completed camellia

Monday, January 08, 2007

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!?

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

  2. 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.

  3. Anonymous1/08/2007

    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.


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

  5. 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!