Friday, July 14, 2006

May I Present...

Joanna's Prosperous Plum Tank, in aqua! Ta-da!

And the back...
A detail...
The details: Started June 20, 2006; finished July 2 PM July 13, 2006 - fast, for me! Yarn: Rowan Calmer, in aqua, shade 467, bought at my LYS. This is size 34, to fit my size 38 bust, and it took about 3 .25 balls of Calmer. My modifications: I used a three-needle bind-off for the shoulder seam, instead of the grafting the pattern called for, because I hate grafting and I thought this stretchy yarn needed a little more stability at the shoulder. I also crocheted only one round of crab stitch around the neck edge and armholes, but that's because I was so happy to be finishing something that I forgot it was supposed to have two rounds of crochet. I like the neck line just as it is, with one round, but I might add another round to the armholes, because they have a tendency to curl. I haven't blocked this yet, though, and I won't be able to until the 110% humidity here moves out. I've never crocheted anything before, and I'm really happy how this edging turned out.


In fact, I'm really happy how this turned out overall. The pattern was great (thank you, Joanna!) - very clear and well-written. The yarn was perfect for a summer knit - soft, smooth, calming indeed.

However, I was appalled - appalled! - at how I looked in the photos Earle took of me. I need to lose weight! I need to cut my hair! I need to put up a full-length mirror, so I can keep track of these excessive, ahem, developments in my maturity.

Other than that, this was enormously rewarding to knit! Try one yourself!

9 comments :

Zonda said...

Awesome job on that!! I have pattern and yarn in the queue!! Thanks also for the sizing info, I was waiting to see how yours fit! Enjoy it, looks great!

BTW, I hate myself in a photo!! For the same reasons you have! :)

bensmumma said...

FABULOUS!

Batty said...

That is gorgeous. It looks amazing on you!

Rose said...

THat top looks great on you! Such a good job!

Annie said...

fantastic tank! Great color, yay!

Elizabeth said...

Nice work!

Have your photographer use the wide angle lens, stand on something like a stepstool over you, turn the camera sideway (portrait mode) and you will look fabulous in your photos: just like Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic. It works! Try a few.

bradyphrenia said...

wow, it looks really great! i love the stitch detail and the color.

bitterknitter said...

It is so pretty! And it looks great on you!

amanda said...

Beautiful! This project is next on my list. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours.