Monday, September 25, 2006

Anyone else presently working on their LBT?

I'm wondering if I am the only one basically just beginning? I see alot of tanks that are done but can't remember seeing any WIPs. Here is mine from a few days ago. I am now on row 11 of my second repeat of lace.

Anyone else still working on theirs? I'd love to see pics!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Question about row 12

Hi there! I'm new to the KAL and relatively new to working lace. So I need a little help : )

In the lace pattern section in row 11, some yarn overs are created just before the purl stitch... and I'm wondering how to work them in row 12... its like a yarn over and then another wrap around the needle (I'm now not sure if I worked that yarn over before the purl correctly in row 11) ... do I work one yarn over and then let the wrap around fall off the needle? I'm not sure if I'm working this right! I hope I explained it effectively.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

help a knitta out!

Hi everybody. I'm new here, and this is actually my first officially-joined KAL. I am almost done with my tank, and I am going to run out of yarn. I have moved 3,000 miles from my LYS, and I called them and they have no more turquiose bamboo. In fact, when I told her my ball band number is 521 Turquiose Green, she told me that their 521 is Sky. Regardless, they couldn't help me. It seemed like a lot of people here might have extra, and I was wondering if anyone would let me buy some of their leftovers. I used the SWTC Bamboo, in Turquiose Green, dye lot number 04111925. I only need a little bit, of course.


Sunday, September 17, 2006

New to the KAL and I say hello to everyone!! I am hoping to swatch tonight and maybe knit a little bit of it tonight. I am using some Rowan Calmer that I had in my stash. Has anyone used it for this tank?

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Another finished

I am so excited to share that I finished my LBT (if anyone is still out there). I wore it today to a conference. As so many have said, the front is rolling and is also too low for my liking. If I were to do it again I would add a couple of inches there. Anyone find any way to block it or seam it to avoid the rolling?

I used Elann Sonata, I don't remember how many. Despite a 36 1/2" chest I decided to make the smallest size. I used 6's for the lace part and 5's for the top. Other than the front it fits me quite well and I'm pleased with it. It was a big thing for me to get the lace pattern right and I'm excited already to do another lace pattern.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I went to see the Yarn Harlot last night in Salt Lake City and someone in the crowd was wearing a Lotus Blossom Tank in a heathery pink colour. Were you someone in this knitalong?

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee was wonderful BTW. There are pictures on my blog.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Finished mine too!

My Lotus Blossom Tank is done TOO! I'm VERY excited as this is my first knitted item that's suitable for wearing in public. I knit it out of Wendy Supreme DK Luxury Cotton and size 4 needles. (And yes, I'm wearing a hot pink skirt with a lavender colored top. It's hot and my summer wardrobe is LIMITED.) I knit the smallest size with only 4 repeats as the pattern calls for. I'm only 4'11", so I figured that would be okay. As you can see, I pretty much messed up all over the first repeat, but I knew that if I frogged, I wouldn't want to start over, so I kept at it! :-)

You can view more information about it (and my next project on the needles, yikes!) on my new and improved blog, here. I hope everyone had a GREAT Labor Day Weekend.