Monday, May 02, 2005

Bedridden & Bad Luck

You can officially call me the queen of mishaps. First, I was mysteriously bogged down with the flu on Friday. To be sick on a long weekend is already bad enough, but with fevers, chills, sore throat... I was forced to miss the meet-up with Siowchin, Joy, Eva, and Marjorie. It's very disappointing as I was looking forward to meeting with them all month! GRRRRR!!!

During my bedridden period, I decided to work on the Summer Boobtube. The ribbon yarn is a bit difficult to work with. Although soft and perfect for this humid weather, it tend to twist and I had to periodically untwist it. After ripping it and unripping it a few times, the progress seems encouraging. Despite my very limited skills in crochet, I chose a picot edging with contrasting cotton ribbon to make the boobtube more feminine and lacy.


Things were getting exciting as I was trying to figure out how to make it stay up (ribbing? elastic? ribbon? add straps?). Just 3 more inches to go to pick up crochet stiches and SNAP!



And alas, another project is stalled. The crochet hook is 6.0mm so it is not easily replaced either... *sigh* Why are the Knitting Gods picking on me?! GRRRRR!!!

13 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh no! Sorry about your crochet hook and that nasty flu! Hope all of this passes very soon.

The Boobtube is wonderful! I love that yarn--what is it?

Take care, and feel better!

Lolly

Lauren said...

oops... just realized that is the Katia, right? SO pretty!

joy said...

I like the color of your boobtube. Nice edge too! Sorry about the crochet hook :( Hope you can get a replacement soon. Take lots of rest!

Agnes said...

Yeah ... I agree that the colour of the yarn is very nice. What brand is your crochet hook? Recently I'm in love with Crystal Palace bamboo products ... I have their dpns and am considering buy some of their crochet hooks.

christine said...

Oh my god, I just like to come to your blog and drool! That bobtube is coming out so beautiful! I love the colors and the picot edging! ANd the lace, oohlallalala.
JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

opportunityknits said...

The ribbon yarn knitted out so beautifully. Hope you find a relacement hook soon. Otherwise, you could try crocheting more loosely on a smaller hook. hope you're feeling better already.

Mimi said...

Sorry to hear that you are sick! Hope you recover soon. Well, being forced home, gave you plenty of time to knit your pretty Boobtube. Oh, I am having a series of stalled projects too.....

Eva Shiu said...

Hi Peggy, sorry to hear you was sick. I guess we will have another meet up later of this month. Hope you see you later. Take care !

=joy= said...

omg! another mishap??? *HUG* how long would it take to mail you a 6.0 mm crochet hook? hmm...

Life's a Stitch said...

Welcome to blogland and thanks for your comment on mine!

Hope you feel better quickly.
Li in Vancouver

Agnes said...

How are you feeling now? I wish you get well soon.

tiffany said...

Very pretty boob tube the ribbon yarn looks delicious - I like how the colours are coming out. Too bad about your crochet hook - I hate having a project forced to a halt like that!!!

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marjorie said...

don't worry...we'll definitely meet up again. Are you a tight knitter? I'm wondering cos I see that you broke your crochet hook ;p