|The Sweater: 50% Lambs Wool/40%Angora/10%Nylon|
(Very soft and wonderful!)
The cut strip at the bottom is tapered so the Rose "petals" will be graduated from center to outside.
|I wrapped a little, then took a stitch or two to secure it. Then more wrap and stitch.|
Like a cinnamon roll.
|This is the underneath portion.|
|The top of the rose.|
|The almost completed underneath.|
|The finished upper portion.|
|I wanted this to look more like a flower than a cinnamon roll :-/ so I pinned over the petals and steamed it, hoping that they would curve down and stay put.|
|Using a small section of the ribbing from the same sweater I made a cover for the elastic that will go around the wrist.|
Very Exciting! that I could use my bodkin to turn the cover as well as to pull the elastic through it.
Not too many chances to use this great tool. It has such a great name, it would be lovely to use the word more often!
|The finished wrist cuff and the (continuing to dry) Rose.|
|The steaming process worked!|
Now the Rose has dried from getting hot and bothered, and is retaining it's shape.
|Original wrist pincushion. Still functional, but inconsistent with protecting my anatomy.|
|New Rose Wrist Pincushion.|
It looks larger here than it actually is in person.
(Goodness it's hard to take an accurate photo using one hand, having few options for the proper angle.)
|The Rose needed some focal interest. |
Some fancy pins helped quite a bit.
Hope you had a good Tuesday.
See you again tomorrow.