Friday, February 10, 2012
My Lace Vest ~ Now I'm Really Scaring Myself!
A couple days ago I talked about frogging my Lapis Wrap for a Solomon's Knot lace vest that I'm designing on the fly. (frog/fly... too much?) Well, today I went to a scary place. I cut off a piece of my fabric from the beginning rows.
I guess I need to explain that better. I'm working my drape front style vest in one piece beginning from the left front, continuing across the back and then the right front. I have already crocheted the second armhole so I'm nearing the finish line.
I tried it on to make sure that I liked the width of the back and that is when I decided that the left front was a little longer than I wanted. The proportions just looked a little off. At this point I had three choices. I could live with it, start all over again, or I could cut a few rows off from the beginning. I knew I couldn't live with it and I didn't want to start over, so I went for the scissors.
I don't think I've ever cut into a project before unless I was using part of it for something else. In this case, I want to shorten the length without changing the look. Since I care about appearances here, I was pretty nervous. I say was because now that it's all said and done, I think I'm going to be okay.
I was able to place a safety pin through the loops of the stitches that I'll be working into when I re-create the first row. *Deep sigh* I tried it back on and now the length looks much more in proportion, so I feel like my project is back on track. I guess life is good if scary is cutting my crochet!