It's the Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
(by Joelle Hoverson) drawstring pouch and it is holding these:
The Padded Footlets
that I *finally* finished last week. The hunky boyfriend and I are heading out to Akron, Ohio tonight to YARNSHOP visit YARNSHOP friends YARNSHOP and family. The Padded Footlets are a gift for his mom, and the bag is made out of leftover yarn from a scarf I made for her last year. I can't remember the name of it at the moment, but if anyone really wants to know I still have a skein of it here somewhere.
So here's what I am bringing, or atleast, my primary project. Orangina
. I am loving the pattern. The lace is much easier than it seems and the yarn I am using is really nice to knit with despite being cotton. (I am in a rush, leaving in a couple hours, scroll down a bit if you want to know the name of the yarn. It's also a bit more shiny and green - dang camera.) My thoughts on this project go like this - as much as I like knitting this, doing a front and back on size us3 needles is going to be the death of me. So...after there is enough room for the arms, I am thinking of starting the front and again, after getting enough room for the arms, joining in the round under the arms instead of at the waist. That way I can guarantee a front and a back (can never guarantee a FO), I won't have Second Side Syndrome, and it will give me that extra 1/2" in size. Despite getting gauge, this top is turning out to be more form fitting than the pattern says. I am making the size small for a 34" bust. I have a 31" bust (sad, but true) and right now, with some blocking, this top will be 30". Ok so clearly there is a gauge issue or a cast on issue, whatever, I don't have time right now to pull out my calculator yadda yadda yadda, but the point is, I still like this top, and the ones that I have seen that look more form fitting look equally adorable and that's that. HOORAY!
As for adorable tops, I'm still loving my Green Gable. I was hoping to wear it in Ohio, but alas, I have not had a chance to rip up the hem and try again. Thank you all for your kind comments! I like all the Green Gables I am seeing (seriously, go check out the knit-along
) and am now considering Picovoli
. Thanks Areli
, for tips on tubular bind off, I will experiment with it when I get home and post results!