February 27th, 2011
Finally, I’ve finished something.
The armband I designed for the 146+ Triangle Fire Memorial is ready to be mailed. I am very pleased with the way the roses came out. The 77 is harder to read than I’d like, so I outlined it in gold beads. That didn’t do very much either. Oh well. It’s there if you look closely. It’s also much easier to see when you hold the piece up to the light.
I didn’t sew it into a tube since filet is much less elastic than knitting, and I don’t know how big of an arm (or how bulky of a sweater) is going to sport this armband during the festivities on March 25. Instead, I made 5 little crochet loops on one edge, and a set of matching bobble buttons on the other. It’s too big for my little arm, and too small for my husband’s bulging bicep, so hopefully it’s just right.
So, in honor of Kate Leone, I am off to put this into an envelope and get it ready to mail to the organizers.