Sunday, July 30, 2006

Some Knitting

This is Arabella. Knitted in Cotton 4ply as the pattern states. In spite of being 4ply this was really very quick to knit. I made it longer than the pattern states but have to say it is still a little too short to wear with my favourite jeans (two nine and half pound babies have left my reasonably flat stomach somewhat puckered and I prefer to keep it under wraps).

I actually finished it several weeks ago but have only just taken the photographs. I am particularly pleased with the crochet trim as this is my first real attempt at crochet and it took an absolute age. I do like this vest and am wearing it with a vest underneath to solve the tummy problem, I would consider making another one but perhaps adding some waist shaping this time as I am finding that knitted garments with a little shaping are much more flattering to my rather boyish shape.

Look, look, look what joy the postman brought on Saturday. This was accompanied by a break in the recent hot dry weather, making the browsing of autumnal knits all the more enjoyable. It's a good one, I need to study it more in depth but there is one sweater in particular which I am aching to knit and some exciting looking new yarns. I will provide more details later in the week when it is up on the Rowan site and I can provide appropriate links. Sunday night lies ahead with sofa, tea and Rowan 40, what could be better?


Blogger Kathleen said...

Just catching up on my reading. Arabella looks great, what a lovely colour you have chosen. Looking forward to receiving Rowan 40, would be ideal if it came tomorrow as I have to wait in for a delivery anyway.
May I link to your blog?

Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:09:00 pm  
Blogger Anita said...

Love the green of Arabella - it looks very pretty. Funny how 4-ply can knit up so quickly, isn't it?

I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of the Rowan magazine. Looks like there's quite a bit of choice this time...

Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:11:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Sounds like you're in for a wonderful evening! I love Arabella, the colour is beautiful, and the crochet trim is lovely!

Sunday, July 30, 2006 11:18:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

Arabella looks so well finished. The Rowan 40 cover is such a cheery one, I'm looking forward to seeing it at my lys.

Monday, July 31, 2006 1:03:00 am  
Blogger caroline said...

What a gorgeous top - I love your choice of colours.

Monday, July 31, 2006 8:53:00 am  
Blogger Lina said...

Arabella is lovely!
I can't wait to order the new Rowan or maybe I should subscribe :)

Monday, July 31, 2006 12:52:00 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

Fantastic top! Love the colour and the plain-ish pattern and the trim. It's great.

I know what you mean about the tummy area. My one baby was only 7lbs but my doc said I had the biggest bump he'd ever seen, which isn't great when you're 5ft 2.

Monday, July 31, 2006 7:09:00 pm  
Blogger Heather said...

I am ridiculously jealous of your Arabella having had 3 goes at starting mine and mucking it up each time. I just seem to have this mental block with it ! It's absolutely beautiful - and very useful to know a little short for those of with post children figures. That is if I ever get round to trying it again ....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 1:37:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

Love, love, love that adorable camisole! what a beautiful job you did--its lovely!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:48:00 pm  
Anonymous lyn said...

I had three 6lb babies, so that makes our tummies the same ? Although I suspect yours is much nicer than mine.
I just got my Rowan mag too, and I keep looking thru' it like some sort of Rowan pattern addict.
: )

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 9:43:00 pm  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Arabella is beautiful - love the color!

Thursday, August 03, 2006 1:08:00 pm  
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