Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Oh.my.stars... I thought I would never finish this. Jeez. Finally though, last Wednesday, it was done. And it spent until Saturday blocking (drying) because of our week of rain (thank the rain for the grainy photos too... and my kids who keep messing with my camera to make movies of themselves). 100% humidity does not aid in the drying of yarn, nope, no way. I wanted it dry by Saturday though, for my Father's Day outing with my Dad. Yellow and Green are his favorite colors, and being the delightful daughter I am, naturally I would wear his fav.
I am in a state of love/hate with this top. I looks so nice in the pictures, but when I look in the mirror, ugh. I have been wanting a yellow hand knit for months and months and months. Once I had the yarn in my hands though, I worried that it wouldn't work with my skin tones. Fortunately, I was wrong and it does seem to work. Yes, I am looking all busty and voluptuous in the photo there, and I am a fuller top lady... but again, in the mirror, I feel like it is a very boxie top making me look flat. And it is too short. I should have went on for another two inches before adding the lace detail at the bottom. Oh well. I will still wear it.
I am super excited about the new project I cast on this week!! It is a pattern called Whisper that was in the Spring issue of Interweave Knits. EEEEEKKKKKK... it is raisin purple people.... RAISIN! I am about a quarter way up one arm, it has a different style of construction, and I love it already. The color is so lush and fantastic... the weight of it is like a feather... I can't wait to get it done.