Monday, July 16, 2007

Call me Crazy

Ya know, I rarely peruse the LB website because I get sucked in and lots of times end up with a headache from tweaking and playing and then force myself to finish it, even if I hate it.

I got sucked into the site last night and plan to start this:

Cotton Ease in Cherry Red-maybe not as long as the one in the pic, but you get the idea.

I also spied this:

Maybe done in this stretch wool yarn I got off of Bron ages ago (Schachenmayr Only Stretch

Fibre Content: 40% Superwash Wool/ 30% Acrylic/ 30% Nylon
Made In: Italy
Care: Machine Wash Cold/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 20 st/4 inches 4.5-5.5 mm (US 7-9)
50g (1.75 oz) ball Yardage: 125 m (136 yards). The issue I have is the sleeves and will they look wonky-I keep studying the pic and realize it's in it's best possible light. I never used the stretch merino before and think I could easily go down a bust size for this to account for the stretch.

Not much went on this weekend-cooking out, swimming, hanging out. I did hook up a Noro bag to be felted and start the "new, improved water bottle holder", but that's not done yet.

Gotta run, Elena needs to be dropped off to camp.


naomi said...

I know what you mean, the LB site has tons of really cool patterns. Except when you try to make them, I've never had one that didn't need tweaked.

April said...

I somehow got onto the Lion mailing list and I the tunic was one of the featured patterns a few weeks back. I printed it up then and there thinking it was cute. I think the length is off though, too. Maybe a little shorter would be better. Cherry red would be lovely.

I've never touched Noro until this weekend, never seen it in person, etc. I was in awe of the colors, but it was not a very soft yarn. I couldn't justify buying any for that reason. Someday perhaps for a felted item, but up against my skin I think it would bother me a great deal.

Sheila said...

You reminded me of a project I was suppose to do for my daughter the Tunic. Talk to you later... going to check LB.

Pink said...

Whatever made you go to the LB!

I love the tunic but the sweater sleeves ruin the look for me...I rarely buy or make tops with that length sleeve even though I usually push my sleeves up to between my wrist and elbow...go figure!

ladylinoleum said...

That is freakin cute!

Alexis said...

I've been wanting to make that tunic from the LB web site, too! (Of course, I also want to make about a gazillion other things, so we'll see if I get to it...) I'd be making it with Lily Sugar N Cream, since that's what I've got. I don't think I have enough of the yarn, but I'm short, so I wouldn't need it to be the full length! :)

Tracie said...

I really like the tunic. Must put it on my "to do list". Have you started yours yet?

Deneen said...

I started the tunic-changed the length, etc and am almost finished the first half.

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