Marathon 26.2


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Summer Funnel Knit Top

I completed my Summer Funnel Knit top today. I must admit though, that I didn't get much sleep! I was up approx. 1 am and my daughter was up around 4 or 5am. It gave me more time to work on my knitting. While we had breakfast, i finished seaming up the sides and the straps.

I used 2 skeins of the Bernat Satin yarn for this project and a size 9 knitting needle. I bought this yarn on clearance in a pink color called maitai. It's super soft and shiny. I honestly did not like this yarn, the color and sheen to it. I almost put the project on hold but decided that I was not going to start another project until I completed this. I ran into a little snag because the funnel neck was not working out. It's for the best because I don't think I'd wear it at all with a super high neck line. Too hot to wear a turtle neck in 100 degree, Georgia weather! What I decided to do is keep the high neck line, sort off and add some straps. I crossed my fingers and hoped that it would be a good fit. With great satisfaction, I'm glad to say that I really like this top! I even ended up liking the yarn. It's super soft, softer than Caron's Simply Soft and the color is actually nice. I'm so glad I didn't give up, once again! Now I can start my next project...I'm really leaning towards a crochet project, yes crochet! I am so inspired by Crochetgurl's baby doll that I may have to make one for myself. I LOVE the way her dress turn out!

So far so good on the work out fronts. I was sooooo sore after my 1st work out doing Tae Bo. I ran the next day and did Tae Bo again yesterday. I'm not as sore today so that's good. I'm going to keep up with working out regularly and eating a little less! I really like to loose about 5 lbs, at least and be more trim and fit. I'm keep you all posted on my progress! That way, it give me motivation to keep working out!


Gina said...

I can't believe you just started knitting and you make such beautiful things. Great job on working out! Keep it up.

crochetgurl said...

nice top! i was in michaels and joann's this weekend and i saw the bernat felt really soft and shiny...have you done a top with sleeves yet?...if so, do most people do sleeves using DPNs?

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Thanks you Gina! I need the encouragement!

Crochetgurl: I have made 1 top w/ short sleeve. I didn't use DPN's for them. So far I only used DPN's to make i-cord. I have yet to make a long sleeve top!

crochetgurl said...

your 1 top w/ the short did you do them?

crochetgurl said...

btw i was playing wii bowling last night and i didn't realize i "accidentally" was working thighs are actually hurting today due to inadvertent leg lunges while bowling :-D

Jasmine's Mommy said...

crochetgurl: The top w/ the sleeve, I just had to cast on extra stitches for the sleeves and then bo. Awesome, bowling it's fun and you get a good work out too!