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What to Make!

Oh, what to make?!  I've started on my top from my new stash buy last week.  It was originally going to be Hubby's, but after getting a few rows, there was NO WAY he was going to wear that shade of green!  I think its great, but it's definitely on the feminine side of the green family!  lol  Guess that means I get to go do more shopping!!!!  YAY!  I don't know about you, but usually some other "stuff" follows me home when I go yarn shopping.  I'm always glad to see who/what decided to come with me!  lol

After a few false starts, I decided to make a top that was a combination of crochet and knit.  But nothing like this one!  Mine is, and will be, a very simple one in comparison.  Only one main color, and maybe another "background" color.  So far, it seems to be coming along really well.  I'm hoping to have it all done in one piece, or I should say in several pieces that are put together as it goes along.  No seaming at all.  It starts at the bottom front waist area and goes up and around to the back waist area, all in one piece.  Then each side is added.

So far there are only two problems with it.  #1: I didn't make the shoulder connector from the front to the back quite long enough.  That's what happens when you're at work, no mirror is around, and neither is anyone else for the time being.  It felt right, bottom front even with bottom back.  When I got home and showed Hubby, the real deal was "laid" out.  I did 20 chains to connect the front shoulder to the back, should have done at least 30.  So instead of the bottom edges stopping just above the natural waist, it will be more of an empire waist.  But I can live with that.  #2: I can't figure out (or remember how I did it before!) to get a part of my crochet trims to intertwine with each other.  I had planned on using this trim to connect the center front and back to the left and right sides of the top.  Like I said, no seaming!  I know that doesn't make much sense right now without seeing a picture, but I'm not taking any until I'm done with the project, so you'll have to wait to see!  lol  And that's all I'm telling you about it, too!

I needed an off-white to compliment this shade of green that was a bit finer weight than the green, so off Missyboo and I went to AC Moore's.  We ran into a couple of ladies from my crochet group there at the check out and laughed about the supplies we each had.  Yarn and more of it!  lol  I only went for some off-white.  But some grape and rose colored chunky followed us to the checkout.  I said ok, you can come home with us.  Visions of sugar plums turned into tops are running thru my head.  Colored cables, raised textures..............can I make the picture come out into my hands?  Only time will tell. I know I won't!  ;-D  (yet)

Have a good night.  : )


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