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My dear friends and guests, welcome to the show! Here, I give you Indigo Flowers , undergoing metamorphosis (blocking, that is):
Can you see how joyful the lace is, relaxing in a basin of tepid water?
A dollop of rose-scented conditioner leaves a lingering sweet scent on the vest. I know, I should have used orchid or lavender to match the mood of the vest, but I always find rose irresistible.
As you can see, the neckline is finished with a few rows of garter stitches and THE bind-off method. Initially I also worked two rounds of seed stitches at the sleeve openings, but Calmer had its own mind (elastic cotton, what can you do), so I ripped them out in the end.
Here are a couple of peeks:
Ah and I must show you the asymmetrical element I incorporated into the vest. Look at the left side, and ignore the marker thread please:
It's been so long since I first conceived the design--two and a half months to be accurate. Like many others, I changed quite a few design elements on the way, so I am more than pleased to see that the original idea has come through (has it ;-)?) in the finished garment. Invaluable suggestions and opinions from friends and readers have helped me out of several critical problems, and your encouragements and reminders(!) have kept Indigo Flowers alive ;-). Thank you!