Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Eiffel Complete!

Here it be: my completed Eiffel. I love this pattern! Despite the couple of mistakes I made in its construction, I'm entirely satisfied with it. Here's a close-up of the lovely neckline, that I didn't even realize would be lacy! (I really should read ahead in patterns.)

exactly 4 skeins of Alchemy "Silk Purse" yarn, colour 93a - Ruby
pattern: Eiffel
ribbon: plain ol' black ribbon from Michael's
Things I'd change: I was far too lazy to rip this one out when I should have, about 1.5 inches in, when I realized the size Small I was making was going to be far too big, and xs was the way to go.
Also, I should have made the body part about 2 inches longer. I tried to lightly block it out, and it didn't make too much of a difference. I can live with it, though.
New skills: Knit with 100% silk yarn. Very beautiful finish, nice and soft and smooth. One thing to keep in mind - it's very stretchy. Also, frogging and reusing isn't the best, as it gets a bit fuzzy and unhappy.

I apologize for the fuzzy pic. It's the best I could do on my own!


Susan said...

Just Gorgeous!!!!! That looks amazing on you. I absolutely LOVE the color. VERY SEXY;) Great job!

Sherri said...

Looks fab!!!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks so much!

Eri said...

I love the color, too!! and you look good in the pink, too. I think the length is perfect.

Rubys & Purls said...

Your Eiffel is just beautiful! That color is amazing on you! I like the length, it looks great! Great job!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence about the length :)

Anna said...

It is gorgeous. I love the color and the fit is perfect.

UniquelymeNana said...

I love the color you chose it look awesome nice job!!

gaysknits said...

looks great on you and now i want to make this one too!