Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Something finished

Despite my best efforts, I managed to finish this tank top! Woo-hoo!

Finished tank top

Yarn: Hana from Artfibers, colour #18, a little over 4 balls
Pattern: A cowl neck tank top that the Artfibers staff printed for me. They have some computer software that can spit out patterns tailored specifically for your body measurements. I think the designs are pre-set, but it's still pretty cool.
Time: I started this last August and finished darning the ends this evening. I stopped working on it for about four months, and I worked on other things at the same time, so I have no idea how long it actually took me.
Screw-upsModifications: I thought I'd be clever and slip the stitches at the armhole edges to make them nice and flat. Hey, it had worked on another tank top pattern. Then it turned out I had to pick up those stitches later to make a ribbed edging, so the armholes are a bit tight. That will teach me to read the entire pattern before starting.

Random statistic
Resident cats who want more foliage in their diets: One. He's shunning the sunflowers though. I'll have to ask the florist what kind the other ones are.
Hungry tabby


Theresa said...

I'm coming up with a brilliant idea, now that you'll be on the west coast. A weekend meetup at Artfibers, anyone? It's just about halfway . . .

Rachel said...

It looks really great! I hope to see you wearing it one of these days. It's definitely going to be tank-top weather this weekend!

Our cats love floral arrangements too.

Kristen said...

The top looks great. I like the drapey-ness of the cowl neck.

Debby said...

The tank top looks so great -- it's cool that they can tailor it to your measurements for you!

Your kitty is munching on alstroemeria (sp?) also called peruvian lily I think. I know some lilies are poisonous to cats, so you might want to keep an eye on him. :)