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).
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 – 😀
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
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 – 😀
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!!!!! 😀 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!!