Late Fall Harvest, Late Fall Tank Top
Summer is drawing to a close. Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Sigh. This time of year used to always fill me with anticipation of the coming season. For years as a kid it was the start of a new school year, then for 20 something years in theatre, it was the start of a new theatrical season. As a knitter it’s time to say goodbye to knitting tanks & camis and hello chunky sweaters. This year I’m feeling a bit apprehensive about the future, but that’s because of a whole lot of stuff going on with my personal & family life. We cast on. We forge ahead. My favorite mantra from one High Holiday service I went to years ago was . . . I will try, I will fail, I will try again.
We are still harvesting a bunch of late season veggies. Here’s yesterday’s pickings
Just in time for the end of summer, I finally cast off the Lotus Blossom tank
Now that I finally got that bad boy off my needles, I’m going back to the Cotton Bamboo top that has been languishing in the knitting bag. It’s coming along nicely. I feel like this cable pattern is going to take me forever, so I might cast on David’s Cobblestone Sweater, and alternate between the two projects.
Since I avoid finishing like the plague, I decided to convert the pattern to in the round. For some stupid reason I thought it would be easier to divide for front and back when I got to the cable pattern. I somehow thought I would have to think too much to convert the flat chart to in the round. That was (of course) dopey. There;s nothing too it, and now I’ve just created another seam for myself. Curse you mattress stitch!!