A Crack In The Fortress of Solitude

While I’m still working on realigning my chakras and finding my centering, creative muse, I thought I’d do a brief picture share. After all, you guys really pitched in to make the final product decision possible, and I thank you.

Ten day old Luxy Rae cooed this evening when presented with her very own “Flower Power” kimono:

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Details, details:
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Pattern: Debbie Bliss’ Special Knits
Yarn: 350 yards Catalina Baby Pima alpaca / cotton blend
Needles: size 5 and 6 (US)

With the exception of the reverse-engineered sleeves, there were very few modifications. Since this was not a fitted sleeve cap, I picked up the stitches around the arm hole and knit each sleeve from the top down on two Addi circulars. I made sure to include the paired decreases just as if they’d been knit from the mustard border on up.

The other minor change had to do with the embroidery. I opted for French knots as anchor points (4 mustard corners and green center) for each flower, instead of the chain stitch specified in the pattern.

(Loudspeaker in the distance interrupts: “Clean up broken glass in aisle 2. Now, people!”)

That’s me. Gotta go.

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