Monday, August 27, 2007

Finished Top and More

It's been a big day for me here... huge I'm telling you!

For starters, I have a finished object to share!

However, after a bit of school work but before I was able to grab a photographer, I got an e-mail from an awesome and generous reader passing along a Ravelry invite! Friends... I am now on Ravelry. Don't even ask me what happened between the hours of 10 and 3 today... total time warp. After getting a bit more familiar with Flickr, I was able to get all of my socks onto my Ravelry page! I've knit a lot of socks this year! Just when I was feeling sure that I had found the absolute gold mine of all things knitted and my life would never be the same, I found... a message board for Ravelry members who love the show House! Could I possibly be more excited?

Please look me up if you're on Ravelry. Because I'm so wildly creative, my username is tammyknits.


Moving on, I managed to drag a teen away from x-box long enough for a quick photo shoot. (Actually, now that I think about it... nobody was supposed to be playing x-box today. Hmmm... wonder how they got away with that?) I really enjoyed this pattern and the finished top is soft, light, and colorful. While admittedly my skills as a model are lacking... I just don't have that sass factor, or balance for that matter... I still love the top.
It's not really as poochy in front as it looks... just think camera angle (and restless teen).

It called for Tubular Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs which give it a very nice finished look and were interesting to work once I got the hang of it. Overall it was a quick knit.


Jamaica Boatneck
(aka Pattern 28 from Katia No. 48)
Yarn: Katia Jamaica
Size 5 needles (I think)

I did take a brief Ravelry break when the mail arrived...


but these pictures will have to wait for tomorrow as I'm fairly certain that my computer is going to overheat and self-destruct soon.

But before I go, I just came across one other bit of way-too-cool news...
The Yarn Harlot is coming to Los Angeles!
September 15: Los Angeles California, 2pm, Los Angeles Public Library
Who's with me for that one? My car fits 8!

14 comments:

sophanne said...

I think you're way too apologetic re: your sassiness and teen photographer. I think that Jamaica looks great and not one bit poochy pouchy.

Well Done!

Yarnhog said...

First, the top looks great!
Second, I'll be at the Harlot's talk in L.A. with another blogfriend I've never met (Quail Hill Knits). You should definitely join us!

lynda said...

Hey - I recognize that shirt! It turned out great!

Julie, longtime booklover and knitter since 2004 said...
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Charity said...

Excellent FO! And getting on Ravelry, hooray! :0)

Becca said...

Your sweater looks wonderful! That photo looks right out of a catalog. I'll be seeing the Harlot 4 days after you. Have fun on Ravelry!

Michelle said...

I think your sweater AND your modeling skills are great! Congratulations on getting on Ravelry! I'm still number gazillion on the list, but when I get there I can't wait to look you up!

Donna Boucher said...

Your son is an excellent photographer!

You look darling in your beautiful new sweater!!!

uberstrickenfrau said...

the sweater looks AWESOME! You are one fast knitter! and LUCKY! Get to see the Harlot! If I leave now and start driving I could be there.....how come she never comes to outposts like SD? Life ain't fair!!!

Laura said...

Your Jamaica looks great and you model it well.

How exciting about Ravelry AND the Yarn Harlot!

amanda said...

Tammy, what a great top. Perfect for CA weather. And, congrats on the Ravelry invite!!

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

Great looking sweater Tammy and you look plenty "sassy" I think! Should have warned you about the time sucker than Ravelry can be . . . oh well, enjoy it! I don't have any photos posted but my name there is Ruthanne. . .

Octopus Knits said...

I love your top! The striping is really beautiful.

Tammy said...

Thank you, thank you! You are all so kind! :)