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Taking Shape

Another week of Yarn Along!

This week, I’m plugging away at the tunic top I described last week. I finally caved and got a little notebook to keep my knitting notes in, because scrawling things on old envelopes from utility bills that I found in my purse wasn’t cutting it anymore.

I’ve changed my idea a few times since starting this top, and now I’ve settled on a simple design with lace edging on the bottom hem, sleeves, and a little bit of lace detail around the neck. It will also have subtle waist and bust shaping, but still wear with positive ease. I’m excited because I was able to actually create the hi-low look I wanted with short rows in the back.

Being an adult-sized garment in sport-weight yarn, it’s pretty slow going. Still, I’m very happy with how it’s looking so far and excited to share the pattern with all of you when I’m done!

I also finally finished one of the pillow covers that had been sitting nearly finished for ages. I think it’s looking pretty nice on our couch!

On the reading front, I’m still working my way through Martin Marten, though almost finished with that. Anna and I have also been flipping through Back to Basics lately as we plan our vegetable garden for the spring and summer. I want to have a salsa garden, and she is very excited to try her hand at growing corn. Are any of you gardeners? What will you be growing this year?



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  1. Love, love your design – look forward to seeing it grow! Gorgeous colour too. We are heading into autumn here so starting to put the garden to bed. Just planning the autumn plantings now.

    • Flo Flo

      Thank you so much! 🙂 So am I! You must be down under? What kinds of things do you plant for autumn?

  2. I am so excited to garden this year! Yesterday was a record-breaking 63 degrees (I think Minnesota was warmer than LA!) so it’s hard to remember the ground will still be frozen for another 2 months!!

    • Flo Flo

      FROZEN! Sorry that word is foreign to me…haha! We are getting so much rain, more than we have in probably the past decade. It’s going to be a great year for gardening!

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