Friday, July 28, 2006

The Honeymoon is over

Well maybe not over but it's done! Yay!

I started it back in June but had to set it aside because I was missing a whole page of the pattern and had no computer access. It was a pretty quick knit though. While I liked the finished product I can't see myself using that yarn (GGH Mystik) again. Ever. If I looked at it wrong it snagged. Hell, if someone in the same room as the tank top farted the yarn snagged. I've got almost two full balls left over...lucky me! I made the 38" size and used my Denise needles in a US6.

The only real change I made was to crochet around the neckline border and straps. I'm thinking I might have to wear a tank underneath or find a bra with *really* skinny straps. Although ample boobage+skinny bra sraps=shoulder dents so I don't know. I'll have to give it some thought once it's done blocking. I know the pattern says it wasn't necessary but some of my stitches were looking a little crazy and I think it looks much better now :o) Pictures to come this weekend. I went to get the camera and realized the batteries were dead. There will definitely be fresh batteries in it tomorrow morning though because...

I'm going to see the Yarn Harlot!

Tomorrow. In Austin. And I'm gonna get my book signed. And I won't hear 'mommy!MOMMY!MOMMY!!' for at least five (count 'em...five!) hours. Nor will I have to hear, 'stop it or I'm tellinnnnnggg', 'leeemeeealooonnee', or 'quit touching me'. At least I don't think I'll hear those last three. I'm pretty sure the ladies I'm going with don't get down like that ;o)

6 comments:

Handmade Girl said...

Have fun in Austin! I haven't been yet, but I have a guide for vintage shops in downtown, and they have a Value Village, which is supposed to be pretty cool.

Gwyn said...

You always make me laugh!

Kim said...

Glad I didn't fart while you were working on the top last week!

Did we keep you away from home long enough today?

boo said...

how about a bra with those clear straps?
or maybe we should start a trend of replacing all our straps with knit icords knit with self striping sock yarn-
hmmm--- yes i think i have a new project forming- no one steal my idea!

del said...

I can't wait to hear how your Yarn Harlot adventure went.

re: $1 books at Barnes & Noble--every now & then, B&N marks all kinds of books down to $1. I've gotten A LOT of coffee table books this way, books that were originally $40-60. I've never seen it advertised, I've just happened upon it a couple of times.

L'Tanya said...

Your cami came out really nice. I'm making it now using a gorgeous color of Berrocco's Cotton Twist. I wasn't in the mood to deal with all of that splitting.