. I’m glad I did, since I prefer the short sleeves. Here’s a picture of the top lying flat, and a closeup of the sleeve. Now we just have to see how long it lasts as a white top — any bets?

To answer Lydia’s question in the comments about our garden, the front is decorative, but only because we haven’t done anything to it since we moved in, except trim the rose bushes and try not to kill them — in addition to the climbing roses there are daffodils, tulips, some white star-flowers that I don’t know the name of, lily-of-the-valley, and day-lilies. All of the flowers have more greenery than buds now, since they’re so old, but we have some flowers in almost every season, so I don’t feel like digging it all up and replanting.

Really, we’re both more interested in things we can eat, so the back garden, which we rescued from an over-grown jungle when we moved in, has a small bit of grass but is otherwise devoted to herbs, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, sorrel, and hops. If the sun ever comes out again I’ll take a picture of it’s pre-spring explosion state, though it isn’t particularly exciting yet.

I’ve started a baby blanket for some friends who are expecting their first baby, but I’ve only done 3 rows so I won’t post a picture. It’s in plain acrylic, since I don’t think they’d appreciate something they’d have to hand-wash.

That’s all for now — updates as events warrant.

Posted by Aven at March 31, 2004 11:59 AM

Great Shapely Tee - I think a tee would be more versatile than a tank! Impressive pattern adjustments. Good luck with keeping it white, the likelihood of permanent staining seems to be directly related to the value of the garment for me.

Posted by: Patty at March 31, 2004 01:25 PM

Love the Tee!!! I need me one of those :)

Posted by: Carissa at March 31, 2004 07:43 PM

Wonderful tee!! The fit is amazing. Is that the Shapely Tee from White Lies?

Posted by: peggy at March 31, 2004 08:59 PM

Great tee! And congrats on the exam! I love the optimism. Don’t lose that momentum, but take time to celebrate.


Posted by: Steph at April 1, 2004 10:16 AM