I do realize that I should have blogged about a week ago, according to my promise left at the end of the last posting, but honestly, my desire to write has been quite low. But please realize that no writing about knitting doesn't necessarily mean no knitting. Lots of knitting has be going on, as well as Netflix watching (Sopranos Season One and Rome, to be exact)!
See for yourself...
Pattern: Razor Cami from Katie Knits
Yarn: Berroco Cotton Twist in Sea Goddess Blue (love that name)
Notes on the Pattern: I, um, didn't gauge swatch (big suprise, right) so I am fully aware that this is part of the problem. And I really like the concept of this cami and everyone else's look SO good, but I don't think this pattern is meant for cotton. I've worn it for one and a half days, and it stretches out so much at the top. I even had to create some "darts" near the armpits to tack down the extra width across the top. I am hoping that perhaps a romp in the wash will help shrink her up a bit. I just love the way it looks on everyone else, but on me, not as much. It'll definitely get worn, but if I can't get it to shrink up a bit, it will have to be saved strictly for summer wear. And I was so hoping to sport this under a suit at work for HotelChain.
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Cinnamon and Grass (I think)
Notes: Still working on this...it's for my International Scarf Exchange Pal. I don't know why I continue to do these things to myself. Join time sensitive KALs and such. This great entrelac scarf is supposed to be to my pal by Nov 1 and I have lots left to knit. And while entrelac is amazing to look at, the process of picking up stitches sucks balls...of yarn, of course. I despise picking up stitches, but perhaps this will soften the process up a bit for me. The color change thing is a bitch as well, since all those ends will have to be woven in by someone, meaning this little knitaholic. I am trying to weave in every 2-3 color block change so it won't be so daunting in the end.
As for Socktoberfest, I am bummed that I should be spending all of my knitting time working this scarf. So until I feel that I am making major progress on the scarf, sock knitting is on halt. So.Bummed.
That's all for now, as I am running out of verbal gas. Enjoy your knitting!