Spidery Summer Goodness
June 8, 2009 § 12 Comments
Seems like I’ve been working on a lot of stuff, but don’t have much to show for it. I did finally finish the Spidery Tank. Yay! Most of it had been finished for awhile, but I just needed to graft the shoulder straps.
I know you all can’t see it, but I’m hating pictures of myself at the moment because I can see the 8 pounds I’ve gained since injuring my knee. Very few of my summer clothes fit at the moment. Especially my favorite skinny cropped jeans. Boooo.
Knee update: I did a reasonable bike ride today instead of the long errand one like last week and my knee is doing much better. Lot’s less swelling than last week. Yay for that! I am a teeny bit worried that I won’t be ready to go hiking in July or August when the mountain trails are finally clear of snow. But I am doing my strengthening exercises like a good girl.
I’m glad this spider looks a lot different than the ones in our yard. I’ve been seeing spiders everywhere.
Pattern – Spidery Tank, Interweave Knits – Summer 2009 issue
Yarn – Knitting Fever Intermezzo Aran, long ago discontinued and sitting in my stash. I had started knitting a stockinette sweater with it and frogged it because it felt too heavy. This seems to be the perfect project for this yarn.
Modifications – I only knit 3 1/2 lace repeats instead of 4. I was afraid it was going to be too long, but I think I could have done the full 4 repeats. Also, I knit 2 rounds after the lace before starting on the shoulder decreases to give it some more body under the arms.
Okay. Back to the sewing room. I need to sew up the Old Red Barn Quilt-Along quilt so that my design wall can make room for the next project I need to finish in the near future. Have you seen everyone’s gorgeous quilts in the Flickr group? Every one of them is fantastic!