Sunday, May 21, 2006

And Meanwhile, back in the Bathroom...

mandarin blouse
Originally uploaded by kbshee.
Here's me in the Mandarin Blouse, designed by Annie Modesitt and appearing in Spring 2006 IK (I think). I made it with Berroco Zen ribbon yarn. It feels good, but ribon yarn isn't the easiest fiber to work with.

Like my sassy America's Next Top Model pose?

Anyway, I ended up only using 8 ties instead of twelve. That works fine for me. There are also 5 sets of hooks and eyes holding the front together. It fits well, its very comfortable, and I like it!

Today I finished the yoke and sleeves of the Green Gables blouse. Love it. I just love top down knitting.

I finished "The Last Cato", the most recent in the string of faux-Davinci code books I've been reading. This one was very well written but absolutely ridiculous. Absolutely. Ridiculous. On so many levels. But read it (get it from the library) just for well-written ridiculousness.

And a teeny bit more info on Cathars.


Alyssa said...

Cute top and I wish you a good fitting on your green gable! If you like DaVinci Code you might like The Eight by Katherine Neville. I'm reading it right now and it's pretty good. Also, Zafon's Shadow of the Wind and Arturo Perez-Reverte's Flanders Panel are both big favorites of mine.

Ling said...

I love both new projects! The Sunrise Circle is gorgeous (I still need to start mine!) The Mandarin blouse is beautiful too. I really hate ribbon yarn too - they tend to be really slippery.

I wish I had time to read.

Unknown said...

Great top. That really suits you. I avoid most of the yarns which are not wool as they are so tricky to knit with