Monday, November 15, 2010

Simple can be deceiving....



For the love of all things knit I was about to give up on this simple tank top. I finished the knitting of it last Thursday (after 10 long months) and I was all set to sew it up and post pictures of yet another completed knit project when things took a turn. The pattern is two identically knit pieces which are supposed to be matched up one right sided and one wrong sided with the front and back seams showing. I had a big problem with the seam as the two sides kept spooning when they were laid out as opposites. I must have sewn and undone the first seam 6 times (including once with the sewing machine which was a big mistake). The shoulder seams had similar issues as I was undecided about the seam showing or being invisible and every way I joined them they just looked sloppy. So after many failed attempts at getting this thing together I decided to flip the 2nd half and show the purl side of both pieces. This piece frustrated me to no end but I was determined to finish it (it will go with this skirt which i plan to finish before next summer) and this morning I'm happy to say it's moving to the finished pile. The less there is to something the better every bit of it has to be ( i know this to be true with food and yet sometimes i forget to apply it other things in life). So another yarn monkey is off my back and I'm ready to get back to painting tomorrow. Although, I did really enjoy the ease of the crochet edge around the arm and neck openings and started seriously thinking about starting some granny squares for an afghan. Any one know of a good tutorial on crocheted granny squares?


6 comments:

Mimi said...

Good for you for persisting on the finishing of your tank. Ah, finished is such a lovely word!

I don't know how to embed the link for this, but this YouTube video on Granny Squares looks to be good. I have consulted this crocheter's videos before and found them helpful.

tangled sky studio said...

thanks mimi but really you shouldn't encourage me ; )

the nest said...

oh, it's gorgeous! (so are you!) the colors are great.

check out attic24 blog for many colorful and fun crochet-related goodies.

keep cozy!

gretchenmist said...

yay for finishing! just looked up lucy's link, http://attic24.typepad.com/ then noticed it in the nest's comment.

have fun on her blog :)

Louise Gale said...

Isnt it fab to finish! yay. The tanktop looks funky, cant wait to see the whole outfit on you. :-)

Leililaloo said...

thank you for you support my friend1