On last week’s Work in Progress Wednesday, I had to rip out my Celebrity Tank because it was turning out huge. The designer, Rachel Dickman, read my post and messaged me on Ravelry. She had a really good point. She said that she had designed the garment with two inches of ease in the hips, then cinched it with the ribbon. Since I am omitting the ribbon, this might be why I was having a problem. She suggested that if I wanted to knit the size small sans ribbon, that I do a few extra increases to get the bust back up to the medium size. This makes total sense. I don’t think making the medium and cinching the waist would work very well for me- I have an hourglass shape and need a little more waist definition- but knitting the small with a medium-sized bust seems like it would be perfect.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear from the designer. It didn’t occur to me that she would be perusing my little blog! I was thrilled that she took the time and effort to message me with her suggestions on fit, especially when I hadn’t even asked! It was so helpful.
So there I was, working along on the tank, thinking about how to best space the extra increases, when I realized- I had twisted my knitting when I joined in the round, and had a mobius strip instead of the bottom of a sweater. I’m not even sure how I managed to do that! I was so careful to check and make sure I wasn’t twisting, but apparently I was not careful enough. Amidst much cursing, I frogged again. I have now cast-on for a third time, carefully joined, and hopefully will have a much smoother knit than the last two times. I am determined to knit this tank, but I’m not sure how much frogging I (or the yarn!) can take. On the bright side, I’m getting a lot of practice at the provisional cast-on for my folded hem- I don’t even have to look at the directions anymore!
On a brighter note, look what I found:
I’m not sure when I started these, but they have been languishing with other unfinished objects for awhile, and I had forgotten about them! They’re a nice, simple sock, following Silver’s Sock Class. I’ve turned the heel, picked up stitches, and am working on the decreases. It’s a nice, simple knit, although I did manage to sit on and break one of the needles (on the same day that I had the problems with the Celebrity Tank! Sunday was NOT a good day for knitting!)
I knit another repeat on my Clapotis, but it looks pretty much the same as it did last week, so I don’t think it’s worth posting another picture.
Head on over to Tami’s Amis and see what everyone else is working on!