We are now officially having what I call "Makeup Slide Off Face Weather". Put on a bit of makeup, wander outside in the heat, and the makeup promptly slides off your face and hits the cement like a rubber clown mask. Lovely. And the weather must be making me mad, because today I decided to walk
a number of blocks to and from my kid's playgroup. I make that trek often, but not when the temps are in the 90s. No car. No air conditioning. Just me, a pair of sneakers and a toddler who's almost as big as a four-year-old. And I mustn't neglect to mention that half of the route was spent pushing my overgrown kid in his now too little for him stroller, because he got tired from walking. Now the stroller needs repair, my butt hurts a bit and I'm sweating a river. Send iced tea.
I may need iced tea, but I got your tanks here, pally. As it turns out, both pieces of my latest tank project have been knit and blocked. Knitting the upper part was neat - the armhole edges are free edges and the pattern ("Joy", from Rowan's Cotton Tape Collection
) calls for a double chain selvedge to be used. That creates a row of slipped stitches and tightens up the ends at the same time. Now all I gotta do is seam the sides, and I'll be doing that as soon as I find a lighter yarn in an appropriate color. One of my visitors mentioned using a lighter yarn for seaming, and I like that idea because seaming with Cotton Tape might make for a thick join. While I look for an appropriate yarn for seaming, I'll spend my knitting time working on another tank or on a piece to one of my other current projects, like the sleeves of my cotton jacket or my husband's raglan sweater. I'll decide as soon as I've had some iced tea.