Crisp Rectangle Tunic Top Update

15 03 2009

So here I am with the Crisp Rectangle Tunic Top. It’s a year later and I’m only half way done lol Both the front and back panels are completed. I’m working on the sleeves now (the needle at the top of the picture is the first sleeve, the right front sleeve) and then there’s the edging at the bottom and just sew everything up with buttons and then I’ll be done! 🙂 So I’d say I’m about 50% with this!

The front panel had a number of modifications – one in particular was a mistake so hopefully this doesn’t screw it ALL up for me. I skipped the “knit to 10 inches” portion without thinking – I still could’ve just knit to a shorter length. In any case, since I skipped it, I was short about 4 inches or so at the end of the front panel. So, without making any more adjustments, I just knit 4 inches extra on the end.

The back panel, however, was different and looks much better. I knit to 8.25 inches instead of 10 inches and it looks good so far. Just really hoping it’ll look great after sewing up. Oh then I have to block, which will be fun with my new blocking…blocks 🙂 that my brother got me for Christmas! 😀

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More motivational help!

4 01 2009

For a while, I resisted Ravelry. I think it’s because I’ve always been a lone-crafter so to speak. Didn’t see (realize) the value in social crafting. But oh boy is there!! First off, I’ve found so many awesome patterns on Ravelry…seriously, there are so many creative, ingenius people on there!

Second, I found the groups! 🙂 Yay! There are a few in Jersey, two of the LYS in Hillsdale have groups on there (one has coupons, yay!) and I found a group to destash my stash in.

Third, I found help! 🙂 I’ve got way too many WIPs…The group that I’m possibly most excited about: Finish or Frog It! Basically, on Fridays, we’re supposed to take a moment and review our WIPs. Pick something to either Finish or Frog it 🙂 It’s not every Friday but hey, the reminder certainly helps to control the numerous WIPs that I have.

So when I finish something, I’ll post it on my blog (of course!) and then link back to the group, with a few comments about how awesome it is to finally finish something! If I frog (which sounds like it’ll happen a few times), I’ll post it and give ideas/aspirations for what the yarn will become later on in life 😉

Ooooo I can’t wait! I know the first few Fridays will be Frog Fridays but maybe in February or March, I’ll start finishing? I hope so! 🙂