Friday 2 October 2009

Fave Friday

Other people's favourites this week...

My Five Most Favourited Projects on Ravelry

1. Silk Corset, 19 faves

This one actually got to 21 for a while and then some people unfaved it. So it has been stuck at 19 for ages!
I don't wear this very often on its own, like this, but I wear it to school over a white blouse quite regularly. It's a PITA to wash, though, and loses its shape quite quickly after washing. I am plucking up the courage to try it on a handwash cycle in the machine.

2. Saartje's baby bootees, 19 faves

3. Hemp Lelah top, 18 faves

I'm the only person who has knitted this out of hemp, so that might have something to do with it. In the end with this project, I folded the bust, hemmed it and added elastic because, even though I made straps, I liked them not. That has worked fine, except I keep splitting the stitches and having to rehem bits of it, which is ANNOYING!

4. Cotton Tantric Puzzle Top, 16 faves

I never blogged about this because it was finished too close to my holiday. It's meant to be worn tightly wrapped but I like it this way, so I didn't knit the wraparound straps for it.

(I also drank several martinis before taking pictures)

I haven't worn it much, because it still has no closures on the front, and it keeps riding backwards because it's heavy. I need to put a stitch in at the back to keep the crossover centred, and then add hooks and eyes to the front. This will be done...sometime. I want to wear it in Malaysia, so sometime this month, no doubt.

5. Cherry Blossom Bag, 14 faves

A complete labour of love! And going to be featured in a knitting magazine out this month!! My knitting group is featured and I managed to get this project through the selection process - only five projects were picked in the end, so I am pretty pleased with myself.

I find it disheartening, sometimes, that my own favourite projects (like the watermelon bag, my latest garish slipover creation, and my blue tank) are not among the most popular, but I guess I can't complain, since I didn't knit them for anybody except me :)

1 comment:

badlydrawngirl said...

Those Booties are adorable!! Sooo cute :)