Thursday, March 15, 2007


Forget the tired, overweight, middle aged person wearing it, focus on the top... note the well fitted bands on the armholes. Oh yeah!!! that's the right stuff :]

What attracted me to this pattern in the first place was the extended shoulder line and the interesting shaping of the neck... far more flattering of flying-fox upper arms than your standard singlet top.


pattern: Lotus Blossum tank from Interweave Knits Summer 06

yarn: 8-ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills 2 x 200 gram balls, can't remember the colour name but it's been discontinued.

needles : 4mm circs and straights [ Krystal Nacre ]

modifications : kept the shaping but did good old feather and fan instead of the 18 row repeat pattern for Lotus stitch because I needed mindless tv knitting. Minor mods to stitch count to accomplish the change of pattern.

In other developements, todays's trip to the Op Shop [ Thrift Store ] for $6 bag day yielded these cute coffee cups for Nadie, and a couple of funky bright aprons from probably the 1960s [Maz, you want?] and these doll patterns also for Maz. There were also a couple of old quilt mags, some assorted crochet cottons, a shirt for David, a bright plaid pillow case that should match the Licorice Allsorts quilt, a buttoned cream jaquard one for moi and a few other bits and bobs. Most of the clothes and linens are currently drying on the line. Can't stand that musty smell.
Everyone was much better behaved today, with little of the frenzied snatching and grabbing. Given the widespread media coverage of the disgraceful scenes at Target stores this week when the Stella McCartney stuff went on sale, perhaps people have been shocked into better behaviour. Stranger things have happened.


crazyhaberdasher said...

The top looks lovely - it suits you....and.....yes please for the other stuff THANKYOU....looks like a very successful day all round!

Rose Red said...

Oh the top looks lovely - that neckline is great! I might have to done for myself...(adds project to the ever growing pile...!)

Quilting Diva said...

Whoo hoo, look at you Sexy "Mama" or Granny I should say.. ducking from flying objects all the way from Australia

lisette said...

it looks lovely - that colour really suits you. and you don't tired or any of those other yucky things :)

Robbyn said...

Your top is lovely - and so are you! You're right - the neckline is quite flattering and the F&F body looks just right.

Have you seen Tubey? Not that with your current temperatures down there you're exactly interested in a semi-fitted, long-sleeved sweater - but the construction is interesting and it has that same lovely neckline.

Lisa L said...

Simply lovely!

Sheepish Annie said...

I went to Target today and behaved myself in a manner befitting a sheep of my stature. No Stella M. for me!

I love the tank! The neckline is perfect and the armbands work so well. You also chose the perfect color!

Tanya Brown said...

Holy cow you're talented.

Kimberly said...

Wow! I plan on making this but with a bamboo yarn. Now I've got to get going. If I start now I might have it completed in time for summer. We're heading into spring but today we're having a nor'easter complete with freezing rain and all I want is to work with wool.