5.16.2012

tops, tanks & tees progress!


i blinked, and it's wednesday again! these days are going by in a blurr. but i'm happy to report, i've made progress on my gemini! wahooo!



every time i work on this project, i'm loving the linen more and more. i have to say that for my first experience in knitting with 100% linen, this has been great! i would totally do it again.



it's also a bonus that now we're into our hot summer weather, the linen doesn't feel at all too warm to knit with. the project remains light and small. loove it!


i'm excited to announce that i'm only a few short inches away from the ribbing on the body! though i think i might make the top a tad longer... we'll see. i did try it on a few days ago, and i'm excited! (sooo wish i were knitting this on my knit picks though... it took a while to put the sts on scrap yarn and then put them back on the needles... ) ah well.. always worth it to make sure you are getting the gauge, and size you desire... never not try your top on...


..and the back..


i'm just excited to see how this will look after a proper washing. i have to admit that one of the things i'm really looking forward to is the fact that blocking the linen will be a breeze. i will just literally chuck it in the wash. when i washed my swatch, i even had it in the dryer until it was almost dry.. then let it air dry the rest of the way. how easy is that!? and it's sooo soft!


and even with having to have other wips on the needles, i just might get this baby done by the deadline!

don't forget to post your progress on our ravelry group page, as well as in the luvinthemommyhood flickr group! we looove seeing your beautiful work! and remember you have to have entered and to have started a project in order to be eligible for the giveaway at the end of the knit along. :) if you haven't entered yet, go ahead and enter here:


the deadline is may 23rd, 2012

how are you doing with the kal? are you happy to see your progress? have you ever knit with linen before?  i know some of you are on your second and even third tops! wowza! kudos to you!!! grab your coffee, and let's chat knits, ladies! xo

12 comments:

  1. The color really is so lovely...can't wait to see it done so I can live vicariously through you!
    I would love to try knitting with linen, and also the cool straw silk yarn from Purl Soho. Too bad it's over 30 bucks for a tiny skein!

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  2. yikes! that would make for a very expensive project! i've never seen staw silk yarn. it's amazing all of the different fibers that are out there, hey? xo

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  3. Here is the link...danger:love at first sight.
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silken-straw-summer-sweater

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    1. ohmygoodness. you're not kidding! gorgeous!! xo

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  4. Woweee! Looks so great - you are a machine! :)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week! This project looks lovely! x

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    1. oOO i think you have the sweetest blog! i'll be by often ;) thanks for the project love! xo

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  6. Your gemini is looking wonderful, wow!

    x

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    1. thanks! i can not wait to wear it :)

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  7. Woohoo, looks like you'll be done in no time at all! I have never worked with linen before, but it looks really lovely. Maybe something to remember for next summer. Glad you're having great weather. We are just back to the UK after a couple of weeks in Florida and I tell you, summer (or even spring) has not yet arrived here!

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    1. oh that's frustrating... the weather i mean... good reason to be wearing hand knits though! ;) i absolutely recommend knitting with 100% linen. it's a little more raw than my fingers are used to, but it's not too hard on the hands. the end result is more than worth it! let me know what you create with it when you do knit with it! xo

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