Sunday, December 29, 2013

undies and the dreaded eyelash yarn

I just finished a scarf using the most obnoxious yarn I've ever worked with, and I'm so happy it's over, hahaha.

 The pattern wasn't even challenging or interesting to knit, but after a little while I was ok with that, because it was so hard to make sure not to drop stitches or pick up extra ones. 

I was gifted the yarn by someone who decided not to learn how to knit after all, and I would never have picked the colour or the yarn on my own, but I think another friend of mine will quite like it, so it's being gifted again. And just in time for not exactly Christmas! She wears almost nothing but neutral and natural colours, and she's always cold, so this is perfect for her :). (also she's one of the sweetest people I know, and it gives me the warm fuzzies to know that I'll be able to help keep her warm and fuzzy too!)

So anyway, the bag of yarn I was given had two hanks of this stuff in brown, so basically I just wound it all into one big ball and knit until it was all used up. The pattern was the one from the ball wrapper, a row of perl with 3 knit stitches on both ends, a row of knit, repeat. 

 Also, undies! It's funny, these are basically the story of how one justifies letting anxiety run a little rampant. I used to buy my boring practical undies at Zellers, which closed and got replaced by a Target. And then I needed new undies, but I haven't been in the new place, and I'm feeling unreasonably uncomfortable at the thought of going into a store I know nothing about. So instead of forcing myself to do it and get over the newness of place so that I can function in it in the future, I told myself I'm a seamstress and should be making these things anyway, bought two meters of cotton jersey on ebay, and whipped these babies up!

Semi poor reasoning aside, I can't say I'm sorry, because these fit much, much better than any rtw underwear I've ever had. Just like with the tank tops, I used So Zo's free pattern. And fold over elastic, I love fold over elastic. These aren't actually all of them, I made three other pairs first, gave them a few weeks of test driving, and then used the rest of the fabric for these five, but with an added 2cm of hight at the top to go over my delightfully gigantic bottom ;).

Anyway, enough of posting pictures of my underthings on the internet, got to get back to staying up to late, hahaha. See you guys in the new year!

1 comment:

  1. Making undies is on my list of things to do in 2014. Yours are really cute! Target is a lot like Zellers actually. I like it because they have a lot of coupons at Target.