3.25.2007

Thank goodness that's over!

This weekend there was quite a bit of finishing going on. There was button math, and weaving in ends, and crocheted borders and more weaving in ends.

But, it's done. And I now present to you my first finished sweater (I mean, it doesn't have any sleeves or anything, so really it's the easy way out for my first top, but hey that's me--kind of lazy!).

The Combo Corset T: The Yarn: ArtYarns Ultra Merino 6 in color 115. I used four skeins. The pattern called for three and then a skein of ribbon yarn for the edging, but I didn't think I would like the ribbon stuff that much and just did all the crocheting with the Merino. I think it was the right decision.

The Buttons: I bought them at Joann Fabrics. I think they are perfect. Now, the button on the bottom needs a little adjusting, and I will get to it this week. Just not now.

The Pros: This is one very soft tank top. And, it is in a color that I love.
The Cons: While the shirt certainly is big enough, I am getting some gapping in between buttons (it has some slight gap issues even then it is not on). I have some ideas on how to fix this, we will see how it goes.
Uh, yes the Christmas lights are still on the balcony. What?

So what now? I am still working on some socks that I am writing the pattern for. Hopefully I will have some time this week to finish those up. They are some very nice socks. I have also worked a few rows of my first real lace project--the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. Perhaps a picture in the next day or two!

Now, I must leave the computer and enjoy this weather. I mean, seriously 74 degrees in Chicago on March 25 at almost seven o'clock at night? You can't beat that!

16 comments:

  1. That is very pretty! Reminds me of a little cotton number I knitted when I was 20-somthing. Wear it in good health and happiness!

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  2. Whoa, that looks great. I can imagine how soft it must be. Artyarns Ultra Merino is really yummy stuff.

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  3. Oh how adorable is that??? I love it! You did a wonderful job. And what's up with that weather? I thought Chicago was cold.

    Still waiting for a couple things in the mail and then ... package #1 will be on its way.

    Have a great week! Your Secret Pal

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  4. I love your corset-t. It looks like something that I would actually be comfortable wearing if only I had the skills to make it. Enjoy.

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  5. I love it, great job! Can't wait to see it in person!! :)

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  6. Your corset T combo turned out great! I just love the color. Congratulations!

    Yeah, Chicago was warmer than California today. Odd, very odd. But enjoy the weather!

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  7. I made one of those last summer and mine was no where near as pretty as yours, and mine didn't fit that well.

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  8. Anonymous9:34:00 PM

    LOVE IT! You are amazing!
    love mel

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  9. Hi there! I just wanted to make sure you're aware that your blog is in the queue for the Fiber Arts Bloggers ring, because you don't have any code up. I just sent you the code again--please let me know if you don't get it? I'd love to get you back in the ring. :)

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  10. Congrats! The first sweater is a big moment.

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  11. Congrats! The first sweater is a big moment.

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  12. So cute! Great job!

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  13. Wow, that looks great. Nice job!

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  14. THat is adorable. I must find that pattern and make one myself!

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  15. Hi Jen,
    I love the top! I started reading your blog and the realized that we both live in A. Hts! Small world!
    Sheila

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  16. hey jen,
    just got your comment. i go to rather be knitting all the time! I love that store. i have gone to mosiac as well. some other good ones are the village knit whiz in glenview or three bags full in northbrook. but like you, the internet shopping is way better! have you seen patternworks.com? they have some good stuff!

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