I've been fortunate enough to test a pattern for Fernanda at FML Crochet. She's written a few patterns for some really cute tops. You can check them out at her blog and etsy shop, FML Crochet. I saw her new design on her blog and really liked it. It's a top down tank top with a nice stitch pattern and neckline. Fernanda contacted me when she had the pattern ready to test. Lucky me! She used Shine Sport from Knit Picks and I ordered the same. I hadn't used this yarn before so I wanted to try it. I picked the color 'River' which is a pretty dark blue. It doesn't give you a very good picture of stitch pattern, but I really like the yarn. It's a lighter weight cotton blend yarn and it's great for tops and sweaters.
Ok, about the top ... I worked on a gauge swatch and found that the pattern was well written. Well, as I said before, I feel very fortunate to test this pattern for Fernanda, but I wouldn't say she's as fortunate. She has written the pattern well, but, of course, I goofed at one point. You can see the mistake in this picture. The V part of the neckline is all wrong. Sometimes I focus so much on one point and totally miss something obvious! Duh!!!
So, I frogged the mistake and started again. It's a fun pattern to work and the only problem I see is that I am slow. I decided to post a picture of my progress so far. Fernanda may already have feedback from other pattern testers and I don't want to hold her up. Here's where I'm at right now. I'll finish working on the length and then work the neckline and armhole edging. Hopefully, it won't take me much longer to finish it. I plan to give it to my daughter. I think it'll look great on her.
Speaking of daughters, ... and sons, we're off to San Antonio again this week. We have a brand new dgd to meet. I really should look into buying a plane. LOL! We'll also get to visit our 8 week old dgd and the others. Life can be so amazing!