I just finished Iris Schreier's Artyarns P90 Tank. It was totally fun to knit, I was able to get gauge with Cherry Tree Hill Cotton Rainbow Ribbon which feels and looks awesome. But in the time it took to knit this lovely top, the weather changed from hot and summer-like to cold and rainy, with some hail and lightning. Timing is important in choosing garments. I think I'll wear it anyway.
The problem with starting a bunch of projects is finishing them! I have been knitting a lot, though I have also ripped a lot. My gauge sucks basically. I have been able to keep my gauge the same from swatching to seaming by 'virtue' of knitting tightly, and now that I have normal tension, and can match pattern gauges, I cannot rely on my tension to be the same twice in a row. Until my tension affliction can be resolved, I think I should work on fewer projects at a time so they can be knitted more evenly.
I'll be reknitting this on smaller needles: Blue Sky Alpacas Cropped Cardigan, knitted with Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight in red #23. My gauge started out looking fine, but resulted in a huge garment, because my gauge was off 1/4-1/2 stitch adding ~4 inches to the width, yowza! [and I was so very
close to the end... just one little sleeve away].
I grabbed all these photos from kpixie
, the site I love for buying patterns, shipping for patterns only is a mere $2, such a bargain! For anyone wanting a picture I took of these actual garments, I still haven't bought batteries, I may never take another photo. My heart is not in photography.