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June 05, 2005

weekend knitting

remember this project that i have been knitting and blogging about for the past few months? well, it's finally done! i'm so glad!! she is a pretty piece of work! light and fluffy!

i used the yarn the pattern calls for, rowan's kidsilk haze, except the color showed in the pattern was no longer available, so, i chose color trance in hope that it will be close to the picture. now that i look at it, trance is more green than blue. if i had to do it again, i would probably choose the color heavenly for this project.

for the cotton thread, i picked up three skeins of DMC cotton perle from the local sewing store, they have so many colors that i was glad that i brought along the yarn to get a close match. it all turned out rather nicely!

i don't think this was a difficult project, just time consuming! but in all honestly, i wasn't working on this continuously for the past three months. though the lace pattern may appeared to be intimidating at first, once you've knitted a few rows, it was pretty much a breeze for it had minimal shapings until the armholes. i made the smallest size and used just under two balls of KSH. rowan's KSH is so soft and fluffy, a dream to work with... that is if you don't drop stitches! i did made a couple mistakes here and there but i hope it was not too visible.

i was going to prep myself up for a photo session, me drinking english tea with a set of "blue" english bone china, all elegant and airy... however, it was freaking 90F outside this afternoon, i had little desire to wear mohair out in the sun, so, after the sun had set, we went out and took this!

presenting fluffy camisole in the woods next to the ancient plow device

knit project: weekend knitting - fluffy camisole and cowl
difficulty (1-5): 3
size: 38 in
yarn: rowan's kid silk haze in trance
knitting specs: US 9.5 cir. for cami; 10.5 cir. for cowl

Comments

it's gorgeous! i prefer that colour to the one in the book, actually. yum, kidsilk haze!

Oh, wow, you did a great job! Congratulations!

Ooh, lovely. It'll be perfect for non-90-degree days.

It is beautiful. You did an amazing job..

how beautiful! it looks great on you.

Really beautiful! Congrats on a great job.

your cowl neck is to die for!!! Great job... Kidsilk has been given me trouble in the past, but this make me feel like having another go...

Fabulous and the color looks great on you.

Looks like a cloud, soft and airy. Beautiful!

That is one BEAUTIFUL sweater! I love the airy lacy look! You look fabulous in it!!!

You are such a beautiful woman and that looks so pretty on you! Nice job... Isn't kidsilk haze great! If you have any leftovers, make an Airy Scarf! You only need 1/2 skein for a full version... I only had a 1/4 skein left and made it a bit thinner and shorter!

Wow, just wow. That is a seriously beautiful knit. You're making me rethink my plans for my own Kidsilk!

how gorgeous! beautiful work.

I think it looks better on you than the book model! Nice work!

What a beautiful top! I love knitting with Kid Silk Haze -- it's worth every penny.

It looks wonderful on you! So elegant!

Wow! It's nice to finally see this finished and on a real live person. I think I'm going to have to add this to my "to do" list.

Oooo, that caught my eye, too. Very pretty on you!Kerstincrazydaisy.us

Amazing~~ I've been resisting temptation to buy this book for a long time & you are giving me little nudge.Beautiful job & looks gorgeous on you!

You look fabulous in that beautiful camisole. It drapes so gracefully. Fantastic work!

Wow! That's been on my to-knit list since the book came out. Yours is the first "real" one I've seen, and it's stunning.

Oh!!! This is GORGEOUS! I started this about a year ago - but the kidsilk haze got all caught up and its been WIP ever since. GREAT JOB!

oooh, gorgeous! it looks great on you - so graceful - much nicer than the model in the book :) you've inspired me to take a second look at this project.

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