1.05.2009

Urban Wave Sneak Preview


Urban Wave
Originally uploaded by rchach

First up for 2009 is this cute summer top. I finished seaming it last night around 11:30 (which was right in the nick of time too). It goes out in today's mail for tomorrow delivery.

I was in quite the quandary on this projects for weeks, and instead of tackling it head on I waited till inspiration struck. Which for me was last Friday. Yes, I started the design (the sketch/ diagram/ etc.) 3 days ago. So as you can imagine I crocheted no stop through Saturday and Sunday. I crocheted while furniture shopping (which btw makes for long shopping in that all the sales staff stops you and asks what you are doing), at dinner both nights (only got funny looks and whispers from wait staff), while taking Faye out (by neighbors are totally used to that), while exercising (I did lungs and squats on the easy rows and leg lifts on the hard ones), and pretty much everything in between. Thankfully it all worked out for me.

My main hurtle was how to shape the garment with out making it super advanced project. I am really trying lately to rein in my crazy and create projects that are truly intermediate level and not super experienced. I am pretty happy with the breakthrough that came to me on Friday, and I think the finished project looks better for that. (Added bonus!)

Now off to write up the pattern (and like 6 more- but that's another story)

4 comments:

Lorena said...

Preview looks awesome! I can't wait until it's available...

Courtney said...

Top is great and I notice that Suzy likes her necklace. It was great to see you guys...

Tiffany said...

It looks lovely and cannot wait to see it!

Sheryl said...

Again, I bow to you. It is good to know that others pull last minute design details and have to work like mad barely getting to UPS on time. Looking forward to the pattern.