WIP: Aquae Tank

I’ve been madly working my Aquae Tank by Hilary Smith-Callis for the Very Shannon: Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along. I’ve got less than a week to go, but things are coming along nicely, finally! I made several errors along the way which made me start and re-star this tank at least 6 times. However, it is no dis to the pattern, which as I always find with Hilary’s patterns are clearly written, easy to follow.

I am about to start the ribbing, then comes all of the sewing in of ends and adding the edging, can’t wait to try it on! We are finally getting some warm weather in Winnipeg, I might just get to wear it outside :)

Aquae Tank coming along
Aquae Tank coming along

I wanted to share a detail shot of the inside, its not too apparent in this photo but the inside has a really neat pattern forming because of the colour changes.

Aquae Tank inside detail
Aquae Tank inside detail

FO: Starshower

Last week I completed Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis, a gift for my mother in-law. I intended this knit as a “thinking of you” gift, but seeing as Mother’s Day will be the next time I see her, I guess it will double as a M.D gift.

I haven’t knit anything for her before, but had been meaning to for a while. She is a long time crocheter herself, and I always like telling her about the projects I’m making.

FO: Starshower by Hilary Smith-Callis
FO: Starshower by Hilary Smith-Callis

I used Manos del Uruguay yarn in Fino, I believe the colour is Coursage. I picked out the yarn for this project based on the colour I wanted, soft, light, purple. This colour was just stuck in my head before I even made it to the store. The deal was sealed when I touched the yarn, it is beyond soft!

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FO: Starshower by Hilary Smith-Callis

Before blocking the finished piece was an odd shape, a little bubbly, but after blocking it lays just a nicely as it does on Hilary in the pattern images. I still have quite a bit of yarn left, I may have enough to make another.