The Amazing Adventures of Tom and Bel

Monday, May 16, 2005

Whine & Roses

Instead of teaching my class yesterday, I found myself stuck in bed with heinous sinus drama. Oy. On the advice of a friend, I made myself copious amounts of apple cider vinegar tea (don't freak -- I sweetened it w/honey, which also has healing properties). It is definiely helping to cut through the crud in my throat -- I feel soooo much better today.

Before the nasty sickness, I replaced Miss Rosewood (though the needle portions will live on as sweater "pins") with a shinsysexyfast 4.0mm Addi Turbo*. I love the new needle, though I'm glad I get to make use of the old one. Thankfully, my gauge didn't change with the needle switch and I am happy to report the Basic Tank is DONE!

Yarn: Brown Sheep Country Cobbler (132 yds/skein; abt 5 skeins for 40")
Needles: US 5 & 6
My design

I love the way this turned out. It's exactly what I wanted. Simple and totally wearable.

Ribbed sides (you'll need to click for a better view)

and a dab of rib at the back neck. I hate back necks that roll, don't you? I thought this made an elegant solution.

Now on to part two of the twinset...

*And as predicted, it was not possible to leave the shop with only a needle. I picked up a few skeins of Cotton Classic in a sexy deep rose red (#3995) to make a shell that matches the Urban Cardi.


  • what a great idea for the neck. i don't always like the roll either. great job. love the color too.

    By Blogger, at 12:41 PM  

  • Thank you so much for the throat remedy, now to get some honey. And might I say that your skin tone is positively beautiful. How did you get such smooth skin? If I had such pretty skin I would wear tanks too, love the new one!
    chrisknits, sniffle, sniffle

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