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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Marigold in bloom

It just doesn't seem right to unveil Ms. Petunia -- my humble take on Ms. Marigold -- on such an overcast day. But it also doesn't seem right to leave a finished object un-photographed for so long. So here she is!

This is a darling pattern and a fun, quick project. And highly wearable -- I sported it to work on Friday. Knitting from the top down takes so much drama out of knitting. I just tried it on and tried it on again to make sure the fit was right. (But in the future, I will try not to do this when my super is at my front door.)

Even though I knit the small, I still needed four full skeins of Misti Alpaca, which is the same yardage as the recommended yarn, Knit Picks Elegance. (Kinda wish that I used the Elegance, since it has more silk than the Misti.) My only modification was that I crocheted a few extra rounds around the armholes because, well, I didn't think anyone needed to see that much of my underarm.

Here's a close-up of the dainty ruffle.

Lastly, a gratuitous shot.

And just because I feel like sharing --

My coaster enthusiast brother attended this wedding over the weekend. He's in the last car of the coaster pictured. I'm rendered speechless.

Anybody remember this exceptional article about knit graffiti in New York's hometown paper? Well, I was listening to Cast-On this weekend, and that group seems to have inspired a rap song. (Scroll down and you'll see "Knitta Please" available for download on the right.) My fave lyric? "If there's a pattern, yo I'll knit it. Check out the sweater, hope my DJ will fit it."

And Big Ben -- what were you thinking?

Oh, oh! I almost forgot! Who else is going to the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend?


Blogger Rachel said...

I was just sitting here picking up stitches and though I wonder if Carrie has posted about her Ms. Petunia. It looks great! I really like the color on you too. I brightens up an overcast day.
Oh, and thank you for the encouraging comment on my blog. :)

That song is hilarious too.

2:54 AM  
Anonymous Bee said...

Wow, your Ms. Marigold looks great! I've been eyeing that pattern and after seeing yours, I think I shall make it. Great job!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Christie said...

So cute and so flattering! Great job!

3:37 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

That's really cute. I really like the color as well.
That wedding was something else, wasn't it? Bristol is fairly close to where I live and it seems someone's always getting married on the roller coaster over there. Too much!

6:20 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Love love LOVE Ms. Marigold/Petunia. It wasn't grabbing me when you shot it blocking (i.e., flat), but it is superadorable on!

And I'm with you on Big Ben. C'mon, riding a bike without a helmet? It was only a matter of time.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

It's gorgeous! I love the flirty little ruffled sleevelets.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

What a fantastic FO. It looks great on you -- the ruffles are just the right detail without being too cutesy.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous lisa said...

Ms. Marigold looks smashing, darling!! Love the little ruffles at the sleeves.

I might be down for some Renegade Action - when are you going? Should we organize a little Spider outing??

9:25 AM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Ms.Petunia is fabulous - she looks great on you!
That fellow is lucky to be alive - I hope he wears a helmet in the future. That poor motorist, how horrifying.

9:27 AM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

ohmygosh i think my head exploded! (i just listenened
to that song). i like the "martha stewart was a hero
to most..." (cause i like public enemy best of the
groups/songs referenced) but there were a lot of gems
in that one. give a skein a squeeze!

and your marigold/petunia looks really and truly
beautiful on you. and i was wondering how you were
doing so it was good to hear from you!

and of course i'm going to renegade -- woo!

this was just a really great post all around.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Carrieoke said...

Looks fabulous! that color is awesome on you. And your picture has made the decision for me - I'm definitely doing the pretty flutter sleeves!

9:33 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

aw, your sweater looks so cute!! you've been on a real red kick lately :) i like the little fluttery sleeves the best.

10:04 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

aw, your sweater looks so cute!! you've been on a real red kick lately :) i like the little fluttery sleeves the best.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Noeysmommy said...

Very cute! Looks great on you! I've been wanting to knit that myself.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

That is so cute! Great job.

10:47 AM  
Blogger elizabooth said...

Looks great, Carrie! I too love the ruffles.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

very very cute! i might just have to pick up the pattern for sure now!

btw, yes, very exceptional article indeed!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Your Ms. Marigold looks so fantastic, and it suits you just perfect! I really love the sleevelets and the color you used! Great job!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Mayarn said...

Looks great! I love it.

Renegade craft fair?! I didn't realize that was this weekend. I would totally go if I wasn't already going back to Michigan for the weekend. ;-(

11:07 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

That vest looks great! Well done.

Ben was really lucky to get out of that alive!

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Skylar said...

Ms Petunia looks gorgeous! I just love that pattern! Great job and the color is perfect!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Very nice. You look great in that color too. I bought only three balls of yarn for this project. I seriously hope I'll have enough.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

That looks great! I just started mine and I am definitely doing the ruffle sleeves after seeing it on you!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I've said these two things before, and I'm sayin' 'em again:

1. Your knitting always amazes me, everything you make turns out looking so nice. You've done it again with your latest knit, it looks awesome.

2. I really don't think you can take a bad pic. You are super photogenic and absolutely adorable.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Ms. Petunia looks awesome! So cute and perfect for summer. I wish such a thing would look good on me. *sigh*

12:22 PM  
Blogger lowercasecarmen said...

You make every project look amazing! Could you knit my hair?

12:27 PM  
Blogger Sachi said...

Lovely little ditty! I need to get me some style like yours... (Me much English not...)

12:29 PM  
Blogger Biglug said...

Oh Ms. Marigold came out soooooo nice!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

I love those ruffled sleeves, Carrie! Just too cute! you and the tank ;)

You just make the day brighter!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Nettie said...

Ms Petunia is very cute, all of those fittings were worth it. Thanks for the links to the knitta Crew song and news story they are perfect for something that I'm working on.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Ms. Petunia looks fab. Renegade Craft Fair--never heard of it and there is one here in Chicago! Thanks for the head's up--it is going on my calendar. I hope I can get back from a conference in Little Rock that weekend in time to attend.

2:11 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Marigold/Petunia is gorgeous!! You picked a perfect color for you. Congrats on a pretty and perfectly fitting FO!

Getting married on a roller coaster?? Craziness...

2:14 PM  
Blogger Erica B. said...

That is gorgeous! I do believe this is the first one I've seen!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous yahaira said...

so cute and perfect!

I wont be at the fair but Ill be at the spin better come out!

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Kara said...

That's it! I am casting on for this ASAP. Too darling!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Beautiful!!! It is such a flattering fit on you! Well done!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

Ms. Marigold is perfect! Very nice, Carrie!

I'll see you in Williamsburg on Saturday, right? What time you plan on getting there.

7:08 PM  
Blogger megan said...

love it

7:26 PM  
Blogger Veronique said...

Petunia is hot!
You're right, we should all meet up somewhere in Williamsburg and go to the Renegade Craft Fair as a group.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Mmmmrissa said...

You're like a machine...just turnin those fab. knitted goodies out ! Beautiful job as always...can't wait to see what you have to share next.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ms Petunia is cute and looks fabulous on you!

Thanks for the song link. :)

10:49 PM  
Blogger Julsey said...

cute petunia :) she's got fun fluttery sleeve caps :)

I will be in brooklyn on sat...but at Chris's drunken uncle wally's birthday party...maybe I can skip out and meet up...but I am having brunch with Debbie Bliss first, no seriously I am! HAHA!!!!

That is so funny about your brother's friends' roller coastering nuptials. You told us about his crazy obsession...but I never thought ppl could get married on a rollie costie!

12:10 AM  
Blogger marie in florida said...

the little ms. marigold is perfect for you , young and cute.
btw, can you believe it took me half a dozen tries to correctly tie auntie martha's scarf and bangle bag? i'm seeing two gold wrist bangles and one head scarf used as a gift bag in someone's near future, my younger DD maybe.

11:09 AM  
Blogger marie in florida said...

hold your needles in the air
lemme see your new mo'hair

OMG laugh out loud funny

thanks for sharing that

11:38 AM  
Blogger the knitrider said...

ohh man i love it i love it! so beautiful! i want to knit that so bad but i am such a lazy knitter. not to mention i have to use up my stash before anything new. sigh!!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Super cute miss petunia! And now you'll have it to wear all the rest of the summer. Perfect!

I have to say, I agree with you. What was he thinking not wearing a helmet? That's like asking for something horrible to happen. And the roller coaster thing... I guess I've seen climbers married while hanging 100's of feet up, so this shouldn't surprise me.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Niki said...

Your Ms. Petunia is just gorgeous! I love the color. Hopefully my Ms. Bluebell will be finished next week.

1:04 PM  
Blogger KeanaLee said...

It looks so pretty on you , you rock it girl! Great job.....doesn't look like you made one mistake, unlike I who would have made many.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I like it!
BUT, I have sworn and sworn and sworn and sworn that I will not start another project (or buy the yarn for it) until I have done at least half of the projects on my to do list

7:34 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

You are so cute and you did a super fast job knitting this!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

I really like how Marigold turned out. I wasn't sure about this top, but seeing the cute little ruffles and how yours looks really changed my mind about it. I might have to get this after all! :-) Great job!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Love it - and it looks so cute on you!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Sunflowerfairy said...

That is adorable! I love the ruffle-y sleeves!

When I was a kid we'd go to Lake Compounce all the time. For awhile it was a Hersey owned park. That was the best! Nothing like a chocolate high and a coaster buzz to get you through the weekend!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Ms. Petunia is fabulous! I love the ruffly sleeve. I really should knit more things top-down. You're so right about it taking the drama out of knitting. I have enough drama in my life without poorly fitting knitwear!
That song sounds hilarious. I'll have to go listen to it.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought you might like to know that your Ms Petunia is the reason I started on my Ms Marigold now before summer slip by me. ;-)

4:59 PM  
Blogger knitting pinki said...

You're Marigold came out great. Can't wait to try it.

9:50 AM  

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