Well folks, I was full of doubt about how the halters would work out , and I’ve been working on them for about a month, starting clear back from this post. I knit and reworked several times from the original. But, this morning I was transcended from any doubt when my beautiful nieces breathed life into them, I must say, I was completely taken by surprise~~swept off my own feet even!
Yesterday we met in Calistoga, at the Roastery early in the morning, and talked over our chai & lattes, and after warning my nieces that this design is surely not to fit or even look good, they finally disappeared into the ladies room to change into them, and emerged, beaming with relief as much as my own, and they actually loved them!
((Oh, and not like it needs mentioning, but have you noticed how Miss Thirteen has completely over-taken Miss Sixteen in height!))
We excitedly cruised Highway 29 coming back from Calistoga toward Napa, trying to race the sun before it got too high and hot, stopping at Castello de Amorosa, and then looking for very ‘California’ looking places along side the highway on the way back, we stopped to photograph from the roadside, on the old lichen covered wooden fence at Bale Grist Mill, and on the stone wall and in the vines of V Madrone Winery.
Here it is, Highway 29 Halter, Miss Sixteen & Miss Thirteen are very excited about this design and think its the best yet!
We decided to name this (yes ‘we’ , apparently they are as keen now on being a part of the design naming as I am) design after the main highway which ambles up northwest of the Napa Valley, and furthermore, it could possibly be the first of a collection. So here is Number One from Napa Valley Collection…. “Highway 29”.
The pattern is practically written already, so in the interim of showing off the photo shoot and presenting the pattern, will be a day or so of last minute pattern assembling.
See you with pattern and all the intricate knitting details next…
Congratulations, your halter tops look amazing. 🙂
Thanks Wendy! What a complete turn-around, wasn’t it. 🙂 xx
Wouahhh!! They wear it so well!!! Beautiful tops .. and beautiful nieces ;-).
Thank you so very much… xx
These halters are beautifully knit. I look forward to the pattern 🙂
Thanks a lot Simone… and guess what? It is ready! I would love to send it to you if you’d like to join the little pattern kick-off KAL 🙂
As always chookie, absolutely stunning! X
Thanks Kelly, it was an unexpected success, and now I’m knitting a third for Jeff’s grand-daughter who is 4, test-knitting the small child option. 🙂 I hope your summer is going smoothly and you’re finding sunny warm days in there somewhere too. xxx
The girls look amazing in these tops. I bet they are pleased.
They are ! Totally could have peeled me up off the floor when they stepped out of the ladies’ room at the Calistoga Roastery wearing them! 🙂 xx
Beautiful design and models!
Thank you Monika! xx
Thank you so much! xx