Friday, June 22, 2007

ahhh...summertime

Summertime tunic. Such a quick, mindless, knit. Honestly, this could be made in a few days. I figured, about 14 hours of knitting. I did frog it once, only because of my gauge. I substituted yarn, and never did a gauge, because I never do. I used bias tape for the ribbon and stitched it together with the same color thread. The wooden beads were found in my daughters bead box. (added bonus)
Do I like it? Yes. Will I wear it? Probably not. I am going to try though.
The skinny: Summertime tunic, Interweave Knits, Summer 2007
Yarn: Debbie Bliss, Cathay, color 12005, 6 balls
Needles: Size 4 and size 6
Notes: Knit in the round. Very little finishing. Finished size 33 inches.
My summertime days are spent running in circles. Hoping for a little insomnia so I can catch up on everything you all are up to.
I can't believe it is Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

64 comments:

Twisted Knitter said...

It's beautiful and I love the buttery color and the yarn you chose. I've had the page in Interweave marked because I really like it.

Anonymous said...

I love this! I'm copying you! I just ordered my yarn from Webs. Thank you for the inspiration. I won't hold you accountable, however, if I'm unable to duplicate your fabulous result.

kim said...

Not wear it? Are you kidding?! It's beautiful. I love the color and the beads just make it.

PS> I never guage either. Never have, never will.

Natalie said...

Spectacular! You definitely should wear it. I had not noticed this pattern until you mentioned it. Now I am actually considering it...

Meggie said...

So glad to see your recent post. I love your project...it's darling! Hope the party went well. I missed you while you were away from your blog.

mle said...

Oh I love it on you! It really looks fantastic.

Knitting Mama said...

It looks great on you, if that's you modelling it. I don't know why you wouldn't wear it, it looks super cute! I love your finishing touches!

Kara said...

Oh, I hope you wear it...It looks amazing on you. Great color choice and the beads are just so fun. Yay, summer knits!

Kirsten said...

I think this looks incredible and you should most definitely wear it! Great job! I can't wait to start mine :)

Veronique said...

Why won't you wear it? :( Is it too heavy for summer? It looks lovely on you!

Elinor said...

Wow, I really like how you did the ribbon. I would never have thought of that. It looks great too! I hope you'll get a chance to wear it somewhere!

Ella said...

Now THAT I will knit. I wasn't sold just from the magazine photos...but after seeing yours...

It's a beautiful color and it looks great on you!

hege said...

It looks great on you! A really cute top, I love the neckline!

KeanaLee said...

Oh it looks so good on you, you HAVE TO wear it. The yarn worked out great! LOVE IT!

Yarn It said...

You should most definitely wear it! It is fabulous! The top is beautiful and it fits you perfectly.

I rarely ever knit a guage swatch either.

Jeanine said...

This is on my must knit list. I was also thinking a yellow. It looks really good on you. I hope you do wear it.

Beth said...

This isn't an original question, but why won't you wear it? It looks beautiful on you! You did a great job.

erin said...

you have to wear it, leslie! it looks fabulous on you. really, it does!

The_Add_Knitter said...

It looks fantastic on you, nice work!

Sarah said...

Too awesome not to wear! It looks great on you.

www.knittingnutter.com said...

It's gorgeous - you should definitely wear it, it looks really good.

Kaet said...

i think that tunic is so beautiful...i hope you do wear it and enjoy wearing it! it is too pretty a sweater to stay in the closet!

Jenny said...

That looks great -- did the size you make have negative ease?

sunneshine said...

It looks amazing!! Hopefully, I'll have more knitting time soon, and I can copy ya!

Hege said...

It's beautiful!!
And the colour is great you have to wear it. Have a great weekend :)

Nora said...

I don't gauge either. I hope you DO wear it...

Rosa said...

Very pretty! It has a fantastic feminine touch with the ribbons and beads. Congrats on such a fine piece of work.

lynette said...

it looks amazing on you. you absolutely have to wear it. you've also convinced me to knit it. now will 'I' wear it, that's another story. ;)

Tanya said...

You HAVE to wear it - love it! Enjoy the weekend.

Amanda said...

That looks incredible! I'm blown away by how good it looks on you.

a blossom knits said...

Did you say . . 14 hours? Your fingers must be a blur!! This is so pretty, I hope you do try to wear it. It fits you perfectly. And I can't believe you never do a guage test!!!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, you must wear this pretty thing! When I first opened at this post, I thought I was looking at a picture from a magazine. It's that good!

iSeL said...

You MUST wear it!! It looks stunning, hot, perfect, beautiful. What more can you ask for?

Leslie said...

I'm new to your blog, but you absolutely should wear it. It's fabulous.

Robin said...

Why wouldn't you wear this? It looks great!

barbara said...

i will be #35 to encourage you to stretch your comfort zone and wear that terrific garment.....it looks like summer personified. great job.

trixie stix said...

Fabulous! Your version is top notch. Now I want to knit this too!

Anonymous said...

it looks beautiful on you...i love the beads! you did a great job..
:) laura

lindar said...

That is one beautiful knit! Just great! You need to wear it!! I tlooks so good on you!

tiennie said...

That is just beautiful Leslie! It looks fantastic on you and should be worn!

opportunityknits said...

It's lovely, simple yet so stylish. I hope you'll wear it a lot!

Karen said...

I think it came out gorgeous. You should wear it . . a lot!!

Meggie said...

just trying to see if the photo comes up with my comments. . . let's see

Pax *knits said...

I love the color and beads.Its so match.

Kirsten said...

I've seen a few of these, but I must say that yours is the one that makes me want to knit one. I love the color you used and the brown bias ribbon with the beads. The fact that it is such a quick knit is an added bonus. I hope you do wear it, it looks great on you.

Jody said...

I think it's adorable. Looks perfect on you. =) Happy Summertime Knitting!

zoe t said...

This is lovely - I may have to copy you! Quick knit and minimal finishing might just tempt out my knitting mojo! :)

chrispy said...

I love this top. I was not impressed by the mag pics, but this one is amazing. I too would like to know if this was knit with negative ease.

Dipsy said...

My gosh, this is amazingly beautiful! What a great color/yarn you chose, and it sure seems to have the perfect fit! You should really wear it and be proud of it! Fantastic work!

steppingontrains@gmail.com said...

Really you don't gauge? I'm impressed! If I didn't gauge it would have ended up fitting around a refrigerator. It's gorgeous. I can't believe you've had three kids. Amazing.

Obsessed with knitting said...

why wouldn't you wear it!! it's gorgeous! love the yarn and contrast ribbon color!

Jill said...

No way! I just discovered your blog and to see you just knit the Summertime Tunic must be fate because I just cased on for this yesterday! HA!

I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. It looks great on you! I don't know why you wouldn't wear it? It's pretty cool! Love your choice of yarn and the brown bias tape and wooden beads are great!

Stacey said...

that is beautiful! the summery yellow color is just right. the beads are a great touch!

Jess said...

That looks gorgeous on you. I cant believe you aren't gonna wear it!? I can say I understand though. Its one of those things.
I am jealous of your ability to not gauge.
Don't forget to breathe this summer!

Macoco said...

The tunic looks great on you - I hope you do end up wearing it a lot. The beads on the bias tape are a really nice touch.

The Wooden Spool said...

Love this butter yellow yummy! It's gorgeous and the ties finish it off perfectly! You sure have an eye for style/color.

Louise said...

How could you not wear something that looks this fabulous. And how neat and even is your knitting - just beautiful!

Knot Another Hat said...

Boy you get a ton of comments for someone who has been blogging for about a year! :) Congrats! That tank is gorgeous - it does NOT look hand-knit (and I mean that as the highest possible compliment!). Way to go - SK

jenna said...

You would be insane not to wear this. It looks gorgeous on you! I only WISH I had used a color as pretty as yours!

KnitPastis said...

Totally a winner! This is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

this is so beautiful, you should definitely wear it -- it looks terrific on you in the photo! show it off! janetd

Sheila said...

I can't believe you wouldn't wear it... it came out so nice... love the color choice. I'm new to knitting and started the summertime tunic... but slowly realizing it may just become a tunic...lol

Mefi said...

Beautiful knit. Love the color and style.

Sini said...

Very pretty! I love the color... but now the color I chose for my STT looks really boring ;=)