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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Honeymoon Cami Frustration on: June 12, 2006 02:45:59 PM
ultraviolet, here's a close-up of the edging along the neckline.

the yarn makes it hard to see the stitches (a good thing for me!) but you can sort of see how the decreases slant towards the edge, rather than going the same direction as the edge slant. I like the look of this, and I think it might help prevent curling, but you could probably do your decreases the other way if you want, so long as you're consistent.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Honeymoon Cami Frustration on: June 11, 2006 06:03:53 PM
I just finished one, and I followed the decrease instructions in the pattern. I did notice that what she calls left decrease actually seemed like a right-slanting decrease to me, but I decided to just have faith...I am still wary of altering patterns, and I hadn't heard about any problems, and I'm usually wrong anyway. It worked out fine, it made a nice-looking edge around the neckline.

As for the stitch count, I made a different size and didn't have any trouble with that. You could send an email to knitty and they may correct it.

Good luck finishing up your project, I hope you're happy with it!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wizard of Oz baby booties on: June 03, 2006 02:44:39 PM
Great idea! I'm bookmarking the pattern....now I just need someone to have a baby!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Honeymoon Cami - slightly modified on: May 28, 2006 11:19:54 AM
Hi, I just finished the honeymoon cami from knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATThoneymoon.html). I found this yarn at Maryland Sheep and Wool -- Autumn House Farm Sagamore, the color is called "beach plum" and it was pretty cheap too, so I snatched it up. The gauge was right-on for this pattern. My only modification was to make the straps a little wider (to cover bra straps). I'm really happy with it, although it is a pretty deep vee. Definitely need a cami underneath.

And here's the yarn. It was three unspun strands of silk, linen and rayon, with purple, pink and gold. I was worried that might make it hard to work with, but it wasn't really a problem, and it knits up into a neat, slightly shiny FO.

thanks for looking!
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: April 20, 2006 11:33:00 AM
Necia, it looks great! Maybe you could run a ribbon through some of the holes at the bottom of the lace section, and use that to cinch it a little tighter?

What yarn did you use?
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: April 20, 2006 10:08:35 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. For some reason the stripe reallly bothers me, I'm even thinking about dyeing the whole piece black or something. Anyone tried doing that with 100% cotton? I just don't want to not wear it after all the time I put in, ya know? But I'm being  way too perfectionistic....I know....

Rosecomet -- I usually wear a medium in tops. My bust is a 34d. I'm glad I did the small though - it's not tight at all. I think it makes sense to go down a size from what you usually do. So if you usually wear a large you might want to do the medium size.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: April 19, 2006 07:01:19 PM

I finally finished! I'm generally really happy with the fit, I did the size small and it's just right. the yarn is dmc cotton senso, 100% cotton.

But UGH -- do you see that horrible stripe around my waist? I bought the pattern and yarn in a kit, so I didn't bother to check the labels -- I assume a kit will all be the same dyelot. It was too late when I noticed that stripe was forming, and I thought maybe it wouldn't really show in the finished object. But it really does....and I don't think there is anything I can do about it. Dammit.

Lesson learned....check dyelots...

8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: April 13, 2006 09:08:18 AM
I have finally gotten to the ribbing section, but I have seamed it up yet so I can't try it on. I'm a little worried about the size though -- I didn't switch to smaller needles for the ribbing (because I didn't have size 2 circs) and it doesn't look very stretchy.

I know others have said the pattern came out too big. Has anyone tried shrinking their orangina in the washer/dryer? My yarn is 100% cotton so it seems like it would shrink, but I would be afraid it would shrink too much. Just wondering if anyone else has tried it.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Coveting a Silk Sweater on: April 06, 2006 11:21:55 AM
I'm just doing the misery-loves-company thing...because I keep finding new things I want to knit! My brain goes sooo much faster than my needles. And then I end up un-enthused by my current project, which is dragging on forever. I've been working on Orangina for over a month. And I have at least two weeks left to go. But I'm already coveting tubey, and tivoli, and green gables, and then I saw this!

I just got an email from an online yarn store about the new Debbie Bliss 100% Silk yarn and the pattern book, and I LOVE this sweater. The yarn looks divine.  Of course, at 13.99 a skein, I definitely couldn't afford this -- it would be well over $100 for the yarn and book. But I can't help but drool.

There are some other nice patterns too. You can view them here: http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/DBS/DB-PureSilk/index.html
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: March 27, 2006 10:05:34 AM
I ordered the kit from Discountyarnsale.com and the yarn that comes with it is DMC Cotton Senso. Talk about cheap - three skeins only cost $6.60!

If you decide to go that route, don't buy the kit because you end up losing money on it -- you are better off just buying the yarn and pattern seperately.

As for the yarn, it's pretty stiff - but I think it will also be sturdy, and I think I will be happy with the finished product. My gauge seems to be fine with size 3 needles.
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