Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Maxi Top

Yes, the Maxi Top.  It's really called that and if you can get over the name (I personally had a little trouble there) then you're in business because it is such a fun, simple and FAST! pattern.  I first tried to make this one for Addie but it ended up being way too big because I didn't make a gauge swatch, as usual.  Silly? Yes, but I do it all the time.  Do you think I could learn?  Nope.  I can't.  So now this one belongs to Carmel .  It's cute.  It fits her.  She loves it.  What more could I ask for?

And you see, Addie still got hers and now they can match which I always love.  I hate admitting that I'm one of those moms that like making their children wear matching clothes, but I do it.  I'm one of those.  The only thing I didn't like about these tops was the yarn choice.  I used some sort of organic Lion Brand somethin' somethin' that I found on sale somewhere and it pills so badly that it makes me want to yank out my hair.  Addie's has gotten quite a bit more wear than Carmel's but I have hand washed it and laid it out to dry each time I've cleaned it and it still pills and looks way more ragged than it should.  Annoying.
 Luckily I didn't spend lots of time laboring over them with my poor quality yarn because then I would be really sad, but like I said it was a really fast pattern-which is available for free here on Ravelry or here, if you aren't on Ravelry--so I can't complain.  And I suppose as long as they're wearing them we will always have the fun game of playing, who-can-pick-the-most-tiny-little-yellow-and-white-balls-off-their-sweater?
Something to look forward to.

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