August 10, 2007

The knitting gods must be angry.

I bet you're thinking that I have a finished Silk Top, and that I temporarily fell off the earth which is why I haven't shown finished pictures of it. Well, before you go scrolling down looking for whack dance pictures, you better cool your jets there. My Silk Top lies in a pathetic unfinished state, unfortunately:

There's nothing worse than happily pulling an almost completed Silk Top off the needles, getting the needles ready so you can cast on for the frills, skipping over to the cloth bag where you had all the skeins of GGH silk stored, reaching inside such bag, and then pulling out...a couple of forlorn yarn labels and some air. [Insert image of me with my mouth in a great big "O" while a silent scream escapes.] Know why? Because there is NO MORE YARN. Just a pathetic little 1/4 skein left that'll allow me to knit the neck of the top and finish off the armholes, but what about the frills? WHAT ABOUT THE FRILLS? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Don't you feel just awful for me?

Okay, I'm calm now.

august_frills.jpgNo sense in trying to figure out why or berating myself for not ordering an extra skein. Not productive. Solution: Just order more yarn, because I must have those frills. I simply refuse to omit the frills from the Silk Top. Please, don't even suggest that I omit them. Me like frills, even more than Lola Falana did when she was the Queen of Las Vegas. Besides, ordering an extra skein of GGH Silk will give me an excuse to order other yarns so I can get ready for winter knitting. In the meantime, I guess I'll leave out bigger offerings of chocolate to the yarn gods and dust off the Captain's hooded jacket [remember that?] so I can make some progress on it.

That's it for today, friends. Before I go, please check out these marvelously stylish and elegant spotlight blogs:

Twisted Knitter

Tres Chic Veronique

"See" you next week. Have a great weekend!

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27 comments to this entry:

So sad about your frills, but I know you'll score big when you place that order. My mind immediately went to Capt. Destructo-wear and was glad to see you mentioned picking up the hooded jacket again. School is just around the corner. =================================== Note by Becky: Thanks, Star! I just ordered from Rikes Wollmaus; I can always count on them for my GGH needs :-) I was also thinking about back to school, too. I can't believe that it's almost time! I really need to get my knitting behind in gear.
I weep for the Silk Top. Thankfully you are ordering more yarn for the frills. The frills make the top and you get to order more yarn, how can this be a bad thing? ;-) ===================================== Note by Becky: Ah, a knitter on the same wavelength as me. You are so right, my dear :-)
Thanks for the link to me! I hope the new silk yarn ships to you quickly so you can wear your top before summer is over :) ======================================= Note by Becky: You're welcome, Veronique! I should get my yarn quickly (it's coming from Germany), but thankfully I was thinking of layering it so I could wear it in fall and winter.
Oh no keep that bad knitting mojo across the pond with you ;).You are stronger than me (I?). I would go into a fit of sulking over this, but you're right how would that help.
An excuse to do more yarn shopping is always welcome! Any excuse is good in my house....
I actually bought that mag [because of you!] earlier this week. I saw that top and thought...Hmmm...I'm not sure about the frills, but I KNEW that the frills were probably the thing that got you to cast on. Then I thought...very a very chic Rabbit way! I adore that red cable shrug/sweater...the last pattern. Must. Cast. On.
Oh man. What a drag!!! I say you did the right thing. I would have ordered more too. I hope it matches well!!!
The silk top would not be a skinnyrabbit worthy without frills!! We'll just wait by our computers while you order yarn, knit frills and puts it all together in a jiffy. Don't worry - no preasure at all... ======================================= Note by Becky: Yay! Helene's back! P.S. I knew you'd understand my thing for frills :-) ;-)
Aw man, that sucks! So sorry to hear about running out of yarn - I hate that. Those frills are super cute, though - it'll be totally worth it.
Of course you're right to demand the frills. They make the sweater!
You must under no circumstance omit the frill! Shop, dear girl, shop!
The frills really make the sweater what it is! I also really like the cute little picots on the armholes and the neck. Are you going to keep those also? ====================================== Note by Becky: Oh yes, definitely. I think that those little details make the sweater stand apart. Plus, I love picots. They remind me of pie crust :-)
Oh yes - the top definitely needs the frill or it would be just another top! We love Lola Falana btw. Way back in the 70's, I remember seeing her on variety shows and talk shows. Totally dating myself, btw. Thanks for the spotlight link. :-) It was such a nice surprise. ======================================= Note by Becky: You're welcome, Janet. We loves your blog :-) I remember seeing Lola Falana in those shows as well! She used to wear frills, boas and big flowers in her hair, remember?
Who could possibly suggest omitting the frills? Impossible. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get from Rikes Wollmaus and your winter knitting plans. Ahh, fall/winter knitting after suffering the long days of humid summer.
I'm glad you're doing the frills, I look so forward to see the top in black! And talking about school, I got from above that you're going back to school for one more year? So you got accepted for the third year, do I remember right that it was only the cream of the class that passed for the specialization year? ==================================== Note by Becky: Hey Maud! Yes, I'm definitely doing the third year. It's going to be tough, but I look forward (more than anything) to further developing my style and technique. At the end of the year we get to show a complete collection for the fashion show, so I'm going to have a lot of work ahead of me :-)
Ok, you sound a little panicky, but I think you got it back. Gotta say, I'm with you on the frills. It wil make that top pop!
There is a lot of frill love around here, and I agree with it. A girl's gotta have her frills. We won't be impatient for the finish or anything...
Yeah, go ahead an get your yarn, the frills IMHO make the top.
It just wouldn't be yours if it didn't have the frills. Fortunately, we're very easily distracted with the Captain, scenery, school, and the ever-entertaining fall knitting plans! Good luck waiting patiently until the yarn arrives. :)
I'm so sorry to hear about the yarn issues! I've done that before and I really hate that. But I agree with you that you must. have. frills. Can't wait to see you in it once it's done!
I think it will look good without the frills! :ducking: ======================================= Note by Becky: I agree. But I think it looks better and more original with the frills. The frills are what keep it from looking like your typical standard lace top :-)
I think you've been bamboozled! The knitting Gods are at it again! Seriously, how many of us would have been so excited that the end was near when we reached in and pulled out that last skein, and not noticed that it was THE LAST SKEIN? ======================================= Note by Becky: It's happened several times before; there were a couple but off the top of my mind I remember my bobbly jacket. I didn't realize that I had run out of yarn until I checked the cloth pouch where I had stored the yarn. And I had like 10 cms of ribbed neckband to knit! I bought a new skein but no one could tell that it was of a different dye lot. I've become of master at hiding skeins of different dye lots in knitted projects :-) It looks great - when it gets its frills, it will be ...great-er!
As a frill-challenged girl, I might have called it a day. But can't possibly imagine you would do such a thing, and why the hell not frills anyway? I may just have to make one to get over my fear.... How long will it take to get this yarn?
Oh, the reach for the non-existent last skein. I know it well.
And you will find the missing skein just as you finish the frills. That is the price of perfection.
I had to think of you and your frill thing once I saw the new Kim Hargreaves design Rosa ;-)
Okay, who, in this day and age, has a Lola Falana reference in their blog?! People who grew up watching Circus of the Stars, wearing Gunne Sax dresses and drinking Tab! Go get your frill on!

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