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lizellis22
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2007 06:28:06 PM »

I know it's redundant, but, Gloriana- LOVE it.  So beautiful!  Good work!
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2007 09:34:42 AM »

PROGRESS PICTURE TIME!!

That has to be the crappiest pic that I have ever taken. But at least it's a picture! I'm doing the armscye shaping on the back right now.
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2007 10:28:36 AM »

I think it's looking lovely.  That color is stunning. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2007 10:10:16 AM »

Hi i just joined craftster and i'm a total nerd. knit history: never knit a gauge, learned from books, knit 2 sweaters, no scarves, i'm hoping this will be my first that really works out. the style is so pretty. i'm using a deep purple yarn- just cast on last night.  i have NO skills so i won't be of any use for advice but i can tell you how this is going and maybe you can help me with suggestions.
i don't know how to post a picture but i have one and i'm about 12 rows in.  i am also making it less tunic-y and more regular length normal-y.  i only cast on 75 so the bottom wouldn't start out as wide. and i don't think i'll do too many decreases before the waist ribbing.
 oh, nevermind- i see you have to post 10 times before you're in the privileged photo clique.
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2007 05:43:47 PM »

pregnantknitting- Did you knit a gauge swatch for this? It's essential to getting an end product that actually fits!

You should go around replying so that we can see the picture! I'm dying to see another progress pic of this. What kind of yarn did you use? Purple should be pretty ;o)

Oh, and I judge by your username that you're expecting. Is that right?
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2007 06:36:57 PM »

Hi everyone, I am thinking of making this in elann's sonata.... I get to buy yarn as my reward to myself for finishing all my stupid research papers of the semester.

fragolina- Did you end up using sonata? (Sorry if you mentioned it and I missed it!) The stitch definition looks really nice.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2007 07:07:17 PM »

 i know!  i am tempted to just write some useless comments to increase my post number and be able to post a picture.  (oh, wait!  this is a useless comment!)
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2007 07:13:09 PM »

My 4th little one is due in 4 months and my belly makes it REALLY difficult to get a good fit (i'd like to wear my sweaters for more than 2 weeks before my body type changes AGAIN) 
right now i'm working off a very AWESOME tutorial i found a link to on here about how to make a knitting pattern for yourself.
http://zeitgeistyarns.blogspot.com/2007/01/tutorial-how-to-custom-fit-sweater.html

i used a shirt that fit me...once...long ago.  It's knitting up really nice and easy.  i'm on the arm-shaping of the back.  exciting stuff!
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2007 07:15:44 PM »

and yes, i'm just pretending i didn't hear that question about the gauge swatch...fragolina.
these look so lovely...if mine turns out anything close to that i'll be thrilled!
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2007 10:51:11 PM »

Hi everyone, I am thinking of making this in elann's sonata.... I get to buy yarn as my reward to myself for finishing all my stupid research papers of the semester.

fragolina- Did you end up using sonata? (Sorry if you mentioned it and I missed it!) The stitch definition looks really nice.

Yeah, I did end up using sonata. It's working up great on smaller needles (because of beforementioned sizing issues), and I'm hoping that it'll fit right!

One oddball sonata factoid- I've used this color of sonata previously, and then made the lucky sweater out of their rosetta color. The bonsai tunic that I'm making is at the same gauge as the lucky sweater was, on the same size needles- but both projects in the light turqouise feel lots softer than the rosetta! I'm thinking maybe the darker dyes have something to do with the yarn not softening up? Weird!

My 4th little one is due in 4 months and my belly makes it REALLY difficult to get a good fit (I'd like to wear my sweaters for more than 2 weeks before my body type changes AGAIN) 
right now I'm working off a very AWESOME tutorial i found a link to on here about how to make a knitting pattern for yourself.
http://zeitgeistyarns.blogspot.com/2007/01/tutorial-how-to-custom-fit-sweater.html

i used a shirt that fit me...once...long ago.  It's knitting up really nice and easy.  i'm on the arm-shaping of the back.  exciting stuff!


That must be pretty frustrating to spend so much time knitting something for your current size, and only being able to wear it twice or so before you get too big for it! Have you considered doing something to expand your wearing options (like knitting a st st insert for each side, and adding an invisible zipper to it, so that it could be worn either in the "small" size, or the expanded size)? It could be the stylish option that coincides with the "maternity elastic button closure" that allows you to wear those jeans for an extra few weeks!
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