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June 26, 2003


So, Francine.

I made really good progress on this totally adorable pattern and was so excited to seam it and finish it. As is my habit, I didn't post any "in-progress" pictures because it would have meant putting down the needles while I was making good time.

When I finished, I eagerly seamed the sides and slipped it on to adjust the halter straps. I was excited, but much to my dismay, it looked stupid.

It was baggy in front around my waist, the back drooped and the halter straps were too wide. So I did what any 28-year-old with a garment problem would do... I took it home to my mom.

I tried it on and stood in front of a mirror while she pulled, pinned and stretched the tank. Then she delivered the bad news: if I wanted it to look right, I had to frog the whole thing, re-write the pattern to allow for my lack of a defined waist and freakishly narrow shoulders, and re-knit it.

We sat down with the pattern schematic and took out some increases, doubled some decreases and I started frogging. I've cast on again and am about half way up the back.

Here's hoping it works better this time!

Posted by shannon at June 26, 2003 1:00 AM | For related posts: Tina (ne Lindsay, ne Francine)


Good luck with the tank. I hate going to the frog post to rip. :)

Posted by: :) Nicole at July 4, 2003 11:03 PM