Sunday, November 06, 2005

Gabby

Remember her?

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I finished her during my weekend break, after leaving her without a neckline for months in my knitting bin.
Anyway, I'll try to be more organized and wrote down the pattern specs from now on ;D I think it might be useful for future reference, though I can't imagine in what condition.
Here goes...
Pattern : Gabby, my own
Yarn : Jaeger Siena, 5 balls plus a few yards
Needle : #3 Clover circular, #3 bamboo straight
Details : The body is worked in the round, then divided for neckline. I originally wanted sleeves, but got too lazy and decided to make a tank instead. The straps are knitted from the front, then grafted to the back.
Then I added some picot crochet edging, too bad it's still curling. I think it fits me quite nicely, though I'm still too concious about my flabby arms to actually wear it out. And that was quite a lot of stockinette in such small gauge. But the yarn feels so nice to knit with that it became quite a pleasure.

You might notice that I joined the Peaceful Palms KAL hosted by nona. Now, who in their right mind would wear gloves at 35 degrees? Yah, not me. Anyway, I joined because I had been wanting to knit the Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers from SnBN. But then I realised that I don't really like the cable pattern after all. But I'm determined to try something....so this is what I came up with.
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Knitted in Peruvian Baby Silk from Lyn. The yarn is so soft, but it took me quite a while to get used knitting with it. I used the same lace edging as I did with Gabby (haven't blocked it yet, so it can't be seen). I wasn't following any pattern, so...ehmm...I'm feeling quite smart here ;D I added some more picot crochet edging too! It was really quite easy ;)
I think 1 skein would be enough for a pair...yeah, and I'd be better cast on for the second one, if not it'll stay as "a handwarmer" and have the same faith as my previous socks.

I know....I still owe you Clapotis pictures...soon....soon...
Anyway, I just found some blackhead on my chin! Gah! Need to make a facial appointment soon.
And yeah, I just had some pattern idea for a lacy cardigan to knit with my RYC Cashcotton. Inspired by Van, Doreen, and Lois who all knitted the Rebecca wrap cardi using this yarn. Since I don't have the mag, and look much bigger wearing anything cropped, I think I'll knit something longer, with nice short sleeves and pretty buttons. Not so soon though...I'm a bit lazy lately ;D

10 comments:

knitties said...

You're so smart to create your own patterns! Glad you like the Peruvian Baby Silk, it's a gorgeous yarn :-) Your wristwarmer looks fantastic!

happyspider said...

wow yuvee!! Gabby is beautiful, you must be so proud!
am definately waiting on bated breath for the clapotis pics, but Gabby has sated me temporarily :p

handknit168 said...

u're so smart to create Gabby.

Mimi said...

Yuvie, you look fabulous in your own design!!! Certainly you should design more! :)

Doreen said...

I agree with everyone else, Gabby is really terrific, fits you well.

erin said...

Pretty and fits so well. Lovely lace too.

Laura.Y said...

Gabby looks fantastic on you! :) Great job! BTW, if u r looking for something similar to what Doreen, Van and Lois did, try this link.
http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/08_2005/index.html U could always make it longer..:)

nona said...

Great job designing your own fingerless gloves -- I love the picot edging you added.

Vanessa said...

Hi Yuvee, you are so talented. I love gabby. It fits you so well. I can't wait to see your new pattern. Happy Knitting!

knottyknitpicks said...

yuvee, gabby turned out so lovely! i am so amazed with the things you come up with!!