...is not that much fun. I have been a little absent from the blogosphere lately, so I feel the need to post an update. Let's see...my last post was about my crocheted summer sweater which was a WIP at the time...now it's a FO! I ended up finishing that sweater on July 8th, but I've yet to take proper pictures of it. In fact, that is actually the theme of this post...the lack of proper pictures. I crocheted a set of lotus earrings in a deep purple the other night...but I still need to weave in the ends and take a picture or two. (Although I think they sort of get lost in my hair because of the color...but I'll see. They were quick and easy to make, so perhaps I'll whip up another pair soon.) I'm also working on a summer style vest for myself in sort of a burnt orange color (pictures to come...:)). I've also been invited to my boyfriend's niece's 1st birthday party this August. I've decided to make her a Sheldon with a green body and a pink and purple shell. So far I've the body and legs all finished and just need to make the shell. This is such a cute turtle! Annnnnnd I'm knitting a yoga mat bag for Matt! He joined me at hot yoga on Monday and fell in love with it--it is awesomely wonderful and addicting! So of course he needs a nice knitted yoga mat bag to hold his new mat! :) (It's blue and in organic cotton...pictures to come :)).
Finally, back on 6/25 I had finished the ruched tee that I had started the year before (during the interim of the CPH KAL). It took me so long to finish it because I kept getting distracted with other project. Well, I wore the tee for the first time on 7/2. I got so many compliments on it! The only complaint I have is that it grew a I wore it. Meaning it is now sort of tunic length! Also the back is a bit saggy and baggy, which I'm not the biggest fan of. I think that I'm going to crochet a round around the neckline to try and strengthen it up. I've also read about slip stitch crocheting on the inside of a knitted garment to give it more strength and structure. I think that I might do this on the ruched sections. They sort of got less..um...ruchy as the day went on. So, hopefully that will improve it a bit. After I do all of that, I plan on washing it in warm to hot water and throwing it in the dryer on a hot setting, in an attempt to shrink it some. The yarn is 60% cotton 40% modal, so hopefully the cotton part will shrink when I do this. If not, I'll make it work as a tunic over leggings or skinny jeans. I'm definitely not frogging this project! I love the yarn and the look of it on me...I'm just not a fan of the sag.
I guess that's it for now. I promise to post some pictures of all of these projects! I need to either set up my tripod or get a friend's help to take a picture of me in the sweaters I made!
Oooo and the Ravellenic Games are starting next week!! Hurray!!