Friday, September 07, 2007

WIP



Initially, I thought this top from Knitty's summer collection was really cute....but only for those of "less mature" figures due to the form fitting below the cowl and sexy racerback. However.....I saw knitbud Rachael's version (HEY LOOKIE...I figured out how to fix my link from text problem...thanks MINNIE! No more hillbilly textlinking...it was totally a browser issue! Now, that Rachael is a gal after my own heart. A curvy girl like myself, with boobage.....and the Coachella looks STUNNING on her. With that in mind, and thinking to myself that I'd really like a sexy little warm weather top to wear on a little vacay to Las Vegas....I pawed through the stash looking for some Berroco Suede or reasonable facsimile thereof........

I found some wonderful discontinued Artfibers Ballet...a luscious, suedelike microfiber.....that didn't work out as the original sweater I'd knit it up in......but for Coachella.....she is bella.....



The pattern is worked top down and although rated as "tangy", it's really only a bunch of increases and decreases and once you're past the bust (with shaping directions for the more generously endowed)...it's speedknitting round the body tube....which is where I am now with it...whoohooo! It's coming along wonderfully I believe, and with any luck and free time...I'm going to have another finished object this weekend! It'll look great with a little jean skirt in Vegas.....do you think it would look too terribly dorky over a tissue thin purple long sleeve t-shirt for winter? ennn...we'll see when it's finished...

I just checked on Ravelry again...trying not to obscess...but there are less than 400 people ahead of me in line (hi Joan...waving up to you...) and if it all goes according to recent history....I should get my invite Tuesday or Wednesday........and I will be OUT OF TOWN AND COMPUTER RANGE.....AARRRRRRGHHHHHHH!!!! Isn't that just the berries....as the lil Gramma Clara would say....i guess it'll wait for me until I get back.
Knit on!

7 comments:

Minnie~Knits said...

sweet colors on that yarn. Yummy!
I am glad I could help you out with my Firefox suggestion. I used to be VERY computer savvy, not much these days...Macs are just so darn reliable, I think I'm lazy now...

junior_goddess said...

Honey, I am behind you in line!

I was thinking about trying a cowl top-down, didn't realize that pattern was out there.

Joan said...

I have 127 in front of me today so Monday or Tues.

Someone asked me about knitting that top, must remember and link her here.

I'd wear it under something rather than over for winter. But I'm not young/trendy so what do I know? ;-}

Love Grandma Clara's expression, must remember that one.

Allison said...

That top is going to look tre cool in that suedeish yarn. I can't wait to see it. You're lucky on Ravelry - every time I check it still says there are 10,000 people ahead of me. It's just the line behind me (ever increasing) which seems to change!

makey said...

oh! i wanted to try cochella and thank you for the link to someone who has a real figure wearing it! i couldn't wear it, but i was thinking for my friend who has a birthday coming up. i think i will put it back on my "to do" list.

She Who Knits said...

the yarn is very pretty and the finished project should look wicked cute with a denim skirt.

I got my Ravelry invite today! I swear I was checking it around 15x a day. A little obsessive but I don't like waiting. When you and Joan finally get on find me..ok? My id is SheWhoKnits

Wendy said...

Oh honey, that sexy little thing is going to look great on you! Fabulous yarn choice!