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Monday, 25 May 2015
Trellis & Lace
I was asked to make a cotton waistcoat for someone, and found it surprisingly hard to find a decent pattern similar to what she wanted. This was what I discovered on Knitty.com so went ahead. It wasn't long after starting that I realised just what the word 'piquant' at the top of the pattern meant! Boy, this was complicated! Not difficult, just very complicated and involved a lot of scribbling on paper to keep track of the shaping increases and decreases.
It has been knitted in a fab yarn made from recycled jeans - turns your fingers a bit blue while working, but didn;t seem to run badly when I washed it. It also blocked really well. Now it just needs some buttons and it is ready to go. Much as I love this pattern, it will be a long time before I attempt it again!
I have a new portrait to do of Clovis's favourite girl. We went round to her house to take some photos the other day - he's never been in their garden and let loose with her before and it was very funny to see them cavorting around together. The phrase 'get a room' did cross my mind at one point!!