Saturday, July 21, 2007

one for her, one for me

I recently purchased this Classic Elite Four Seasons (love it) for a project (haven't started) and had a few extra skeins. After receiving this book through a book signing at the TNNA show, I decided to cast on for this skirt and let it be my pool project. Mindless knitting in the round, perfect for the pool.

Of course, it will be for Libby. A yellow ruffle? Not sure how that will look, but that is what Libby wants.


This is one of my favorite tops purchase from Old Navy. It inspired me to look for a knit top similar to this. Unfortunately, I have had zero luck finding a pattern, so decided to play will my own needles, yarn and tape measure.


Ha! I promise it will not stay in the form of a bra/bathing suit top! I plan on doing some sort of lace on the bottom. This is definitely not my color. But, since I am just playing around, I decided to use something from my stash. Hopefully I will be able to accomplish what I have in mind.

See how old this is? I think it is from the early 90's!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

25 comments:

sheepish one said...

the skirt will be fabulous, I'm sure. Classic Elite should absolutely hire you; you could knit their samples! good luck with the tiered tank top -- so far, so good!

Yarn It said...

That skirt is adorable! I am sure Libby will love it. Your top is coming along great. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Kaet said...

libby has great style, so i am sure the skirt will be cute. that book looks like fun stuff! maybe if libby starts a kids knitting club they can use it too!
did charlie get his harry book? i was deliriously giddy when i went to get mine! i practically skipped home!

kim said...

Libby must be a little fashion plate. How adventurous you are to make your own top like that. The last thing I designed was a doll blanket circa 1973.

Knitterella said...

Ahhh, mindless knitting - I always need to have one of those going!

I have always wanted to try a knitted skirt. I bet this will be so cute for Libby!

I'm excited to see how your 'experiment' progresses. Looks great so far!

Thanks!
Jill

Olga said...

Yay for using 90s stash! Kudos for striking out on your own and designing that top. It's something that I'm usually not intrepid enough to do...not with the knitting, anyway.

steppingontrains@gmail.com said...

Wow, I'm impressed with how it's going so far! Looks pretty good to me. :)

erin said...

I think that even Jane might wear that skirt! It really is cute! Your top will be great I am sure...that is, once it's not so purple!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Libby is quite the style maven!! That skirt will be so cute...

JL said...

Love the skirt, nice colour.

Hege said...

The skirt is going to be great - love the colour. And I'm eager to see how the top will turn ot :)

Jess said...

That skirt will go with the socks, no?
I am really interested to see how the top turns out. It looks great so far!
Way to use the stash.

magnusmog said...

good luck with the poolside knitting - what do you do about suncream stains on yarn ? :)

Obsessed with knitting said...

Designing!! FUN!!

So Much Fun said...

Hey Bahama Mama, the 'bra top' is pretty styling too. You are so adventurous. How do you know what you are doing in terms of designing the top? I want to do stuff like that!!!

tiennie said...

Very cool! I can't wait to see how both turn out!

leslie said...

having only knit two things in my life ... your skills/speed/style amaze me. looking forward to the end products. for sure.

Dipsy said...

Awww, the skirt is so adorable, it's going to be super cute! And the book looks really interesting indeed! Yay for mindless knitting btw, perfect for summer heat I'd say! ;)

Stacey said...

cute skirt - I think the yellow goes quite well. the purple tank looks great so far - a lot of the tanks these days in the knitwear mags have lace bottoms - lots of possibilities!

TLCknits said...

Yellow.... my FAVORITE color.. :).. I'm sure the skirt will be Libby's favorite.

Sheila said...

Love the color choice for the skirt. Your knit version of the old navy top is coming along nicely.

lucy said...

I like the way you make things work....the skirt colors, designing top, you and Libby exchanging great ideas.....

Sarah said...

Uhhh, so old...from the 90s...in the same sentence? Where does the time go?

I am truly impressed by your start on the old navy copy. Can't wait to see it finished. And I love the skirt.

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jenna said...

I love the colors of the skirt and I can't wait to see the top!