In the midst of furiously crocheting away on my wide strap tank top, I decided to start a different top in hopes of finishing it before my birthday.
I used the Textures Crochet Top pattern from AllFreeCrochet.com. The yarn, Red Heart Boutique Magical in Top Hat along with some other black and grey skeins, came from deep in my stash. The pattern was quite easy to follow and it did work up quickly. I finished it the Friday after my birthday, but I'm totally counting it as my 30x30 top! I can see myself making another of these tops in the future... although I'll use a solid sensible color next time.
This top is called the Frankenshirt because when I finished the front panel in that Top Hat yarn, the first thing I thought was it looked crazy and a bit like a monster... the yarn was made up of roughly 5 or 6 wildly different types of fibers. Honestly, I doubted it would get much wear at all. But for some reason when I finished the whole shirt, I wore it and it didn't look terrible. One of my friends said I looked like something off a runway. But we all know some runway looks are... how do you say... gar-baaage lol.
The Frankenshirt was fun to make and I'm glad I got to use that yarn because it was just taking up space in my stash.