Monday, August 23, 2010

Make Do and Get It Done

I finished knitting my French Lace Camisole yesterday morning and blocked it. What does a body do when she has no blocking wires and a shortage of pins (and patience)? Bamboo skewers to the rescue. Other than being a little sticky and leaving behind a splinter or two, they worked perfectly for blocking the lace on the straps. (But I could really use some blocking wires -- hint to husband.)

I sewed on the straps tonight and tried it on. Hmm...a little big through the upper region (delusions of grandeur on my part, perhaps?). What do you think? Take it in just a bit with a seam on each side or throw it in the dryer for a bit? Suggestions?


magnoliasntea said...

There in nothing like havin' the brains to get it done in spite of circumstances so I have to applaud your ingenuity for makin' do quite well with those bamboo sticks. Sure I'd prefer nice chunks of ribeye steak intermingled with small onions, peppers and a cherry tomato or two sizzlin' hot right off the grill on them, but a beautiful lace camisole has got to be next best.:)

LizzieK8 said...

Gorgeous...where's the pattern from?

LeAnn said...

The pattern is from Tahki (sp?) Garden Variety.