And it's just perfect for carrying my latest WIP (work in progress) which is NOT 'Sahara' I might add.... ok long story......... well not actually, but I've been putting off blogging about if for days now because I am just so devastated :-(
My Sahara doesn't fit!!! It is Waaaaaay too small. I finally tried it on last Friday only to find that it doesn't even come close to fitting me. I think the error was that the yarn I picked doesn't really knit with a negative ease? At least that's what I'm thinking. I cast on for size 33" because the pattern said there would be a negative ease of 3 inches? Suffice to say, it's too small, no good, will have to be ripped out. My only problem - I HATE ripping things out and starting again. I totally lose all motivation, unless it is something completely different! So that's what it is - it's completely different - it's the Summer Time Tunic. I've seen this knit by quite a few people too (there was a KAL, but I don't have the link off hand). So that's what you can see in my new VB purse. I haven't even pulled out the Sahara yet, I just can't bear to! I might try to knit that later at some point and pick some other type of yarn - then again, I might not.
For now I think I need to get some projects finished before I start on anything else. I did get the heel started on my sock, and I'm just about finished a baby sweater that is a gift. I've also got a Christmas pudding hat on the go ;-) (the hat is done, I just need to knit berries and holly) and I will continue steadily with the tunic, which feels like it will take forever too. Also in the meantime I continue to get hooked on knitting blogs and well, just how is a girl supposed to get any knitting done when there are so many cool blogs out there to sit and read... and look at this one Knitty Bloggy Baby Bumpers I just can't stop browsing all the archives and seeing all the cute stuff people are knitting for babies!!!