Thursday, August 30, 2007

FO pic!

I finished my tunic a LONG time ago, and posted about it, but I thought I'd include a pic since I finally got one of my sister wearing it (albeit a crappy cell phone pic, but you can see the tunic fairly well).
So here it is, my first garment, knit for my sister:

Monday, August 27, 2007

Help! Finishing!

Please bear with me, this is my first garment ever, so of course even with the easiest stitch in the world, I'm still confused....I'm working on the back, and have finished shaping the armholes. I did my Purling on the Right Side (turning row) and the instructions say to continue in stockinette stitch.

Do I go right back into pattern -- since I'm on the wrong side now, do I start Purling again? I'm confused as to how the front should look, whether the stockinette should continue on the right side still, or on the wrong side? I know ultimately this will be the ribbon casing, and may not matter, but I would like to do it correctly. Thanks for any guidance you have!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Plugging Away

First I want to say that those of you who have posted your finished tunics, they look stunning! It's wonderful to see so many beautiful varieties, and they look gorgeous on you all.

I have a bit of catching up to do now that I'm back from Italy - I've gotten past the ribbing (finally) and am onto the stockinette marathon.

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I think I'm finally hitting my stride, though, and I'd like to get this finished soon so I can wear it while there's still summer warmth. Who else is still working on theirs?

- Vicki

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Still Knitting Away

I started the Summertime Tunic in mid-June, and by the end of June had to take a break. This is my first garment, and I had a bit of difficulty on the ribbing, but my technique and recognition of stitches has gotten better. I'm finally into the long stretch of knit, knit, knit. I am determined to finish this by the end of this month even with it's imperfections. I actually don't hate the LionBrand Microspun yarn, either, I thought it may be troublesome, but it's not!

Is anyone else out there not yet finished?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The FO has arrived!!!!

"Singing to the Rooftops" My Summertime Tunic is finaly finished! More pics on my blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Finished and Posted!

Hey guys. Sorry I haven't kept you more up-to-date on my progress. I did finish this about two or three weeks ago but couldn't find the time to get a picture and post it. That's what you get for taking a summer college course in five weeks. But here it is:

Me posing in my drive way while my mother takes the picture.

Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus in3590 Lavender
Needles: Additurbo U.S. sizes 6 and 3

I had several issues with this including four inches in (about to start the ribbing) that I had twisted the entire piece. I almost died! But you move on. Otherwise it was alright. I do not know if I'd knit this again or not because, though it was easy, it was time consuming and the stockinette really got to me after a while. If I were to knit it again, I'd knit it in pure cotton (instead of a cotton/acrylic blend which surprised me when I read the label) and potentially knit it a bit smaller. I knit it for a 36" bust casting on 206 stitches. And though I enjoy this piece and wear it often (even though I just got the white ribbon today) I wish it were a bit tighter.

Hope you enjoy! Good luck to the rest of you!

Green T Knits

Monday, July 23, 2007

Finally Finished!

I'm done - I finished last Wednesday but the weather's been so lousy I had to wait until yesterday to try and get a decent photo with some sunlight. It fits pretty well but the ribbing is too loose. I guess I should have gone done one more needle size. I still can't decide whether or not to put the beads on the ends of the ribbon or not. It's a rayon velvet so it's not very slippery. I enjoyed making this but I'm so glad to be done! LOL I will try to get a photo of me wearing it this weekend.

IK Summer Tunic

Elann Callista - 50% Viscose/25%Cotton/25% Linen in Tarragon

US 5 for body and US 3 for ribbing

Started 6/1/07

Finished 7/18/07