Very Shannon‘s Tops Tanks and Tees KAL is one of my favorite spring knitalongs and it begins today. It’s not too late to join in, so sign up and visit the thread on Ravelry. It’s the most active discussion thread I’ve ever seen. Today’s the first day of the KAL and I’ve already gotten several tips on using the Ravelry site more efficiently, a million summer project ideas, and some links to good tutorials.
So here’s my swatch for the Hawt Sands beach coverup. We are beach people, except for last year when we barely went at all for some reason. Maybe it was the flesh eating virus alert, I don’t remember. But hanging out at Galveston, riding the ferry, eating at Mosquito Cafe, and getting something cold to drink on the deck of Murdoch’s Bathhouse are some of our favorite summery things to do. That means this top might actually be worn as both a tee and a cover-up.
You know how I’m trying to move toward more summer weight yarns? Well, this will be my first time to work with hemp. I’m using Elsebeth Lavold’s Hempathy in two colors and trying to knit my actual size for this one, since I can’t count on as much growth with blocking. The colorwork feels different in hemp, I hope my finished tee won’t be as messy as my swatch looks.
I’m all set to start today if I can just quit checking out everyone else’s projects and yarn choices long enough to get to work. To be honest, I started Monday, thinking it was the 7th for some reason, and put in a few rows. When I realized it wasn’t Wednesday and that what I was doing is a forbidden KAL taboo, I dropped the seed stitch as if it were on fire. No curses have befallen me, so I guess it’s safe to continue.