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Archive for July 10th, 2003

Knitty Surprise: Sigma Tank by Matt Waldrop

Thursday, July 10th, 2003

Matt Waldrop used to live in the Lansing area. I think he used to teach at Yarn for Ewe in Okemos. I am not sure, because that was before I took up my knitting again. He and Rob moved away several years ago. They run Threadbear Fiber Arts together. I met Rob first online, he wrote me in response to some note I think I posted on the Socknitter list. Now I read both their weblogs and try desperately to not order any Koigu from them (I’ve resisted so far, but Koigu is my downfall).

Anyway, on Knitty.com Amy just put up a few days ago, the summer surprise patterns. Matt designed the Sigma tank which can be knit up in any yarn, especially DK weight to chunky. It looks so good I am tempted. I don’t wear tanks of this type much, but then again, it wouldn’t take long to knit especially in the fatter yarns (I usually knit sport or fingering) and it’s a tank top, which needs approximately 12 oz of cotton yarn for my size which is not much yarn. Like I need another project???

I *am* knitting a bit these days, on sox for a friend. I’m using sportweight yarns that I dyed myself. One turquoise solid, one purple solid, and one variegated without repeats. It’s coming along, although I sure have done my share of ripping out while trying to make the design suit me. It’s definitely easier to do a subtle pattern when using a smaller stitch gauge, and without all this high contrast going on. But hey, when I show my sock-in-progress to friends, they seem to like it a lot. I hope my friend likes them.

I’ve had a lot of computer work this week and I’m not done yet. I’m going to bed a little bit earlier than usual tonight. This early-morning sleeper (often I go to bed between 2am and 3:30am) needs to be up at a more standard time tomorrow, to connect with three clients during business hours.

And then: I get to teach beginning knitting at JoAnn Fabrics tomorrow (Friday)! I am so excited! I just found out yesterday and I’m thrilled. Then on Saturday Tony and I go to Spinners Flock guild (I’m going to see if I can sell the few bumps of roving I have hand dyed) and then Sunday I am doing a demo at Woven Art on knitting in the round. It’s going to be a great weekend.