No blogging, but lots and lots of knitting. Woohoooo for knitting. I finished the Roped Tank. I loved knitting this project. It was SOOOOOOOO fun. It wasn't too difficult, but it wasn't too easy either if that makes sense. The pattern isn't what I would call challenging, but it's definitely not a mindless knit either. You have to pay attention to what you're doing and the pattern incorporates several different techniques: color work, slipped stitches, attached I-cord, cables, and securing cables. Not to mention all the ends to weave when you're done.
All that said, I LOVE the finished item. I would totally pose for a picture, but for some reason I feel as though I'm freezing to death tonight. I'm chilled to the bone, I swear. So much so that I'm typing this from beneath 6 blankets--in bed. Sad, I know.
Sad and pathetic. My eldest son took pity on me and snapped a couple of pictures for the blog. I will take some of me wearing the tank soon as this thing fits great.
Pattern: Roped Shell by Angela Hahn (Interweave Knits, Summer 2008)
Yarn: Classic Elite Premiere; 3 1/2 skeins pink; 2 1/2 skeins white. Stash yarn. Yay, yay, YAY!
Needles: US 4
Added later -- I don't know if you can tell, but I mixed this up a bit intentionally. I decided to use the main color for the roped cable band, the faux side seams, and the attached I-cord on the armholes. However, I used the main and contrasting colors on the body of the shell as the pattern indicated. It's a subtle thing, and I wonder if anyone would even notice if I didn't mention it.... Would you???