Saturday, April 4, 2009

When Easy Isn't

I was so excited I had enough of the funky print to cut out two tops last night. I did Butterick 5035 and 5219. I started 5219 last night and quit after the facing got the better of me. I'll have to rip it out and do it over but that won't happen until tomorrow. I should have started with 5035 it says "1 Hour pattern" right on the envelope but it's only one pattern piece and I wasn't in the mood to figure out how they were going to make that happen.


But I did finish my first knitted sweater. I didn't use a pattern, just winged it knew I needed a front, back and sleeves. I made it short sleeves to wear in the Spring and I really like the way the sleeves came out, they're kinda of a rolled sleeve cap, I guess that's what you would call it. I have had these pants forever, my friend Trudi gave them to me before the recession cured her of her GW addiction she use to shop enough for herself, me and her sister. I loved the color but didn't have anything to wear with them and then I found this yarn and it's a perfect match. That's why I don't listen when people say if you haven't worn it in a year throw it out, whatever. I have vest from when they were in style the last time, I should have kept my platform shoes from the 70's.





Please excuse the neck shot but I wanted to show the neckline detail. I crocheted the neckline and used cord elastic to give it some shape. The middle stitch is one I learned from the book, "Get Your Crochet On" see you can learn something from the least likely of places. I have both those books and although the patterns are a little "young" for my taste my DD wanted me to make everything in them.


Hopefully tomorrow will be a better sewing day, I knew I should have made another jacket lol.

6 comments:

Carol said...

Great top! Well done doing it without a pattern. The colour is nice on you.

Adrienne said...

What a lovely top!

Sheila said...

WoW! your top looks great and perfect color. You will be designing your own crochet patterns soon.

Aminat said...

Beautiful top , the color looks great on you as well.

Faye Lewis said...

Great sweater, I love the color.

De-Stress with Cooking, Knitting and Crochet said...

That knitted sweater is wonderful. I love the pattern and the neckline is flattering.