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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Lotus Blossom Tank Lust


I have "second-sleeve-itis". As I'm knitting the second sleeve for my pink sweater, all I can think about is all the other projects I want to work on. In particular, I'm in love with this Lotus Blossom Tank featured in the Summer issue of Interweave Knits magazine.

I'm trying to resist ordering the yarn for this tank. After all, I want to knit and felt another purse like this one (except in a vivid, sea-like blue) before I go home to Tennessee in July. And I already have the yarn for this project.

Also on my list is to knit this Candleflame shawl from Knitpicks. I have the yarn for this project too.

I have enough yarn and projects to see me through until at least August. So why am I obsessed with the Lotus Blossom top? Is it because the pattern calls for bamboo yarn which I've not used before? Is it because I would probably order the yarn online and have the wonderful experience of yarn delivered to the door? Or is it the lovely lace bottom of this tank?

I'm trying to convince myself that the tank wouldn't look that good on me and that I would rarely wear it. Or that I wouldn't finish it until Fall (and who wants to wear a tank then?). Or that I would have to buy a whole outfit (including shoes!) to go with it (not such a bad thing but would take away from yarn money).

I'm really trying to convince myself!

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