Okay, spring can come any time, now.
Cast On: February 8
Bound Off: February 15
Pattern: Norah Gaughan's, from Knitting Nature
Yarn: 6 balls Jo Sharp Soho Summer 100% cotton, 100m/50g, colourway "Thyme"
Source: Urban Yarns
Yarn Cost: $18
Needles: splintery "Collection" bamboo 3.5 mm circular, and lethally sharp 3mm, 14" steel Boye
Tension: 23 sts/inch
Finished size: 44" bust, give or take an inch. Probably closer to 43".
Speaking of bust, please overlook the white bra show-through. How fugly. I had to put the flash on and ended up flashing more than I intended. No one was available to take pictures of me, as usual, so I had to make the best of it by myself.
Mods: None, surprisingly, except for a yarn sub from Classic Elite's Flash to Soho Summer.
Notes: This was a quick one. Fun to knit, even with the profusion of stockinette. I would knit this again, but I would add at least an inch to the finished back length. It would require some screwing around with the right-front increases (because the front doesn't need to be any longer), but the back really is too short as it is. Finished size is 19", as given in the pattern, but I'm hoping I can block an extra inch or so of length into it.
The shell tank, reclining on a bed of heather. Much as I'd like to do, myself.
And, while I was outside in the weak February sun, strewing the landscape with knitting, I saw that spring is, indeed, trying its damnedest.