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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Why is it the razor cami, anyway?

Are you sick of these yet? Have you seen quite enough of the razor cami? Are you particularly tired of seeing razor camis that aren't well photographed?

Well, too darn bad. I was at a conference all weekend and haven't seen my photographer, the long-suffering boyfriend, during daylight hours in about a week. So we squeezed in these shots this evening while there was still a little daylight -- right after the disappointing Fedderer-Roddick match but before we went to a tapis bar and left $58 poorer yet still hungry. (Does anyone really know how much food you are supposed to order at these places? I almost asked them to just bring out a vat of the spinach and artichoke dip with which they topped the bruschetta. Delish.)

I know, you can't really see the very, very lovely Yarn Pirate yarn from Pure Knits. (Say it with me. Yaaarn Pirate.) Trust me -- this is great stuff. Sure, it's sock yarn, and I was using it for a tank top. But it's perfect for lace, at least by my humble estimation, and the hank was generous, leaving plenty left over.

I also adored this lace pattern. I memorized it straight away, meaning I could mindlessly knit this while watching "In the Papers" or "Frasier" or the debate between Santorum and Casey on last week's "Meet the Press" or what have you.

Here's a close-up of the pattern, taken with a flash. (Sorry, it's late here.)

So I treated myself to "Mason-Dixon Knitting" last week after the first day of school. Sure, it's not my first day of school, but I was covering the first day of school, and I kinda felt like an awkward 13-year-old. Except that my teeth are straighter and my bangs aren't a giant poof that resembles a Cinnabon. But it was uncomfy nonetheless and I felt a little old, so I thought I deserved a new knitting book. Even though I'm working on a pin-striped baby cardigan for a Yankees-loving friend's spawn, I'm sort of dying to make a log cabin blanket for our new home.


Blogger Meredith said...

The cami looks great on you! I am really enjoying the Mason-Dixon book as well; I never had any desire to knit an afghan until seeing those cool log cabin ones.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love your razor cami! It looks really good on you. Wear it as much as you can before it turns too cold! :)

11:49 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

That Razor Cami is excellent! It looks so good on you. Nice job.
I totally wasn't interested in MD but I ordered it for my SP - at least that was my intention. Then I flipped through it and fell in love!
I have made some of the ballband dc's, working on an Absorba and really like the log cabin throw and the euroflax linen towels and cloths.
I am systematically replacing all cloths in our home with handmade ones thanks to MD!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

Cool top! I am planning on making one myself one of these days.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Erica B. said...

what a great looking top, very cute!

12:04 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

The tank looks great on you.

12:04 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

nice razor cami!

it's called that, i believe, because the stitch pattern is called razor. i think i came across it in my babs walker stitch book the other day.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Jennifa said...

I like it! I usually don't like variegated yarns for clothing, but this has such slight variegation, it adds interest to it. Very pretty!

4:03 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

ah! it looks lovely! i think that the yarn pirate was the perfect choice for the cami. really gives it some oomph.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous yahaira said...

wow, that came out so perfect! it's cute and sexy at the same time.

I'm so happy you liked the yaaaarn!!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

The yaaaaaaaarrrn really makes the cami. I usually shy away from using a variegated yaaarrrrn with lace, but this one's a winner.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Super cute cami!!

There's nothing like school to make one feel old. The last year I taught high school before I left to SAH with the kids, my students informed me that all of them were born in the late 80's. I realized that when they were born, I was their age.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Pretty cami, and it looks great on you.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Love the Razor Cami in that variagated yarn! Can't wait for an in-person, close-up!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Kelly B said...

Oh my god, I LLOOOOOVE it. That color is just perfect.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Virginia said...

aaaaaaagggrrrr. Me thinks I likes your cami!

10:17 AM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

it looks great! i'm not bored of these yet, they're so sweet! and i miss you (a lot).

11:35 AM  
Blogger Saun said...

I like your razor cami. Your yarn choice makes it funkier and cooler than all the others I've seen.

The log cabin blanket would definitely be a nice addition to the new home. It's better than the typical knit blanket. I can't wait to see what yarn you choose for it.

11:41 AM  
Blogger elizabooth said...

Hey, it looks great! I love the colour and it looks really good on you. I've only knit baby sweaters out of sock yarn -- so congrats on what must have been miles of small gauge knitting!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Skylar said...

It came out beautifully! I love the choice in yarn too. I would have never thought of sock yarn. Great decision.

Thanks for the cabled cardi suggestion. I think I am going to order the pattern today! I LOVE IT!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

The Razor Cami looks great. I like how that colour looks on you.

I love the MD book. I'm not ready for a log cobin, but someday. In the meantime, I have new dishcloths and someday, linen towels in the bathroom.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

the most stunning razor cami i've seen yet! rock on!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

It is certainly one of the best razor camis I've seen ~ I love it! You might have just inspired me to make one in spite of the late season. I like the photo of it as well.

1:41 PM  
Blogger keohinani said...

WOW! that is one great cami! the variegation in the yarn really gives it that extra little something, huh? great job! :) was that only one skein?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Kim Guzman said...

Love the Razor. Really, really cute in that color. Perfect for you, by the way. In fact, I think I like this one better than any of the others I seen. And, well, you KNOW I'm not a knitter, but I couldn't resist the Mason Dixon book and I just bought it last week too. :-)

1:59 PM  
Blogger KnittenKnots said...

You are an FO machine!! Love it!

2:44 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

So cute! Great colorway -- aaarh, matey!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

the cami looks wonderful! great fit. you've really been racking em out lately haven't you!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

love the yarn choice. the cami looks hot, yo.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Yay! Now you're in the very-cool and ever-growing razor cami club! It looks gorgeous on you--and what an awesome yarn!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Your razor cami looks great. I really like the yarn! I love rusted root, too. That was going to be my next project but now I've started the frost flosers and leaves shawl/blanket that will take me an eternity to finish.

Maybe I should keep knitting summery things while the weather is nice and put frost flowers on hold.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Star said...

Cute razor! That's a lot of stitches for small needles! Wow. By the way, I totally had cinnabon hair too.

12:47 AM  
Blogger katie knits said...

pretty! it's called razor shell because that's the name of the lace pattern, incidentally.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Kym said...

Kick ass cami! I love the color. I want to get the Mason Dixon book but I have to save up, since I like to treat myself for everything lately :) (1st day of school, surviving the 1st day of school, etc...)

12:35 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I thought of you last week when I saw Santorum on MTP. AAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! He makes my skin crawl. The no-eye-contact thing he does just kills me. Razor Cami looks fab. I just came home from the Renegade Craft Fair. It was fun, but I suspect B'klyn is even better...I did get an octopus tee (octopi were very big there--there were tons of them), some handspun, a few buttons, and a signed copy of Generation T.

3:36 PM  
Blogger knitting pinki said...

This came out great!

3:02 PM  

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