Last night at around 1:30 am while watching a show on PBS about malaria, I finished Cherry Bomb. This top is from the yet to be released Big Girl Knits book by Jillian Moreno and Amy Singer. I think it comes out on the 15th or 19th of this month, I can't really remember which. You can read about how I got mine in a former post.
The picture is of me trying it on right after I kitchenered the straps but before knitting on the borders. I knit this in the round so there are no seams anywhere on the tank top. I used 13, yes, that is 13 skeins of Cascade Cotton Rich yarn. I had to modify the pattern a little bit because my hips are wide and I actually don't go out after my waist, but instead, I get smaller right around my ribcage so I did a few more decreases there instead of increases. Also, I made little slits at the bottom on the sides and did seed st borders.
Here is what it is looking like blocked. My first blocking ever. Overall I think it went pretty well. I'll post another picture with it on once it dries.
And finally, some animal pictures! The pic on the right is of Mantequilla (my roomate's dog) and Bob, her cat. Leon is on the left. I think his being around her (my roommate's) cats is a good thing because he is learning to not be such a dirtbag. You can see his last shave is growing out.
That is it for now. My next big knitting task will be to design a shirt pattern. I'm thinking the yarn will be bamboo. We'll see. Wish me luck with the god of guage.