Monday, January 08, 2007

completed camellia

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:
Camellia Sweater
5 skeins Classic Elite, Duchess, for size 38
Size 11 needles.
Now I have to think of some creative way to package it!?

5 comments:

tiennieknits said...

Doncha love quick projects - especially for a gift? Hopefully she'll like it - it's fantastic!

Kristin said...

That is a great gift! I can't imagine why she wouldn't love it.
Your car sticker is awesome! I like how only "insiders" will understand what it means.

Anonymous said...

Great color. Packaging......hmmmmm...In a box wrapped in plain paper with raffia (sp) or a simple ribbon. The ribbon should be tied around a bar of lavender soap and a hand made wash mit.

Tulip

Scoutj said...

Oh pretty!! I'll have to send the link to Stefanie!

So Much Fun said...

Wow, that looks lovely, and your yarn choice is really fitting, yum, nice work!
I am looking for a quick knit, perhaps I will try that too!
cheers,
Sabrina