Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Time flies when you're doing nothing

I know it's been forev since I've posted, but not much has been going on in the way of knitting and I don't think anyone reads this anyway. I fell into a period of "knitter's block" and didn't pick up the sticks for well over a week - very unusual if I'm not on vacation or something. I think it has to do with my overall feelings of anxiety and restlessness.

But, I finally found inspiration in a tank pattern from Rowan called Smooch. I know, I'm about 2 years behind the wave but it's new to me. The yarn called for is All Seasons Cotton (aka ASC), which I have in my stash, but I'm saving it for something a little more spectacular (sorry Smooch). Here's what it's supposed to look like:

Rowan Smooch tank
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I'm using the Lang Twin Color I scored on eBay earlier in the year for like 11 bucks (for all 6 balls!). The ball band says it knits at 15 stitches per 10 cm, but I think it makes a nice fabric at 17 stitches, which is the target gauge for Smooch. And here's what I've got going on so far:

Rowan Smooch tank in Lang Twin Color
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Close up of the lace and picot edging for Smooch
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