That's even better! A Harlot-designed gansey! I'm so excited... now I just have to wait until the fall...
You do realise by deciding to start with the mango tank you -- YOU and YOU alone -- caused the rain that is right now cascading down outside my window.
Or perhaps not...
Is the cardi finished? Are you going to put snakes or lizards or flowers or bobbles on it?
Can't wait to see the tank finished. Ya know you could make a matching thong to go with the tank. That would liven things up.
Especially for those of us who are in the second sleeve rut or who have a total of 29 days of "summer" knitting before we have to consider fall/autumn knitting.
I had a vision about those entrelac socks. The knitting godess took them as a sacrifice. They are gone. You are not to look for them or think of them ever again. My visions are never wrong.
When I have to knit a sweater that large I mentally view it as two sweaters, back and a sleeve, 1 sweater, front and a sleeve the other. (or if in the round, up to armhole and a sleeve) I am easily fooled by these mental gymnastics. I once had to knit a sweater for my cousin, 53 inch chest, 6'9" tall, 3 axe handles across the shoulders. This is the only way I finished that sucker.
Well, you've set yourself quite a task! I only read yesterday's blog this morning, so hadn't decided what my vote would be before I read your final decision. But it's a good one.
I think my vote would have gone to Joe, but that IS such a huge project that you would need some lighter fare to stop you from becoming totally bored with it, and beginning to hate the process.
I love that tank pattern though (WITH the changes you suggested)
decisions, decisions......I think I am going to try to finish a few things.....*yawn*.. it might make my halo shine a little
I KNEW you'd have it done. You're the Goddess of knitting! Good plan. Will you stick with it...doubtful. You'll think of some way to change it and still get the projects done. Enjoy the Mango...we will!
PS I LOVE BLUE, too.
Hmm... is that a "slick combination" or a "sick combination"? (I suppose the latter would be something like a mango tank for Joe, as one person suggested yesterday.)
I'm glad that the cardigan is done. Poor thing, to be so boring. Who gets this one?
(That's one advantage of being a relatively slow knitter; life's too short to spend on boring things.)
Harlot - I'm so thankful you've decided to spare my life another day. Funny thing is, I woke up this morning and I was amazed to find a pair of entrelac socks using the Lorna Laces Aslan colorway in the trash can outside my building. Could they be your misplaced socks? I can send them back to you....
No no... I'd best hold onto them... it's nice to have a knitting stash in multiple locales. I'm excited about the end of the tank run and moving on to this shawl tho...
I like Diane's thinking, a thong to go with the tank. What mango naughtiness we can think of next?
instead of a thong for the tank, why not boy shorts? more comfortable and sexy. just add one more to your combination mix. how could they be harder than socks?
mango, mmm. add a banana and make a smoothie...
you can do it...
Golly. My computer breaks itself and I miss all sorts of excitement! Happy belated birthday! Maybe you can make the mango tank-vest-thing longer - with just one tie at the top - and then it'll be something both you AND Joe can enjoy? ;)
Steph, I'm glad you decided to go with the tank. It is an awesome pattern. In fact, I am almost finished with a knit-in-the-round version, and I did the openwork up about 6" and then started the bodice stitch. I am currently up to where it V's in front and am using the pattern for the Honeymoon Tank for the decreases. It seems to be working out very nicely.
Oh, heck, I wish I'd been the clever one yesterday who suggested doing a tank for Joe -- Of course, a mango wife-beater. It's not too late!