Thursday, August 2, 2007

Beach Tents under the Bed


There's a collection of beach tents in various dk cottons under my bed. I used Barbara Walker's garter stitch directions (from the fourth Treasury) while looking at Kaffe Fassett's Tents design (in Pattern Library). I've gotten too picky and keep setting aside the tents that don't really "go" with the others. I realize this is pointless; instead I should concentrate on making many many more so they all have a friend to sit next to on the sand. I feel the need to use up some of this yarn laying around.

I want to sit down with Kaffe's Pattern Library and decide on a design for a vest and then use up all my Harris/Yorkshire tweed: something like postage stamp, or houses or heck, beach tents! I should do it in vertical panels and then sew them together.

Another Pattern Library fantasy is to knit an enormous scarf (round and round in a tube with a purl stitch on each side so it lays flat) and try out as many patterns as I can make work in the round. After gazing at his wrap on the cover of Rowan 42 I want to go out and hoard kidsilk haze. I have other hidden projects which will be dragged out here into the light and harshly judged: to toss? to rip? to finish?

1 comment:

Kay said...

Don't rip this one! Send me all nonconforming tents!

THIS should be my proper Beach Knitting 2007. xox Kay