30 Days of Blog 2017 – Twenty-One

20170621_235237.jpgYou may not be able to tell, but I think this looks much better than before. I frogged the surface crochet I had so far and redid it with a smaller hook. It looks much cleaner now.

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Twenty

20170620_110821 Eeek! I just ordered this cotton zippered bag with my logo to put all the yarn that I buy at the Chain Link Conference next month in! It was only like $13! (There’s a bucket bag on Cafe Press that I want with my logo on it too, but that monster is like $70!)

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Nineteen

20170619_225246 Surface crocheting the plum silk had commenced! However, I’m not liking how these stitches look, so I might pull them out and redo with a smaller hook. This is going pretty fast though.

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Eighteen

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This is what 50 grams of 100% Mulberry Silk looks like!

We were without power for most of the day today, and the bodice is still blocking/drying. So I went ahead and wound a few hanks into balls. I’m not sure if I’ll have time, but I’d like to make one more top to wear for the Conference next month.

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Seventeen

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Blocking time today!
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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Sixteen

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I made it around!  the seam is connected in the back and I need to weave in some ends.  Tomorrow I need to  block it so those edges stop curling so much.  Then I need to make a decision the straps.  I think I’m going to do the original straps, however I’m going to do more rows, but attached at the same amount of space (three rows I think) so it has a gathered look where it attaches but is a fairly wide strap over the shoulder.Teal Signature

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Fifteen

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ALMOST all the way around!  I’ve got the decreases on the front right side done now.  I am hoping that I can finish the back tomorrow night.  Up next will be blocking before I start surface crocheting the plum silk.

I’m trying to decide if I should do plain straps like I did originally, or use a set of elastic, pearl, pre-made clear straps over the shoulders and do an off the shoulder strap on the sides.  Stay tuned!Teal Signature

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