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?