Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunset on the Beach

It was an absolutely glorious day today so I convinced Mom that it was the perfect day to take Ladydog down to the lake...

And get some shots of my completed Sauble Sunset.
This was a fun quick little knit (took just two weeks) that resulted in a lovely layering piece.
I made quite a few mods: added in a couple rows of garter between the lace and the bodice, lowered the back neckline, lengthened the bodice, and added cap sleeves (notes on how to add cap sleeves are on my project page). If this wasn't to be worn at work, I wouldn't have bothered with the cap, but that extra inch or two just helps me slide past the "shoulder rule" at work.
It's got a lovely little lace pattern that almost looks like cables. The pattern was nice an easy to memorize too.
I wouldn't mind making another one, as it's an ideal style to layer over my sundress for the office. If I were to knit another one though, I do just one more mod, and add an extra inch to the arm hole. As written it's just a little snug.

But otherwise, it's perfect. It used almost two skeins of Twisted Barn Cat (colour is Black Dahlia). This colour turned out just the way I imagined it and it's going to work well with at least four other sundresses in my closet.

This summer is off to a great start - isn't it Lady?


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Looks like you made the most of the weather ... and I bet Ladydog loved it :) Cute little top. Love seeing summer knits!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great when what you make works so well with your current wardrobe. It's an adorable sweater.

Love the pup shot --- that is one HAPPY pup!

Araignee said...

Lovely photos!

Nancy Kay said...

I love this vest. It looks great on you;it's absolutely perfect for wearing over a sundress! Well done!!

lexa said...

Very nice! You're such a fast knitter. :)

kathy b said...

You look just amazing in that knit up. I love the dress, I love the yarn color and You look so happy!