Even though this crochet top requires frequent scissors use (there's cutting involved in every motif!), I still bring it out whenever I can.
The most ideal times to work on it is when I am having my latte at my favorite Spinelli's outlet. I prefer to visit the cafe during its off-peak period.
That way, I can put on my WIP and see how the fit works out. I try to be discreet when trying on the project so that I wouldn't invite too much unnecessary stares. G thinks I am crazy whenever I pull off this stunt. He reckons one day I'll end up being blogged in Stomp.
The general rule of thumb is that I try most of my outfits whenever possible during the process. Thatway, if something is not quite right, then I can make modifications immediately. (PS. Felt, this is how I get my projects to fit.)
By seeing this picture, you'll think that I am done with the collar edging. In reality, I am. Not only did I complete the neck edging, I also did the armhole edgings. The tail ends you see are those that needed tucking in. Or so I thought.
Until I tried the crochet top again.
Take a look at the comparison photos -- the before (on right) and the after (on left). Before crocheting the neckline, I thought the neckline looked ok but somehow the finishing brought the neckline way higher than I would have liked.
So back to the frogpond....I have just ripped back all the way to the armholes and is back at the bustline again.
I have already have in mind a design in terms of the neckline finishing. I just need to test and see if it works. I'm very stubborn, I know. One design? I am probably destined for another frogpond trip soon!
PS. If there is any consolation for myself, I have finally gotten around to wearing my previous crocheted top several times now and have received compliments on it.