Friday, May 14, 2010

Finished Object Report

Can you believe it?! I actually finished something!

This is my Sunflower Top! The pattern is "Coquette Lace Top" from the book Fitted Knits. The problem is that if I wouldn't have added shaping, it wouldn't have fit very well at all. The Yarn is Rowan's Purelife Organic Cotton, in a lovely shade of yellow. Needles: Addi Turbo's in size 5. I tend to be a size up in my gauge, so I try to always knit a size down in the needles. (Does anybody like swatching for gauge?) The yarn was fabulous to work with, it is a great lightweight yarn that will wear wonderfully in the summer season..I cannot wait! The ribbon goes in to help keep the top up, and can be changed out if I want a different look. I bought the yellow ribbon at a local craft store, but didn't love it, so I bought the purple velvet ribbon from M&J Trimmings in NYC.

It was a pretty quick and easy top, the lace repeat is simple enough... I knit the first time around it only took me 2 weeks of non-stop knitting to knit from start to finish; but after frogging it and re-knitting it with the added shaping and the appropriate size, it knit up in another month.


Channon said...

Lovely!! I hope it warms up enough for you to enjoy wearing it soon.

gaylen said...

Fabulous! Do you have a great full skirt to wear with it? And I would totally tie that bow in the front - off center.

Will it go with the blue and white skirt you love so much - the really full one? You could add a ribbon the same color as the skirt.

By the way - you appear to be wasting away. All that walking must be doing something - pushing a stroller is now easy feat! g