Gathered Front Tank (rav linky) by Mercedes Tarosavich-Clark (Interweave Knits, Spr 11) out of Maggi’s Linen. Had to buy a short sleeved tee for the proper look, and it wasn’t even on sale. But I am lovin’ this and I get comments pretty much every time I wear it. Happened that I had the exact recommended yarn on hand from Yarn Garage Sale Lady #1. Love it when a plan comes together. Note: buttons from my stash, from a card marked 25 cents!
Weekend Pullover (rav linky) by Diane Soucy (#224) out of Tahki Yarns Baby Tweed. Took this on our September vacay. Had lots of this yarn on hand from the Yarn Garage Sale Lady #1, so figured out how much I needed when packing for the trip. Oops…I looked at grams (100) not yards (60). Yeah, so as I was closing in on the body, and quickly knitting through the last ball, I was wondering WTH?! I had plenty at home. Extra, even…if I had been knitting with sz 17’s as the pattern called for. The largest needles I have are 15’s, which I considered big enough, and certain gave me a gauge pretty close. However, the 15’s were small enough to require enough more rounds to eat up all my extra yarn. The sleeve edges have an abbreviated trim, but the sweater blocked out to fit just fine. I am glad I don’t have any extra length to the sleeves, actually.
Shalom (rav linky) by Meghan McFarlane out of Elizabeth Austen Wool of the
Summer Swing Cardi, by Jessica Grzedzinski, out of Reynolds Mandalay (100% silk). Ooh la la. I love this yarn. Looking at the projects in Ravelry, I figured out how to make this larger (36” bust) than written (32” bust), because I am not…you know…a teenager. It took math and gauge swatches and starting over once, maybe twice, but I figured it out (I thought). And so I knit and purled to my hearts content all through
Eldest’s Yoga Mat Bag, Om Nava Shivaya Bag, by Audrey Loopy, out of Tahki Yarns Brilla. Just like mine. Only it matches the swimsuit cover up I knitted for her…using up my leftovers. Hope she likes it as much as I like mine.
Like I said...some deadly serious knitting.