13 August 2006

Orangina.

Just moments ago I finally finished Orangina.


It's alright. The pattern was really simple & I loved watching it develop, but maybe I just have to get used to it since I don't have anything else in my wardrobe that looks like this -- my reaction to it when I put it on was 'meh.'

I extended the lace pattern & put less ribbing on the bottom - I wish I had a little more of the yarn because it could stand to be about another inch longer. Speaking of the yarn - yerg!

I used Estelle yarns 'Young Touch' - 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton. There was tons of thread seperation & it was hard on my hands - it's also a little too shiney for my tastes, but I'll just suck it up & wear the thing & see how I feel about it after giving it a chance.

All in all, this is a really great pattern - very simple, interesting enough to hold your attention & the end results look impressive. I just don't know if it's all that ideal for my body shape.

Whee!

5 comments:

Ignoble Jen said...

It looks really good and the yarn may have been trouble but you concurred it and wow it was worth it.

Maybe try a long sleeve top under it? I am a big fan of under and over top wearing. Then I do live in the West of Scotland where it is cold, cold, cold most of the time.

Miss13 said...

You know, I love the pattern of the Orangina, and I totally understand how you feel about it. I have been stalking that pattern, and even wanted to do a version in brown and baby pink, but stopped myself. Stephanie and I have different body types. I am a top heavy hourglass with a ponch belly in the middle.... I just know that my boobs would look gargantuan in that top...Such a shame.. Maybe you could improvise sleeves ?

Either way, you did a beautiful job making it...
<3

me ;)

Jessica said...

Me likee.

Miss13 said...

I've been checking for an update on anything from you ! Lemme know you are still alive girl !!!

cara said...

I really like the black lace over the pink.