Monday, April 10, 2006

The Mysterious Tee

Image hosting by Photobucket I knit up my first proper swatch yesterday. I washed it and everything. I ended up getting gauge (well, a good 90-95% of that 5th stitch is inside the inch mark - I'll call it gauge) and I cast on for my very first proper garment last night. This thing will have arms and everything! The last time I made a garment, was way back in October. I'm gonna make you find it in the flickr badge or the archives 'cus it's a bad picture and the garment wasn't much better. But it was a sleeveless sweater vest. It turned out well, got gauge (even though I didn't come close to using similar yarn) and I screwed up picking up the stitches for the ribbed edging, but all in all, it was a successful garment. But it wasn't for me. The only thing I've made for myself that was fitted has been socks so far. So I finally decided to take a step forward and make myself something to wear. I think I'll be lengthening the torso a bit, but beyond that, I'm sticking to the pattern. Wish me luck.

9 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love the colours you've chosen. The pattern looks nice too, but like you, I'd make it a bit longer ;)

Good luck!

Areli said...

Cute tee, I like the colors. It will be great for spring.

Trillian42 said...

Cute pattern, but I like your color choices better.

And I vote "yes" on lengthening it too...

AmyArtisan said...

Good lucke! I like the color combo you've selected!

Erin said...

That's gonna be pretty! I love the colors!!

Zonda said...

Love the colors! Go you!!! Yeah, I too would lengthen it...don't like short shirts personally...(if I had a fab belly..the shorter the better ;)

Can't wait to see it!

mamma said...

Very cute pattern. I would lengthen it to. I don't know why they're still making "belly" shirts. It's going to look great on you.

String Bean said...

God luck to ya! I cannot wear horizonatal stripes. I have Hips. It doesn't look good. It is a cutie though. Everyone needs to knit things for themselves. Generosity is all very well, but so is selfishness.

Rain said...

It's looking good so far. I love the colours you've chosen.