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Adamantem Tote Bag

  The Adamantem Tote Bag is done y'all! I've had this bag in the back of my mind for a few months now, and I'm so excited to see it done! Like most designs, it's not originally what I had in my mind, but I love the way it came out. I came up with the name by simply looking up "diamond" in Latin which is Adamantem. I thought it was a pretty name, so I stuck with it. The Adamantem Tote Bag  is lightweight and easy to carry small things. The tight stitches help prevent it from stretching out when holding heavier things. The design is simple and clean utilizing knit and purl stitches. The top border is in seed stitch and a contrasting color to the rest of the bag. The body of the bag features a diamond design. Have you seen that stitch definition?? The edges use selvedge stitches which makes seaming super easy.  It is a classic look that will never go out of style.  I used leftover Stylecraft Chunky yarn from the Blanket Sweater I knitted a few months ago. This ya

Dive Tee

My second top! I bought this as a kit from We are Knitters. The Dive Tee was so easy to make! It is worked flat in two panels, and through construction you end up with sleeves and a nice collar! I was so excited while knitting this because the pictures made it look so cute (at it is!!). I was surprised at how long it took me to construct everything. Seaming generally takes me a while but I always thought it was just because I was bad at seaming. I think it takes everyone this long though. I planned to spend my morning constructing, and I ended up spending all day on it. I also didn't take into consideration that I was going to have to knit the sleeves and collar which obviously takes time, too. The yarn, Pima Cotton by We are Knitters, was so nice to work with! It's very soft and didn't dry out my hands like most cotton yarns do. I picked up some fun new skills with this pattern as well. The pattern was fairly well written and easy to follow. I would have appreciated some m

Tulip Wrap Tank

  Here is my finished Tulip Wrap Tank by Knitatude! I loved knitting this up! The yarn ( Lion Brand Truboo ) was a dream to work with! It is so so soft, and the drape is beautiful! The pattern was written so well. As someone who has never knitted a top, this was a great intro! My only complaint was that I found it hard to adjust the straps. I have a small torso, so this is always a concern for me. The pattern was written well and pointed out how to make the straps smaller. I would have appreciated some recommended changes with lengths, but maybe that's just me not wanting to think. Ultimately, it came out a little bit lower cut than I wanted it to be, but it fits me great! Lets talk about that yarn some more, though. It is so soft!! I could just play with it all day. It's the perfect yarn for a summer garment because it absorbs the chill in the air so it keeps you a nice temperature. One of the things I was worried about with a summer knit garment was getting really hot, but th