This is the back. There are ends to be woven in, and at least one more seam to do. I suspect that it's far, far too warm for this piece of pretty, even though it's a tank top. Might just wear it anyway and be hot. Holy first world problems, right?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In which we once again do not measure.
Know what I suck at? Measuring. Also, remembering to blog. But really, measuring. You'd think it would be easy. Apply measuring device. Observe numbers. Move forward with life. But no. I am incapable of successfully using any type of measuring device. Case in point: my lovely lacey tank top that I've been dying to knit since the last issue of Vogue came out. I've been sort of haphazardly knitting it over the last few weeks- on planes, in lab meetings, at lunch, whilst sort of paying attention to movies- and I'm finally close to done. Cast off the back last night, started seaming, and oh. Clearly, I either did not measure at all (not true), or once again, failed at measuring. The back is not long enough, and the armholes are sort of extra-long. I was thinking I could steam block the hell out of it to make it fit, and that kind of worked, but really? Can I not just accurately use a tape measure? Seriously. But regardless of the measuring, I also think that it's just a weird pattern. The curve of the plain part in the front is a little wonky, and it was hard work to make the lacey part fit in there. I can't tell if this was negligent knitting on my part, or if the pattern was off, or what. I feel like I knitted this whole thing when I was in La La Land, so I have no idea if I even for sure followed the directions correctly. At least it's pretty. Or grandmotherly. I've heard both.