The Summer I Blacked Out


I’m on black overload.

The Perfect Knitting Bag is black. Black wool. Black wool knitted up in summer in a (thank Gd) air-condition house, but while sitting on a HEATED waterbed. Is it any wonder I can only manage a few rows at a time? The PKB is also my entry for the Knitting World Cup, so I am trying to finish it by July 8th. I’ve been ODing on black wool.

The Lacy Shrug in Kid Merino is black. Well, the name of the color is black. In reality it’s black from far away…but really only a dusty charcoal up close. Whatever, it’s still black. It’s my pleasure break in between miles of stitches on the PKB. It’s currently about 6″ long. It needs to be finished by the wedding weekend, Labor Day weekend, because it is my entry for The Amazing Lace. I don’t get to work on the lacy ruffled border until it’s 47″ long. I’ve got a long summer of black lace knitting ahead of me!

So this morning, while perusing the latest (July) issue of Creative Knitting, I come across a tank top. I’m always looking for tank top patterns, because most of the tank tops I see in stores would not be appropriate for work. So I see this cute tank top, the Herringbone Haze Tunic:
Great, I tell myself. I’ll swatch up a tank top to have on the needles as my “treat” knitting, when I need a break from all the black. Unfortunately I can’t afford to go out and buy more yarn right now. No biggie, I’ve got a sizable stash. There must be something I can knit it with…

There is. A big, no dye lot, pounder bag of Red Heart. I don’t mind using acrylic, I like the idea that I can throw my clothes in the wash. (Especially since I’m a klutz and usually end up wearing whatever I’m eating). I don’t even care that its WalMart acrylic. Or that it was cheap. But guess what color it is?


Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

2 thoughts on “The Summer I Blacked Out

  1. Nothing wrong with a black tank top, since it matches anything and everything…. well, it’ll be a summer of knitting in black!


  2. Hi Jenn,
    Thanks for looking at my blog. The pink ruffly thing you asked about is a scarf from a Phildar book I ordered from a yarn store in Canada. Its crocheted in Claudia Hand Painted fingering weight in the colorway Pink Clouds.
    Its working up nice if I do say so myself! 🙂



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