(Double groan… that was worse than the last one!)
Vesper‘s neckline is done.
I overcomplicated this almost beyond imagination, and then a little more, by ripping out the old neckline to raise it along the sleeves and back with short-rows. I continued with the raglan decreases along the back, which reduced the neckline circumference considerably. Definite improvement, moving it from Pretty, decorative, peasant top category to Hey, I could actually wear this in Real Life. Raising the neckline also gave me much needed armhole depth.
Now I just have to continue with the bottom, which is all stockinette with three lace panels. Maybe, just maybe, it’ll be simple knitting from now on? Fingers crossed.
I do realise that people must be pretty tired of seeing Vesper in its crumpled, unblocked, trust-me-it’ll-look-better state for the last few months. Let’s move on.
I’m severely deprived of wearable summer tops. In cotton and bamboo, lace and crisp textures, figure skimming and pretty.
- Bottoms Up, with a long, slit neckline and looped button at the top of the neck;
- Flutter Sleeve, turned into a pullover with a faux button band; and
- Buttercup, jazzed up with … something.
I’m also thinking I need vibrant happy yarn. How’s this for starters?