Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sahara!!!

I just couldn't leave it alone!! I put it aside but it so wanted to be finished... I so wanted to wear it!! I even purchased a brown skirt from Coldwater Creek during their big year-end sale just for Sahara. And finally, here it is...


It turned out even better than I'd hoped. The pattern was so easy to work with and, once washed and blocked, the yarn is wonderfully silky soft.
I was truly caught here in an honest attempt to catch my hair in the breeze. Really! However, it was the best picture we got and my 14 yos was clearly unwilling to keep trying. Unfortunately I don't get very clear pictures with my camera when it is turned sideways and I can never tell and always forget until I post the pictures here (although I'm sure the dead grass and weeds in the background do much to make up for that... sigh).


Also, because of our typically mild weather, I chose to do 3/4 length sleeves so I'll be able to get more wear out of it.


Details: Sahara by Wendy Bernard

RYC Silk Wool - just over 9 balls
(Which means I get to return 3 for store credit - Yay!)

Knit Picks size 6 & 4 circulars
Size - M (mostly... my gauge was off so I went up a size)

12 comments:

knitknerd said...

It's gorgeous and it looks great on you - I don't think many people can pull of these body hugging sweaters so congratulations to you on looking absolutely marvelous in it!

knitknerd said...

I meant pull "off" - oops - and not like pull it off your body - though I have had that trouble with too tight garments on occasion...anyway - you know what I mean!

Wendy said...

Looking good, Tammy. This is the first one I have seen and you did a good job on yarn choice!

Lynda said...

Tammy - it's FABULOUS! - and a great fit!!

Laura said...

It's gorgeous, and looks like a perfect fit!

stitchywitch said...

I love it! I love your yarn choice and it looks fabulous on you! I was planning on doing short sleeves on mine, but maybe I should go for the 3/4 length - yours look so nice!

Stitchywitch

Donna Boucher said...

You are darling and so slim and your sweater...is fab!

If I were you I wouldn't be worried about any exercise streaking...I think chasing your busy boybarians must keep you in shape!!!

Love your Sahara!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I didn't quite keep my promise...As is usual, I forgot...saw your note to me, and quickly pulled up your blog...So, in a sense, I followed through...You did great! As always...(The pose it perfect...AJ is hired!)

amanda said...

Looks wonderful! I can't believe you thought it wouldn't fit. It really really looks great. Congrats!

Charity said...

Tammy! You look wonderful! Well done, you! :0)

Pixiepurls said...

that looks wonderful!

Cafe Knitter said...

Congrats! Your Sahara looks wonderful! It fits you really well. I am still working on mine... And thank you for sharing ideas on other yarn choices in your other posting. I am also thinking about making a short sleeve version for the summer.