Monday, May 22, 2006

Finally making some progress.

I am finally getting somewhere with this tank. I have 3 full hexagons and a partial one for the underarm.

I seem to be knitting this tank taking two steps forward and three steps back. Seriously, I just don't know what my problem is. I keep making stupid mistakes...when I have 200 stitches and then have to rip back a couple rows.

If you are knitting this tank, make sure you count inbetween your markers after the eyelet rows. You will know what I am talking about because it doesn't work out evenly...atleast in this size....and you sometimes have to k2tog when the stitches are on either side of a marker. You will see.

Also...the mistake in the pattern is this

Inside Section.
Rows 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 PURL.

I know...another stupid mistake that I should have caught right away.

I am hoping to get the other partial hexagon done tonight, and maybe start on another full one...a couple more days and I will be finished!
The size is working out for a 36". I was tempted to make the XS but it is 33" I think...a little too small. I tightened up my gauge...yet it still measures 36"!?! Whatever.


Anonymous said...

I hope it all works out for you in the end!

Anonymous said...

Hi from Austria! Oh, this tank looks absolutely fantastic already, it's going to be a real beauty when it's done! It seems to be mega-complicated though, I'm totally impressed by your patience in doing it - but you will be rewarded with the end result, that's for sure!

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

It will look so good on you! Is it the same yarn? Challenging or what/

Tracy Batchelder said...

Do you sleep? It seems you are making great progress on this tank.

I never even noticed it didn't look the same as the picture. Good thing you caught the mistake though and were starting over anyway.

Knittypants said...

It's looking so good. And I'm really enjoying watching you work through it, solving problems. Much more entertaining for me than for you doing all the knitting though :-) It will look great when you are finished and the green is a perfect color for it.

blissful said...

Looking good...keep at it, the end is in sight!