Saturday, January 27, 2007

Eiffel est fini, et beau

Ta da! Well, Eiffel is done, and I LOVE it! The fit is perfect, the pattern is very well-written, the yarn was fun to work with - a total winner.

I was so pleased with it, in fact, I was gonna get all dressed up, skirt, heels, the works, and go down to our beautiful City Hall building and have Kaity take real outdoor photo-shoot pictures. But, it's raining, so you get me in the house again. Still, I'm wearing Eiffel all dressed up to church tomorrow, rain or shin.

Pattern: Eiffel, Winter Knitty, 2006
Yarn: Louet Euroflax linen, fine/sport weight, in Eggplant, 3 skeins
Size: Medium

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed knitting with the linen. I ran the garment through the washer, and gave it about 10 minutes in the dryer, then laid it out to block. It hasn't softened up tooooo much yet, but I think it will with time.

Style note: I decided not to put the ribbons on the sleeves, but felt it still needed it on the body for fit, but I have tied it in the back.... I think I'm of an age where the ribbons and bows are just a bit too cute for me.

40 Comments:

At 9:59 AM, Anonymous LC said...

Excellent! Love the color.

Maybe the waist and sleeves would work with a little elastic cording instead of the ribbons? You could even use the ribbons, and sew an elastic section to allow for putting on and taking off...

Heels?..you wear heels?...ack! I can't walk in them any more. LOL

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Susie said...

FABULOUS! You, and the sweater, look fabulous. Now it's definitely on my wish list. Well done, you :)

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Barb said...

It's beautiful! I love it, and it's looks great on you. Wow!

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Marion said...

You and the sweater both look fabulous. And I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who thought the ribbons on the sleeves were a bit much.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

It's beautiful! You look great!

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

Beautiful, Lynda! And it looks great on you. You'll blow 'em away at church tomorrow!

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger miss88keys said...

PLEASE STOP! Everytime you knit something, it turns out so absoltuely gorgeous that then I think I need to knit it too!!!

WOW!

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Abigail said...

So you and perfect too.

Will you wear it on the sea sock cruise?

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger amylovie said...

Ooo la la!

Amy

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love the color! I love the fit! I want your body! Wait, that doesn't sound right... I meant, I want your body instead of MY body. Everything looks goreous on you!! And your knitting rocks, Lynda!!!

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Rubys & Purls said...

The color, the fit, everything about your Eiffel is just great! Mine was to the end of the decreases when I realized that I had messed up the pattern, so I went frogging! LOL! Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow.

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger mary said...

ooh la la; it looks great!
Congrats on another well-fitting knit.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger opportunityknits said...

It's a lovely sweater and you look great in it.

 
At 7:41 PM, Anonymous JessaLu said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Lynda, it's beautiful!! Great job! And I love your idea with the ribbon... that's been one of my greatest concerns with knitting it for myself. Problem solved.

 
At 1:17 AM, Blogger uhoava gnu said...

It's beautiful! After seeing your photos, Eiffel seems much more interesting knit! You made it so beautiful :)
And wow, you've lost a lot of weight!

 
At 3:46 AM, Anonymous Beth said...

C'est magnifique! You did a wonderful job on Eiffel and you look fabulous in it!

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh wow I love that you did such a great job!

 
At 6:09 AM, Anonymous Robin said...

Eiffel turned out fabulous - it looks perfect! Nice work!

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger jillian said...

You are one foxy mama in your Eiffel!! It turned out beautifully. The fit and color are stunning on you!

 
At 9:29 AM, Anonymous ariane said...

Wow, lynda, that's really cute!

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

another winner! très jolie!

 
At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. When you take pictures see if you can take one of it over a white button-up for a work look!

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Great job Lynda, the sweater looks wonderful! Love the colour too!

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Sheryl said...

Oh, Lynda, that is gorgeous! I am very impressed!

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Wendy said...

truly cool. and the linen, too. I love that stuff.

 
At 2:06 AM, Anonymous gina L said...

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At 9:01 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

You look incredible! So does Eiffel.

 
At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Ronikins said...

Stunning, just stunning!

 
At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Lynne said...

It is just so perfect, Lynda! I'm so happy that you love it. And, of course, it looks oo-la-la on you!

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Knittypants said...

Wow! Hot! You will get lots and lots of wonderful wear out of it. The color is great, and the fit is very flattering.

 
At 7:11 AM, Blogger Eileen said...

Absolutely stunning! Enjoy!!

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger keohinani said...

HAWT!

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

WOW! When you wear that, better be sure hubby is with you!!!

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Marti said...

Wow! You are a very talented knitter. I am so far behind you it isnt even funny.
Just recently found your blog and am totally amazed at your knitting.
Dont you love first place? I was in it a few years ago and dearly loved it. Doing a Beth Moore right now.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Il est magnifique. Lynda, vous semblez beau dans Eiffel !

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

Your Eiffel is fabulous... I too plan to do it in Louet Euroflax linen, it seems like a similar but much nicer fabric than the hemp (and I don't think a heavier yarn is right for this).

Question -- what size needles did you use? The gauge of the yarn seems so different than the pattern.

Also, another idea, I think I'm going to try i-cord in the same yarn instead of ribbon.

 
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