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February 3, 2005

Dream On

Did I ever tell you about my Dreamy Creamy? No? Well, here's the short version.

Dreamy Creamy was my engagement present to myself. I saw the pattern (WARNING: Links to a Word document.) on J-Strizzy's blog and loved the idea of a sweet, empire-waist top made of Calmer. She had designed the shirt for herself, so I knew I'd have to make a some adjustments. It took a while, but by the time I finished it I was satisfied that I had adapted the pattern for myself.

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Success! Well, kind of...

Cute, right? Well, sure, when it's laying there all pretty on my couch. I actually wore it a few times, but I had missed one important adjustment: it was a bit short in the upper torso. This meant it rode up every time I so much as lifted an arm, and that pretty ribbon band landed right in the middle of my... well, you get the idea. Next thing I knew, all that pretty Calmer was just hanging in the "eh" section of my closet. And that just won't do.


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Let's get fixin'!

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In hanks, ready for a thorough bathing

Here's where you come in. Does anybody have any experience with recycling Calmer? How does it do? Any tips? And most importantly, what should I make with this yarn?

Posted by shannon at February 3, 2005 11:00 AM | For related posts: Fixin' Vixen in a T-Shirt

Comments

Wow, it does look good on your couch! I guess some patterns are just hanger patterns - looks great on the floor/couch/hanger, but on a body, not so much. Too bad. Bye, bye dreamy creamy. :0(

Posted by: alison at February 4, 2005 12:10 PM