I am generally not much of a risk-taker. I don't ride roller coasters. Or even spinning teacup rides. My husband manages our stock portfolio because I don't have the stomach for it. But in knitting? Knitting is where I dare to be just a tad more adventurous.
I love experimenting with fresh-off-the-press patterns and those that are on the road less traveled. I like playing with interesting construction and unique geometry. After all, it's only yarn. So, when I saw Olga's Petal Halter in the IK Spring issue, I of course had to knit it.
I loved doing the modular petals. They are the perfect portable project--small and easy to memorize. I almost always block and seam as I go along in a project, so that I can ensure a good fit, but I had to take a leap of faith with this one since it's really hard to try on properly until you're all done. I did run into a sizing problem (of my own making, not the pattern's), but I rigged up a solution and it worked out okay. I did also tink with the straps. Understand that my posture is not the best, and I really had a feeling that the original straps would have worked to accentuate this. So, I fiddled around a bit and ended up doing a little cord.
For the curious, more info is on Ravelry and in the gallery.