Friday, April 18, 2008

Stick a fork in me...

I've finally finished Bella Paquita. Apologies for a very crap picture. You will note that it's missing some sleeves. I took the executive decision to leave it as a sleeveless top. Not because I couldn't be bothered to knit them, but they made my arms look very chubby. It was the dreaded bingo wings effect. Sooo not sexy!

Here it is:
Pattern: Bella Paquita by Marnie
Yarn : Rowan Calmer in Coral 4.5 balls
Needles : 4.5 mm
Size : Small
Modifications : As mentioned, I've made this into a sleeveless tank. To stop the edges rolling too much, I added a single crochet edging. It fits really well and I think it will get a lot of wear.

I also thought I'd show my Juliet top with buttons. Really love this top! Goes with a lot of my wardrobe.


alltangledup said...

well done you, not 1 but 2 FO's!!! btw, you look really fab for someone's who's just had #3 not so long ago.

Ruth said...

looks terrific!! i need to get going on my bella top. it's been sitting there for at least 2 years. by now, i'm probably not the same size i was then. =P

Kathy said...

Excuse me Ling. HOW could YOUR arms look fat! You wanna see some fat arms. I'll show ya!

Your tops are magnificent. You are a wonderful accomplished Knitter. I LOVE that you have left the top sleeveless. So Summery! Congratulations.


Anonymous said...

This looks so pretty!
I found your blog from Irisheyes. I enjoy reading it and seeing pictures of your wonderful children.

mary said...

They both look gorgeous on you, but esp. sleeveless bella paquita! I like the pattern waaaaay better your way. Nice, toned arms too. Way to go, rockin' mama!

mona said...

Wow Bella looks fantastic. I think you did an excellent job

ra said...

They are both beautiful. I love the neckline on Bella Paquita (and it looks great sleeveless).

juicyknits said...

A great Juliet! And very fancy buttons!