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« Reply #140 on: September 24, 2007 01:02:39 PM »

And you are happy with your yarn choice Kat Autumn?

I'm using the Tweedle Dee too and am having serious doubts about a lace sweater in bulky wool(like) yarn.  I'm only at the ribbing so don't have enough done to really tell if I am okay with it or not....



I'm using the Tweedle Dee in Blackberry:
All I've got to say at this point is this pattern/yarn combination is not my treasured love  Tongue

I think it's too fuzzy and the self striping of the Tweedle Dee in Blackberry is far too strong for the subtle lace pattern.  I got four rows into the top lace pattern, carefully divided the stitches to two sets of circulars so I could get into it, and tried it on.

I should have alternated rows from two different skeins matched to the same section of the colorway to make the self striping more subtle.  As it stands, the light sections drew attention to the fact I was breaking the fat girl/bulky yarn rule, screaming "Look at my fat @$$" in a very unattractive way.

How unattractive?

Let's just say I took a picture for posterity (not with me in it) and I'm frogging the darned thing to make a cardigan instead.  I'll come back to this sweater when I've done a couple more knitting projects, so I can rework the pattern in a more flattering yarn choice (something worsted weight and solid or gently heathered.)
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« Reply #141 on: September 24, 2007 01:50:46 PM »


As it stands, the light sections drew attention to the fact I was breaking the fat girl/bulky yarn rule, screaming "Look at my fat @$$" in a very unattractive way.

How unattractive?

Let's just say I took a picture for posterity (not with me in it) and I'm frogging the darned thing to make a cardigan instead.  I'll come back to this sweater when I've done a couple more knitting projects, so I can rework the pattern in a more flattering yarn choice (something worsted weight and solid or gently heathered.)

Awww, I bet it's still beautiful. I will say this, when I took some pictures last night I did realize that, perhaps, the bulky yarn + horizontal stripes do make my body look bigger than it really is. I'm a full figured woman (I wear a size 14-16 in most clothes), but I have an odd shape to me as well. When I put the sweater on and looked in the mirror it looked great. Then I looked at the pics and I was like "whoa! Am I really that big?!" And then I wanted to cry. So, I've decided to go on a diet, but I'll still post pics of my finished sweater because I'm so darn proud of it. You all just try and not notice how big I look in it.  Cry

I am also going to try (after I finish all my Christmas present projects) to re-work the pattern so that I can use a solid colored worsted weight yarn. I love the overall design of the sweater.
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« Reply #142 on: September 24, 2007 03:11:34 PM »


I have been a total slacker this weekend. It took me all weekend just to get through the few rows left in the back. Here's where I'm at so far:


I'm sure all of your Cherie Amours are still beautiful, but I also know what you are going through. Although I'm okay with how it looks in the mirror, the sweater looks so much better when modeled by my bed. Of course, when my fiance takes pictures of me, he thinks it's funny to catch me off guard, and get the grossest double-chinned, no-necked pics of me he can. But, so maybe y'all will feel better, here's a modeled progress pic of cherie, fat arms and all (double-chins and necklessness removed).


I swear, there a boobs and a waistline in there somewhere...
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« Reply #143 on: September 24, 2007 03:12:31 PM »

Yay, my yarn from handpaintedyarn.com shipped today!  Two more weeks or so and I'll be able to start!
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« Reply #144 on: September 24, 2007 03:18:53 PM »

Great progress Singlemom!

It's a little bit sad to see so many people on here are finding the fit less than flattering. Now I'm starting to wonder. This is why I like top down sweaters so you can get an idea earlier on!

Anyhoo....I posted a progress pic of my Cherie Amour on my blog. Link is below if you want to see!

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« Reply #145 on: September 24, 2007 03:41:37 PM »

Singlemon - you rock! I think it looks great, and you are certainly not a slacker. I haven't knitted mine for 3 days now.
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« Reply #146 on: September 24, 2007 04:03:20 PM »

That's gorgeous! I love it!
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« Reply #147 on: September 24, 2007 09:02:07 PM »

Singlemom -- that looks great!-- and I love your yarn choice. 

I just finished the bottom lace -- so far, so good.  Hopefully, it will be flattering on me.
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« Reply #148 on: September 24, 2007 10:14:54 PM »

I was a dork and didn't realize that I'd twisted my work until I was almost done with the bottom lace, so I had to undo all of it and start over.  I decided to do the x-small instead of just the small, because I really want this to be a fitted top.  I'm halfway through the middle ribbing now, after working on it for most of the day.
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« Reply #149 on: September 25, 2007 09:20:37 AM »

Awww, I bet it's still beautiful.

It was pretty, but pretty or not it didn't do a thing for me, so I shed not one tear while I frogged it. I'm working it into the Sandy cardigan from Big Girl knits, which means I'm only breaking one rule and not two (stripes end up being diagonals which work better.)  It's working up much better and it's a pretty simple pattern for switching yarn weight on. (Yay for practice!)

So, I've decided to go on a diet, but I'll still post pics of my finished sweater because I'm so darn proud of it. You all just try and not notice how big I look in it.  Cry

I'm looking forward to seeing it.

I am also going to try (after I finish all my Christmas present projects) to re-work the pattern so that I can use a solid colored worsted weight yarn. I love the overall design of the sweater.

I still love the idea of this sweater, too.  It's got such nice lines even if it photographs for crap on people.  I just wish I were more skilled with knitting.  I'd have no fear jumping in with a different weight yarn, etc, were it a crocheted pattern. . . sigh . . .

Please let me know what you come up with.  I'd only have to do a little bit of work to size it up from whatever you get.  (I'm an 18/20 on top and a 16/18 on the bottom.)
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