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.
In the mean time, our ranks are building as news of our Tankalong makes its way around Blogland. Thanks to everyone who has mentioned it in their blogs. There's some good variety happening too. It will be great to see what everyone's working on. Feel free to email me pics of progress or FOs and I'll post them here. Also, we can use the comments sections for discussion and help. You can also send an entire post to me via email and I'll copy it into a post (with proper attribution, of course) if you want to be sure that the whole community will see it.
I have a feeling that I may have more than just 2 tanks in the works when all is said and done. Amber is almost finished.. I just have 2 measly seams to sew up. I'll post a picture sometime this weekend. How are you all coming on yours?
It's official! We're TankingAlong! It's spring and that means knitters everywhere are packing up their heavy woolens and breaking out the summer knitting. Tank tops reign supreme in 2004 with Vogue Knitting sporting a snazzy criss-cross tank on the cover:
Rachael completed hers in record time and got rave reviews. Everyone agreed it looks far better on her than the model in the picture and there were vows to add this one to the knitting queue.
Check out Evening Breeze on page 56 of the Spring Knitter's. Soft waves and peekaboo eyelets. This one might have to go on the list too. Can a girl have too many tank tops? I think not.
What: Tank Time TankAlong
When: April 14 - September 6, 2004
Who: Anyone who can wield needles
So grab some needles, cool summer yarn and cast on with the Tank Crew! Email Nathania, your hostess with details of your project and watch this space for info on prizes, contests and more!
P.S. If someone with graphics abilities wants to whip up a button and/or banner for us, we'd be eternally grateful.