March 31, 2012
Nearing the end.
This may be the longest project I've ever worked on without taking a break from it. I cast on Ella in mid January, two and a half months ago. But the end is (almost) in sight.
(Bad model pose, no makeup!)
What happens though, is that you get up to the ruffles and think to yourself "Hooray, just the ruffles, and I'm done!!'
My God, the ruffles. You have all those stitches for the skirt, then you double them. Then you purl back, then you do another increase row, increasing into every second stitch.
Then you do a picot cast off. Cast on 2, cast off 3. The neverending ruffles. The skirt hem alone took two days to cast off. But it was done. Then I started on the front placket ruffles. I almost wish I'd done plain plackets, but I know it'll all be worth it, if I ever finish.
One down, one to go.
And this week I had a happy realisation. I'd bought myself a new Inoui winter scarf. And totally unintentionally, it matches my Ella!
Meant to be!Posted by Donna at March 31, 2012 03:17 PM