My Vision top from Rowan Magazine 49 is finished! I’ve worn it a couple of times now and finally got the chance to take some early morning shots like I wanted. This top is made out of Kidsilk Haze and is a fairly easy knit. The lace is the most fun part, and as long as you don’t have to take any out, the Kidsilk Haze is wonderful to work with.

Here is a shot of the back:

If I were to make this again, I think I would use a provisional cast on for the back, and use kitchener stitch to eliminate the back seam. It is helpful for lining up where to sew the other pieces to the body, but I don’t think that it’s totally necessary. I’m not sure I like how the seam looks. And yes, I am wearing a stitch marker in my ear.

I started this top last spring, and took a long hiatus as the weather grew too hot to think about touching mohair. It’s cooled significantly here in the South in the last few days as we finally got some rain and thunderstorms, and I’m so grateful. I’m not quite ready for fall weather yet, but a break from 106 degrees is more than welcome.

I’m still working on Liesl. It’s very easy with clever pocket construction. I had the wrong gauge and had to rip back almost 270 yards of Euroflax because I was reading the ROW gauge. Grrrr. I’m all caught up now and down to the last of three balls, so I’m hoping this one flys off the needles in time for school to start in about a week. I’ll be starting the 3rd year of my PhD program, and I want to look sharp.

Photos by Matthew Petty

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