Aug 3, 2007

Indigo Flowers, in Bloom

Cross-posted from my blog.
Click to read about Indigo Flowers I, II, III, 3.5, and IV.

My dear friends, welcome to the show! Here, I give you Indigo Flowers , undergoing metamorphosis (blocking, that is):

Can you see how joyful the lace is, relaxing in a basin of tepid water?

A dollop of rose-scented conditioner leaves a lingering sweet scent on the vest. I know, I should have used orchid or lavender to match the mood of the vest, but I always find rose irresistible.

As you can see, the neckline is finished with a few rows of garter stitches and THE bind-off method. Initially I also worked two rounds of seed stitches at the sleeve openings, but Calmer had its own mind (elastic cotton, what can you do), so I ripped them out in the end.

Here are a couple of peeks:

Ah and I must show you the asymmetrical element I incorporated into the vest. Look at the left side, and ignore the marker thread please:

It's been so long since I first conceived the design--two and a half months to be accurate. Like many of my fellow designers here, I changed quite a few design elements on the way, so I am more than pleased to see that the original idea has come through (has it ;-)?) in the finished garment. Invaluable suggestions and opinions from fellow CALers, friends and readers have helped me out of several crucial problems, and your encouragements and reminders(!) have kept Indigo Flowers alive ;-). Thank you!



Marnie said...

It's gorgeous and the two yarns came together beautifully. The lace looks so delicate and airy but it's nicely anchored by the calmer. I love it.

Ruinwen said...

Oh...I'm in love with this! The contrast of the color and stitch are just gorgeous! :)

bookwoman said...

Gorgeous! It's really the only word for it.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Great job! I love the innovation of this piece. It turned out wonderfully!

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