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Friday, June 01, 2007

Glee Done!!!!

I started Glee the Thursday before Good Friday and finished her the week prior to Mother's Day Weekend. She took me about 5 weeks to knit but not steadily and not everyday. I was pretty impressed with the speed in which she was knit since I didn't work on her every second of everyday as I had first planned.

I'm not sure how I feel about her. I added about 1 1/2 inches to the sleeves as me and cap sleeves do not get along. I only choose to sew the hook of the hook & eye on and loop it into the knit stitch. I think I'm going to go back and sew the hook on as they kept coming unhooked from my stitches which became annoying. I steamed block her and wore her the next day. The cotton seemed to stretch a bit and I'm not sure if I like the loose fit, it feels kind of sloppy. My neckline doesn't stay up, it folds down which I'm not sure if I like or not. Also, my neckline is a bit rippled and I'm thinking I should have gone down another needles size. Lolly spoke of the same problem with her Glee and she ripped and re-knit. I had thought I'd be able to deal with mine as it's not quite as bad but I haven't worn her since our trip to OC.

Here'a picture I managed to take of myself. I may have the boys try to snap a few other pictures to give you all a better look.

What do you think?

I was wisked away to OC for Mother's Day Weekend. We had a great time and I was able to start Branching Out while the boys had a blast in the hotel pool!! Hours of uninterrupted knitting what a treat!! :)

My first lace project. I'm enjoying it immensely. I've had to stop and frog a bit here and there when I lose my place but I think she is going to be beautiful! I'm thinking of gifting her to the boys' adopted Grandmom for all her help this year taking my little one back and forth to speech therapy.


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