It was exactly one month ago I finished this tank. Look how long it has taken me to actually sit down and write about it. Not that I have been so busy I couldn't find time, I have just been plain lazy. I still knit and crochet like crazy. Not sure what it is, it's just that when I have a spare moment, I would much rather knit than sit in front of a computer. And so, blogging activities have been minimal. I hope this is just a passing bug, and I'll get over it soon.
Anyway. I had high expectations when I started this tank. Jayden is almost 5 months old now, but my tummy still looks like a 5-month-pregnant tummy... >"<... And the sad thing is I am still wearing maternity clothes, which I am so sick of. Since this tank has a A-line shape, I was hoping that this would be one of the very few FO's that I would be able to wear now. Haha!! Wrong again! Although this tank has enough room for the tummy area, the shoulders and the arm holes are still a bit too tight. Sigh...
One other thing that I screwed up - I probably blocked the sleeve ruffles a bit too severely, they don't look like ruffles any more, but like two stiff flaps... Maybe another bath and drying on a towel without pins would correct it, I hope?
Although I probably need to lose 10 pounds before I'd look good in it, knitting this tank has been fun and effortless. I deliberately knit it in a larger size needle (US size 8 for a DK weight) so the fabric would be more drape-y. And I love this color! Strands of dark taupe plied together with strands of gray, two of my favorite colors. The yarn itself is yummy too. I still have two balls left in this color, I will probably pick up some more to make another top.