Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Borderline

I'm liking this mid-1980's Madonna-esque photo of the Tivoli. What do you think? Maybe I should stop knitting now. All I need are black dangly accessories and a big ribbon in my hair. Not to mention a blonde wig. And..well, I could go on but I won't. Actually there are things about this that disturb me a little, like what should I do about the armholes? I picked up extra stitches on both sides of both armholes to avoid a gap in the corners, but it definitely looks like there are still gaps. Also, you can see where I changed yarn in between the boobs. I'm hoping this will go away with a bit of proper blocking.

I'm concerned that the waist shaping will not actually correspond with my waist. I haven't made any changes to this pattern except the accidental issue that I somehow didn't end up with enough stitches after casting on at the armholes (6 stitches short). After counting umpteen times, I finally decided it was going to be OK. I was worried the torso portion was going to be a little big anyway because I'm in-between pattern sizes (it goes from 28" to 32" and of course I need the 30"). I am not griping about the pattern! Please don't think that. So far it's been pretty easy, minus my brain burp about the cast-on. I'm just whining that my size is hard to come by. You've heard this before so I'll leave it at that.

Well now. How can you tell when you've been shopping just a little too much? When you leave your package, nay, your large box, that arrived yesterday of expensive new clothes that you bought on a whim on a business trip on your front porch overnight even though you saw it there as you pulled into your driveway. *yeah* Just another package.

I'm going to rip open that box of goodies now.

4 comments:

Cyndi said...

Yay for new clothes! What did you find on your biz trip that you had to get shipped?

Your Tivoli is looking great so far! I think you'll be pleased with how it looks after blocking. If you're concerned about the waist shaping for Tivoli, it is pretty easy to modify the decreases/increases to match your waist exactly. It takes a little bit of minor math, but it's really easy to do more (or less) increasing/decreasing more (or less) frequently than the pattern calls for.

Stephanie said...

I'm with Cyndi - the beauty of this pattern is that you can try it on as you go and modify it as necessary. I think you should consider a crochet edge which will fix your armhole "problem" and keep the neck from rolling. What'd ya get???? I love packages and clothes!

Rebekah said...

I agree with Stephanie too, a crochet edging around the armholes will probably help. And your probably right that with some good blocking the issue with the yarn change should hopefully go away. But the top itself is looking good, really I do think you should just stop now, get yourself about a billion black jelly bracelets for your arm and some white lace gloves, and you'll be all set, you Material Girl. Oh wait was that Madonna?

kittensmittens said...

hmm, for imitating madonna, it might already be too long...