Sunday, 2 September 2007

Sun shades required!

Celandine Tankin Kimona Angora, The Design Collection by Louisa Harding
Freedom Spirit Tank
Force colorway, Twilleys of Stamford
Although I'm still patiently waiting my invitation to join Ravelry, it appears to have had an impact on my knitting life already! Maybe it's the thought of being 'WIP named-and-shamed'... or, more likely, that I've been forced to confront my previous denial about just HOW MANY unfinished objects I have hidden around the Blethers household!!

These 2 tanks have both been OTN for almost a year! Note the somewhat interesting pooling in the Celandine. I've no idea how it came about as there was no change to the pattern at the point - no shaping, decreasing whatsoever. I actually quite like it - it falls just below the arm shaping level and I'm intrigued to see if the same pooling develops on the front when I get to that level. They are destined for DD1's student wardrobe. She picked one yarn and I chose the other .... can you tell who picked what??? My master plan is to have both knitted up and ready for sewing up next weekend!

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17 Comments:

Blogger agatha quafflepuncher said...

I'm trying to finish off some WIPs too!!! Hadn'tthought of the naming and shaming on ravelry though!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see modelled piccies of the tank tops:-)

Sunday, September 02, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol it's more about my STRONG sense of denial really. I've still got Wooley, Eloise, cotton bolero, fusion bolero, single socks... and more... to finish! And not robust enough to see them all in their non-finished glory on Ravelry;) DD1 and DD2 don't know yet that they have a modelling session booked next weekend;)

Sunday, September 02, 2007  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

I like the look of the tank, freedom spirit yarn is so soft.

Monday, September 03, 2007  
Blogger Piglottie said...

I love the colours of the Celandine tank! I must admit, browsing through some people's WIPs on Ravelry is quite shocking - one person had 20+!!! But then, I get stressed if I have more than 2 projects on the go (a sock and something else is good). Looking on the bright side though, at least probably have a project to suit whatever mood you are in :)

Monday, September 03, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

I've really enjoyed working with the Freedom Spirit too, QOF, but have found the Kimona Angora even nicer to work with - the texture's more consistent and it knits up light as air (Honest, I'm not on commission!).

Thank you, PL - I picked these subtle shades for Ms DrearyColourSchmes;) She's not that convinced (errr ... even a smidgeon!) and is threatening to sell the Celandine on eBay!! The minx! I've got the more subtle bluey-green one for her too to do another... And I could almost be the woman with almost 20 WIP's:( How forum's have corrupted me - I sued to be a 1@time knitter...

Monday, September 03, 2007  
Blogger Nicola said...

I love tank tops - yay! Just bought myself a new one in fact (I know, I know I should knit it but I don't need any more distractions from the stinking Masters! - I've decided to go for a carrot and stick approach - I've booked myself a week away at the beginning of October and have told myself I will submit a draft of my whole thesis to my supervisor before I go - the holiday acts as a motivator (in theory))

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

The tank tops look great!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Thank you, Dereamcatcher! At least she'll be easy to find at a glance with the Celandine, eh?

I love Tanks too ... but still feel a bit too 'chesty' to wear one at the moment. A few more months on the GI diet and I'm going to have a whole tank top collection again (Much to my amusement as I remember them from the late 70's as a girl who wore a natty tank top with my hacking jacket - minus the horse!)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  
Blogger Christina said...

those both look fab, I love the colour of the kimono!! I'm still waiting for my ravelry invite too ;)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Thanks Christina ... she's not at rik of getting lost in the fog in the Welsh valleys is she;) Am pleased the pooling is not as dramatic on the front and still aiming for the weekend 'modelling' session if:
(1) I can get both daughters in the house at the same time and (2) the bribe levels they set are not too high!

Nicola, I think I may need to follow your strategy too. I'm planning to go away too the same week as you. We are not that bothered where we end up so will be doing our usual '36 hours to go' booking! Where are you off to?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  
Blogger Ling said...

Good job on tackling the WIPs. I realy like the Twilleys colourway. I'm in denial about my WIPs.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007  
Blogger gilraen said...

I love the colour of Celandine!! Yummmy...........

I'm guilty of way too many WiP = 15 at the moment, but I will finish some of them quite quickly, I promise :)

Fingers crossed you get on soon.....

Wednesday, September 05, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

DD picked the Twilley's yarn, Ling - I love their autumnal shades and some of the new ones are lovely (I really like the purple/limey one). I'd definately use this yarn again.

Gilraen, a mere 15 WIPs;) When I gather together ALL my scattered poly bags, each with an unfinished item, I'm probably there with you! Do we count single socks as WIPs??? Am sure you'll finish many of them off quickly - it's just so hard to 'abstain' when I see ANOTHER gorgeous pattern and yummy yarn. I absolutely love the Angora to knit with - it's so light its like knitting with air and I can't believe you can get a while garment out of 4 tiny 25mg balls! I have a whole pile of LH's yarns in my stash - but in slightly more subtle hues;)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007  
Blogger Aknita said...

I love orchids too, and yours is beautiful. Good luck with the WIPS. I have 3 at the moment which is good for me.

I haven't worn a tank for years.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007  
Blogger Jo said...

So shoot me, I thik I'm a one at a time knitter ;-) and I'm already on Ravelry, slowly attempting to get my stash in order, I think both the tanks look lovely, and I am alwas envious of people with the courage to have so many projects on the go at once!

Saturday, September 08, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Jo, shoot you???? Absolutely not! I applaud you. I was always a 'one at a time' knitter and then I got projects finished! Since I joined forums and started to browse through blogs, I get so excited when I see the vast range and beauty of projects are undertaking, I now get itchy needles and cast on another;) With me, it's not courage ... it's daftness (lol) as I don't finish off items at the rate that some other, more gifted/speedier knitters do! Hope you are enjoying Ravelry, Jo. I finished off the Freedom Spirit tank last night and have it blocking at the mo... And plan to charge on with Celadine this evening...

Saturday, September 08, 2007  
Blogger Fiona said...

Gorgeous tanks - I love the Celandine. I have a WIP that's been OTN since August last year. And intended projects that have been hanging around for a year. I only started knitting 18 months ago so I'm trying to nip this in the bud.

Saturday, September 08, 2007  

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