Well, it's not really UMA, but it is also not a UFO.
In April (Ravelry says the 30th, but I thought it was earlier than that), I borrowed Crochet Me from the library. Normally I would buy my craft book, because I believe in supporting the designers who make my craft possible. However, I only really wanted to make the one top. I wanted to make the Icelandic Turtleneck. I first saw this top either in the book preview or on Brainylady's blog. Her's was black, and was a very me choice. I loved the idea of a simple non-long sleeve turtleneck for the late spring and summer.
I finished it in 2 weeks. It was crocheted during the time I had the book out, after I had made all of the scarves for Iolanthe, mostly during the show while I waited for our cue to go back on.
It was done, and then I worked on potholders. It sat, waiting for me to wear it, because I was looking for a decent tank top (wide straps, not low cut, mid-thigh length) to wear under it. Well, today I gave up and decided to pull it off my In Progress list and call it a done deal.
I love wearing this. The Comfort Baby (though admittedly not my favorite color) is soft and easy to wear. The top was easy to make and lends itself well to a number of variations. If I make it again I will probably change the yoke to a crochet lace motif and then use the foundation chain thingie to cast on for the rest of the body. If I make the lace area dense enough, I won't feel like I am putting myself on show.
Other options would be some interesting crocheted colorwork or maybe a trim on the sleeves and hem. Change it to a crew neck or something more like a scoop neck, add some funky short rows. I'm sure all of these things are options, even if they aren't all feasible. Also possible is to just take the general measurements and turn this into a knitted top with a little raglan action.
Completely unrelated: one of these days I will not take finished pictures before work when my hair is still wet. It's just not the best look and makes me look like a drowned rat.