Well, at least the back looked good. Lots of shaping with a not-too-deep v in the back. On to the front…
I started this top out of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic before I left for my trip, sort of hoping to be able to wear it on the boat. I was on track during my week in Austin, unfortunately, I ran out of yarn at the left armhole shaping of the front! Darn. I left the whole thing behind in Katy while we cruised.
Now it’s time to make some decisions. I can’t really afford another $50 skein of the yarn at the moment, so it’s time for this top to go! But if I can’t make a top that barely has a front, what the heck can I do with it? I think the answer lies in a looser gauge. I was getting about 6 stitches per inch on 3.75 mm, and the fabric was nicely cohesive and super drapey (as rayon is).
Maybe a lace top instead? That would cut down on yardage. Hmmmm. In the meanwhile, I think the yarn is going to sit in the corner for awhile while I ponder more cooperative (and new and exciting) knits.
A lace scarf from Victorian Lace Today, out of my handspun polwarth/alpaca/angora. Fuzzy!