Stacy Knits

Ramblings about knitting and whatever else crosses my mind

Friday, March 11, 2005

To Rip or Not to Rip

College basketball postseason begins for the Cats tonight! Wooooo!

I got Crystal Palace Waikiki and Paton's Grace for use in the
Summer in the City Tank from the Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits. I fell in love with this tank the first time I saw it in the book and since their recommended yarn is discontinued or else I just had trouble finding it, I used Waikiki which was suggested on their website. It's held together with a DK cotton yarn, and Paton's Grace was a perfect compliment to Waikiki. These two yarns together are so pretty! The picture doesn't do it justice. Waikiki has shades of white, champagne, grayed lavender, mauve, and light lime green and both have a bit of a sheen.

I'm changing my mind on the sizing. The small in the pattern calls for a 29 inch chest size, the medium a size 32. I'm about a 32.5 so I decided to make the medium. In the two other patterns I've made from this book, I've made smalls (and even adapted one of them to fit smaller than the books pattern. I'm short and look horrible in sweaters with more than a couple of inches of ease!). The photo above is the back, before beginning the armhole shaping. Measuring what I've done so far, after seaming, it will be about the same as my chest size. But maybe I'd rather it be a bit smaller to stretch. I'm just not sure. I'm debating whether to rip out what I've done or take my chances and finish it up. I think I'm going to answer my own question and say go on. This didn't take all that long to do, a few hours over a couple of evenings, so it may be worth my time to finish it and try it on. I've measured some other tanks I have and still am not sure how I want this one to fit!

Darn, the mail just came, and my Brown Sheep Cotton Fine for the Lucky Wrap from
Stitch and Bitch Nation didn't come. I was hoping it would arrive today. It was only mailed Wednesday from across the country so it was doubtful but a girl can dream, right???


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