Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present: Ten Weeks of my Life!

Knitty's Hush Hush

It was knit mainly on #2 needles using a blend of cashmere/silk yarn that I reclaimed from a sweater.

This is a close-up of the "feather & fan" lace edging on the bottom and top:

Detail of hem

Was it complicated? Not really. Did it just about kill me? Yes. Because I can't count.

So then, because I was inspired by my crocheting friend Carole who was making flowers at Tuesday Night group recently, I added this nifty little flower detail:

Detail of flower

The bow in the middle of the flower is cleverly disguising the embarrassingly mistake-riddled construction of the flower itself. Did you know that a yarn-over doesn't automatically include a knit stitch after it? Yeah, I do now.

Overall, I think I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I'm mostly pleased that I managed to stick with something for so long. I think I'm going to line it and wear it in public if I can get over how slinky it is. I like its 1930s appeal.

9 comments:

Angie said...

It's so pretty! Congratulations!

Aunt Murry said...

Bravo! applause from the audience

KymberlieBlue said...

Oh, aren't you going to be the glamour girl! That's got serious sass. Congratulations, very well done!

Frecklehead said...

That. Is. Beautiful. Congratulations!

momma-yaya said...

It is truly the most beautiful knitted thing I've ever seen. I really wish that I were you (but you with no qualms about wearing slinky stuff).

red fish said...

Awesome!

Redhead Editor said...

That is gorgeous, delicate, and sexy. Wear it with pride.

kate said...

i really wish that your "Hush Hush" looked like poo on a stick...as it is, it is beautimous and makes me want to knit it that much more. must...resist...the...nighty...

Karin said...

Totally beautiful. I can't wait to start one myself later this year.