The balloon has been popped, the power pulled, the curtain is closing. Alas, today is the last day of my summer vacation. I am trying to absolutely take in perspective that it's really Not That Bad and there are Monumentally Other Sad and Horrific things that are happening in the world that deserve more attention. However can we all agree that setting the alarm clock for 6:30am after not waking up until 9ish each day is a pretty painful and sad event? Even for a teesy bit?
I also, mind you it's Big Wool, finished the Tank Top from Erika Knight's Classic Knits in a crazily fast two days. It was exciting to work on something super bulky and sickeningly fast. I even blew right by the armhole decreases and had to rip back about two inches because I was on such a roll. I was so excited to finish this and so fast!! But, I seamed it this morning and well it's just not what I thought it would be.
Now, I did try to put an outfit together to give you guys some good pics and yes I will be wearing it at work this fall but I wanted to LOVE it and I don't. It all boils down to the ribbing - I did what the pattern called for my size and did 6.5inches of K2,P1 but it definitely needs more. I also have yet to block it which I'm hoping will give it a nicer shape and calm down the edges a bit (the shoulder keeps wanting to roll into itself).
With work rearing her head around the corner I just wanted that final satisfying FO and now feel like - well maybe I rushed it a bit. And it's funny, you know when you're obsessed with knitting yourself things when you go shopping for work clothes and only pick out things that will go with what you're knitting and or want to knit. I was at BR and put things back because I thought would clash with Cherry or Bridges.... and I bought a necklace to match Vesty here.
Hmmm, maybe it is redeeming itself after all. I do love that necklace ;-)