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!