This past week has left me with a little cold and two back to back migraines that have left me wiped out. I have had trouble reading, and frankly making a coherent sentence. I have not read blogs, it hurt my eyes and my mind to look at the computer screen. When I was not working, napping or taking care of Little Buddy you could find me slouched on the sofa creating this beauty.
The Jordan - sleeveless pineapple top by Vicky Chan.
Made with Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima, 100% pima cotton yarn and a size G hook. This yarn has been in my stash for at least five years, if not more. It took most of the yarn I had on hand to make this, approximately 800 yards. I did do an extra 7 rows, to make another pineapple repeat I was worried it would be too short, I am very tall. Now after blocking it I am not sure I needed the extra length, but better a bit to long than to short.
This pattern was brilliantly written. I am now a huge crochet chart lover. It seems so much easier to see the whole big picture of the pattern with a chart then the endless words, letters, and such of a written pattern. I find it much easier to read a crochet chart than a chart for knitting. There are a few wee errors here and there in this top, one pineapple has two row of three loops instead of a row with four. There are a few 2 dc, followed by 2 chains and 2 dc's that only had 1 dc on a side. But I am not sure you could pick that out even looking for them. I did not do a sc border around the neck or arm holes as per the pattern instructions, I did not want to pull this tighter in any way and I think it looks just fine the way it is.
And guess what, it fits!!! A rare thing for me with my creations. Well, it is a bit snug around the chest, which is hysterical to me as I am extremely small chested. I tried to block it a bit wider and may have to do it again. Yarn has some give to it which makes it able to move with you not cut off your blood supply, so I will still be fine with it if it stays as it is.
Caroline the Dress Form was feeling quite fabulous in this new outfit until I accidentally knocked her into the bushes. I apologized profusely after dusting her off. The life of a model is never easy!
This is going to be a quick post as my head is still hurting and my eyes are too from looking at this screen. But I had to leave you with this, Little Buddy cracking himself up! He is darling.
Have a great day.