We are leaving on our trip tomorrow. I'm feeling the slight on set of panic about last minute packing. It's hard to pack for a month, trying to figure out what I'm going to need versus what I really want to bring versus what I should bring. Normal questions like - kid's bikes vs. my sewing machine. 5 knitting projects vs. books and crafts. Food for the dog vs. more yarn. Very tough questions indeed.
In the meantime let me present to you -
Ogee Tunic from Knitting Nature
Needles and Yarn - Filtura di Crosa Zara on size 5 needles
Modifications - I changed the shaping from a not so flattering on me a-line to more traditional "girly shaping." I cast on based on the pattern schematics - size small to begin with which gave me 41 inches at the hemline, did waist shaping and then increased to the medium size to fit my bust line. I should have probably cast on for the medium size but I didn't want it to flare out too much at the bottom, I could probably block another inch or 2 out of it. I added 2 inches of length so it didn't look like a crop top. I was going for 3/4 inch sleeves which ended up being a bit longer, I kind of like them though. All in all I like the pattern, I think the neckline is flattering for my body type. The set in sleeves were in a pain in the ass to seam but it wasn't too bad after it was all done.
Adios for now and I'll check back in later this week.