Okay… I don’t know what happened, but somehow three top-down summer shirts found their way onto my needles! One is a sample for the shop, so that one really doesn’t count… right?
I’m working on Buttercup, which is an absolutely adorable pattern… and even on the needles, I’m getting tons of compliments on the neckline:
Even though I don’t have a new picture to prove it, I’ve separated off the sleeves, and have made good progress on the body. I’m in the shop three days this week, so I’ll totally get a better photo for next week!
A friend of mine walked into the yarn store, and she was wearing Kyuu, a top by Kirsten Johnstone. I fell in love and had to cast on. It’s a top that you can wear lots of different ways, so it’s really versatile.
I had 1200 yards of a worsted weight cotton in my stash (I know because I organized my stash- go me!). It’s a tad thicker than the double strand she uses is, but I’m going for it. I’m holding along with it a strand of multi-colored silk lace yarn that I was never going to use on it’s own (too tiny for me!):
I’m loving how it’s turning out! It’s taking over all of my other projects as my fave!
Something to Ponder
I started this project out of necessity (loosely-construed): I had a huge skein of cotton in my stash that I wanted to use up, and could also use another cute summer top. So I cast on for Something to Ponder.
It’s an adorable top with puffy sleeves… and it’s a free pattern, so you can’t complain! But, it’s available only in one size, so I’m super-lucky to be the same size as the designer!
Pineapple Doily Shawl
I started crocheting the Pineapple Doily Shawl that I’ve had my eyes on:
I was cruising along great… until… I got to row 10 and found out I had too many stitches oodles of rows back! Ack! And it’s one of those patterns where you can’t really fudge it. Sigh. It’s getting ripped out… as soon as I get the courage, I’ll start again!
If you want to check out more Work-In-Progress posts, please check out Tami’s Ami’s Blog, who’s been organizing a great WIP Wednesday blog theme! And, don’t forget to come back for FO (Finished Object) Friday!