Thursday, January 19, 2006

Electra #2

Electra is slowly coming together. I'm really enjoying working in fair isle. It's exhilarating seeing the colors come to life. That said, I feel like I should be halfway done with the second piece, but nope, it's moving S-L-O-W-L-Y. My hands are still getting accustomed to the switching back and forth between yarns and it's even more difficult because the yarns are all different sizes. It's a good time, though, and that's what counts, right?

I'm also getting a little worried I should have made a bigger size. I'm going to keep positive, though, and just hope for the best. I can always block the crap out of it and hope that works.

Here's a picture of my progress: I'm done with the first 34-row repeat and onto the second.

How intimidating are those ends? I'm going to start weaving them in so I'm not stuck with them at the end. Here's an up close shot, too.

I've been dedicating most of my time after work to Electra and I thought I should take some time for some other crafts. I spent a whole ten minutes making this necklace...

Nice, quick satisfaction. I bought the beads when I was in NYC last. They look big, but they're super lightweight. I think I might restring it and make it a tiny bit longer. Oh, and ignore how filthy our bathroom mirror looks. Here's a close up of the gold finding. My favorite part, too bad it's hidden in the back.

1 comment:

lobstah said...

Wow, Electra is looking beautiful! You sure are a fast learner. I am tempted to make the cardigan version, but like you I already have too many damn things on my plate.

I think Electra's shape is supposed to be sort of shrunken and cropped, so maybe it's OK that it looks to be on the small side?