It never fails to amuse me how my passion for a project will change between yarn selection and the midway point of knitting. When I began Orangina, I wanted to have it knit by the end of the month for a party. One year later I finally finished. Bearing that in mind with CeCe, I thought I'd have a project to carry me through until November. I figured I'd work a few rows here and there once it finally got too big to be a purse project. As it turns out, I didn't put it down. Start to finish in 2 weeks. Score another one for the Christmas gift pile!
The Project Details:
Pattern: CeCe design by Bonne Marie Burns of Chicknits
Yarn: Long ago discontinued Paton's Cotton Club in colour 6137. After I posted about not knowing the age of the yarn, Mum chimed in that it may have been from my elementary school years, so we're talking late 70's to early 80's. Talk about vintage stash yarn!
Needles: Size 6 bamboo
Started: September 11, 2006
Completed: September 25, 2006
Modifications: I knit the bottom an inch longer than the pattern called for, but that's because I was watching TV instead of paying attention.
Button: Vintage bakelite bought off ebay in a HUGE lot of random buttons.
Total cost: $4.95 for the pattern (I'm not counting the 20 year old stash yarn gifted from Mum in the cost.)
Final Verdict: I wish I'd knit this in a crisper yarn like a linen, but overall the drape of this cotton is nice. We'll revisit for fit once it's opened Christmas morning.