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« on: July 14, 2008 10:20:49 PM »

Here are some projects I've finished, and one big pain in my rear...

First, the pain...
This is my progress so far on the Troubador socks from the spring Interweave.
The top:

Bottom:

and ankleish-y-whatever area:

It was going fine, and then I got the the ankle bit.  I'm making these for my mom in a small, but for some reason the ankle part is too tight. ack!  I really am going to hate ripping it....

Now that the pain is through, a sweater I finished in February.  I scored this yarn at mucho discount because sadly, my favorite lys was closing... 
The sleeves are Noro Sakura #5 and the body is Ella Rae Shibu in Tan. 
This sweater is so comfy!

Here's the color detail of the sleeves:

And the back:


The pattern is a modified version of the Jolly Roger in Happy Hooker.

I fell in love with the Sakura, but sadly this stuff was discontinued in Spring 2006 (according to yarndex).  I figured if one store may have it, then maybe the others would.. I searched and then bought the remaining supply in the city.  Grin

And perhaps my favorite thing I've made to date........

The pattern is from Not Your Mama's Crochet, and I believe it's called the 'Too Good for Your Boyfriend sweater'.

It worked up surprisingly fast. 
When I was sewing up the sweater and got to the front bit, I decided to add the buttons since the stitching was open enough to do so.

They were pretty little things and I wanted to use them, and I loved the color combo when paired with the sweater.

And the bit I'm most proud of on this sweater...

Let's just say that when I saw the pattern in the book I freaked out.  I love skulls and this was the perfect opportunity to play around.

The main body is a salmon pink cotton yarn, that cheap cone stuff at walmart, the skull is my favorite white yarn, the sparkley Lion Brand stuff, and the other details are bits of Microspun and Caron Brights.

Thanks for looking everyone!  Let me know what you think.  Grin

Oh... and I 've been meaning to post this for a while... This is all I have for now, I still need to take close up photos of it.

I've got a Mad Hatter hat on... I made it from Lion Brand Suede and some felt as the 10/6 slip in the brim.   I finished it some time winter 2006, and this was during summer 2007.  I was celebrating my unbirthday since it was my day off.  Cheesy  I work at Walt Disney World seasonally. Best job ever!
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 10:36:31 PM »

love the skull one! CUTE
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008 10:52:08 PM »

Awesome, I love them all.  That yarn you used for the sleeves of your first sweater really looks amazing, and the skull sweater is absolutely wonderful Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008 11:17:20 PM »

Great work ! I like the tops - I crochet faster than I knit, thanks for the inspiration !

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008 12:25:36 AM »

The sweaters are really great, and so is the hat! I can't wait to see closer-up pictures of it! Also, don't lose hope with the socks. There WILL be a breakthrough, second wind, whatever. And they will wind up being finished and awesome, and you'll be so glad that you made them. Great work and best wishes!

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008 02:16:01 AM »

Love love love the skully one!!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008 08:36:44 AM »

great job on the sweater! the sugar skull looks really nice
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008 02:18:21 PM »

the shirt with the skull just rocks! fantastic job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008 10:52:04 AM »

i love this skull.  you did a great job.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008 12:08:31 PM »

Wow! That skull sweater is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of Mexican skull art. Was that your inspiration?
I really, really like it. You certainly deserve to be proud of your work.
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