Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Basalt Tank - Teresa's Version

The front...

The back...

You have to look close or you'd think I was trying to create an illusion. The back is missing a lower 1/2 hexagon - the upper 1/2 hexagon is barely started here.

My goal was to finish the upper 1/2 hex last night and cast on the lower hex, so I could finish that one tonight. Didn't happen. Mostly because was just too darn tired. I went to bed at 10 pm without my knitting. That is VERY unusual for me. So now the goal is to be working on finishing by Friday.

Connecting the back full hexagon allowed me to kind of try Basalt on. I think it's going to be a good fit but definitely a tunic length, which is perfect for me.

I've been contemplating the depth of the neckline. I know it's going to be a bit too revealing but I don't really want to add garter stitch rows there. I'm thinking of making a little lacey rectangle that can be attached with snaps on either side of the neckline. Snap on when I'm wearing it by itself - snap off when I wear it with a tank or over a long sleeved something as a vest.

The rumor is true. Corynna wants me to knit a Basalt Tank for her once I finish mine. I sent her four links to to yarn that I think she might like. She doesn't care about the actual make-up of the yarn - it's the color. Pink. It's got to be pink. PINK! Hopefully, we'll get online together tonight so I can order it tomorrow.

The good thing about knitting a Basalt Tank for Corynna right away is that it will be a fraction of the knitting I put into mine. Smallest size in the teen version, which means less hexagons.

Should be a breeze after my elephantine version.

1 comment:

Susan said...

T: Your Basalt is really pretty. Love the pink. Corynna is a lucky girl!