You know I can't make just one of something, oh no there has to be at least two. You have seen me make five of the same shawl, and sew five of the same shirt, which you know for the most part was an utter fail, Thank you for all your wonderful comments about my sewing adventure, and of course all your bits of advice, I need all the help I can get.
My second Jordan - sleeveless pineapple top is finished as of yesterday. I started it on April 3, so that is not bad. It would have been done sooner if I had not spent my entire weekend sewing useless tops.
This was made with Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk, 85% pima cotton and 15% silk, with a size H hook. I made it with a bigger hook this time to add more drape to the garment.
I only had two skeins of this yarn with a total of 663 yards used. I literally had one yard of yarn left at the end. I did not have enough yarn to make the last row of the 36 row pattern, so after row 35 I just did a sc border to finish it off. This yarn is from my stash. I think this is yarn I bought last summer when the yarn store I used to go to in Tampa closed. If so it was a bargain. I should keep better track of all that.
Really I am just so in love with this pattern. It is fast and easy and the directions are incredible. This Jordan is shorter and wider than my last one, more fun I'd say. The green one is a bit more elegant. Not that I am going anywhere elegant these days but I am ready if I do.
Now I am going to try and tackle the Ariane. The original pattern is in French but there is an English version out there too and they are both free. I already have the yarn from my stash and I am ready to get started. Wish me luck.
So yesterday I ventured out to my mailbox to find a surprise in the mail. I mean a huge surprise.
A package from the funny, and amazingly wonderful Pammy Sue.
See she even makes me laugh with her package.
Pammy Sue recently made this incredible doily and she didn't like it. Really, how could you not like this? I told her to send it to me, but I was joking. She was not. I cannot even begin to tell you how incredible this doily is. It. Is. Stunning!
Even though the color does not show up correctly in this photo it lets you see the incredible detail. Really this is just an amazing piece of art.
Pammy Sue as I told you in my note to you I am just stunned. So, so stunned that you sent me this beautiful doily. It is amazing., and so is your generous and big heart. You make me laugh, you are such a bright spot in my day. I love to visit you and see your amazing work, and now I have an example of just how amazing it is. Your kindness pours out of your blog and into all of us, thank you for that. And thank you for thinking of me. Blogger's always seem to know when you need a bit of a lift, and this found me at the perfect time. You are the best!
Not a bad way to start my weekend that is for sure. Hope you are ready to start yours, too. Have a great day.