Here, by popular request (well, two people have asked) is my Vogue top being modelled. As I said I would I added an extra row of double crochet (single in US) to attempt to temper the rolling. The collar is still inclined to misbehave a little, but it is much better. The armholes are much better now.
In the background you can just about see the new deck taking shape on the left. We haven't worked on it this weekend because we need more wood but Lucy has needed her truck and we haven't been able to borrow it. In the meantime we have changed our minds three times on how we should finish off the front, so it is probably best that we haven't been able to buy anything. Current thinking is we should have a facia board and then attach some framed trellis to cover the slanting gap neatly. We will be planting stuff there so it just needs something to hide the concrete piers.
This is a vest I designed, originally with my TKGA Master HandKnitter Level II in mind, but by the time I had finished it I had forgotten how I had done it - at the time I truly believe I will obviously remember how I did my own stuff, but sometimes I have to redo bits to get them right and it's during that process that I forget. I could write things down, and sometimes I do, but usually I am too lazy to go and get pencil and paper.
It is an adaptation of one of my all-time favourites- the classic Rose Trellis pattern. I post it now because I wore it today and realised that I hadn't posted it before. Please concentrate on the vest - I am having a bad hair day and the funny expression is because I am squinting in the sun!
Little details are that the centre part of the trellis continues onto the neck ribbing and the trellis itself continues vertically on the shoulders. On the back of the vest there is a single central 'rose' just to relieve the monotony of the stocking stitch. It has a little bit of shaping at the waist.
It was made from Peaches and Cream cotton in off-white - very cheap. If I made it again I think I would go for cotton again, but maybe a glazed one, and maybe a finer one.