Monday, October 01, 2018


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I've been sitting here, knitting on this light blue tank top as if I don't have that other project in the bag to finish. 

Good old-fashioned neglect.  THAT project is a shawl.  “Haruni” to be exact.  And I’m really close to being done with it.  I was working on it consistently until I walked into JoAnn Fabrics and started flipping through this book:

Just looking at the cover tank top warns you that the book will contain projects worthy of starting immediately, and cheating on any project you are currently knitting.  There’s a major “problem” with this book.  That "problem" is that you’ll find it very difficult to be able to chose what you want to knit first.  After much internal struggling, I decided to knit Haddonfield.

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It's knit in the round until the armholes, where you split then work the front and back separately.  I don't think I've ever knit a sweater in the round, having been taught that seams are needed for structure.  But I'm starting to challenge this teaching and start knitting in the round anyway because I like the idea of working the front and back at the same time.

I am knitting with Berroco Modern Cotton, which is the yarn suggested in the pattern.  I will wear this as a shell over long-sleeved shirts, since the weather will start to get cooler soon.  I will probably be able to wear it as a tank top once before it gets too cold. 

I'll lay my hands on Haruni again, once I'm done.