Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Iris Report

Remember that I told you I had a FO on my last post? I was expecting that I would be showing my Pine Cones but I just didn't feel like to knit up that long border. N Instead I worked vigorously on my Iris. To my own surprise, it progressed so fast that I finished my Iris last week. It took a long time for me to take pictures outdoors. This my second set, the first one was all blurried, maybe because it was taken late in the afternoon. I need to admit it's a bit small for me. I even had to reknit the neckline as my head wasn't able to go through on the first try, even though I have a small head. Luckily, that didn't stop my flow to finish this top. I made my sleeves much smaller than the design and I think with a better cut as well. This design is from an old magazine and the cut is big and have a boxed look. I would prefer to wear this top with a pair of jeans, the multiple cable work seems to fight with my floral skirt. The top came out to be short than I wished. All my new jeans are low rise, just ready to show off my undesired belly. Does anyone know when this fashion of low rise pants will go away and I will be able to find a jeans with normal rise? :D
I like this skirt, it's slightly longer on the back. In the meantime since I don't have a better top to go with, I shall just pair it with Iris. My little blue bag also found her matching friends! It was one of those hard to let it go purchases I got in Las Vegas this past Summer.
Here is a close up of the cable pattern,

Pattern : Iris from 1991 AMU magazine

Yarn : Cometa 100% cotton ( used 7 balls)

Manufacturer : Mondial (Italy)

Needles: Japanese 4 (3.3 mm)

I think Iris will fit me better after I block it ( Yes, I haven't blocked it yet!! I don't have the patience to wait for it to dry out before I can debut it and to post it as well). ;)

Looking at the cables work, I wouldn't think I could knit up without having little troubles in the twistings. To my surprise, I was able to knit without having to follow the chart all the time after a couple repeats and that really gave me a good knitting speed. Besides that, I am happy that I was able to have a very neat seaming on the sleeves and shoulder area. I am so relieved , just to think that I didn't unravell the back of this FO...So It's not so bad to let UFOs sitting a while in your baskets. ;)

14 comments:

yuvee said...

Iris looks great! I'm sure it'll fit you better after you block it, cotton stretch, right? Those cables look really fun ;)

mona said...

Hey that's great color co-ordination!!
I always love looking at different coloured handbags but never buy them cos almost everything I wear is a variation of blue and black.
Time for a wardrobe re- definition.

Siow Chin said...

It fits you great! I really admire your ability to alter the patterns to make your knits really fit you. I have got to learn that.

opportunityknits said...

Mimi, this sweater is so pretty! Luckily you hadn't frogged it. I love the cables, the colour, the smaller sleeves and the fit. No, it's not small at all, it has a very nice fitted look. And it goes very well with the skirt and bag, a very stylish outfit.
I bought a pair of bermuda shorts without trying on the other day, and came home to realise it was low rise, so I have to wear it with my long T shirts :)

knitties said...

I think the pairing looks nice and the sweater is soooooo beautiful!

Peggy said...

I love the cables and bobbles! The color is perfect, too!

Vanessa said...

oh wow! your sweater is so fabulous, Mimi...with matching bag and flora skirt, perfect combination! I love it.

joy said...

I love the cables on this one, and it's not too small at all; the cotton will stretch out a bit with wear. Maybe I should check out what ufos I've got hanging around, though certainly nothing as nice as your Iris. ;-)

handknit168 said...

oh, u are beautiful and have the heart to match with the skirt and bag. It is great.

Vivian said...

It doesn't seem small to me, it fitted you very well and it matches with your skirt. You should wear Iris with skirt rather than jeans, you look fabulous in the pictures.

Toni said...

You look so cute in that outfit--how perfect that the sweater and skirt match so well!

Knitnerd said...

Ah! It looks great on you!

Eva said...

It is beautiful and looks great on you ! I love the cables !

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