The moment you've all been waiting for......proof that I still knit!
Pattern: One Skein Wonder by Glampyre
Yarn: Rowan Calmer - a bit less than one skein
Needles: Sz 10 Clover Bamboo Circs and sz 6 (?) for ribbing.
Dates: Sunday August 13-Thursday August 17.
Mods: My gauge was way off.
Thoughts: Hm. First, I cannot get gauge with Calmer to save my life. Do you hear me people? This is why I still don't have my NBAT even though I have the yarn for it, stashed and ready. Second, I bound off a bit too tightly on the arms. It doesn't bother me, but if I made one again I go up even more than a size 10 for the bindoff.
Finally, this really bugs me:
I made this to add to my wardrobe, as we are not allowed to wear sleeveless tops to work (do they know it's Texas? I'm not asking to wear spaghetti straps here people!), so I needed something to cover up my shoulders, not be too hot, survive the copious amounts of sweat inflicted upon it at dismissal and recess (if we ever HAVE recess), and to be, well, cute! But this big gappage between the "wonder" and the top makes Jenn an irritated girl.
Still, it's cute. I'm sure I'll wear it sometime. Just not with what I intended. Perhaps I'll dig out last year's bolero and see how that looks. Hmmmm....
My first F'd O for the week! How are y'alls coming? I've got at least one more lined up for this week, with two more (maybe three if I don't go to work) looking good. Must go knit faster!