Since I’m going to be writing about French Girl’s Fifi, I thought the title of my post should be something in french. So I googled french phrases and choose this one. I don’t know what it means, I think something like “If summer doesn’t end soon, I’m going to need a heck of a lot of wine.” Anyway, I’m going to try to stay on topic, so here I present to you what I have thusly far of Fifi:
I’ve been knitting a few rounds every evening. She is not progressing very rapidly, however. The cable part flew by, the this ribbing with the center panel is VERY much slow going. Quick knit? I think not!
Anyway, I am finding the pattern to be very well written overall. There was one part that was confusing but I went to the Sexy Knitter’s KAL blog and found the answer to my question. I know that French Girl is continually working on and improving the pattern and she also is very good about answering e-mails with questions. (I saw on Ravelry that a few people had some problems with their center panel not centering properly. This is the part where I had to refer to the KAL for help. I think they may have ended up with their arm stitches as their front and backs. Just ignore the confusing part of the pattern and know that the first group of stitches after the beg. of row marker are the sleeve stitches — they go on the waste yarn.)
This is what Fifi looked like when I last tried her on:
Very square! It was funny to see her all stretched out like that. I probably should stop and try her on again, but, oh gee, that just takes so much time! I know what you are thinking, “but it is less time than to rip her out because she doesn’t fit!” I know, I know!!! You guys are so right! I promise, I’ll think about it!
I did get a bit of dyeing done this week – I spent some time with fiber reactive dyes. I want to try some handpainting on cotton yarns. I did try it on some wool/silk roving which is rinsing now and I have a bunch of tie dye shirts in the dryer. I love to tie dye because it is always such a surprise when you rinse.
We are going to attempt to bring the junior agents to the American Musuem of Natural History in NYC this weekend to see the Mythical Creatures Exibit. IHA wants to drive in — I hope there is parking! Have a great weekend everyone!