Well, it's actually an almost FO. It's the Lotus Blossom Tank. I've made a few modifications to it. I changed it from this
Basically, I got a bit fed up with frogging and re-knitting the top. I know my gauge was a bit off, so I did the maths and adjusted the stitch count. But it was still too big - like 3 inches too big. After the second rip, I decided to cut my losses and made it into a strappy tank instead. I've crocheted some straps which I will attach it properly and sew up the last few ends. Overall, I'm pleased with it. Pattern notes:
Pattern : Lotus Blossom Tank, Interweave Knits Summer 06 ("some modifications")
Yarn: Rowan Linen drape in Reed shade 845. (A friend described it as "washed out & murky", but I like it!) 4 balls used.
On other news, I have been going a bit mad with the stash enhancement. I got a whole bunch of stuff at Get knitted (which I will have to show at another time - there was loads!!!!) and recently, even more stuff at Celticove.
Here's the close up, - Rowan All Seasons cotton in Misty shade 170 (14 balls -something for hubby), Mocha choc 212 (12 balls - something for me!) and Blackcurrant shade 211 (5 balls - something for Keira) and Rowan Wool Cotton August in shade 253 (10 balls - something from Rowan 40 for me I think!)
Here's the mountainous shot. Question, where am I going to hide this from hubby?!!
Other news, I received my new Rowan mag on Saturday. Totally out of the blue and I was very impressed with the new collection. There's loads of this which I would make (hence stash acquisition!). On my shortlist:
Anna socks (although I think I need to be a whole lot taller and have skinny legs - otherwise I'll look like I have stumps!)
Juno (the cost of 17 balls ofwool cotton would be off putting for this!)
Check it out here at