Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A half to make it whole

Thanks for all the compliments on Ms Cold Shoulder. It's a really simple design that I developed on the fly during the Taiwan trip which I may publish later.

Over the weekend, I discovered more things from my WIP closet.

This one is languishing pathetically in one of the carrier bags with some remnants. No pattern sheet, nor any indications of the needles used. This looked like a case of *I just worked out the pattern and the repeats; and off we go* situation -- in short, no patterns used.

But with one half done and cast off, I did what any other knitter would do.

Just took it out of the bag, knitted the other half and seamed them both together. I also took the opportunity to do an i-cord bind off.

Honestly, I am glad I finished it.

The top still fits! Talk about instant gratification since one half took me slightly over a day from start to finish.

Either the continous rain for the past few days have been a great motivator or the thought of getting some FOs to start the new year has been so overwhelming that I am pushed over the helm to get these UFOs finished bit by bit!

These tops will get more wear from March onwards when the weather turns hot!

With the cold spell lately, Mom's having thoughts of a shrug. Something to provide coverage on her shoulders on her shopping mall trips or medical check-up visits. (Yeah, one thing you don't know of Singapore, we have freezing malls.)

We flipped some magazines and found this. But of course, she wants the sleeves longer, the top to be shorter. She can't see the top so I need to do some doodling to show her. That's Mom for you.

What do we do for our beloved Mom? We just cast on the project straight away!

Mr Sockie is now my companion when I hit the streets. *ahem* He doesn't like to be reminded that he's being *relegated* to the bottom of my tote bag.


Marina on Wed Jan 11, 09:23:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow, the top looks lovely and your mother has good taste. Gee, I don't understand why you're not doing Am Kamin if you have the book.

Sedie on Thu Jan 12, 12:53:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I can't believe you finished one half in a day! What amazing skills you have. . . not to mention that I love the top! :)

Lolly on Thu Jan 12, 03:05:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That top is absolutely beautiful on you! I really like the way it turned out - and quick knitting is always a plus! ;)

Ruth on Thu Jan 12, 04:14:00 AM GMT+8 said...

that top is C-U-T-E!!

Anonymous said...

That is a great top, Emy. And the shrug for your mom? Really tasteful. Great knits all around.

- MJ

Mimi on Thu Jan 12, 08:28:00 AM GMT+8 said...

The top looks fantastic on you! Since the weather is cooler you could wear a shirt on top of it.

erin on Thu Jan 12, 11:55:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That's a pretty lacey tube top. You look good in these things! That shrug for your mum is looking good too. What yarn are you using?

fig on Thu Jan 12, 11:04:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Well, that was purty overload. So many beautiful things, Emy. You're the perfect model for the lace tube. Gorgeous!


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