Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Corset Pullover

So, to prove that I am not a complete wastrel, I have returned as promised with my finished Corset Pullover. Despite it not being the black that I really wanted to make this in, I am very pleased with it indeed. I think it may be the first to-be-worn-by-me garment that I've ever knitted that has actually fitted me properly without needing to be vigorously blocked or stretched about. I decided to keep the arm cinch straps as I like the D-ring details and sewed them into position with a single strand of the cotton yarn, as despite my best efforts with the iron and spray starch (a new and exciting introduction into the Sheep Happens Laundry Room) they kept curling up.

I have been very impressed with the Paton's Washed Haze yarn, it is lovely to knit with, feels soft and appears to be tough as old boots. All good. If they do this in black, I would most definitely buy more to make my next Corset Pullover in.

Corset Pullover on

We are still going out walking a fair bit (armed with obligatory hayfever tablets, insect repellant and a goodly amount of balsam tissues) and I have decided to try and make a note of some of the interesting nature around me. Like pretty flowers. I shall be attempting to post photos and identify things, using my not-very-handy-weighs-a-tonne book of the countryside. If you see that I have got something very obviously very wrong, it doesn't really matter but you can feel free to leave a comment letting me know if you want :)

Yellow Flag (iris) growing in (disused) Hollinwood Branch Canal


Anna said...

I love it, I think it looks really good and I'm a fan of the colour!

Auntie Noo said...

Oh WOW!! - One of the nicest knits I've seen in a long while - looks fabulous on you, and knitted so neatly! - Can't think of any more superlatives but feel free to add your own! ;)

clarabelle said...

I totally agree with Auntie Noo - one of the nicest knits I've seen for ages (and one of the best fitting knits as well). It looks fantastic on you!

TutleyMutley said...

Oooo it looks lovely on. Very feminine.
Love the picture of the flag iris too. Like you, I've been looking around at the flowers in the hedgerows, beautiful, glorious - the warm weather with heavy showers has certainly made everything grow~

Thanks for stopping by my blog helen!

CosmicCollection said...

Your corset top is stunning! Where can I get this pattern from? I'd love to try it myself.

You've done an excellent job with it. So well done! x

CosmicCollection said...

Hi Hellbelle, thanks so much for getting back to me! I will definitely check it out on Ravelry. I've got a profile there, too, if you want to connect with me: http://www.ravelry.com/people/CosmicFaery

Cheerio xxx