Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mexico Cami

Finally, a little something done for me! Since my knitting clock is all mixed up and I'm dreaming of sweater knitting, I wanted to make a simple garment that would incorporate waist and bust shaping. Honeymoon Cami by Julia Trice to the rescue! This is finished just in time for our upcoming Mexico vacation. Yay!

Since I am incapable of following a pattern from start to finish and I am really short, I made a few modifications. The most noticeable is that I substituted a vine lace for the border instead of the twisted rib eyelet used in the original pattern. I like the scalloped edging that vine lace produces. I also used Sonata yarn in the Spring Orchid colorway. This yarn is leftover from the Curve of Pursuit blanket I made last year - I ordered way too much yarn for that blanket, and I still have more left.
Since I substituted yarn and I like a tight fabric, this led to various stitch calculations due to my gauge and my measurements (which I will not post here, thankyouverymuch).

This is also done in time (OK, a little late) for my blogoversary! I've been knitting and spinning for 2 years now, which seems odd because it feels like I've been doing this forever.

The super secret project is almost finished. Hopefully, I can give it away and post it here soon.

Adios, amigas!


  1. That is gorgeous! Looks great, fits great, perfect. Have a good vacay!

  2. Woohoo! Beautiful knitting, great shaping. What - no beads? The lower edging is wonderful. Where can I find the pattern? You I can modify it...

  3. It turned out Great!! It looks so Nice on you!! Have fun in Mexico and eat a lot of great food! :o)

  4. Wow - this is beautiful! I am so impressed with your knitting skills. Me - I've given up.

  5. Fantastic top! It will be perfect for your warm weather trip. And your blanket was stunning!! I missed seeing it from the original post. Where is the pattern from? I think it would make an awesome baby blanket-something out of the ordinary striped pinks and blues.
    Ok, I'm off to search your older posts to see more about the project.

    Have a great trip. Post some pictures of the area when you return.

  6. OMGOSH! It's SO CUTE!!! I'm so glad I finally got to see it!

    Enjoy your week!

  7. How pretty!!! That is something I can see myself in but can only fit into, um, when I lose some weight :o( Sorry to be so late, but I hope you have a great vacation!


  8. this looks great! the color is great for you

    (I am catching up on your blog after apparently waayyyy too long!)



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