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« on: June 04, 2008 06:42:46 AM »

HI ! So 2 years ago I started my Simple Knitted Bodice from Stitchdiva, along with the knitalong here on Crafster, I chose white mohair from my stash and finished the body pretty fast and smoothly.. I made a size S, with just a couple added increases. Also, changed the lace pattern for my Isabeau lace pattern.

But when I tried it on I was dissapointed by the fit (made size S), which actually is not surprising seing how I had given birth to my 2nd daughter only a few months before and was still breastfeeding her..but ahem, I disgress !
I was also unsure about the sleeves. I knew I didn't want the lace panel but wasn't sure it would look right sans-lace.. So somehow it got tucked in a bag, you know, until I had decided what to do... ;-)

Anywho. Then this week-end I set my foot on the bag where this WIP had been set aside for so long. I wondered whether to just frog it all and reuse the yarn, decided to at least try it on, and surprise.. Ha !! Now it fits me just perfectly ! :-D
I also realised it would actually be best without sleeves, more like a vest.
I tend to wear my vesty sweaters tons lately ! Plus it's a lovely superwarm mohair, and would probably end up too warm with long sleeves...!!

I started right away, ripped a few rounds of the started sleeves, added 2 garter ridges on each sleeve. Then picked up all those darn stitches for the collar (it wasn't as bad as I feared though), finished the last couple rows today..

And Ta da !! My sweater is done !! And I love it and will wear it tons !! :-D

One thing I don't like though: the little whiter diamond at the bottom of the collar.. :-/   I might rip the seams and do some cutting/fixing...

( Oh and in case you're wondering, the weather is SO crappy here in France these days that YES I am wearing it as I type, all cozy and warm in my new sweater !! :-D  )


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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 08:16:53 AM »

ooooo  I like that sweater!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 08:22:54 AM »

that's very pretty Wink

« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 08:38:57 AM »

Very cool. This got a "this rocks" from me Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 11:12:06 AM »

This turned out great and it looks gorgeous on you!
i like the short sleeves a lot and the little white diamond is really pretty! ~ beautiful job altogether!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008 05:27:08 PM »

Love it.
Bought myself some Tilli Tomas and was thinking of starting on that pattern...
Just a thought, instead of cutting and stitching, how's about some beading to that white diamond in the cetre to make it pop out all the more?
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008 02:22:26 AM »

Thanks so much for all the nice comments.. I'm still not sure about the little diamond but Oh well, for now I haven't touched it and have worn the sweater for the last days, it's just perfect, so light and cozy..!  Grin


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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008 06:33:07 AM »

Congratulations on getting your body back! You look fantastic & so does your knit Smiley

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