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