Welcome to the Tank Time TankAlong Time to get Tanked! You've discovered the home of the Tank Time TankAlong for Spring/Summer 2004. Knit a tank top of any design between April 14 and September 6, 2004. Join by emailing the Hostess with pattern name, pattern source, yarn details and link to your blog (if you have one). This space will be host to photos, links to patterns and yarns being used and keep a running list of who's working on what. Prizes to be announced at a later date.
Jaimi Shapely Tank: White Lies Designs, Endless Summer Sonata Print (aqua, purple, white) FINISHED! and Lion Brand Microspun in Mango.
Jena Ribbed Tank: Basically Brilliant Knits, Schoeller Stahl "Cecil" (chunky cotton/acrylic from Elann). Summer in the City Tank: The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, Sonata Mercerized Cotton combined with Classic Elite Fame (rayon/silk) in Sea. FINISHED!
Johanna Boat Neck Tank from ChicKnits: Lion Brand MicroSpun in Purple.
Julia T. Pia: Rowan 35, All Seasons Cotton, Fern. Chevron Tank: Free IK pattern, Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton, Bone. Daring Tank: (Julia's variation on Libby Chase's variation on) the Knitting Protty Tank, All Seasons Cotton, Shade 165, True Blue.
Julia Finola: Berroco Basics Tanks and Shells pamphlet #200, Berroco Zen Colors, Variegated Pink.
Karen II Checkerboard Shell by Ann Norling: Endless Summer Cotton.
Lynn II Victoria Lace Tank from IK Summer 04: Reynolds Irish Linen Yarn in Lavender.
Lynn Spring Fling Tank: available here, for sister in Patons Fresco, Very Berry; for self in Patons Fresco, Tie Dye. Sigma Tank: Knitty, Cream & Sugar, Sage Meadow. Also knitting Shapely Tank: White Lies Designs in Cranberry for the Shapely Tank Knitalong.
MA V-Neck Tank from Trendy Knit Tops: Bernat Denim Style in Weathered Rose.
Maddie Shapely Tank: Filatura Di Crosa, Elena. Pink #7.
Maggi ChicKami: ChicKnits, striped in Cotton-Ease.
Margene Shell: Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2000, Sky Blue Spotlight from Classic Elite.
Mary Joy Tank Top #449: Gedifra Highlights 031, Patons Grace in white.
Melanie Vogue Knitting (S/S2004) Beach Tank (Project #1): Lion Brand MicroSpun in Coral. FINISHED
Mia Doris from Berrocco in Black. Camisole based on an Ann Norling pattern in Evita, peach.
Michelle Finished tank in Karabella Softic in Teal Blue. Goddess Tank from Vogue Knitting in TLC Cotton Plus in deep red.
I have finally started the Chickami ! It is red hot cotton ,100% cotton ......( I am a tad worried about shrinkage though ) I love it and am so glad to finally have time at night to knit this up.....YaY!
June was a whirl. My personal life has been crazy, what with a new job, my sister in town for 2 and a half weeks and crazy personal relationship stuff. The result has been Tank Along neglect. I have at least a dozen people to add, updates to make and photos to post. Hopefully that will all happen by the end of next week. I appreciate your patience and understanding. And Goddess will be finished soon!
There are at least three new tankalongers and I have yet to get their information up. I apologize. Work life spun out of control last night and I'm still trying to catch up. I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a week on Cape Cod attending a workshop. Updates may have to wait until my return. Happy knitting!
I am doing the Shapely Tank in some ribbon yarn... Filatura
DiCrosa "Elena"..and while it knits up beautifully it is getting very
twisty coming off the ball.... so much so that I have to stop pretty often
and "spin" out the tension. This is driving me crazy! I am sure there is
some sort of easy answer to this problem I just don't seem to know it. Any
help you can give is appreciated!
Maddie, tanking along
I'll take a stab at answering since I'm coming up on a binary ribbon project and have had the same experience. 1. Working from a ball of ribbon yarn is a disaster. Out and out. Instead, I've done what Art Fibers does with all their yarns, wound it on a cylinder. Theirs are a cushy foam. At home when I have nothing quite so fancy, I use a cardboard toilet paper roll. This insures that the ribbon lies flat and feeds without twisting. 2. Instead of leaving the roll loose on your lap or beside you, get a standing toilet paper stand. One of those holders that doesn't attach to the wall but is freestanding. You can then put the roll on the stand and you don't have to worry about it rolling around getting tangled and the like. 3. If you're working back and forth rather than in the round, turn your work alternately clockwise and then counterclockwise (or vice versa), so that you don't end up with spiral twists in your yarn. For example, on finishing a knit row, always turn the work clockwise, on a purl row always turn counterclockwise. Hope that helps a little.