A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

March 24, 2004

The Silver Lining

The Shapely Tank is underway again. It looks so much better now. I was not doing my short rows entirely correctly the first time. I had a better hang of it the second time but the third time I had it down cold. My new tank has a lovely curved front as promised in the pattern.

What went wrong the last time? Well, it almost too embarrassing to say because pretty much everything went wrong. 1) My short rows were kind of sucky. 2) I didn't do enough short rows on the bottom which made it curl. 3) I miss read "work evenly for 11/2 inches" as work evenly for 11 1/2 inches instead of 1 1/2 inches. 4) I jumped forward in the pattern and didn't notice. All in all, the tank was a disaster. It looked okay but it was just wrong on every front. I now think I've read it all correctly and will be making great progress. I had a friend over (she brought me my Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora pattern book!) for a little while this afternoon and we had some tea and did some knitting. It's moving very quickly this time. If I'm feeling frisky I'll post a picture of the tank later tonight.

If you haven't seen it yet go check out Alison's adorable fluffy tank. Not only did she create a great little top but she took the time to write out the pattern and share it with us.