Just like that, the urge to knit hit me. That’s usually how it happens. I get the urge, then I JUMP IN. I jumped in on the Razor Cami (no sleeves - yay!). It’s nice having a knitting project to work on while we watch our shows in the evening, whenever we get the chance to do that (summertime late bedtimes for the kids is KILLING me). In the old days, I probably would have finished this little top by now, but with a busy toddler getting into everything and 3 other kids constantly needing something, that hasn’t happened. That’s okay, I’ll take what I can get.
I’m loving this project so far. It’s somewhat mindless, but not boring. The pattern is easy to memorize and figure out exactly where you are if you have to put it down at a moment (see paragraph above!).
The only tricky part has been figuring out sizing. The pattern is written in one tiny size. I am nowhere near tiny. I used the guidelines given about sizing up, but that that didn’t work out too well for me. I ended up with a GIANT circumference. It took some trial and error (ripping out several inches), but I think I have it now. To give me a little guidance I’ve been referencing the Chic Knits Chickami pattern, which was the first sweater I ever knit for myself. I think I’ll use it to guide me on the top part, too. I’d like to have wider straps than those written in the pattern.
The yarn I’m using is lovely. It’s Ultra Pima by Cascade. It feels really nice to work with and has nice drape. That’s not always the case with cotton yarns. With the heat and humidity down here, comfort yarn is the only way to go, especially with a summer knit.
When I’m working on a knitting project I usually keep it with me at all times. If I’m heading out the door, I throw it in my bag. You never know when you’ll get a free moment, right? Well, for the past several weeks I’ve been using a little bag that has no room for knitting (what's gotten into me?). I’ve missed out on some free knitting moments! I hate when that happens. You know what that means - I need to make a new bag. One project leads to another...