Sunday, July 22, 2007

Coachella FO'd!



The cowl is cowl-y and the linen is drapey. Can you ask for anything more?



It was even a good day for modeling.



I cast off first thing this morning (those twisted stitches are slow going) after dropping a whole mess of stitches last night and giving up in disgust.



I really ought to undo the bottom edge and cast off more loosely. It looked almost ridiculously loose when I was casting off, but it is definitely too tight. But really, I am far too pleased with this top. I am smug, even.

Also smug about this:



I started a new job this week and celebrated by buying my very first skein of Socks That Rock! The colourway is algae and it was very very hard to choose. I think I finally have my Monkey yarn!

So, I am now projectless and bereft. I need something new and exciting. I have a whole mess of sweaters in my Ravelry queue, but after my very first summer top success, I sort of want to run with that. Any suggestions?

10 comments:

Adriana said...

The top looks gorgeous! Very cute pictures too. I am soooo jealous of your STR! Me want!

Mary deB said...

Nice top! And congrats on the new job!

Bertha said...

Oh my gosh, that looks SO gorgeous on you!! Wow, beautiful job!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Yummy STR and great top. Can't wait to see you.

Kate said...

AAH! That top is just too incredible! Great job!

spillyjane said...

oh, that's pretty! i love the colour and the drape.

Mae said...

It looks great Heather!

This is my first post here although I've been following your blog for a little under a month now. Post shy!!!

I am planning on doing Coachella as well, I have two sweaters on the go right now, but I am heading to Ottawa in a week and a half and am planning on finding something special to do it in then!

Sam said...

Very nice! What do your neighbours think of your modelling? I can only imagine...
Nice STR - good to see you will be joining the monkey-wagon :)

TeamKnit said...

The Coachella is wonderful! And I love that colour, it looks great on you!

Stephanie said...

Top looks great! And it is flattering on you. I have no suggestions for another top, as I have yet to knit one for myself.