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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Coquette? You bet!

Perhaps it should have been called the "'You have no business wearing a tube top' lace top" or the "'Who do you think you are? Chrissy from Three's Company?' lace top." But, it's the "Coquette lace top" from Fitted Knits, and though I'm not one, I decided to make one.

It fulfills my typical requirements, ones that you are probably sick of hearing about -- it's simple, but busy enough to keep me interested. Great Top Chef knitting, if you are into that kind of thing. (Is there anything I won't watch on Bravo? Nah, probably not.)

I used three hanks of Classic Elite Provence, which is a delightful mercerized cotton. I feel like it has a little more stretch and sheen than the recommended Cascade Pima Tencel. And that stuff sheds like Fred MacMurray in the original "Shaggy Dog." Not pretty.

Speaking of old-time actors that I have no business remembering, my colleagues and I were leaving an awards ceremony Thursday night when we spotted Angela Lansbury! Having had a $9 glass of wine, I was far too excited and snapped her picture. Way to work the large floral print, Ms. Fletcher!

(Oh, and if you are looking for something to read the next three days, may I humbly recommend this? It explains why I haven't seen the spiders in ages and why I became ill on Friday.)

(Oh, oh! And happy birthday to my wonderful and marvelous mom! I bought her this!)


Blogger Yarn It said...

It looks fantastic! I was wondering about the wearability of the top but after seeing yours....I think it works! I will most likely try it.

Great job!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Look at you, rocking the full fringe! I love the top- looks great, perfect for the upcoming 4th BBQ season.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love the top! It's totally you! Wow, that story about the kindergarteners sounds INTENSE!

10:25 PM  
Blogger allie said...

That's so cute!! So many enticing FO's from Fitted Knits, I can't wait to get the book!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

How sweet, you tart!


Love it! Looks great!

Happy bday every word mom!

11:42 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

The top looks fantastic! I may have to knit it for an upcoming birthday present. May I ask approximately how long it took?

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

Coquette looks great on you!

And Angela Lansbury looks awesome for as old as she is by now--nice capture.

(Happy Bday to your mom!)

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Kirsten said...

The top looks great - I love the color you chose!

10:18 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

So cute! You can definitely pull off that look. I'm also glad to hear a good review of the yarn, as I'm really picky about my cottons.

10:35 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

Gotta say, they're all right, it looks good on you!! I can't believe Angela Lansbury is still going, amazing!

11:07 AM  
Blogger lomester said...

You look fantastic! Great job!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous craptina said...

girl you are smoking on my screen!!! sexy!! Oh and I completely heart Angela Lansbury- who couldn't get enough of Murder She Wrote?

1:01 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

I was totally giggling at the 3's company....I LOVED that show!
This looks so great on you! Perfect color and yarn!

Great pic of Angela Lansbury!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

What a story ~ thanks for linking us over.

That color is great on you! I love the ribbony detail.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Great story. Girl, you have been working hard!

Love your Coquette, and also, your hair.

3:28 PM  
Blogger KnittenKnots said...

Coquette is just that!! The light in that picture is gorgeous too... Love the Angela Lansbury candid snap too - it's been quite a while since I've seen an episode of Murder, She Wrote but back in the day (when we only had 2 channels and no remote control - how old am I anyway?! that sounds archaic), I watched it all the time!

4:11 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Carrie, if looking like a smokin' hot dame happens to be another requirement of yours in a FO, you have more than fulfilled it!;)

5:22 PM  
Blogger PassionKNITly said...

<3 the top!

looks great! Good job!!!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

I would give my eyeteeth to be able to pull that sweater off. Wow!
I'm going to read that piece right away--I was just telling someone about it this past weekend.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Dayum girl, you are rocking that top. LOVE it. Great job.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Faith! said...

This turned out fantastic! I haven't seen anyone rocking a tube top this well since... well, Chrissy from Three's Company, now that you mention it. Mind if I link?

9:12 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

I love the blue top! I think Chrissy is a better name for it too ;-)
And seriously, I wanted Fred MacMurray to be my Father so badly when I was growing up. I loved My Three Sons!
That is so funny about seeing Ms. Jessica Fletcher out and about - I have always wondered who in their right mind would invite her to dinner or to the cottage - don't they know someone will die?
I'm going to read your story later - so intriguing.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hehe...Chrissy from Three's Company...

Angela Lansbury's floral print has got nothing on you - the top looks great!

6:28 AM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

I think it looks great! It's kicky and fun--you're totally rockin' it.

That article you wrote looks really interesting--I just bookmarked it so I can get back to it and read the whole thing after work!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Veronique said...

The article is finally out! It's obvious that a lot of work went into it, and it's a great read :)
The tube top looks fantastic on you!

11:45 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Nice top! Perfect for the suddenly steam weather this week. (And I'm so upset I missed the first two episodes of top chef, I'm almost considering getting a tivo just so I don't miss any more.)

12:34 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

That's a gorgeous top. Thanks for the link to your article. I'll be reading it.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

cute tube! sorry I missed you on friday :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

I think it looks really cool! Perfect for summer jaunting :)

5:01 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

That tube top beats all the tube tops I've ever had. (And, I gotta say, I did love me some tube tops when I was a kid!) And Angela Lansbury looks fabulous, too.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the top! :-)

9:44 PM  
Blogger jenna said...

Oh yes you ARE Chrissy! I'd be wearing that thing all over the place--it's super duper cute.

I am Bravo's bitch. The could put a paint drying marathon on and I'd be glued to the tube.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Awesome job on that coquette top. I could never wear it, but you look fab. I can't believe how great Angela Lansbury looks! does she actually age?

7:05 AM  
Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

Oh yes, it's totally a Chrissy from 3s a company top!

What do you wear under it, though? A strapless bra?

11:36 PM  

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