Monday, August 14, 2006

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  • Inventing the Universe

    To make an apple pie from scratch,
    you must first invent the universe.
    -Carl Sagan

    Once again, I am utterly and completely dumbfounded. Struck by the absolute coolness that I started with a bunch of yarn and ended up with this:

    Lacy Aran Tank
    Pattern: Lacy Aran Tee and Tank (tank), Reynolds Saucy #82302
    Yarn: Reynolds Saucy 3 1/2 skeins
    Needles: Addi Turbos US 5, 16"
    Notes: I followed this pattern exactly as written - I think I even made it in the same color as the example - with one exception: I made the cables mirror images, because that kind of thing drives me crazy. This was a quick knit with minimal finishing. The fact that it took me 11 months is secondary to a winter in RI and a busy first couple months in California, not to any actual difficulty with the pattern. But now that it's done? I'll wear it all the time.
    Best Thing About This Project: Finally being able to wear something I've knit in California.

    (It's been so long since we've seen a finished object around here that I had to look through my archives and figure out how to blog it!)

    Perfect for MyNewCaliforniaLifestyle in every respect, cotton, lacey, the blue of the sky, the blue of my eyes, this is my first warm-weather knit. And I like it. A lot.


    Blogger Liz K. said...

    You look smashing! A fabulous San Diego knit! I love those heart cables.

    8/14/2006 1:20 PM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    It's perfect!!

    8/14/2006 1:23 PM  
    Anonymous Cara said...

    Looks great! Congratulations on another fabulous knit!

    8/14/2006 1:23 PM  
    Blogger Marina said...


    8/14/2006 1:27 PM  
    Anonymous Kristen said...

    Everything about it is beautiful!

    8/14/2006 1:36 PM  
    Anonymous Melissa said...

    oh wow... I love it!! I think the hearts down the center are my favorite part

    8/14/2006 1:38 PM  
    Anonymous Leah said...

    And you should. It's gorgeous and quite flattering on you!

    8/14/2006 1:41 PM  
    Blogger Sonya said...

    Very pretty and very flattering on you. Perfect for your NewCaliforniaLifeStyle.

    8/14/2006 1:45 PM  
    Anonymous Marisa said...

    Very very pretty! Perfect for So. Cal!

    8/14/2006 2:12 PM  
    Anonymous Debby said...

    That is very pretty and it looks so good on you!

    Does this mean no more "winter" sweaters will be knitted, now that you are in CA? :)

    8/14/2006 2:29 PM  
    Blogger Carole said...

    It looks great!

    8/14/2006 2:37 PM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Congrats! It came out so pretty :-)

    8/14/2006 2:47 PM  
    Blogger knitzalot said...

    It looks great! I may have to try making that pattern someday. Thanks for telling me about the great yarn store in RI. My blogmate and I are planning on going there next week!

    8/14/2006 2:47 PM  
    Blogger Noeysmommy said...

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! and I love the color too!

    8/14/2006 3:41 PM  
    Blogger silverarrowknits said...

    The top looks great!

    8/14/2006 4:39 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job.
    Dorothy (Missouri Star)

    8/14/2006 4:56 PM  
    Blogger Pam said...

    Congratulations -- I'm sure this will be a great asset to the NewCaliforniaLifestyle. It's beautiful!

    8/14/2006 5:17 PM  
    Blogger Lou said...


    8/14/2006 5:24 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Looks great! Love the color and the pattern! Congrats on a FO - it's been a while around here too!

    8/14/2006 5:53 PM  
    Blogger Meg said...

    That looks fabbo!

    8/14/2006 6:37 PM  
    Blogger Kate D. said...

    So cute! Love it! Meanwhile I unpack my mittens and look forward to the onslaught of autumn...

    8/14/2006 6:55 PM  
    Blogger GamecockDoc said...

    Fabulous tank! Wear it well.

    8/14/2006 7:25 PM  
    Anonymous dawn said...

    It's looking lovely. The added bonus is that it takes less yarn and time and no sleeves.

    8/15/2006 1:47 AM  
    Blogger Wendy said...

    Now, that's some Amazing Lace!


    8/15/2006 6:32 AM  
    Blogger jennie said...

    It's lovely! And a terrific color.

    8/15/2006 9:00 AM  
    Anonymous Bomber said...

    Smashing! Simply smashing!

    8/15/2006 9:53 AM  
    Blogger christine said...

    Perfection! Only, I want to see the front........whine.........

    8/15/2006 11:54 AM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    What can I say that hasn't already been said? It's sinply gorgeous, Theresa! And SO MyNewCaliforniaLifestyle! :)

    8/15/2006 2:38 PM  
    Blogger Tricotine said...

    It fits you perfectly! Beautiful work! :)

    Isabelle aka Tricotine still struggling with her lace...

    8/15/2006 3:30 PM  
    Anonymous Leah said...

    Looks awesome. I'm impressed you had time to finish it with everything else going on. I started a stich and bitch club here and am still knitting during grand rounds and the like :) can't wait to hear more about the new life out there

    8/15/2006 5:56 PM  
    Anonymous Tam said...

    It' beautiful! Love the detail.

    8/16/2006 8:02 AM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    Not sure how I missed your last couple posts -- my Bloglines only came up with your most recent one. Lovely tank! It must feel great to finally have a new FO. Great color for you, too.

    8/16/2006 8:25 AM  
    Anonymous Mom and Dad said...

    You look great in this.


    8/16/2006 4:01 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Looks so great! I love the color.

    8/17/2006 9:06 AM  
    Anonymous Krys said...

    It looks lovely, and I'm sure it's even nicer in person. :-)

    8/17/2006 12:04 PM  
    Anonymous Monica said...

    Awesome tank, love it!

    8/17/2006 2:00 PM  
    Anonymous Teresa C said...

    What a great fit! I hope you are getting a lot of wear out of it.

    8/29/2006 2:51 PM  

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