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

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Hi all! Well, I have finally weeded my way through some other projects and I am planning to start this weekend. I had a question though as far as ease that everyone is allowing. I'm a 35" and was planning on knitting the 33.5. Does that seem right? I'm wondering if I need adjust a bit for a bit less negative ease? Thanks!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Completed Tunic

Well I finished my Summertime Tunic last week but just now got to take pictures of me wearing it. It ended up very big and I tried 3 times to shrink it but not much of a difference, I really like it Im just bummed its so big around the bottom, I may give it to my mom, but I cant decide cuz its so cute, Im not set on a ribbon yet either, I just chose this one so I could try it on, its a little rough, Id like something more smooth on my skin

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay in Teal
Needles: circular 4 and 6
Mods: I casted on a number between the 33 and 36 inch size, I cant remember how much, I have it written down somewhere Im not sure of right now, Other than that I followed the rest of the instructions, except knitting the back on straights, so I didn't have to move stitches around

Here are some pix..enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summertime Tunic Progress

Here is what I've done on the summertime tunic so far. I'm currently working on the 11" after the ribbing. Wish me success!


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sisyphus joins

I wasn't going to knit the Summertime Tunic, but then my sister called me from Baltimore & said "let's knit it together" and of course I couldn't say no. I've chosen ella rae silkience, it was a new yarn at my lys & it felt so good & came in great colors, so I swatched & only had to go down one needle size to get gauge. I'm about 7 inches into the tunic, and at the endless rows of stockinette, great for tv watching or knitting group knitting! I'll post again when I'm done, or if you want to see what else I'm knitting, stop by my blog: Sisyphus Knits.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Better Late Than Never

Well, I don't know if it's KAL appropriate or not but I just signed up for this KAL even though my top is done. Thank you Adrienne for letting me sign up after the fact!

I do love this pattern and am pleased with the way my Summertime Tunic turned out!I'm one happy knitter!Yarn: Reynolds, Gypsy. 100% cotton. 7 skeins.
Notes: The yarn was a bit 'stiff' to work with but once I finished and washed the piece it softened up. Kind of has a nice, denim-like finish.

Friday, July 6, 2007


I finished up the tunic last night.
Supplies: Debbie Bliss Cathay yarn (cotton/silk/microfiber blend) in colorway 09. Denise interchangeables in sizes 6 and 5. Ribbon and beads.
What I learned: This was my first project in the round. This was my first garment of any kind. I learned how to whipstitch the casings closed and that it's a good idea to buy beads that the ribbon will actually fit through.
I don't have any action pictures, because I'm sending this one off to my sister, but here it is blocking/still slightly wet (the pictures look a little wonky but if you click them they are clear):

I will post action pics as soon as Sarah takes some!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

New to KAL

Thank you for the invite to this KAL, I can't wait to get started. I ordered the yarn yesterday, it's Elann Sonata in the pecan colorway. I'll start as soon as i get it, hopefully by then my current project will finished: a round trip to Chicago-Minneapolis on the bus should do the trick (I'm meeting my boyfriend's parents for the first time, wish me luck).
Bye for now but i hope to post again very soon.


Monday, July 2, 2007

I am starting to see an end...

LOL I finally started on the back yesterday after putting MUCH time into the stockinette this weekend. I am really going to focus on this as I'm feeling closer to being finished but I HAVE to go get some ribbon very soon as that's the last piece of the puzzle. Congrats to those who have recently finished - everyone looks really nice in their tunic which means this is a nice flattering piece for every body so far!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sinfully comfy

Maybe I need to make another one
first I thought it was just to big, but after washing and blocking the fit is just comfy and right.. love it.

All Done!

I used the "invisible" straps bra, which I'm still getting used to.

Size needles used: 3 US
Yarn: The Village Spinning & Weaving Shop, 712 Spun Silk
I knit the largest size.