Saturday, August 26, 2006

Signs of the Apocalypse

Well, maybe not really, but today was a surprising day. I actually entered a Yarn Shop, returned four skeins of yarn, and DID NOT buy more yarn!!!!! Mr. Engineer is completely shocked. I'm rather surprised, but not shocked. I know how large the stash has become.

The return was because I did not need all the yarn I purchased for the Roundabout Leaf Tank from Knitting Nature. I finished the tank in early July, but didn't get around to returning the extra until today. Here are picks of the tank blocking and on me.

Project: Roundabout Leaf Tank from Knitting Nature.
Yarn: Takhi Cotton Classic (5 skeins)
Needles: US 7
Notes: A fun and challenging knit. This went together much more quickly than I expected. I do wish that I had knit a bit more before joining as I think my "tail" hangs too close to center. I modified the pattern by picking up stitches for the straps in the front and in the back and grafting at the back. I think that looks cleaner and more consistent. Okay, so I hate seaming and will do almost anything to avoid it!

Oh, and the sky is blue. It's almost always blue. Bit annoying, if you ask me.


FemiKnitMafia said...

Wow! Well done!

Dipsy D. said...

I'm absolutely amazed by how your tank turned out, it's so gorgeous and seems to fit really well! Great job! And oy, I'm way impressed that you didn't buy any yarn - I wouldn't have managed this! ;)

Rebecca said...

Nice tank! And, good for you with not enhancing your stash!

Our sky is almost always dark blue, too. You may think it annoying but if you had to live somewhere where it was hazy all the time you would miss it! The CO sky is the first thing I miss when I'm traveling :-)