April 07, 2010

Lovey Dovey Top

Lovey Dovey Top .:. Spud & Chlöe

I really didn't have a reason to knit this little baby top (and let me tell you -- my knitting so many baby things has raised a few eyebrows around here lately)! There are no impending births in my family that I know of, but I've been wanting to knit this little top since the pattern and yarn arrived at Twisted Yarns. I had what I hoped was enough leftover yarn from my Summer Cardi, so all I had to buy was one skein of the "Grass" colorway. Not only did I still not use all my leftover "Ice Cream" colorway, I still have some of the "Grass" left now too (not a lot - but enough for a little softie I have in mind).

This knit was so fun! Obviously, there was no pressure to start or finish it, but I finished it quickly anyway. I started it late Saturday during a movie and finished it last night. One of the best features of the top is the turned hem:

Lovey Dovey Top .:. Spud & Chlöe

I've only done a hem like this once -- on a swatch, and not a finished garment -- so it was great to learn it on something small so I'll feel comfortable when I incorporate a turned hem into a bigger project. Here's what it looks like on the wrong side (inside) of the top:

Lovey Dovey Top .:. Spud & Chlöe

I enjoy this yarn so much - especially knitting in the round with it. It's comparable in weight to Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton but it has a smoother appearance and doesn't shed as much while you knit with it. I can't wait to try it in some crochet projects too.

I'll leave you with a thought for today from my daughter: "Have high hopes and low expectations."

More finished knits coming soon!