Monday, August 17, 2020

Summer Crochet

My niece finally texted me her measurements, so I was finally able to start on her tank top. She picked out the Crochet Tie Strap Crop Top, which conveniently was a free pattern. She's not too into the tie straps, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

It's a very simple pattern. The only reason I haven't gotten very far is entirely due to the amount of time I've put into it. Where does all the time go? I mean, it's not like I've had that much to do, but it seems like my days just fly by. 

Anyway, I've got about five inches done. She wants it eight inches long. . .

If you take a look at the pattern, you'll see that there is a bit of an embellishment at the hem. Then the straps. But it's really a pretty simple pattern. I should thank niece for giving me an easy project. 

Although, she hasn't really given me terrible requests in the past. I mean, there was The Gray Behemoth. . . 

. . .but that wasn't difficult, just cumbersome. And I had been curious as to how to knit something with yarn that chunky, so it was a good experience. Shipping the thing to Ohio was a challenge, however. 

The top will easily ship. I first have to finish it, though. 

I hope you all are staying cool.

23 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the top. I bet it will look awesome.

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    1. It's going to be sooner rather than later at this rate.

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  2. That's a cute top. And I may have said this before, but I absolutely LOVE the gray behemoth.

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  3. I bet that giant blanket weighed a lot to ship. The tank top will be much easier. Ah, to be young and skinny enough to wear one again.

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  4. The grey behemoth looks like it would be nice and warm in the winter!

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  5. I can't wait to see it finished, the color is so pretty. I want The Gray Behemoth, very cool!

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  6. I love the blue and the way the pattern is coming out. It just looks so neat and structured. The finished product should be nice.

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  7. Love the color. And the pattern is pretty.

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  8. Glad she got the measurements to you. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. It has been about 114 to 116 degrees here for the past week. Looking forward to next month when it cools off a bit.

    Betty

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  9. Hah, cool isn't a problem, they are forecasting possible snow for Saturday.

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  10. Your blanket looks so comfy cozy warm. Lucky niece! :-)

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  11. Love the colour of that top and will look forward to seeing it finished

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  12. I agree with Nick. :) And that picture of her wrapped in the gray behemoth is adorable. You're such a good aunt. Be well!

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  13. I was staying cool until I saw that blanket. The crop top - hmmm, those days are past for me.

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    1. I mailed the blanket in January. That picture is early February 2019 in Ohio. Does that help?

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  14. Well done Liz ... love that colour. The blanket is pretty amazing ... so glad it's so enjoyed - take care - Hilary

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