Hi y’all. Here we are in July and I finally have pictures of my finished Green Apple Tank. (Though it’s more of a pink lady than a green apple). I’m having mixed feelings about this tank top. One, I thought I would be feeling sassy enough to wear it on its own, but noooooo. That will NOT be the case, I may be sassy in other aspects of life but showing this much skin… um, nah, not for me. So wearing it with another tank top underneath will be necessary.
Things I do love:
+ the color
+ the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
+ the front
+ the mods I made
I’m not crazy about:
+ the back
+ the wide straps
So I made a few mods – one being the neckline. It was puckering super weird when I was working as written! I was afraid even after blocking it wouldn’t lay flat. Plus it was more of a “V” shape and I like a round neckline better. I changed it to be rounder and smoother. I also lengthened this by MANY inches!! I can’t believe how short it was supposed to be. And it is still a bit short.
So all in all, it’s ok. Not exactly what I had hoped. But I did realize how lovely this yarn is!! I would love to use it for a fall/winter garment!
On the topic of summer yarns, I used some leftover Rowan Summer Tweed to make this fella:
This pattern is Dandy Sir Octopus by Susan Claudino & he still needs his knitted accessories. But he is precious as is, don’t you think?
Hope your summer is going so wonderfully! We’re gearing up for a beach vacation! WOO! I’ll need to pick yarn for my beach socks…