This truly was a quick knit!
The Camellia took about 3 days to knit, I figured 7-8 hours, plus blocking and sewing it together. I was so afraid that it was going to be too short and too tight, that I added some rows to the body. I didn't need to, it blocks unbelievably well! If I make another one I would modify one thing. Instead of making two pieces for the body, I would make one. That way, no seam and less sewing.
I am so happy with how this turned out, and can't wait to hand deliver it to the birthday girl in Vail.
Hopefully she will love it as much as I do.
Here's the Skinny:
5 skeins Classic Elite, Duchess, for size 38
Size 11 needles.
Now I have to think of some creative way to package it!?