Up to this point I have been really enjoying Eveleen. 😀
I struggled and won with the lace pattern – I’ve now finished all the lace for the back and front and I’ve completed the plain part of the back.
A welcome relief after so much concentration. 🙄
There’s eyelet holes between the bands of sparkly black to take a thin ribbon – cute!
That’s the cute little picot edging -which was a bit hard on the hands in the sparkly stuff – I was very relieved to get of the edging and back onto the 4ply soft. These were quick and easy.
“Oh, great!” I thought “On to the intarsia flowers…”
I excitedly wound some bobbins and started….
Oh my! This is really hard! 😯
Eveleen has lulled me into a false sense of security and confidence and then turned around a bit me! With big teeth! 👿
I can manage Fair Isle but I have never been brilliant at Intarsia in the past. Why I thought I’d be able to do this I don’t know 😥
The pattern is 42 rows, in 6 different yarns – 3 colours (pink, lilac and green) but 2 different textures – 4ply soft and Kidsilk Haze – this was another welcome surprise that the Rowan picture didn’t do justice to! I love the idea of this combination of textures and well as colours in intarsia.
I started after dinner at 7pm and finally want to bed at 1:30 am and had only managed 10 rows. I swear, the house could have burnt down around my ears and I wouldn’t have noticed I was concentrating so hard.
This is how much I have to show for my efforts (the stitch markers are showing the start/end of the the chart to save too much frantic counting)…
and here’s the back eeek! 😮
There’s 18 bobbins so far and I’m not at the most complicated bit yet. I need to buy a LOT more bobbins.
This one might beat me.. 🙁