Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm on a roll. . . .

. . . . another FO! I finished Soleil this week, well kinda. I have to single crochet around the arms and the neck. My problem though, is I can't crochet very well - and the armholes seem a little large. I have tried to crochet one armhole but I'm not happy with the tension of it. I've tried picking up the stitches around the armhole and then just cast off, but that seemed to make it look pulled at the v-neck?

I am hoping to pop along to my LYS tonight for their 'chicks with sticks night' again. My hubby is away in Denver this week so I will have to take my 7 yr old, Kristen. She is more than happy to go along as she likes to play in the toy box they have there, and I know kids are allowed because there was a little 5 yr old girl there last week with her mom. Oh, and can you believe that little gal was actually showing everyone how she could knit!!! Her mom had just shown her how to knit in the past day or so and she was doing an amazing job. Made me quite envious I have to tell ya ~ my daughter doesn't even want me to show her how! She's all about Wii and XBox right now (just like her Daddy!)

So, if I take 'Soleil' with me tonight I am hoping to ask one of the lovely ladies I got talking to last week for some help with the crocheting. And then if I can get that finished, I can take some 'modeled' pics and hopefully get some wear out of this thing, because I actually do like how it turned out and I actually like the color now too! Some pretty pearls and black capris? What do ya think?


Next off the needles? Should be 'Honesty' - more on that later.

18 comments:

kim said...

Black or white capris. Either one will look fabulous! The color is great, and I'm sure it will look beautiful on you. Have fun tonight.

Robin said...

I agree with Kim on the black or white to go with it. Love, love, love the color and it turned out beautifully!

Sam said...

Oooh it's stunning! I hope you get the help you need to finish up tonight.

knittin-gin said...

Very nice - your blocking job made it look amazing! It really is a great color too.

Good luck with the crochet edge. I've found that I have to try a couple of different hook sizes before I'm happy with how the edging looks.

tiennie said...

I think it looks great!

I'm not very good at crocheting so I hope you find some help with it and the group!

Lisa said...

It looks pretty good. A single crochet shall do the trip and once you get the hang of it - it will look fantastic.

I made Soliel and wished I didn't make the straps so wide. It is a pretty top.

Philigry said...

oh, i love, love this!

Marie said...

I always feel like I am all thunbs when I crochet. I hope you can find some assistance in your group.
It is such a pretty tank top.

Jeanne said...

Very pretty - I hope you found some help with the crochet!

a friend to knit with said...

oh denise! you really are on a roll!
i LOVE this. i think it will look great with everything....even your white skirt.
hope you got the crochet worked out!

Kim said...

Ooo...that is one of my most favorite colors! The pattern is very pretty!

amanda said...

I think you're right. This will indeed look great with black capris! Know what you mean about the crochet though. I have to get Lily to do mine as I haven't got my head round the hook yet.

Alison Boon said...

Fabulous colour. Would definitely look stunning with black or white.

lucky knitter said...

The top looks great. I love the color! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Very cute! Love the idea of black capris and purls :)

Ann said...

It's lovely & the lace at the bottom is nice. Crocheting around the armholes is tricky as I had to do the same thing to a vest & I am still not happy with the finish. Good luck on yours.

Knitterella said...

That look gorgeous! Love the color. Good luck with the crochet - you'll get it for sure. Look forward to seeing it 'modeled'

Chicks with Sticks Night sounds like a lot of fun!

Ren said...

best of luck with the crocheted parts... it looks great! : )