Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Before the Cream Sits Out Too Long/You Must WIP It

(I'm currently waiting for breakfast. . .  And also running out of Devo lyrics with which to title these posts.)

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It's totally not what it looks like.  I bet it looks like I've made zero progress since last week.  In reality:

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This is what's going on.  The piece on the left is the back panel. The piece on the right, still on my needles, is the front panel. . .  And it's just about three inches from shoulder shaping!  (Which I'm quite eager for.)

I was hoping perhaps this could be my FO Friday project but I've had even less time to dote on this pattern. . .  Because of stuff like this (if you watched the video, I have a simple yes/no question for you: did you watch it the full way through?). . .
And this:
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Contini has discovered the community playground and is quite in love with it, as you can see. :)

Edit: Boo, hiss.  I changed my "reaction" options for my posts and in doing so, Blogger ate up all the reactions I've received over the last few months.  Ah well.  :(


Angela said...

looking good

venividivoom said...

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Tami Klockau said...

Oo, very nice! I'm excited to see it finished!

Contessa said...

Thank you three ladies very much! :) I think it'd be foolish to hope for a reveal this Friday but I can cautiously say perhaps I'll have the cover-up done by NEXT Friday. . .!

Kathleen said...

I love the way the stripes are turning out on that cover-up, and it looks like it will be awesome to wear! I hope the shoulder shaping goes perfectly. :D

(And yay for playgrounds!! I still love playgrounds.)

Karen said...

Looks great! Based on the smile that is one fun playground!

Contessa said...

@Karen: Thank you! I think the little one especially likes the playground because it's something other than our apartment. ;)

Contessa said...

@Kathleen: Thank you for your confidence in my project! I sure hope it turns out to be something nice to wear, since I've put so much time and effort into it! I really feel like I have no way of knowing how it'll come out until the ends are tucked in and it's completely finished.
The shoulder shaping had a couple minor snags but I worked around one and actually TINKd and fixed the other. (Scary.) I can't find either now. (Phew.) I missed this FO Friday with it but next FO Friday will be the big reveal! :)

And I love playgrounds too. I wish we could keep it for ourselves. The other kids aren't friendly. :(