me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Becky's Disappointing Climax

All give praise; "Becky" is done.

Though the finishing work was my best effort yet, I am left with an aching hollowness.

Becky looks OK ... actually quite good ... on DH's dress form ... you can check it out in the Gallery here --

-- but it looks like shit-on-a-twisted-stick on me, Mavis.

See ...

First, that lovely, LOVELY color that I so adored while knitting, ... um ... maybe it's not good for me. Will a tan help?

Then, the plunging neckline -- which is so much lower than I anticipated -- also serves to show off my sensible, construction demo work, grey cotton bra. oh my.

Should I have knitted size "Small" instead of "Medium"?

So, I strung the drawstring a little further up the lace panel, pattern instructions be dammed!

Then I added in a cute cami with nice white lace.

Success! No sensible bra showing now!

But I feel like a cardboard box.

I need to go a'diggin' in my dresser drawers to see if I have any ancient, date-worthy, low-cut bras.

That's after a tan, that is.


  • At 2:12 AM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    Nice Boobs!

    Oh wait, did you want some actual comments? :P

    I think the color looks fine, although I can't see how it would look with your face and that sometimes changes things.

    I do think you could fit into a small. That being said, it does fit.

    That neckline IS very low. I'd see if you have any of those bras and see what it looks like. It might still be too low in which case I think a small cami is a good idea.

    I have a stretchy shirt I like a lot that is a little low cut for work. I always wear a tank top under it when I wear it to work.

    Congrats on finishing such a fancy project!!! The stitches look really good.

    What does the hubbie think?

  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Yvonne said…

    MAVIS! IT is GORGEOUS!! My only suggestion is lose the drawstring (and I can't even make that suggestion sensibly because I don't know the pattern and therefore don't know how essential the drawstring is). But it detracts from the -- well, the boobs area. :)

  • At 11:52 PM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    I was going to suggest losing the drawstring, too, but I'd felt I'd already said so much.

  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Cheryl said…

    this is adorable!! Looks great on you!!!


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