March 07, 2004

Spring in the snow

After almost a week of surprisingly beautiful, well above 0C weather, it reverted to normal March temperatures today and snowed. So, of course, I continued my perverse knitting habits and started working on a cotton t-shirt. Specifically, the Shapely Tank pattern from White Lies Design, with the addition of the Shapely Tee Sleeves to turn it into a t-shirt. I’ve already made the Shapely Tank once (sorry, it’s not the best picture), and it’s a very good pattern that fits well and looks good on me (in my humble opinion). This time I’m doing it in “ecru”, however, which may be a big mistake — I’m not good with white clothing. In fact, that’s a profound understatement — there was once a saying in our household that it wasn’t a meal until I’d spilled food onto myself. So I’m not sure what possessed me to order cream-coloured cotton. I’m consoling myself with the thought that I could always dye it, right? Not that I’ve ever dyed clothing before, but I understand it can be done, and cotton can’t be too difficult. If — sorry, when — I spill something staining on it, I’ll try dyeing it a darker colour. That’s my story, anyway, and I’m sticking to it.

The reason I started a second project is that I need something simple and fairly mindless to work on while I read, and the aran is too complicated for that. But it is progressing slowly — pictures tomorrow.

That’s all for now — have a good evening!

Posted by Aven at March 7, 2004 06:50 PM

That’s a great picture of Tigger.

Posted by: Madhava at March 7, 2004 07:56 PM

I too, am terrible with white. But a while back, every time I wore white, a cute guy would tell me I looked good in white. So I thought “who am I to argue?” and started buying more white stuff. Now I have a great fitted golf tee with a red wine stain on the front, a tailored shirt with some sort of rust stain on the back, a flared skirt with some sort of coffee-like substance on the front, a long-sleeved t-shirt with a curry stain on the front…..


Posted by: Krista Jo at March 11, 2004 02:09 PM