Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clara Knitting a Camisole


Clara's using tiny needles--size 1--to knit this gorgeous camisole from Vintage Knits. It gets tipped in raspberry silk edging, which will be so gorgeous with the crisp aqua cotton. It's beautifully fitted with moss stitch on the upper bodice and straps. Her knitting is so very very lovely, it makes me want to get back to mine. When I find the bag it's in.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Well, Clara, you obviously have patience! Good for you. It looks very pretty.

I was just now at knittinghelp.com looking up a technique - I'm making simple leg warmers.

Lisateresa

Hana - Marmota said...

Yes, it sounds and looks good. I guess something like this lies somewhere in my future, too, because why would I have bought size 2 (European) needles otherwise? :D

Shelley in SC said...

::sigh:: Those colors together will be dreamy! Good work, Clara. Can't imagine moss stitch on a size 1 needle!

Kathryn said...

It does look to be lovely! Good for Clara!

Jane said...

Oh! That's my favorite knitting book. It's the only one that I want to make every project. So far, I've only finished the cable cuffed mittens. Can't wait to see the finished product!

A Dusty Frame said...

So pretty! And so patient;0!

I want to knit a sweater this year, but I'm waiting as I lose weight:) I'd rather buy less yarn;)

Lizzie

**I'm so glad you're blogging again! I missed you!**

Margo said...

sounds exquisite. I hope we get to see the finished cami!

And those tiny needles - ha. The other day I was just musing on just how big of needles I could buy. You know, to speed the knitting. Maybe that's why I like sewing better - it's faster!

Dana said...

I'm knitting elaborately cabled knee socks with size 1 needles, so I empathize!

Cary said...

Oh my goodness!!! The patience that child must have! I know you are very proud!

Leah H said...

Very Beautiful knitting Clara! I knit with the yarn in my left hand too. I am put to shame with my big size 5 needles I am working on right now. :)

Val said...

I envy Clara's ability! My goal for the year is to make a little baby sweater for my soon to be born niece, but I have no idea whether or not I'll be able to pull it off!

Farrah said...

I have decided that I am going to learn either embroidery or knitting. Which is easier?

Anna said...

If you're teaching yourself, I'd say embroidery.

Anonymous said...

Anna, I so admire all that you do. Thank you for blogging about it and for inspiring so many of us to be happy home makers! I am 32 and have four kids under 5! I love it even though I am tired a lot of the time! :)

One thing I would REALLY appreciate your advice on is How on earth do I find time to sew or knit? These are things that I so enjoy doing, I find it relaxing and it fills my home with beauty, there's almost nothing better! But I do struggle with finding the time...and some nights after the kiddos are down (at 7 pm) I am too exhausted which is a shame.

I feel I have so much creative energy in there and I feel frustrated when it can't "come out"...

Does this make any sense? What to do?

Is it just: wait until they're older or is there something I can
do even now so that I can at least get a little done every day?

Please anyone else with ideas feel free to share!

Many blessings!

Anna said...

I remember the days! At some points in life there just isn't enough time or energy--but that will change, if you can hang on. You may indeed have to wait until they are a little older to have the time to sew or knit, or maybe you can grab a very few minutes a day to get something done. Make sure you have it set up and decided upon in advance, so you don't have to use any precious energy thinking!

Carrie said...

To anonymous--
I sympathize with you!! I love to sew, knit and embroider. I have found when the children are little, that knitting and embroidery (knitting in particular) are easier to accomplish because they just don't take as much forethought, or as many steps as sewing (tracing, cutting out, sewing, fitting etc.).
This is especially true if you follow knitting patterns with uncomplicated patterns and easily memorized repeats.
Of course, I can't leave sewing things out as I have a very small house. It might be easier to sew if I could leave all the paraphernalia out :)

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