This is the Lelah Top from Knitting for Boozehags. It will be my first real garment! I certainly know better than to start without measuring myself or knitting a gauge swatch, but I did it that way anyway. Actually, I did knit a gauge swatch, determined I would make it on smaller needles, then got started. I’m wondering now if I should have increased the number of cast on stitches to compensate for the tighter gauge. Its seems like this might be a little tight. I’m already planning on doing extra repeats of the lace motif to make it longer. According to the pattern, I should be halfway done with the repeats. Since the lace goes from below the bust to the waist, I think I’ll be needing a little more coverage!
It’s knit with Calmer by Rowan, a DK weight cotton/acrylic blend. It’s a dream to knit with: super soft and slightly stretchy. I got the yarn on clearance from Webs–50% off! Fortunately it happened to be one of my favorite colors and will match my new tattoo perfectly!
This photo was taken just one day after I got it done. It’s still a little scabby, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what it really looks like underneath! Do you have any tattoos? How about knitting/craft tattoos? I’d love to hear about them!
I’ll be getting in some good knitting time this weekend, so I should have some good progress to share on Lelah and my Windowpane socks next week. I hope you have a great weekend full of all the knitting you can handle!