July 23, 2005
Too Sexie for my shirt
So Sexie it hurts. . .
Pattern: Sexie halter from SNBN, by Kim Fairchild
Yarn: sparkly red ribbon, recycled from a Value Village tunic. The original sweater was totally something one of the Golden Girls would have worn on a hot date: loose and frumpy, sparkly old-lady glam. Ugh. Working it way too tight in order to get the called-for gauge created a dense and stretchy fabric that Blanche Devereaux wouldn't be caught dead in.
Mods: 1)I eliminated the vertical row of eyelets in the centre front because the yarn wasn't showing them. I first tried a double yarn over to make a larger hole, but it looked sloppy, plus it just would have been something to get my navel piercing caught in.
2) The first three sizes all had six eyelets on each side of the back while the larger sizes had nine. I made the third size, and worked eight eyelets on each side instead of six because I wanted the lace panel to fill as much of my back as the model in the photo, who I suspect was wearing the smallest size.
Satisfaction: about 75%. It's a gorgeous shirt and it worked up beautifully in this yarn, but I think I made it too big. You can see in the top photo that it's a little gapey in the front, and there's some extra fabric under the arms. Also, if I wanted to I could pull the back completely closed. But it looks good enough to wear for now, and since I only used about half of the red yarn, I'll make another one in a smaller size and then give this one away to someone it'll flatter better. Then I'll probably make one for me in another colour as well. Because I love. this. shirt.
Of course, it's perfectly hot hott hottt enough to wear for my going-away party tonight.
The throat thing? Definitely an infection and not a virus. So I'm now on an antibiotic that makes everything taste like metal, and probably won't be able to drink my Guinness. Gah.
One last thing: have any of you guys ever had the chicken pox vaccine? After two days, is it supposed to look like this?
Posted by jodi at July 23, 2005 08:21 PM | categories: sticks and string
It looks great. I saw the original on the girl's site.
Sorry about the shot thing.
Posted by: Micky at July 23, 2005 09:44 PM
I'm not sure about the chicken pox shot but as for the Tetanus shot, I was out for two days. I had a 102 degree fever and I felt like absolute crap. My arm hurt for a couple of days after. The things we do for art...
Posted by: Cap'n Pete at July 23, 2005 10:20 PM
wow! sexie looks fantastic!! the yarn is beautiful. i'm glad you enjoyed the pattern!
Posted by: kim at July 23, 2005 10:45 PM
Sexie! lives up to it's name. I've thought about making this and as I just finished my honeymoon tank, this may be taking it's place on the needles. As for the shot, it's normal i think. I got a shot last week for school and it was red for 2 days, when b-ill got his shot a fwe months back (also for school) he broke out in hives that resembled full body poison ivy for a good week. vaccinations, feh.
Posted by: jacey at July 24, 2005 12:14 AM
Hot, hot, hot.
Posted by: Rachael at July 24, 2005 01:05 AM
the top looks excellent. i am going to have to secure myself a copy of SNBN...
all the best with going away!
Posted by: sophie at July 24, 2005 04:20 AM
Very nice, hot and sexy. The shot thing is normal. If it's hurting, you can take a couple of tylenol - it will help.
Posted by: Sandy at July 24, 2005 12:31 PM
Just like the name--the end result is Sexie! :) Great job Jodi! I love how the color matches your tat!
Posted by: Lolly at July 24, 2005 01:36 PM
I had the chicken pox vaccine a couple of years ago and I recall it got a bit itchy and red. You just look a bit tender rather than infected. I wouldn't worry about it unless you get big red lines coming out of the area and it gets pretty swollen. Bean had hers in her leg and it looked like that as well.
And lovely sweater. I'd have to expand the cup area and make it an underwire and I'd still probably fall out of it ;>
Posted by: Liz at July 24, 2005 02:30 PM
Jodi, that halter is awesome. BTW, just wanted to let you know I LOVE you asd a blonde. Muy caliente, chica!
Posted by: La at July 24, 2005 03:11 PM
Jodi, that's smokin! Have fun at your going away party....hope you feel better soon too!
Posted by: Tara at July 24, 2005 04:49 PM
It's going-away-party time already?!
Posted by: alison at July 24, 2005 06:40 PM
Very very nice. I enjoy the armband as well. It all comes together and looks smashing.
Posted by: Danielle at July 24, 2005 06:44 PM
How does one wolf-whistle in cyberspace? You look great!
Posted by: Gina at July 25, 2005 09:18 AM
Sexie, fer sure. It looks great!
and I don't know about the vaccine....does it hurt?
Posted by: Carrie at July 25, 2005 11:10 AM
Cute top! Not sure about the vaccine...hope it's ok.
Posted by: ck at July 25, 2005 03:39 PM
Posted by: NWJR at July 26, 2005 09:43 AM
that looks amazing! man,i too will have to suck it up and buy snbn... isn't it enough how much we spend on yarn and needles and stitchmarkers and stitch holders and more yarn?
speaking of which, i cast on for mariah sunday, and am attempting cable-needle free knitting of it. so far it involves much stitch dropping swearing and frogging. but still far less than cable needle knitting involves. :)
remember to enjoy athens for me! (5 star day makes a pretty mean vegetarian breakfast, too!)
Posted by: heatherfeather at July 26, 2005 03:18 PM
Great-looking halter. Nasty-looking injection site. Looks an awful lot like a festering spider bite I had a couple years back...
Posted by: cari at July 27, 2005 02:05 PM
i went to the doctors two weeks ago for a checkup, and she told me that i'd have to get tetanus shot, cuz i hadn't had one in over ten years. i was wearing a really cool comfortable white racer back tank. the doctor didn't even ask if i was right handed, she just stuck the tetanus needle stright down deep into my right arm up high by my shoulder, in the really meaty muscly part, and a full inch and a half deep into my right deltoid muscle straight down at a ninety degree angle. the needle just was a little stick, but then she pushed down on the syringe and suddenly my whole upper arm felt all tight and achey as she pushed the tetanus deep into my right deltoid muscle up high by my shoulder, she told me to relax--yeah right!--as my muscle naturally tightened up from the tetanus. the tetanus shot ached for three days. boy! am i glad that tetanus is good for ten years, yeah! i wish that tetanus didn't have to go deep in the muscle--oh well! i'm not going to wear a racer back tank to the doctor's again for awhile!
Posted by: sophie at October 18, 2005 07:42 PM