Wednesday, March 17, 2010

remedies

The warm sunshine today was like a remedy for my winter-trodden soul. Ahhh... We get what we need.

Another recent remedy: my Rose Remedy Top! I'm really liking a short-sleeved sweater over a long-sleeved t-shirt or blouse lately. The change in season means a whole wool sweater might be too warm, but a top like this keeps my shoulders and core just right! Please forgive the hodge-podge of pictures, it's the best I could get, and I wanted to show you this top before... well, before I forget to! The sleeve construction is so unique, and while knitting I wasn't sure how it was all going to go together. There are several eyelets that you create with the front & back pieces, then those eyelets set off the sleeve like a visual seam. After seaming, a few rows of stockinette to add a rolled edge, and ta-da! a short sleeve!
When I first saw the Sage Remedy Top on Ravelry, I failed to notice the feather & fan motif on the lower portion of the back. Had I seen it that time, I probably would have queued it up sooner. It wasn't until I viewed another Raveler's photos of the back of hers that I got the whole picture and was sold.
Here's the feather & fan section of the front (along with Hana's ponytail!). The placement is perfect, in my opinion. The scoop neckline hits at a nice spot on me. I'm shopping around for the perfect t-shirt (aren't we all?) to go with it; the t's I have all seem to be pretty high crewnecks... I know, I know, get over it, right? ;)
Besides being a cute picture of the Wee, this picture shows the gathering that happens right beneath the lace section on the front. This makes the top blousey in a very nice way, pretty. I'm glad that the yarn (Great American Yarns Merino/Silk) is so lightweight, almost airy, because it doesn't weigh down the top. You can see in the top photo that there is a ribbing. That ribbing works to pull in the bottom of the top just enough, again accentuating the blousing effect. The ribbing looked too tight while knitting, but once it was blocked (the pattern tells you just how wide to stretch it), it's perfect!
My Rose Remedy Top has been worn a bunch already. It is a cozy & pretty reminder that Spring is inching its way here...

Now, to remedy the blah way I've been feeling about the interior of the house, tonight I'm channeling my inner Lucy of Attic 24 (cookies too, except mine have dried cherries!). She has an attic in her home where she crafts, how awesome is that? In my imagination, it is the artist's garret of my dreams, candelabra and all! I'll be back tomorrow to show you how this remedy works...
What sort of remedies are you applying these days??? I hope they're working wonders!

3 comments:

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Your Sage Remedy looks fabulous. I knit one last summer that was a huge failure (literally), way off fit. Seeing yours makes me want to try again.

Sari said...

beautiful!

tangled sky studio said...

sage remedy...you had me at sage. this is a must knit and i too am totally loving short/cap sleeves over long sleeve t's ( my fave is gap body's new supersoft t), maybe we should trade knit art for wax art...

xo