The 50th year, ‘Red Hat’ thing has kind of gotten to me. I joined AARP. I thought about the poem:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves…
Everybody talks about the red hat. I concentrated on the wearing purple, and I made myself a purple dress:
I am really, really happy with how this turned out. I made Iseult’s Dress from What (else) Would Madame DeFarge Knit? It’s my first ‘full sweater’ sized garment for me. Although the picture makes it look like a straightforward A-line, there is actually a fair amount of shaping, and I successfully melded the bust, waist and hip measurements from three different sizes, PLUS –
OK, I messed up a bit on the bottom of the cable, but that’s not the point. The point is that I now know how to do that cool ‘this cable closes at the top/bottom’ thing, so I can finally work out a biohazard cable chart (Serioiusly, I’ve been wanting to do that since 2007, when I used June Oshiro’s DNA cable on a pair of socks…) This project was very much a win.
I’ve gotten a lot of other stuff done, but I’ll try to spread out some catch up posts rather than putting them all up today.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win any of the contests I entered last month, but I did enter the Of Mars Crochet giveaway on Facebook. Drawing 5 April.