Here’s a great new product I’m pleased to tell you about: the Insta-Knit Summer TopTM. You get an Insta-Knit SummerTopTM when you are going through your assorted bags and bundles of knitting-related items, and come across a top that you carried around with you last summer on vacation, and you finished the front and the back, and you sewed up one of the side seams, and then you stopped and forgot all about it because a lopapeysa was calling your name, or something.
The Insta-Knit Summer TopTM comes with a pre-threaded needle to sew up the other side seam, because you left the needle in it when you stopped and forgot all about it.
Insta-Knit Summer Tops come in all patterns, and with many types of tools left in them, but you don’t get to choose the pattern or the tools. Your last-summer self already made all those decisions, so here’s hoping she chose well.
In my case, last-summer Kay chose Vasa, by Dianna Walla. Vasa is a sweet little shell with unfinished arm and neck openings, in Shibui Linen, one of last-summer Kay’s favorite yarns that right-now Kay still adores.
Yesterday was the first day of 2016 when I felt uncomfortably warm in a lightweight merino sweater. The sun is shining, and suddenly all my black clothes are excessively somber and woolly. Clearly, it’s time to sew up Vasa. Then I can cast on Sceles, which will either be my linen top of 2016, or 2017’s Insta-Knit Summer Top.
P.S. Congrats to Ksenia T of Downers Grove, Illinois, winner of our Infinite Twist Pop Twizzle giveaway. We all want to hear how that amazing camel yarn knits up!