It's my new thing. (This is a fibery kind of post; I'm just warning you.) I'm officially all the way into the deep end of summer knitting. Last summer, I knit five lightweight tops and wore them all year. This summer, I'm stocking up on enough cotton and cotton blends to knit something for each day of the week. Not literally, but it's pretty bad. Every time I get my closet "organized" for yarn storage, I get more cotton yarn. It's so cheap, how can I not? Obviously, this is an unexpected area of temptation, like the constant sales at Webs.
It is just so easy to justify a little more. So far, Fire Opal cost about $12, Reef knot- $9, and I don't remember about Hawt Sands, but I know the hemp was on sale. Could I have done better, price-wise, at Target? You know the answer. Quality-wise? You know the answer.
Affordability and wearability aren't the only attraction to cotton. Since I turned my attention to summer tops, I have tried lots of new things: hemp, lace, more lace, unusual colors (for me), etc. It's like I left all the "rules" of my style of project behind me. The only thing some of these knits have in common is interesting details and fiber content.
So now I'm onto the Oud Tank, not to be confused with the Ood, by Sarah of Knit York City. If this were a fall sweater, it would be a departure from my usual texture heavy, oversized knit. However, since it's a summer top, it fits right in with the rest of my queue. It is also heavy on the cute details. Can you see this with pleated, dress pants and men's style oxfords? I so can.