I haven't been blogging much lately, but I don't feel that once a week will be my new blogging schedule. I've been in a busy spell (unfortunately, not knitting-wise), but things are winding down.
Anyway, I told you that I'd take a picture of the top of the Cinched Waist Top, and I do deliver!
It looks a little strange like that, all short and rolled and not seamed. I toyed with attaching it to the corset waist before starting the ruffle, but decided against it. Why make things harder on myself? I started the ruffle the other night, getting through five rows. The pattern as written seems to make a rather short ruffle. My idea is, if the ruffle is a little longer, it will be more likely to hang down, instead of sticking out like a tutu. I'm also trying to make the ruffle a little more subdued by reducing the number of stitches I picked up by two repeats. Wish me luck! I don't think that yarn will be an issue. I only have the ruffle left, and I have at least two full balls of yarn left (I haven't checked the whole basket). I'm so glad now that I waited to make the ruffle last!
I turned the heel on my Jaywalker, and have started the foot. In a minor triumph, I tried and succeeded in matching up the stripes on both socks! Not only does this make my inner perfectionist happy, but also my inner sloth. I don't have to pull out my measuring tape at all for the second sock! I just have to work to the same stripe! No pictures yet, but I promise, next time.