The knitting on my Voli is complete... but that doesn't mean the work is over..
I even stole Liz
's idea for the hem
.. (Yes I added sewing a seam to a seamless garment.. shh!!) I'm really glad I did, the weight of the hem makes the shirt lay much better.. and gives me the illusion of hips! (Of which I have none.)
But I still need to work out my color bleeding/changing issues.. I'm going to knit a few swatches and see what happens with different things.. I've heard of vinegar setting dye.. so I might try that.. and I bought some Ivory dish soap to try instead of Woolite. Why Ivory dish soap? Because Clara washes her KR
swatches in it! That's why! So I'm going to try a few things before I subject my shirt to the wash.. I'm also going to try throwing a swatch in the laundry... (This sounds like lots of swatches.. Ugh.) I should also swatch some of the darker blue too.. I have no idea what that yarn comes out like washed.
I'm also debating whether or not to add a single crochet edging to prevent the rolling... I don't like the rolling.. and I don't want to block this thing every time I wear it.. but I don't like crocheting either! lol!
I need to buy a new crochet hook.. I don't have one small enough to make a tight enough edge. Brad'll love that... : /
Oh.. and I have to weave in the ends..
...I'm not really done...
And I still have Ribby2 to work on! HA! And soon I'm going to have to start on Melanie's scarf if I want it done by Christmas time..
...Suddenly I'm feeling overwhelmed.
Better go knit some swatches... Anyone want to help?