So, I started a new thing. I felt the void that finishing a sweater leaves me with. It’s such a BIG void sometimes isn’t it? Like “I’ll just die if I leave the house without something to knit ” or “I MUST cast something on NOW- I don’t care how late I am” big. BIG.
Obviously I filled the void quickly with yarn. I stuffed it right in there.
Generally, I like to have a sweater/top project going at all times, with smaller side projects throughout for variety…and sometimes it’s just about a NEW thing. This new thing will be a tank top. I am sort of following a pattern by Amie Gavin Glasgow called Iris Side to Side Sleeveless Top in The Knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes. It’s a simple top that is knit from side to side and I’ve been wanting to make that kind of thing for a while.
I’m using a reclaimed thrift store sweater yarn from at least eight years ago. Yes, you read that correctly, eight years. It’s a silk and cotton blend, I believe.
I am using the silk hankies I told you about here for a little color variety. I really wanted to start knitting with the hankies- another excuse for starting a new thing. I’m alternating purl rows for some textural variety. The original pattern is multicolored and in stockinette stitch. Like I said, I’m sort of following it.
Thanks for reading this far.