Lacy diamonds top

Remember the Lacy hearts cardigan that I ended up frogging? I used the same base pattern to make a top this time, with the same yarn that I used for the textured shawl that I posted about recently.

Lacy Diamonds Top
I knit two pieces for this top — the front and the back — and used whip stitch to join them. The top is a bit loose at the armholes, but I’m going to do some more sewing to tighten it up. (I’ve gotten a bit lazy and haven’t finished tightening yet.) The hems of this top are garter stitches, with the bottom edge being wider than the rest.

Lacy Diamonds Top
My original design had much shorter lines of diamonds, but I’m glad I decided to make them this long. To remind me of the Lacy hearts cardigan, I also added one single diamond on the back, in between the shoulder blades. I’m so elated that I finished at least one Lacy hearts project! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Waiting granny square pieces…

Granny square piecesI’m trying to remember how old these pieces are. (The photo looks pretty old, but I assure you, I clicked it just yesterday using a retro camera app on my phone. Very retro, indeed! ๐Ÿ˜€ ) I almost can’t recall when I made these, but they’re at least a couple of years old. I can say for sure that I had just learned about granny patterns and knew squat about magic loops, because I remember being not too happy with the holes in the middle of the granny squares but letting it slide.

I crocheted the squares from leftover yarn, and used whip stitch to tie them together. For the edging, I used two rounds of double crochet.

I’d made these so they can be brought together and fashioned into a clutch purse. And guess what — they’re still awaiting their destiny! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Okay, I guess that’s the wrong smiley to use here; this might just be my work-in-progress-for-so-long-that-i-have-almost-forgotten-about-it project…) It’s now sitting with my current work-in-progress project so it keeps reminding me of its presence. Maybe one of these days…