Click to read about Indigo Flowers and Indigo Flowers II.
These flowers have been on and off needles for sometime now, and when they are on my needles, I love how they grow (albeit slowly). Both yarns (Calmer and Zephyr) are smooth and soft, and I have yet to get tired of the cool colors. Good signs! I surely hope that this vest would become a wardrobe staple for me. Well, although there were a few moments that I had to pause and double-check my decreases and see on which row I was at, it took me less time to finish the second half front piece.
Now both front pieces are waiting for three-needle bind-off ;-):
Looking at the neckline, I frowned a bit and decided that some finishing touches might be necessary. I did not expect to get this irregular neckline, but hey, it's lace and lace is supposed to be wavy!
Now this problem directly leads me to another one: the back neckline would be wavy, too--vertical ripples will appear. My current plan is to finish it with a few rows of garter stitches. Or maybe I can add a ton of beads along the neckline?
Oh and I almost forgot to say that the two lace panels are not mirror-imaged. I thought about that before casting on the second half. Then I decided to make them identical, because:
1. It is easier to keep track of the shaping.
2. When sewing with a print fabric which has a very small pattern repeat (6 X 6 sts here), few people would try to match the pattern precisely. It's simply unnoticeable.
On Saturday I made a few delicious pom-poms with Belle. My first time for such decadent pom-poms and my hands were (almost) shaking when cutting the wrapped yarn apart. Since then I could not keep my hands off them ;-). Silk pom-poms are supposed to be delicious, aren't they?
That's all for now. Maybe my next post will be the last for Indigo Flowers--stay tuned and have a great day!