I’ve been working hard trying to tie up the loose ends of many projects I’ve started over the years. This could really be a full time job by itself! I’m almost down to the most labor intensive items with my knitting and crochet work.
What I have left:
Indian Knights Blanket: Super labor instensive colorwork
Egyptian Lace and Color Shawl: Super labor intensive fine lace
Zigzag Mens Sweater: In pieces and needs to be seamed
Flower Art Frame: A large, ongoing project with multiple pieces that’s great for travelling
Trilogy Sweater: Currently working
I am quite comfortable leaving the three intense and large projects waiting in the wings for now, but I’m super excited to start the next needle project (Cloudbow from Pom Pom Magazine )so I have to clear something from this list, most likely the men’s sweater. The pieces have been blocked, but I have discovered a hole that needs to be fixed before I can put them all together. That is one of the detriments to leaving a wool project undisturbed for too long.
One of the loose ends that I most recently tied up was the Neverland Crochet top. The cool thing about this top is that it can be worn with either neckline in front. This wasn’t my first yarn choice, but it was a linen yarn (Knit Picks Lindy Chain) from the stash that I thought would work well in a lightweight top for the summer. I was glad to have the yellow to give this basic tan a pop of color!
My measurements were smack dead in between the Medium and Large sizes, but went with the large because I plan to machine dry this item and I wanted to account for a little bit of shrinkage that might occur with the linen fiber. Regretfully, I didn’t do any math to make all of the necessary adjustments for the BEST fit, but I made a length adjustment for my comfort. I also didn’t test the strap length until after I wove in all of the ends. Of course they were too long, but I machine-stiched them to fit and crocheted the sleeves on to hold the seam in place.
I plan to pair it with a pair of bright yellow dropped crotch linen pants. I have no idea if i will like the look together, but I’m going for what I see in my head and maybe it will work out. If not, I will find something else that works.