The fabric for this top is a supersoft 'something' It has some stretch and is a little thicker than other shirting/quilting cotton so I thought that I would probably have a problem using it for the bias binding so instead I used a quilting fat quarter that I had floating around, The colors are very pretty and immediately reminded me of some buttons that I received in a Secret Santa that I took part in on Ravelry. This is what the generous SockBunny sent me:
I used three of the buttons that she sent me - the top one on the Sorbetto is the large green one that you can see above. The color is a bit off on the photo of the actual top. It so happened that these buttons were a perfect match for my fat quarter, hence choosing it for my binding. I am really pleased with this top, it will go perfectly with my Ikat Winter Collection Cardigan and is very fresh and 'zingy'!! I love it! Incidentally, the yarn was specially dyed for me by SockBunny after I mentioned that I loved beach colors - blue/green sea, sand etc. And this is what she called it:
Ah, she knows me well! The yarn will make some gorgeous socks!
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So, without further ado, I have a winner for my 'Sandra Betzina why buy one pattern when you can buy a duplicate' giveaway . . . .
Congratulations Scenic Route - drop me an email (see the link on my profile) and the pattern will be mailed out to you early this week. And thanks to the other participants - this has been fun, and I know that I have a number of duplicate patterns in my collection, so they will be up for grabs in the near future!