So here's the LOOONG overdue update:
The new yarn form the Williamsburg trip a few weeks back. The blue is some Lorna's Laces sock yarn, and the green is this amazing Silk/Wool blend from elsebeth lavold. It is amazing.
Basically on this trip I tried the top in the current Interweave Knits...the one on page 88, the Prairie Tunic. Yup. I thought it was cute too. So I cast on, and knit for thirteen hours. Not a good top.
Don't get me wrong, I love the idea. And really my thinking was flawed. I thought, "hey, no need for layers, I could just come up with some clever coverage in that area". Really, it needs a full camisole, and in the Florida heat I am not willing to wear knitwear over a camisole.
I have since buried the top, if I find it as I am cleaning out the stash this week I'll post a pic. Great idea, but I have too much mom-flub to pull it off.
The sad part is this is the first time I have ever actually followed a pattern and finished it.
All that said I love the stitch in the center panel. I was planning a nice big floppy scarf with the great silk/wool stuff I just mentioned...
This photo is about a week old. Let me tell you, I have two hanks of this yarn, and that will be enough to make a scarf as tall as I am (OK, I'm short, 5' 1 and 1/4", but that's still a lot of scarf!) Love it, and it smells good too. The lace stitch from the tunic is super easy to memorize, so this has been flowing off the needles.
I got my submission into elann last night. I couldn't get photos done until after dark, so I am hoping they turned out OK. I'll let you know what happens!