This is the interim shot until DD comes home tonight, and then we'll put up an "Action Shot". Here is a photo of the back, for now.
"Poppy" pattern from the Yarnplay book by Lisa Shobhana Mason. I knit this is Elann's Peruvian Uros Aran (50% wool, 50% llama, say it with me "ugly llama face"), in three colours: Silver Sage, Palm and Peridot (which is much more green than the photo shows). I used Addi & Aero circulars.
I used random striping (which is way outside my somewhat regimented, symmetrical sensibilities) and knitted in texture with garter and granite relief stitches, to mimic the texture of the Noro Silk Garden, used in the original. Only a few modifications, I used the maximum amount of stitches for the lower bodice to get some added length, I used a provisional cast on and joined my stitches, then placed the seam at the side. I also used short rows and a three-needle cast off for the shoulder seams.
I really love how it came out. My intention was to stretch a little oustside my knitcomfort zone and with the colour selection, the sideways knitting technique, the random (!) stripes and a significantly different yarn choice, I definitely did that. I would very likely make this again and can easily see it in an allover heathered yarn, and definitely in some of my stashed Silk Garden.
I have some WIP's (no, Karin has WIP's?) Yes, shamed into action by that array of sock cuffs and yarn cakes, I finished the Snickets and have these pretties coming along nicely...
Half of my Green Sock knitalong contribution, which will probably be my SAM3 knitalong for March as well, and Love Song socks - the February '07 Pick Up Sticks sock kit. My daiquiri and strawberry margarita socks - on Scout's martini sock blockers - don't they look intoxicating?! Ha ha!