I’m happiest when starting a project, and even more so, while I’m ending it – especially while blocking, when I can admire the fruits of the hard (but enjoyable) work that I put in over the past few weeks (or months, in my case.)
And it is with a happy grin that I present my completed East Beach Tee! (Pattern by Meghan Kelly.)
I didn’t really deviate much from the pattern instructions, except for the stripes and the edgings. Since the stripes are already in the contrasting color, I knit the edgings in the main color, unlike the original pattern which uses the contrasting color for them. And I skipped the side edgings altogether.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I used Japanese short rows for this project. I think they’re my new favorite method of short row knitting – easy to knit, and a neat look. My stitches might have been a bit loose at the short-row turn, though, so they are a bit wider, but if I tighten them there, this method might work just perfect for me.
I still can’t figure out if I like the striped look of my project or the unstriped one of the original – all I know is that I love this oversized garment! (And it works for both me and my sis, which is an added bonus.)
I don’t know, really. I might knit something for my family. Or, since I wanted to concentrate a bit on my new, other crafty side – mixed media – to figure out a direction for me, I might just take a break from my yarny pursuits. If I do take a break, I won’t update my blog as much, but I’ll still visit yours! 🙂