A Beautiful Morning and an FO

Since I’m currently playing bachelorette while DH is away, Margene and Smith took pity on me and invited me along for a breakfast at, well, you probably know where.

Luckily, we were there early enough to be entertained throughout breakfast by the busy hummingbirds. By the time we left, so had the wee ones. We spent almost as time with our cameras out as we did eating breakfast.


Margene had me stand up for a photo shoot of my newly-finished top.

Drops 78-2

But it wasn’t long before one of the little hummers shooed me away to get at those flowers.


Silver Fork Lake was as lush and beautiful as I’ve ever seen it – the meadow revegetation project has certainly been a success. There were lots of critters like this little ground squirrel and beautiful blue damselfly,

Ground Squirrel Blue Damselfly

as well as opportunities to just stand (or sit) and enjoy the incredible view.

Drops 78-2

And what a view it is!

Silver Lake

Pattern: Drops 78-2 “Top in Paris with or without sleeves”

Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, Terra Cotta, 3 skeins

Needles: US 6

Modifications: Knitted the medium size but at a smaller gauge to get something between small and medium. Added some single crochet to the armholes to counteract the rolling of the acrylic-blend yarn. Only knitted the collar to 2 inches instead of 3.

This was a quick, easy (but rather boring) knit – good for SnB. The top is simple and basic, so it will be great for layering under cardigans or blazers for cooler months. One more project knit from the stash! Yippee!

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7 Responses to A Beautiful Morning and an FO

  1. Lauren says:

    It looks great! I love that color. That sounds like a great time in the canyon πŸ™‚

  2. Stacey says:

    O.k. stop it now! Every time you finish something I seem to add it to my queue. Enough! I’m resisting the urge to swatch since I have 5 projects on the needles right now.

    Another wonderful FO.

  3. Chris says:

    That tank is gorgeous!

  4. margene says:

    It was a fun day! Silver Lake was as beautiful as ever!

  5. Nora says:

    What a great day, and what a lovely top! Another great job.

    Those western-style hummers can be quite aggressive – we’ve got tiny, shy ones here that almost seem mythical. I was amazed to find the dive-bombing species in Colorado!

  6. Lani says:

    Gorgeous top! Looks like you had a perfect day!! Your photos make me really want to move!! πŸ˜€

  7. Miss T says:

    The FOs are just flying off your needles–looks great!

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