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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty's Thermal....Finally complete! on: April 16, 2007 11:05:39 AM
Thanks for all the compliments. You sure know how to make a girl blush, and smile Smiley


I wore it today, and it was so comfy and warm...Love it!

I ended up getting the gauge specified in the pattern (don't remember it off the top of my head) and size 4 needles. I hated the swatching process, but now I am glad since it actually worked out for one, hehe.

Thanks again for all the nice things you've said
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty's Thermal....Finally complete! on: April 13, 2007 08:55:12 PM
Ok, what color is that, because that is the exact color I want!  It turned out lovely, I love long sleeves too.  It's just perfect, you did a great job, and I really like this pattern even more now.  Very cool.

I can't wait to see the Cookie socks either.  Wink 

Thanks! The color is burgandy, the knitpicks gloss of course.


As for the cookie socks...Well it might be awile. They have to get in line, lol
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: VK Red Lace Cardi on: April 13, 2007 08:47:22 PM
Ohh..I might have to make this. It really came out lovely.

I'm amused though...the pattern didn't "call to me" before, but seeing it complete...Now it does  Cheesy
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Thermal....Finally complete! on: April 13, 2007 08:43:17 PM
Finally! I am finished. I had no problems knitting the body, and sleeve one but as soon as I started sleeve 2 I had major burnout. It took me a whole month just to knit the second sleeve and sew it up  Shocked

I am WAY happy with the end product. I knitted the sleeves slightly longer, since that is how I liked them. Of course, after I finished the first one is when I started reading about the "growth" issues. There was no way I was re-knitting so I kept going.

Before blocking, the sleeves were perfect...completely perfect. But the body was just a little too short. The first picture is pre-blocking. It is hard to tell it's a little short, partly because I stretched it right before the camera snapped. A second later, it popped back into place.




And here are the post blocking pictures. First off...the pants from the first shot sat at my belly button...these pants are low rise, so the top doesn't like that different, lengthwise, but trust me...It grew at least 3 or more inches. (Sort of embarassing but if you look closely you can see the "crater" that is my belly button, lol) So the body is now perfect, but the sleeves...  Sad
A little too long. Happily, they only grew in length, not in width.


Here's with the sleeves rolled twice. And as much as I liked the ribbed cuff...I quite like it rolled up too. So it works. And I LOVE it! Even better, it got cold again here in Southern Virginia so i will get to wear it once or twice before it warms up! yay!


One last thing...I had to go up several needle sizes to get gauge. For the size I made (34) the pattern called for 7 skeins. I always buy extra so I bought 8. I used 5 and I have three completely untouched skeins left.  Enough to make some fab knee socks by Cookie  Wink
15  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: April 13, 2007 08:42:44 PM
Finally! I am finished. I had no problems knitting the body, and sleeve one but as soon as I started sleeve 2 I had major burnout. It took me a whole month just to knit the second sleeve and sew it up  Shocked

I am WAY happy with the end product. I knitted the sleeves slightly longer, since that is how I liked them. Of course, after I finished the first one is when I started reading about the "growth" issues. There was no way I was re-knitting so I kept going.

Before blocking, the sleeves were perfect...completely perfect. But the body was just a little too short. The first picture is pre-blocking. It is hard to tell it's a little short, partly because I stretched it right before the camera snapped. A second later, it popped back into place.




And here are the post blocking pictures. First off...the pants from the first shot sat at my belly button...these pants are low rise, so the top doesn't like that different, lengthwise, but trust me...It grew at least 3 or more inches. (Sort of embarassing but if you look closely you can see the "crater" that is my belly button, lol) So the body is now perfect, but the sleeves...  Sad
A little too long. Happily, they only grew in length, not in width.


Here's with the sleeves rolled twice. And as much as I liked the ribbed cuff...I quite like it rolled up too. So it works. And I LOVE it! Even better, it got cold again here in Southern Virginia so i will get to wear it once or twice before it warms up! yay!


One last thing...I had to go up several needle sizes to get gauge. For the size I made (34) the pattern called for 7 skeins. I always buy extra so I bought 8. I used 5 and I have three completely untouched skeins left.  Enough to make some fab knee socks by Cookie  Wink
16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: March 08, 2007 06:12:00 PM
I'm sort of stalled for now. I finished the body (minus the neckline ribbing) on Monday. But I can't start my sleeves since my DPN's are the wrong size. They're a different brand from the circs I used, and metrically, different size. It's a small difference but I don't want to chance it.

Hopefully, I can get the needles Saturday. It's a 40 minute drive to go get them, otherwise I would have gotten them on Monday Smiley

I'm going to try and start the neckline tonight. I tried it on and fits pretty good. I'll try to post pics soon
17  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: February 25, 2007 09:51:16 PM
*sob*  *sob*  *sob*
After many days, and almost 2in of knitting i have realised that my Thermal is a moebius strip. Thats what happens when you make the fatty-boombah size on 60cm circs (you cant see the twistedness).

Its sitting there, glaring at me, daring me to frog it....

Awww..Sorry to hear that...I would be so mad  Embarrassed


I have to do about 12 more rows and then I can separate for the front and back. This will sound silly but I'm actually a little sad about it. For days now, it's been the same thing...no looking at the pattern, no keeping track of a chart. Just measuring here and there. but before long, I'll have to drag that pattern out. Mark decreases, etc...

BUT at the same time, oh so excited to almost be at that point. It's starting to warm up slightly here in Southern Va. and I want to wear this at least one before Spring  Smiley
18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: February 22, 2007 05:44:29 PM
Not pinkish at all...It's just washed out from the flash. The picture I took without the flash was even worse. When I think burgandy, this is a perfect match, in my opinion.

Hopefully, when I finish it, I can get a picture that really shows the true color. That's the only bad thing about the red family.
19  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: February 22, 2007 03:48:29 PM
what color did you use, ibmomof2?
it very pretty.

I'm using burgandy. It really is a pretty color.
20  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: February 20, 2007 09:07:57 PM

Here's my progress at the end of my first ball of yarn. (pardon the crappy picture. My camera is not feeling well apparently. And red does not photo well! It's darker in real life.)

I am just about halfway to the first measurement. (Sorry, I'm not looking at the pattern so I don't remember the wording. But I'm doing the "knit until 12 inches" part, after ribbing. I did the math and it's 80 rows to get to that point, I'm on row 36 now. Phew! It goes fast, and slow all at the same time.


And I heart the knitpicks gloss...this is going to be a soft sweater Smiley
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