I felt the need for speed. or crochet, yeah that works better.
So, my lovely next door neighbour is a bit of a yarn hoarder like myself. She presented me with a cake of yarn a wee while ago and said " could you use this?" and as someone who can't say no to anything, I was like YEA!
So this is the yarn. I will let you know the details first
Brand - Cotton Kings from hobbi
Base - Twirls 100% cotton
Colourway - 43
Thickness - fingering/4ply
Meterage - 800m
Weight - 200g
I had just recently organised my stash, like deep organised with spreadsheets and everything. I really didn't want to put it into stash to forget about so i left it sitting on my table beside my armchair in the hope it would spark something. and it did. This cake just needed to be a giant granny square top, just two giant granny squares slapped together boom.
My one worry with this was would I have enough yarn, my neighbour did say she had more but I didn't want to go and be like
"hey see that free yarn, can you give me more free yarn!"
I really should have sat and wound the cake into two, but i was lazy and just wanted to start. so i started with the front and when i got to where i thought i was half way through i weighed what was left and just hoped that when i was close to having used 100g i would get another round in.
The granny square pattern i used was the first basic, non video one i could find and it was a perfect simple thing to work on when i was struck down with Covid (thank you mother-in-law, she was in the bad books) .
Once the yarn was all used up i crocheted together at the shoulders and the waist and just hoped it would fit my large body. And it does, woohoo! I mean i wish it was a wee bit bigger but actually its fine.
I think you can see from this photo that it could be done with a smidge more room.
Overall i like this top, its simple and colourful, perfect for throwing on top of a dress. I'm not sure about the size, i think i will need to wear it a few times to see if its something i will actually wear as i can be really weird if clothes are uncomfortable. If it decide its too small i may just add a contrast onto it, but actually i will probably frog it. Or when i do some mad gardening over the spring summer it will fit me a bit better.
Also look at how cool my blackbird and hydrangea tattoo is!