Thursday, June 09, 2005

Grumperina's t-shirt


Start: June 3, 2005 (this is the restart date...the other was frogged!)
End: June 7, 2005
Pattern: Grumperina's t-shirt
Yarn: Knit Picks "Shine" in orchid. 6 balls. Machine washable! Yes, it worked, all is fine...I will be wearing this t-shirt often, not only because I love it, but because I can throw it in the wash!
Gauge: 22sts over 30 rows with US#6 addis
Alterations: Basically the whole thing was altered and made for me and the gauge...Thank you Kathy! I did make the hip area a little bigger to accommodate my babymaking rollage! It seems to stretch a little once I washed it and as I wear it (to be expected with cotton). I will make another a little snugger and a touch shorter knowing it will stretch a little.

This is seriously a weekend knit! Love the yarn...I will make more out of "Shine". Hmmmm...... what colour next.....

23 comments:

grumperina said...

Carolyn, it's beautiful, and I'm happy that it fits you well :).

Colleen said...

OH! OH! OH! It looks so fantastic on you!!! Great job! Congrats to you and the grumpy one.

LisaB said...

That's looks fabulous! the color looks great.

Terhi said...

It is really pretty! :-)

eastern white said...

that looks so pretty! perfect fit! what a great knit and a great design!

Purly Whites said...

It looks sooooo good on you! Very flattering! Very nice work.

andrea said...

beautiful! and that shine yarn is addictive - so soft *and* machine washable, wow.

;)

goodkarma said...

I'm so happy and impressed and full of joy for you and for Grumpy! And just a little bit jealous! :) I'm going to order me some Shine, too, and make a Tivoli, too, just like my friend Carolyn!!!! You look so great in this top.

Anonymous said...

That looks great! Can you post your alterations?

KnitNana said...

Just beautiful! How about the violet for the next one? I will have to order this yarn!
(((hugs)))

winnie said...

oh lordy. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

Diana said...

It looks so nice! Its simple, yet elegant, and perfect on you. I am definitely going to have to check this yarn out.

Jane said...

Beautiful. Love the color.

carolyn said...

awesome! looks great on you

Yarngirl said...

It came out wonderful!!!

Anna said...

Wow, this really turned out great! Kudos!

Lauren said...

Perfect fit! It looks really great on you, Carolyn! Enjoy your new FO :)

Anonymous said...

Okay,
I reallllly like that. Red is my favourite colour but this colour I would take. Size 1x please and a little more room around the waist for your big sister please. You are very talented! I think you should have some kind of a knitting based business. Let's all combine our thoughts on how Carolyn can make some cash and a career out of this hobby girls. P.S. please don't post pictures without your lovely face in the future.

Your favourite sister Catherine

Anonymous said...

hi carolyn your sweater is gorgeous .Grandma Aunt Marg Aunt Shirley andmyself are visting your Mom and Dad . Call me this week for knit night . Bye for now Aunt Joanne.

Jennifa said...

I love it. The color looks great on you!

Anonymous said...

great work. my favorite colour soft blue or white .m om

yuvee said...

That looks fantastic, and I'm going to make that size too from Grumperina's pattern. I have exactly 6 skeins of Shine to knit it with. Problem is, the colour is 5 Blush and 1 Orchid. Any advice on how to mix them?

Susan said...

Okay - Will you share your pattern with me? I made another out of Austermann Mayfair, but that went along with the written pattern. I have six balls of Shine waiting and I think this would be fabulous! The Shine I have is in Apricot! :) Thanks!
- Susan