Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Copper Callista Tank Top - Finished - At Last

Ouch! I hurt my foot last night. I wish I had a hysterically funny story to explain how it happened, but alas that isn’t the case. I was walking outside a store and failed to notice that the sidewalk dropped about 3 inches until I went down. My right foot rolled, and all of my weight came down on the top of the foot. Luckily John was there to save the day. He drove me home, and in record time settled me on the sofa with my foot elevated on pillows and an ice pack. Between that and Ibuprofen I think we were able to minimize the swelling. Now there’s a goose egg-sized bump just below the ankle bone that may or may not be visible in this pic.

It’s still pretty painful, so my friend Jane drove me to work this morning. Thanks Jane! Luckily my only meeting is at my office today. Tomorrow is another story, but as Scarlet O’Hara would say: “I’ll think about that tomorrow.” There are worse things for a knitter than having to stay off one’s feet for a few days.

Once the Ibuprofen kicked in I was able to finish the Copper Callista tank.

The specs are pretty much the same as for the Moroccan Blue Callista tank:

Pattern: Mine (Actually a major modification of the Lacy Tank pattern that appeared in the Spring/Summer 2004 issue of Vogue.)
Yarn: 5 skeins of Callista in the Copper colorway. (I used very little of that 5th skein, though.)
Started: Thursday, July 5
Finished: Wednesday, July 18

I made this one a shade smaller than the Moroccan Blue tank. I dropped the neckline a tad and shorted the shoulder straps ½ inch to compensate. The neckline’s a bit lower than I planned, but it looks fine.

This project should not have taken as long as it did. I allowed myself to get distracted by other things, such as swatching the Rowan Summer Tweed, the Oakley Shawl, and life in general. I know it will bore you readers to tears (all 4 of you), but I still love garments made with Callista, and will probably use the yarn again.

For those of you who are keeping me honest, I knit 2 rows on the Oakley again last night. At this rate I should be able to wear it fall 2017.


Teresa said...

The Callista tank is very cute.

I'm posed to order some Callista soon - just need to decide how much. 10 at least but I might order enough to make a long-sleeved something.

michelle said...

Ouch! I hope your foot is feeling better today.

Robin said...

CUTE!! I Love it! Sorry about your foot, what a painful way to get lots of knitting time!