I finished Carla on Sunday and have been trying to get someone to take a decent photo of me in it but alas it wasn’t to pass. So I give you crapstastic photos taken by moi.
As usual I made some unintentional mods. I forgot to change needles when I started the lace pattern and ended up knitting four rows on size 11′s, so I repeated it on side two. I also wanted short sleeves (they are the same length despite the photo) and they actually came out the exact length that I wanted.
This should have taken no time to complete but I had distractions in the form of Etsy shop items to make. As an aside I’m really disappointed that it looks like my first sale wont go through. The buyer hasn’t made payment yet or answered my email so I’m a little sad = (.
But it hasn’t been all bad. I met up with some lovely Spiders (Lisa, Veronique, Kaitlyn, Gleek, Jess, and Carrie), a Scrambled Egg, a Glove making speed knitter, and the quietist baby I have ever been around. We meet up at Red Bamboo and I ate soy chicken which something that I never thought I would do. Knitting makes you more adventurous I guess. The only bad thing is now knitting on my sofa pales in comparison to knitting in Red Bamboo’s lovely upstairs room.
It struck me as I walked home that afternoon that this was the first time I had ever seen another persons hand knit work in person. It is the only time that I had a conversation involving stitches, yarn, gauge, patterns, etc with someone who actually knew what I was talking about. It was great. I went home with a strong desire to knit and realized that the reason I have been in knitting funk was lack of face to face motivation. Seeing a Razor Cami in person is much different than the photo’s on the blogs. So after looking through every knitting mag I own for a new project I started my own Razor cami. This is after one ball of Knitpicks Shine is Blush. Stash yarn, yippee! Okay clearly I need a nap.