August 21, 2005

summer ends with a white tivoli

grumperina's tivoli T in rowan's linen drape

knit project: grumperina knits - tivoli T
difficulty (1-5): 1.5
size: 33.5 in
yarn: rowan's linen drape in bleached
knitting specs: US 5 cir.

few months ago i knitted julia's honeymoon cami to start my summer. i'm ending my summer knits today with a white tivoli.

late summer days are usually pretty nice, especially in the evenings. warm and breezy. cafe chairs are still outside, cold beer, cocktails, one more late night barbeque fun. but if you look closer, there is already a hint of autumn in the air.

i love late summers, just like how i love my tivoli T.

will grumperina eventually get tired of all the compliments for tivoli? i hope she will never as i'm about to praise her and this pattern once more. she is a true designer. who needs debbie bliss or martin storey when we have knit bloggers who can provide beautiful, simple patterns? i love how simple and clean this pattern confers as well as the versatility of it. any yarn, any body shape can use a tivoli T.

i finished tivoli middle of last week and i wore it to work the next day. it was warm out but linen drape kept it cool for me. i wore it again to a bar that evening. the knit still held its shape. i can see myself wearing this white tivoli many times more; tomorrow, early fall and all the way till the next summer.

now i must ask grumperina, what's in the name of tivoli?

tivoli deserves all my summer love!