Thursday, June 12, 2008

An Unexpected FO!

I say 'unexpected' because I've been knitting this thing since January and I thought I'd never be done with it! 'IT' being the Summertime Tunic! It's a terrible picture and I will take some better ones soon (hopefully over the weekend), but I just wanted to share tonight:-)


This is the Classic Elite 'Classic Silk' that I bought last year to originally make 'Sahara' with. That started turning out too small so I frogged it then cast on for Lotus Blossom. After a few months of not knitting that very much I forgot where I was in the lace pattern and decided to frog that too. Sometime back in January I cast on for the Summertime Tunic and just took my sweet time with all that st st in the round! I didn't work on it for weeks at a time but over the past couple of weeks I've picked it up and took it with me to my daughter's piano lesson. While she 'tinkled on the ivories' I knit .... and knit.... and knit. And finally this week I realized I was at the point where I could break for the back and front.

Last night I went along to my LYS for their Wednesday night 'Chicks with Sticks'. I haven't been in over a year but now that school is out and I find myself without adult company ALL day I thought a little knit and 'natter' would be nice. I took along the tunic and finished up while I sat there. I just need some nice ribbon to put through the top and two nice beads for it and I'll get some modeled shots - I promise. Oh, and for some reason I knit the size 29 1/2" ?!!! I have no idea why I did this because I am usually a 36" chest (well I'm 35 so my bra size is 36) but guess what - THIS fits! And now I think I know why Jaden turned out too big!

OK, I'll be back soon with better pictures.

8 comments:

Ann said...

Looking forward to the seeing the FO but anyway, I like the color.

amanda said...

Looking forward to seeing this modelled! Oh for the days when I could even look at a size 29 chest!

Carrie said...

Way to go! Can't wait to see more pics :)

Miss 376 said...

Must be lovely to have finished, now you can start something else with fresh enthusiasm

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I love the color of your tunic - that will be so pretty on. BTW, that's a huge size difference - did that work because of the negative ease of the design? Normally I knit for an inch smaller than what my actual size is. I also have the Sahara pattern - but I haven't cast on yet.

a friend to knit with said...

oh, i can't WAIT to see this on you!
i love the color.

knittin gin said...

Good for you for sticking with the yarn and finishing something with it. I guess the third time was the charm!

kv said...

looking forward to seeing this. glad i'm not the only one who has to struggle sometimes to figure out the right pattern for the yarn.
pretty color.