Finally, an actual knitting FO. This has been finished for about a month now and I just forgot all about it. Partially, because it's a bit unflattering.
It's the Lotus Blossom tank for Interweave Knits. I wanted a nice summery tank with some lace. I dug around in my stash and found a bag of Classic Elite BamBoo yarn. I gauged and started knitting away. It was pretty obvious to me that this was going to fit very loosely, so I went ahead and cast on for the XS size.
The lace was fun- I loved how it was very geometric and boxy. Kind of unusual for lace. I was thinking of doing a 5th repeat- i wanted it to be long-ish and I like the way odd numbers of repeats look. At the end of the 4th repeat, I got lazy though. I did an extra inch of st stitch for length, and then decreased 10 stitches under the bustline to give it more shape.
The yarn is very heavy and drapey, and if I stand slouchy, i totally look preggers. I'm not. Also, even under the most insistent of pushup bras, it makes my boobs look like a shapeless sad mound of blah. I love my boobs, and consider them a pretty decent asset. I wish for them to not look like this. They actually look like they are struggling to stay upright, the weight of this top is dragging them down.
Still, I like it. It's comfy and swishy and it's rad to wear something that you made yourself.