Tuesday, 14 May 2013

WIP: Spring Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL 2013


Last month I heard about the Spring Tops, Tanks, and Tee KAL started by Shannon, and I instantly knew I wanted to participate. And since I was feeling ambitious (you know, that beginning-of-a-KAL ambitious, when you think you are superhuman and your schedule is wide open and you'll be able to knit like like the wind), I decided to cast on for two projects. One for me, and one for Lila.

For Lila, I've long admired the adorable Marguerite top, which I think would be perfect for summer. I've chosen to knit it in a creamsicle orange (Tanis Fiber Arts blue label fingering in 'Orange Blossom').

For myself, I wanted to make another Wildflower tank, since I never got the original back. I've chosen a lovely green silk, and it's coming along really well (by really well, I mean it's on the needles):
It's so weird to knit your own pattern after a long time has passed, because I feel like this is the first time I've ever seen it. I'm knitting a size up, since I haven't lost the last 5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy days and I'm feeling a little resigned to them at this point. But I still fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans, so it can't be that bad.

11 comments:

Jane D said...

Both of those look like gorgeous choices. I'm looking forward to seeing how they both unfold.

Cassy said...

Those are going to be lovely! I love the creamsicle color for Lila. Orange is such a great color for babies.

CelticCastOn said...

Orange blossom is going to look fabulous on Lila!

Katie said...

Ooo, you are so ambitious! I love the colors you've chosen for both. I must admit I'm itching to cast on a tank this summer, I should have joined the KAL!

Voie de Vie said...

Oooh, that orange creamsicle color is fantastic!

nook. said...

the colours for both projects are stunning! you're making lots of progress! can't wait to see them! xo

Hilary said...

Oooh, so pretty! They're going to be gorgeous! I want so badly to be taking part in Shannon's KAL (but am resigned to just sponsoring...no time!). Maybe next year!

Oh, and if you got away with just 5 pounds of lingering pregnancy weight, that's pretty awesome!!

Evelyn said...

I love that you're knitting spring tees for both you & Lila! Your colors are perfect.

Carol Pack Urban said...

Both are wonderfully beautiful!

lollyknits.com said...

I can't wait to see the eventual pictures of the two of you in your spring tops :)

SarahG said...

Can't wait to see how they turn out! I am plugging away slowly on my TTTKAL project. With a little one, these things move a lot slower!

As for the 5 pounds, well, our bodies just change. I've chosen to look at the changes of my body as a reminder of what I went through to bring my sweet little one into the world.