Thursday, March 16, 2006

I hate blocking

As promised, here's a pic of the butterfly pin I made for my Sophie bag. It's the butterfly from the scarf in Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. I used two types of alpaca yarns: The grey heather is Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca worsted, and the orange is Knit Picks' Andean Treasure in Sunset. It wants to curl like mad, but I really hate blocking (even on something small like this), so I might just sew it on the bag directly. Right now, it is attached by a pin backing.

After completing the butterfly per the pattern, I thought it looked rather boring and needed more detailing. Hence, the stitching in the wings. Looks more like a monarch, don'tcha think?

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