Lotus Blossom Tank is done! For a 3.75mm project, it went surprisingly fast. I love the construction... knitting in the round and working the shoulder straps from the back piece. I didn't block it at all but it fits perfectly and is kindly sexy while hiding all undergarments. :) I used 3 balls of Jaegar Trinity in Shell, and there's still about one-quarter to one-half ball left.
With that off the needles, I could not resist and quickly started the much-awaited Clapotis. I am using Handmaiden's Lady Godiva, which I got at the 20% off sale at Romni's last month. It's in the "Paris" colorway... Clapotis in Paris... how appropriate, eh? After winding up the yarn, there were some obvious color differences between the two skeins - one has more teal & burgandy undertones, while the other one is more brown. I've alternated the skeins every 2 rows.
Since I only have 500m (100m short from the pattern), I followed And She Knits Too, and knit one less increase repeat (total of 95 st) and am still deciding on the length. The colors resemble a bruised rainbow but I like it! Hope I can finish this in a few weeks so I can take it to Paris. Hmmmm... Paris Clapotis in Paris...
Two of my drinking buddies will be moving into their new posh & swank condos in the end of September (they aren't moving into the same unit, BUT the corners of their units touch). They are allowing me to give them home decor advice so I'm super-excited. At the same time, I must also face my backlog of housewarming gifts.
1) I still owe KS two teal Bohemian cushion covers, which are only 1/4 done AND he moved in 2005/06 winter! Note to self: I can't be shelfish and just knit things for myself. MUST WORK ON THIS!
2) Must start drinking buddy #1 (WL)'s cushion covers (0% progress)
3) May cheap out on drinking buddy #2 (HL) and give him framed photographs that I have taken instead. Brainwashing self: HL prefers photographs anyway.
Last week, I went to the knitting meet-up. Imagine 20+ knitters in a coffee shop! Some coffee patrons looked very amused... and I think I'm hooked, I can't wait for tomorrow night!