And it was no easy choice either - it took me days to find something I actually thought I would wear once I knit it (unlike this top that I knit last summer and haven't been seen out in public with it on once!)
It's not that I don't like the top, I think it's quite cute, but I have never gotten round to buying a flesh colored bra (with clear straps) that I can wear underneath. And I'm not a 'layers' kind of gal, so I don't want to put it on top of another cami or t-shirt. So for now it sits in the drawer - waiting.
But here is what I did pick - it's called Sahara and I bought the pattern on StichDiva. I have also seen this pattern featured on the 'SexyKnittersClub' blog. I have to say the way this is knit is totally alien to me. I have never knit a top from the top down. I was totally baffled by the pattern once I got it and read it. In fact if I could have read it before I bought it I probably wouldn't have bought it! It sounded so totally complex to me. But I'm glad to say that as I knit and then read the pattern, it is all making a little more sense to me, and as you can see from the picture I've already got the top knitted up to the armholes (or down to the armholes!)- and I only started this on Wednesday. Yes! I'm a knitting fiend and I just can't stop.
The yarn is Classic Silk (50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon) by Classic Elite Yarns. The color is #6904 (it doesn't have a name on the label) but it looks true to the picture, a nice fresh aqua color. I had intended to knit the whole thing in the same yarn, but I may end up looking for a contrast yarn to do around the neck.
As for my sock, well it's on the back burner just for a few days ;-)