No, not up to my eyeballs in yarn (I wish!!). Rather up to my eyeballs in homework: lectures to watch, chapters to read, notes to study and research . . . ugh! Remind me not to take TWO courses at the same time. So NOT doin' that again.
Meanwhile, I can soothe my jagged nerves by looking at the garden. Check out my sunflowers.
Soooooo tall--love 'em! The tallest one has got to be over 2 meters. I purposely planted them close to the deck so they could be anchored to the railings.
My sunflowers are surrounded by wildflowers. Lovely blooms erupted in red, white, purple and blues. Definitely planting these wildflowers again. Most are now spent, but the black-eyed susans are still in bloom. And they're lovely. Have a good week! :)
I finally tried it on. Verdict: the fit is good. I made no real modifications and have worked the pattern as written for the large size (learned from first version that a top like this needs zero or negative ease). With the waist shaping and ribbing complete, I'm on the home-stretch, so to speak. My focus now rests on making room for my ample hips, so yes there will be extra increases. As well, I'm adding extra length too.
Pink Bombshell In-Progress
I'm still debating whether to use the seed stitch hem as written. I saw some versions on Ravelry that used alternate stitch patterns. Maybe I need to consult my stitch dictionary . . . As for the neckline and sleeves, I am seriously contemplating ribbing to "tighten" the fit.
As for the skirt, my sister-in-law found matching fabric in a local shop. I just need to find a place that sells paper patterns so I can sew the skirt. Two local businesses used to sell sewing patterns; neither sells them anymore. I may have to travel to the next town over unless someone here can direct me to a Canadian online outlet selling Simplicity or Butterick patterns. Anyone?
There's still the matter of the wig, but I know the cap fits. It's just a matter adding the "hair". . . Less than two months left!
Besides working full-time, caring for a family and dabbling on the family hobby farm, I'm now back "at school". Last year I tested the waters--so to speak--and stuck to one course per semester. This year I've upped the ante. Instead of one course, I've enrolled in TWO courses this semester (developmental psychology and intro sociology/anthropology). My one concern: When will I knit?!
So progress continues on the hot pink Bombshell. Thus far, I've reached the ribbed waistband. Twenty more rows and then I start increasing for the hip--not too far to go, eh? Although I must confess that I will add length because my first version was shorter than I prefer to wear. The sleeves require very little work too, although I may add a few extra rounds of stocking stitch (perhaps decreasing?) before adding edging.
Confession time: not really loving the yarn, although I've used it in other colours for blankets and baby clothing without complaint. Still, I chose the yarn for price and not feel. The top is meant to be a costume. Hope my gamble pays off . . .