Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fabulous Friday Finds -- Tank!

Nouns can be funny things in that they have wildly different meanings. This edition of Fabulous Friday Finds is a perfect example:

I asked my boys for a list of 20 or so nouns from which I would randomly draw one in order to choose the Finds from Etsy. (This is our new method of selecting the Finds, which eliminates me waiting for them to get home from school on Friday because I had forgotten to ask for the word at breakfast.) So what's the first word I pull from my little cup?? Tank. Yep, tank.

I'm pretty sure this is what the boys had in mind (wooden military vehicle patterns from JandDWoodcrafts):
Or maybe this tank (in the form of soap from saltsmansoap -- hey, that's a great boy gift!):


But to me, a tank is an article of clothing, something for a sweltering summer day in South Texas. This gorgeous silk tank from LotusLuxuries fits the bill in a dressy, date-with-your-sweetie, kind of way:

Or this lovely tank dress from louderthanwords (honestly, it could not look more comfy -- this is sooooo on my wish list!):


And if I had a daughter (or for that matter, could knit) I would certainly make this sweet little tank (knitted pattern from pixiepurls):

(Be sure to check out all of the photos on this knitted tank pattern -- the variations are adorable!)

Since daughters are not in my future, maybe I can learn to knit for the granddaughters I hope to have some day (a long, long, loooooong time from now.) Then their daddies can think of tanks in a new way.

3 comments:

little pink plum said...

Great finds! I like the little tank soap!

Pixiepurls said...

it's not so diffult to knit, I only learned a few years ago, it's all about a good teacher I think! I took classes at a local yarn shop which was really fun, then I found some local knitting groups which met on evenings (free help!) and that all kept me motivated to keep learning! The internet is FULL of knitting video's too! Thanks so much for the mention/link!

Mike said...

Great Finds and awesome Tanks