I had so much fun knitting this top. The pattern is very well written, and easy to follow - and free! I learned a ton of new stuff too - a provisional (crocheted) cast on, picot edge and how to read a chart. I can definitely see this being a top I wear often.
Yarn: 2 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Violet
Needles: size 7 addis, 24 in
Time: about 3 weeks
Modifications: I changed to cable on chart A to cable back - I needed the symmetry. Other than that, I knit pretty much exactly the pattern. The only thing I'd do differently is to make it a little longer. (Although, I think with a good blocking, it might stretch out some.) My chest always takes us more space than I think, and it pulls up the fabric some. I knit it with about 6 inches of negative ease - and it fits just great.
In other knitting news, I've just started the ChickAmi from Chicknits. I'm using some blue/green Wick I got a Knit Picky a few weeks ago. I am loving this yarn! I casted on and worked the ribbing while watching Because I Said So - cute movie. My roomates are all out tonight, so I'm just hanging out with some knitting and tv.
My booga bag is getting there. The body of the bag is finished, and I started the I-cord for the handles at Knit Night last night. It was the perfect project for that - mindless, and allowed for knitting, chatting and eating. It was birthday night, and there was some great food. Pat brought apples and 2 kinds of dip - caramel apple and key lime....YUM! There was a great crowd last night, most of the regular crew. We missed you Kristen - hope work isn't keeping you too busy!
Thanks Juli, for showing me the html to link my pics - Look, I have buttons now - with links!