Multiple posts in a week & Sensual Knits

Posted on | November 30, 2007 | 14 Comments

In what must be a first for me, this is my third post this week. I guess that’s what happens when knits that I’ve had to hold my tongue about for so long are finally released out into the world.

Yahaira’s book, Sensual Knits, was released unexpectedly early last week. I have two contributions in this book, a lace camisole and its matching cardigan. For some reason, the book only shows the two pieces worn together:

The yarn we ended up using for this was Blue Sky’s Royal Alpaca. Those who know me know that I’m pretty sensitive to fibers (cruel irony for an avid knitter) and alpaca especially is usually too scratchy for me. But I had no problems with the Royal Alpaca. It’s really something else. As Clara Parkes writes in her great reference, The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, royal alpaca is “the cream of the alpaca fiber crop”.

This twinset was my third design, a couple of months into my long break from academia and pursuit of my knitwear ambitions. Through this book, I met a lot of great people, some of whom I’ve gotten to know in real life too. :)


14 Responses to “Multiple posts in a week & Sensual Knits”

  1. Gudrun Johnston
    November 30th, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

    Very cute Connie. I particularly like the camisole. It sure is hard to be patient about revealing designs!!
    It’s paying off now though right?

  2. Hickory
    November 30th, 2007 @ 10:36 pm

    Wow, the photo in the book is not good at all. The model’s hair is covering the lace on the front on one side, and the sweater is scrunched up on the other. And yes, the lace detail on the side of the cami really makes it special! Bad job to whoever chose the photos for the book! To you however, that is a beautiful set! Thanks for putting up your photos of it. I might have to make that cami for me :) (or at least for the store)

  3. kat coyle
    November 30th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    very very pretty. i love the lace details. it reminds me of a vintage twin set in a good way, it’s so feminine and delicate. superb!
    good thing you took that photo of it.

  4. Betty
    November 30th, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    Very cute! I love the lace!

  5. Angelika
    December 2nd, 2007 @ 9:05 am

    Another nice design of yours. It’s so cute and I have to second that they didn’t do a good photo shoot. The best part, the lace, is not showing at all. Thanks for your personal pictures. They do much better justice to your excellent work. Too bad I couldn’t pull off that cami.

  6. schrodinger
    December 2nd, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

    What a super-cute combo, and a terrible shame you can’t see all the detail in the book.

  7. bitterpurl
    December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:51 am

    that’s the model I hate! have you noticed every pic she’s in has some mistake?

    at least the details were kept in the schematic.

  8. melanie
    December 3rd, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    beautiful set, bad photo, doesn’t show the detail! keep up the good work connie, glad i can say i knew you when!

  9. Stef
    December 4th, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

    I’ve said it before, but I love this twinset! When, oh when, will my copy of the book arrive??

  10. mel
    December 4th, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

    Wow Connie :) I saw the book a week or two ago in B&N and noticed your twinset in particular, it’s lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your cami pics with us – that little bit of hidden lace makes it all the more appealing, I think. You have a wonderful eye for detail!

  11. Mary Jane
    December 13th, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

    Hard to believe they didn’t show the important details of your beautiful design. Beautiful work, thanks for showing us the charm of the camisole. Your Henley is a favorite of mine too.

  12. JL
    December 15th, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    What a beautfiufl set, nice colour too.

  13. Kylie
    December 19th, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

    That twinset is gorgeous! Unbelievable that they didn’t photograph it better. Those guys should be beaten! Well, that may be a bit harsh… but really, the book doesn’t give your design justice.

  14. Heatherly
    January 11th, 2008 @ 1:29 am

    oh i love the obscure and hidden side lace! to bad they didnt photgraph it!

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