New Project – East Beach Tee

So turns out I'm not making a poncho. 🙂 Since I didn't find many poncho (or swoncho) designs for the two colors of yarn that I want to use next, and I'm still not in a design-friendly state of mind, I thought the East Beach Tee by Meghan Kelly would work best as my next … Continue reading New Project – East Beach Tee

Yesteryear Yoke

My Yesteryear yoke is now operational! 🙂 I'm so happy that I chose this pattern to replace the destroyed lace in my top, because it complements the top so perfectly. (The pattern is Yesteryear Top by Mimi Alelis.) I crocheted the yoke just as described in the pattern. Well, almost. I did make a few … Continue reading Yesteryear Yoke

WIP: Yesteryear Yoke

My crochet project is now underway! I mentioned in my previous post that I own a top that I've only worn once so far - its lace yoke disintegrated at places when I washed it. (Talk about delicate!) I've been looking at making a crochet yoke for the top, so I can add it back … Continue reading WIP: Yesteryear Yoke

Through Thick and Thin

Finally, I got to finish my stripey top, block it, and click a picture of it! I completed knitting the top last week, and though Nako Comfort Stretch yarn doesn't really need much blocking, I'd wanted to block the neckline to see if it would fix the distortion of the yellow stripe near the neck … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin

Some Progress, and a Restart

The Progress -- Through Thick and Thin I completed the front of my stripey top, and joined the two pieces too. So technically, it's now wearable. 😉 I can't wait to complete the sleeves so I can actually wear it. This is the easiest project ever when it comes to seaming the sides. No pins, … Continue reading Some Progress, and a Restart

Through Thick and Thin; The Difficult Yarn

Uh oh, the neck seemed to be coming along nicely, but when I join the left and right segments, the stripe at the join distorts. My sis and I remember owning a striped top a long time ago that distorted similarly, but I'm not really keen to have it remain distorted like this. Is the … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin; The Difficult Yarn

Through Thick and Thin – progress

I'm almost done with the back portion of the top, and will finish it with a k3p2 ribbing. I've been using TECHknitter's tip for a more uniform, less distorted fabric at the transition from stockinette to ribbing. And I must say it works great! Ah, the magic of slipped stitches! 🙂 I'm looking forward to … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin – progress