Friday, May 21, 2010

Finally finished.....

This tank top was seriously languishing in my project bin forever. I started it when I was knitting just about every project from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I heavily modified it to make it more wearable- I made the straps wider and added a little waist shaping. Then, when I had but a mere 20 minutes more work to do, I ignored it for a year or so : )

It turned out quite nicely. I am eager to wear it to see how the hemp behaves. This is the first time I knit with hemp- it was a bit rough on my hands.

When I washed it, there was not any color bleed, but the smell was very strange. I happen to have a very good sense of smell- most of the time, I wish I didn't! Nonetheless, when I was washing this tank top, it smelled kind of "chalky." There are some bugs that smell like that when they are smushed. It's a strange smell. The garment did not smell when it dried- thankfully!

I know it looks lumpy here, and I was in a hurry to get the picture, but it fits well. It's reversible- in other words, I can't really remember which side is the front and which side is the back- so, it must not matter : )

Pattern: Silk Camisole from the aforementioned Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Elisabeth Lavold Hempathy
Mods: widened straps

1 comment:

Shauna said...

Nannion says: Congratulations! It's finally finished!! Looks fabulous! Love it! Love it! Love it!!

RoRo agrees! I would like one in fuschia please, like Z's sweater.