Friday, June 08, 2007

White Orchid FO

I finished White Orchid for about a month. I was planning to have the FO shot at an orchid nursery; however time went by so quickly and now it's not a good time to buy new plants for home since I will be away in California visiting my family by the end of this month. Then our weather here was either too hot, really impossible to wear anything with sleeves ( yes, even for a quick shot) or very wet. It's has been raining heavily all day long with some thunderstorms. And that will be the forecast until Tuesday. I tried indoor pictures and that's the best one I could choose.

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Tried again yesterday morning before DH went to work when we had a a little break from the heavy rain. Perhaps, I turned the flash mode on by accident even though I had in mind to turn it off.


It was a quick knit despite the yarn being very thin. I wished that the fitting was a little more on the loosen side. Other than that I love the design and the little ruffles that I added on the bottom. Though, I should had added more length to the ruffles. The balloons turned out a bit smaller than I originally predicted but I am satisfied with it's size now. It's just that after blocking, the sleeves seemed to have deflated. I tried to use steam ironing but without much improvement.

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Pattern: White Orchid - World knitting Spring/Summer 2007
Yarn: Dolce Amore from Filatura Di Crosa - used about 6 1/2 balls
Needles :Japanese size 3 ( 3mm)

22 comments:

Agnes said...

Yeah, the style is close-fitting ... but it looks good on you. I like the ruffles too ... but not so much the balloon sleeves ... white is so good for the summer season ... fresh!

JL said...

Tis is nice. My fav part is the ballon sleeve and the ruffles bottom.

joy said...

This is so cute and feminine...very you! :-) Cotton does have a way with stretching out, so maybe it'll fit more the way you want it to later on.

Siow Chin said...

I love this! Especially the puffy sleeves and the ruffes. Very feminine.

Anonymous said...

I love it! Thanks to you, I was able to obtain the pattern book ....problem is, I cannot figure out the pattern information and am trying desparately to have it translated into English......even wrote to the magazine hoping they would help...no email back as yet. Hopefully, someone will help so I can knit these sleeves!!!!!! Thank you again for the information......Claire

Jan said...

I love your sweater because it is so original! I don't think I have seen one like it in the states except for some designer stores. And it looks so professional too. Great job!

Knitnerd said...

Your new blouse is very cute! The ruffles and “balloons” look lovely and the colour is cool like a summer breeze! Love it!

Peggy said...

I just love the ruffled edge and balloon sleeves! It's feminine and traditional at the same time! It's great!

Lily said...

Thin yarn + cotton = I love it. Plus the ruffles and the ballon sleeves make me fall in love with it even more

Laura said...

It is just beautiful!

opportunityknits said...

It turned out great. The balloon sleeves and ruffles look so good in white. And it didn't use up as much yarn as I'd imagined.

shanwen said...

lovely & simple !

Pax *knits said...

Wow! I love the balloon sleeves.Very pretty.

Kathy said...

Wow. Amazing and beauifully knit and modeled. New to your blog from Lings' She list you as a daily read. Her post today was so sad. She sounds so tired from the pregnancy and all that she feels compelled to do before the baby arrives

Wont you join me in leaving her a nice encouraging comment and maybe a tip for timesaving? I told her to use paper plates for a month Saves a ton of time

Celia said...

White Orchid is very pretty, I especially love the balloon sleeves, they are the highlight of the garment. Love your new knitting corner! It looks so organized and tidy. I think I am going to start looking for something similar.

Lillian said...

I love it too, I seldom knit things in White, but yours is great! :)
I love the sleeves too. :D

yuvee said...

So pretty!! I'm soo in love with the sleeves ;)

Lisa said...

Oh, it's gorgeous. I love love love the ruffle.

Igva said...

WOW! Veri beautiful!

knitintensity said...

Just beautiful!

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