Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Yesterday I frogged

Today I mourned the loss of an almost-completed knee sock. I had just a bit left before the toe shaping, and it was looking awfully large (even for me), so I tried it on - it was WAY too big. I'd changed up 2 needle sizes because I thought it wouldn't fit, but I was WAY wrong! Put one in the "swatch" column.
But, for happier news - Opera Fichu went from this:

To this:

Again, DP can included for scale. It's lovely, and I can't wait to wear it - the weather is going to have to warm up a bit, because the dress I want to wear it with is totally a summer dress, and it's still around 32-35 in the mornings when I leave.
Opera Fichu from Victorian Lace Today
size 3, 5 and 1 needles
yarn was Omegacrylic - I'm pretty sure this is a Mexican yarn (made in Mexico), fingering weight.
I got it at Hobby Lobby for no other reason that I loved the color. I think I have enough left to make some socks. I'm thinking the feather and fan ones from the Socks book, but I'll let you know.


Sheepish Annie said...

It is sad to sacrifice a sock, but perhaps worth it if you get a lovely Opera Fichu as a trade-off. Nice work!

Debby said...

Look at you, "I can't knit lace." I think you just proved you can! It looks gorgeous.

I'm sorry about your sock, but I know you can re-knit it as soon as you're ready. :)

Bells said...

Nice work!! I love the DP for scale. he he

Frogging socks is hard. I understand the sizing anxiety. I'm suffering it right now but I knit on, regardless.

Judy G. said...

I just completed the Opera Fichu, but made the mistake of using a cotton yarn. The result is that the lower ruffle is weighed down, and the centre panel is slightly exposed. (pictures on my blog if you'd like to see.) I'd knit it again using wool. Yours looks nice!