Saturday, September 08, 2007

And Ah-One!

Fantine - right sleeveYep. It has been a week since we last saw our lovely ice blue Fantine in-the-making. I'll keep it brief as my right shoulder has been muy problematic (hence, spotty knitting), but this 50's inspired cropped top has grown to her full length of 19 inches as measured from the center back to the waist band.

The reason behind the post title reference to the signature Lawrence Welk "And Ah-One"? My girl has one sleeve down and one to go before the large blue buttons are added to finish this retro look.

Once my tweaked version of Fantine is complete, I'll be sure to visually and verbally detail all the modifications, including yarn substitution, length and yoke stitch changes.

By the way, I gave in to temptation and ordered the Rowan book, NewShapes, as well. You know, the one with "Anise" on the cover? Since I have 16 balls of Polar left, I figured I had to do something useful with it, no?



Blogger Opal said...

Fantine looks marvelous! I hope your shoulder feels better soon. It's never fun to hurt. :(

9/08/2007 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

I love the longer length! It's going to be fab on you!

9/08/2007 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

So so cute but I already told you that :)

Sorry your shoulder is bothersome :(

9/08/2007 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

Fantine looks glorious!

But you really should take care of yourself :(

And tell me how you like that book eh? Because you know we've been thinking about that.....

9/08/2007 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

Good job with the photo not showing the one-sidedness. She's looking great.

But do take care with that shoulder. It has to last you a while yet.

9/08/2007 08:37:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

I do like that Fantine. It really looks great.

9/08/2007 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

This is beautiful, and it is much, much better than the pattern's version of this knit. I love it!

9/08/2007 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

So sorry about your shoulder, Karen. Fantine, on the other hand, is fabulous! Can't wait to see her finished!

9/09/2007 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Your sweater's looking great!

9/09/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Looking at those Rowan pattern names is making me hungry!

Your Fantine is looking gorgeous. That is a great color for you, too! I keep saying that, so it just proves you have a great color eye.

See ya tomorrow!

9/09/2007 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

i love this is much...can't wait to see the buttons... are so with it on the blog titles! :)

9/09/2007 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Very nice. The color is great. Now we need to see it modeled!

9/10/2007 06:39:00 AM  
Blogger noblinknits said...

I love the colour and the style of Fantine. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with you properly. I have nearly found a place to live so the hiatus of contact should end soon.

Thanks for the comment - Clapotis was originally for my aunt and then I liked it so much (and became a bit too shy to send it to my aunt) I kept it. Now, I'm umming and ahing about it.

I had some Polar once and thought the blend was very interesting and the 10% acrylic was just about enough.

9/10/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Fantine is simply loverly, to quote Eliza Doolittle.

Take care of your shoulder, twin!


9/10/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger sturdygirl said...

pretty sweater! a little acrylic will likely go a long way to keep your sweater from pilling. also - can i admit that i always loved lawrence welk? watching that show is like living in fairy-land - just happy, complete with bubbles. :)

9/10/2007 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bonne Marie said...

LorDEE! That color is so entirely edibly fabulous!

I love this and can't wait to see this on you—ah One & a TWO!

9/11/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Karen --
I really like the modification you made - Fantine will be gorgeous! Please take care of your shoulder!

9/11/2007 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

In keeping with Lawrence Welk, it's "Wunnerful, wunnerful!"
Take care of yourself - shoulder pain is the pits! (I can truly sympathize...)

9/11/2007 12:30:00 PM  

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