I finished knitting the Shocking! Skirt on Saturday. That was just shy of 2 weeks after I got the yarn. A finished skirt!
The skirt has a waistband (with elastic) and a hem at the bottom. You pick up stitches to create a turned hem in both spots. The pattern calls for you to bind off loosely and sew each band down. Oh, but I have to be fancy, right? I can’t just do it the potentially time-consuming but straightforward way. I have to fiddle. And faddle. And change my mind eight zillion times. And what do I resolve in the end?
To bind off loosely and sew each band down. Yeah, just like the pattern says.
But even that I’m not doing exactly as proscribed. Because while wrestling with the bottom hem, I stopped to actually look at it. And it looks enormous to me. It’s about half an inch deep, but that’s too much for this skirt. So I’m revisiting that. And the waistband? I bought elastic and am ready to go, but to bind off loosely enough I opted for a sewn bindoff, which is tedious over that many stitches.
Crappy photos to properly depict my crappy mood about this element of the otherwise much-loved skirt.
All this isn’t even such a big issue, if I could only find the time to sit and finish up. The weather might actually get springy soon, and I won’t be able to wear this! That’s just wrong. My goal is to have it complete by the end of the weekend, at the latest. Keep your fingers crossed for me!