...with the completion of the third kimono in the series, which I have dubbed "Purple Pinwheels."
The elephant in the room: the border fabric is wrinkly. I'd intended to use a light blue fabric to echo the two blue spirals, but the color just wasn't right. While pawing though my scraps for alternatives, I found a long, long, wrinkly strip of fabric that was once the bottom of a tiered ruffle skirt that I decided to shorten. I sliced off the gathered top seam and ironed the hell out of the strip, and this was the best I could manage. The color was too perfect to pass up for a few wrinkles!
Now that that's out of the way, take a good look at the reason this kimono took me almost two weeks where the others both took only a few days:
Kimono #4 is in the planning stages, but finding a complementary color palette that also meshes with a border fabric that I already have is proving problematic. In the mean time, I'm working on finishing the needle book I started to give me some relief from the miles of heavy chain stitch, expect that one in the next few days!
Will I ever get back to my knitting again? Who knows, stay tuned!