Sunday, June 22, 2008

Abydos vest, take 2

I was able to get in touch with Doris Chan via Ravelry to ask her for suggestions regarding my size problem with the vest (being between the Medium and the Large). She gave me instructions for making the Medium a little bigger! Hooray!!! :) ♥ I am so grateful. She has since posted the instructions, along with instructions for some other sizes that weren't in Amazing Crochet Lace, in her blog. Go Doris!

I had to start the vest over, since I'd initially started making the size Large. I've only done the first 2 rows on my Medium vest now, but I know most of the rest of it will go fairly quickly if I keep at it, since the pattern is an easy one.

I'm a little bit worried about the yarn I'm using, since it's from Mystical Creation Yarns, which, as it turns out, is now out of business under some pretty weird-sounding circumstances. Loads of people have complained about bleeding dye with their yarns. The Sweet Pickle colorway that I'm using is fairly light colored, so I'm not as worried about bleeding dye as I would be with darker MCY yarn; but I am a little concerned about what may happen after the garment is washed. When I get a chance, I will make up a swatch and try washing it. I really hope it'll still be OK. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

I'm going to a folk festival today, and I'm seriously debating bringing my crochet with me. ;) I don't really want to carry it around, but how much fun would it be to work on it while listening to good live music?! Hmmmm. I guess I'll go for it.

It's supposed to rain today...Hopefully I won't have to find out about the bleeding dye that way! Meep. I will bring plastic bags to protect the yarn.


Deneen said...

I've been peeking at her blog and how cool she wrote back to you!

April said...

Okay thanks for posting her blog! I'm psyched to take a look at it. :) And HELLO lady! You've been away for so long, it's good to see you posting again. And congrats on getting married. Fun and stressful, eh?

Alexis said...

Hello April! :) And congrats to you, too! Ah, wedding planning. I'm pretty stressed out about it at the moment, because I just don't have time for it. It will be fun again when things settle down a bit, though. We really need to work on the invitations, which we're printing ourselves. I'm lucky that my fiance is willing to help out with pretty much everything! I know lots of women do this by themselves, but I can't imagine how.