Time for Tops

I’ve been busily making summer tops and lace. This has been great commuter and movie-watching knitting, believe it or not. Let’s start with the Lillian Top. I LOVE this pattern. I cannot say enough about it. It’s a fast and easy knit. Took me all of 9 days and I only knit it at night when I could put in a hour or two. As always, clic on the thumbnail to see a larger pic (unfortunately, for some reason this template distorts in IE when I put in large pictures instead of thumbnails.  Sorry!  BTW, my blog is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox).

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Pattern: Lillian Top
Source: Delicious Stitches
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay in Red
Cost: $3.38 per skein (used 6 2/3 skeins, about 730 yds); total cost = $22.75 – :D
Size: Large
Needles: Size 5 and 6 Addi Turbos
Started: June 1, 2007
Finished: June 10, 2007
Notes: I would not do 5 lace repeats for the body. I find this to be too long. If I make it again, I would only do a total of 4 repeats of the lace pattern. Also, I would start the armhole section sooner as I have large arms.

Next up is the Cap Sleeve Turtleneck. I also enjoyed this pattern except I decided a turtleneck in this heat….NAAAAH! LOL

Cap Sleeve TurtleneckCap Sleeve Turtleneck (2)Cap Sleeve Turtleneck (3)

Pattern: Cap Sleeve Turtleneck
Source: Karabella Yarns pattern from Kpixie
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Coral
Cost: $3.60 per skein (used about 5 1/3 skeins); total cost about $18 – :D
Size: 40″ Bust
Needles: Size 3 and 5 Addi Turbos
Started: May 7, 2007
Finished: June 2, 2007

With completing the Cap Sleeve Turtleneck, I completed Round 5 of my Yarn Diet. So as a treat I bought myself something really special….I wasn’t planning on buying it yet but Karen talked me into it today!!! ENABLER!!!!! :D This week’s YPF will be all about that. (Hey, Cristi, wouldya mind sharing with me how to get those FLLLLY close-ups???! Couldya, wouldya, thanks, luv ya!!!)

A couple of days ago, I emailed Anne Hanson from KnitSpot and asked her advice on something I wanted to make. I was thinking of a nice large shawl to use almost like a sarong over my bathing suit this summer. She recommended a couple of her patterns but she mentioned she had a cute little lace skirt PERFECT as a cover-up, Sangria. Of course, once I saw her pattern, I jumped and bought it. I cast on last night using Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Terra Cotta. So far so good. No pix yet because I’m not that far along.

I am sending out soap orders hopefully by Friday. I haven’t had a chance to run to the post office with the training at work so they’re a tad delayed but I’ll add a treat as “thanks” for your patience!!

13 thoughts on “Time for Tops”

  1. Should I change my name to Enabler? :evil: Hubby asked me what I bought the second I got home….I must have had a guilty look on my face. :)

  2. Quick! Ripple’s breath is stinky! ;^)

    Natural light + Macro Option + table or ledge to set the camera on, and the yarn about 5 to 6 inches away = Kickass Yarn Pr0n. Plus, photoshop for the post-processing.

  3. Both tops are beautiful. I love the Lillian top, very cute. How do you feel about the lace portion of the top? Do you feel it’s too sheer or ok? I liked that pattern but still thought about it. It looks great on you and it’s really making me think I might have to make one.

  4. I printed out that Lillian top pattern last week when you mentioned it on your blog! I was thinking about doing it in red too!

    How in the world do you get your Debbie Bliss yarn so darn cheap?!!!

  5. OOOH Lillian looks GREAT, and the Cap Sleeve ‘turtle’neck too! *sigh* I need to try more cottons; I’d like to have more summer knits too!!

  6. I just did a Google search to see if anyone else had finished the Lillian Tank and I love yours :!: The red is great. I bought some Cotton Ease to knit it after reading through the pattern – it will be my first wearable! :cool:

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