"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."- Leonardo da Vinci


TTTKAL & Mommy Brain

You know what they say about the best intentions....

Well, I intended to participate in Shannon's TTTKAL and make a cute summer top for myself, but I mobilized too late and by the time my yarn arrived, it was one day away from the finishing deadline.I blame mommy-brain. Indecision and procrastination have nothing to do with it!

Though this deadline was extended to yesterday, the 2nd June, I am nowhere near finishing.  But, it has given me the opportunity to follow along in the thread, chat with some other knitters, and that is always a blast. To anyone that is considering joining a KAL, Shannon's are always a lot of fun. It's a great group of ladies! I can only recommend it!

Nevertheless, let me introduce you to my project. I chose the Driftwood Tee by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. It is very "me". Clean lines, with a little interesting detail. I debated for too long which yarn to choose. I did not have anything in my stash, and did not want to invest a lot, so I though I'd give Holst yarn a try. I have heard good things about it. The specification on their website are very similar to the yarn this pattern calls for, only a couple of stitches off from the pattern gauge. So far it is a lovely yarn, though it is a lot thinner then I expected. I personally would call it a lace-weight, but hey, I am no expert. The knitted fabric is very airy, which is nice for a summer top. 

We'll see what the finished project turns out to be....hopefully I will stick to it, and get to wear it this summer, as I do not have the encouragement of my fellow knitters to keep me going.

Updates to follow!


  1. It's going to be lovely, Monica! I saw Driftwood for the first time in the TTTKAL and love the little side and shoulder details. I finished a WIP with the group and almost finished another new project but I ran out of yarn and time. I blame my new early bedtime. :)

    1. Running out of yarn is the worst!!! But early bed-times, I can only dream of these days ;-)

  2. What do you mean you do not have the encouragement of fellow knitters to keep going? I will encourage you! KEEP AT IT!! YOU CAN DO IT! :)

    Ravelry lists it as a "light" fingering.. to me that is about a lace weight! LOL Soooo thin! Can't wait to see it done!

    1. Hihi, true I can always count on you to keep me going!! I'll bring it next time we see each other!