Wednesday, 28 May 2014

in under the wire

i finished my vasa just in the nick of time!

for those of you participating in the vasalong, don't worry. you still have until june 6 to finish. i was doubling up my kals with this project though, and shannon's tops, tees, & tanks knit-a-long ends today. i don't know where the month of may went, but it certainly snuck past me. suddenly i had less than a week to finish this shirt, and i still needed to deal with paperwork, fill undie orders, and read a theory book! the one thing that i was worried wouldn't get done in time was the blocking, but my fingers worked overtime and i had a day and night to block and dry.

so as you can see, i messed around a bit with the striping, which was because i had less of the blue than called for (i have another three skeins truthfully, but they're earmarked for a cardigan, as was about 100 yards of this skein). i love that about this pattern though - it's essentially a blank slate. i already have plans in my head for more vasas with different designs and colours, and maybe a v-neck.

i dunno what's up with the colours in this one. the centre photo is more accurate.
the deets:
pattern: vasa by dianna walla
yarn: the uncommon thread's silky merino fingering in ink blot; old maiden aunt's superwash merino 4ply in bean nighe
mods: besides the striping changes, i knit top-down with provisional long-tail cast-on in order to live graft the shoulders for an invisible seam, and after knitting flat far enough for the armholes, joined the back and front and knit in the round for the rest of the shirt.

today's bonus photo is of a gift set i'm knitting for a very special friend out east. i won't say much more than that yet, because i want the present to be a surprise. once the gift has arrived at its destination though, i'll share more with you. stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh....I love how it turned out! So great! Thanks for joining in!