Ah yes, you want a picture?
The Sewing (Knitting) Lawyer, in her natural habitat. As predicted, this top looks pretty good with white linen (what doesn't?). Check out my new sandals - I found them yesterday at a local consignment store. Kork-Ease, in my size, hardly worn. Score!
This top is made from 100% bamboo yarn which was surprisingly nice to knit with. This despite its structure - it's composed of seemingly hundreds of fine threads. Very occasionally, my needle tip would split the yarn, but mostly it behaved.
I still can't figure out why my gauge is so different from the pattern. It is a different yarn, but the same weight. I could stretch my top to have the same gauge as the pattern photo, but given the general bagginess of the top, it looks as if it just falls that way. The thing I really couldn't abide, though, is the loose sleeves.
|Vitamin D cardigan|
Today is kind of wet, however, and I'm planning to do some sewing to give my hands a rest. Up next? It might be a patterned version of the Jalie jeans pattern (a wearable muslin to verify my size since I lost weight after last making it), or another instant gratification version of Vogue 1250. I'm leaning towards the latter.