Despite the lack of new Lulu Bliss Patterns lately, I have been working on a few personal items and have a couple to show you.  The first one up is just perfect for the warm weather we have been having, my second Sorbetto top.  If you haven’t guessed by now, my favorite color combo is aqua and red (must be ’cause I got married in it)!  So I wanted to make a fun summer top with those colors:

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I do fill out the top a bit more than my dress form, so the bust doesn’t look weird on me.  The only change to the pattern I made was to pivot the bust dart down, so it starts at the waist and ends just under the bust (I have heard that this type of dart is called a french dart).  If you have never pivoted a dart, don’t be scared… It is a fun and easy way to change the look of a garment.  I thinkGertie does a great job explaining how to do this in her tutorial.   This top will go great with the package I received today:

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My birthday clogs have arrived!  I was so excited to get them and they fit great, so please ignore the pasty legs and lack of pedicure.  I seem to be in between Lotta from Stockholm’s sizes, so I ordered a size 38.  If I ever order a closed toe pair of clogs from Lotta, then I think I would go up to a size 39.  I do think there will be more clogs purchased from Lotta.

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I also have been doing a bit of knitting.  When I am working on something for myself and not writing a pattern, I love me some mindless knitting.  The Phiaro Scarf fit the bill, I didn’t follow the pattern really, even though I own it.  But I read what others have to say about the scarf on Ravelry and sort of did my own thing.  Biggest difference is that mine is a cowl and not a scarf or wrap, it is a lot narrower too.  I had some random balls of yarn in my stash that I thought looked good together so there you go.  You can’t really tell, but I alternated between two different yarns for each round, so it is technically striped.  If you would like more notes about yarn and modifications made check out this project in my notebook on Ravelry.