Did the weather forecast predicted a FO? Well the weather forecast was wrong. Lelah got frogged. Lelah was breeze to knit and the lace part is beautiful but! I verestimated the measurements for the top. Let's start from the beginning shall we?
After frogging Vanilla, I started Lelah. I needed a quick fix. So I got really into it. I knitted Lelah with abandonment. In fact I was half way throught the laces during teh 18th Meet up. Lady Marmalade and the rest was all forgotten. On Monday, I was almost there, I incorporated shortrowing and was pleased with the results and then I realized..Gasp! I am running out of yarn fast! On Tuesday, I consulted my 'gang'. Tuesday night was another furious knitting frenzy. And then, with a sigh of relief, yaey! See the pic?
That little bit of tail on top was all that remained. I barely made it. Now that's what I call fully utilizing the yarn.
Let's try this groovy outfit! I can't wait.....now wait a sec! wow! I lost quite a bit of weight! oh hang on! Bummer, this is ridiculous! Ok, nope, I didn't lose weight. It was the boob tube, it was way too big. The darn thing just slides down my hips. It looks more like a hip warmer! Gawd dang!
I checked the gauge. Yep 5 sts per inch but I didn't count on the cotton to expand that much. Measuring it with a tape measure, it tell me I'm off by 3 inches. Grabbing a fist full of material while wearing it tells me I'm off by 6 inches. So, go figure. Wibbit wibbit ribbit rippit. Until the next epsiode. On a positive note, I guess I don't have to worry bout not having enough yarn second time round. I'm gonna try take off 5 inches and see if it works.