Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The frog pond

Way back in October I came to a sad realization. The Basalt tank that I'd been working on for quite a while was just not quite right. So I banished it to the back of my closet and waited for spring to re-inspire me.

Basalt tank pre-frog



Basalt tank pre-frog


Yesterday I pulled it out only to realize that it was much worse then I had imagined. I remembered thinking it was a bit big and shapeless. In fact, it was 44 inches of big and shapeless, for what was supposed to be the 39" size. Oooops!* I alredy knew I was going to be frogging, but I had hoped to be able to keep some of the work and just redo the side hexagons with some waist shaping and call it good. Nope. No way, no how.

cotton top



cotton top

Cabled 50/50 cotton-wool goodness


Two episodes of Battlestar Galactica Season Three later I have a nice big pile of Cotton Top ready to become a new Basalt tank (the 36 inch size this time I think!).


* Further evidence that swatches lie.

3 comments:

sestaben71 said...

I think you were trying to make a tank for me, no? How nice of your subconscious! (heehee)

xoxo,
s

sestaben71 said...

oops. i didn't read the whole post, just whizzed right on to the comment page.

just finished Season 3 of BG - and my only response is frak, frak, frakity frak! (seriously, it's the only reasonable response)

enjoy, babe.

xoxo,
pwb

Porpoise said...

Oh crap. I should have thought of saving this for you and just kept going. Guess you'll just have to be satisfied with socks...

Do not speak to me of BSG. I hate that I'm so out of sync with the current season and will have to wait another year to try and catch up again. Ppppbt!