Saturday, April 07, 2007

No Satisfaction.

I can't get me no...
Pain or not, I just wasn't fully happy with the Mia collar. Once I tried on the shrug, it became apparent that the bead-accented flowers didn't come far enough down the front for my liking. It wasn't exactly back to the drawing board, but I did need to do something. I decided to sleep on it and, just maybe, I'd come up with a simple solution.

Mix an ice pack, an idea, Happy Forest yarn (I had 2 skeins on hand) with a few beads and what do you get? Roughly, a rhombus.

Mia collar with lines
I picked up the stitches along the inside edge of the original collar, then continued down the front edge of the shrug to within an inch of the sleeve (red line). Next, I decreased the at the join (tan line) and at each edge, adding beads near the tip for an arrowhead effect.

Mia collar sans lines
Thanks, by the way, for your vote of confidence on my ability to bounce back from this latest SLAP to my knitting pride. Y'all are the best!



Blogger AmyArtisan said...

What a great "extra touch" :)

4/07/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

The collar & bead treatment look great. I'm so sorry to hear about the SLAP. Keep us posted -- we're all wishing you good health. :)

4/07/2007 06:52:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

The beads are just the extra touch, Karen. I would love to see a photo of you wearing Mia!

Sending you healing prayers.

4/07/2007 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Wow! What a difference that extra bit makes! It looks fantastic!

4/07/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Even more beautiful than yesterday!! :)

Remember toots, yarn has NO expiration date!

4/07/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

It is inspiring to read about someone's willingness to invest the time and thought needed to get it RIGHT, not just 'good enough'. Really. You can blush now :-)

4/08/2007 04:21:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

You have more patience and perseverence than I! Now it's time to wear the fruits of your labors.

4/08/2007 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Sorry to hear that you still have more surgery to deal with. Here's hoping tht all goes well with that. Mia looks lovely -- the color is certainly beautiful and springy!

4/10/2007 09:35:00 AM  

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