Friday, December 28, 2007

You waited so patiently

So here it finally is! The Greetings From Knit Cafe skirt done in KnitPicks Cot-Lin Morracan Red. Ta-da!

First we have the bound off and ends woven in version, still in need of somekind of a drawsting at the waist and possible decoration through the eyelet row. Then we have the finished version complete with ribbon just waiting to be worn. And I think the rest of the pictures can speak for themselves. We have the Christmas Eve family photo and then some my sister took at home in front of the christmas tree, trying to get every angle of the skirt. **Edit, the published post ended up with the pictures in a different order than I put them in, so reverse that.

I may be biased, but I think the skirt looks great! I was really happy with how easily and how well this pattern worked up. The measurements were pretty accurate, so the fit is pretty close to perfect. So if someone asked if I would recommend this project, the answer would be definitely yes. :-)
I wish I had more time to write, but work calls!


Shelley said...

look at how nice and flat your knitting is! Wonderful job! OK, which are your sibs--far right and by your mom? Your new puppy is a fuzzball!

Knit-O-Matic said...

Ok, my sister is the one in the black and white swirly dress on the other side of the picture. My brother is down on one knee by my mom, and of course, my dad is holding the fuzzball.

shelley said...

Oh, one more thing, how close of a call was it with the CotLin? Did you need more than the pattern said?

Knit-O-Matic said...

I had 1 2/3 balls of the cot-lin leftover, so I would have been short by 1/3 of a ball if I hadn't gotten those two extra from you, Shelley. Perhaps in bigger skeins with less joining, the pattern yardage would have been closer to accurate. And since I was always joining where the seam would have been if I'd had a seam, there were times I had really long tails leftover.