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« on: March 12, 2009 12:23:31 PM »

after knitting for years and years, I finally found the confidence to knit a sweater.  It also helps that I've acquired a new love of wearing sweaters because I hated them when I was little.  It was my time to attempt this project.  I decided to go with the OWLS pattern, and I must say I love the end result.  For a first attempt I think it came out fantastic (granted I'm a bit biased).  I made a size large and it fits really well. I messed up on the short rows cause Ive never used them before but you cant even tell. Even though sewing on all the owl eyes were a hassle, it was totally worth it.  I only used 4 of the 6 skeins of wool-ease chunky that I bought so either the yardage on the packaging is wrong or I knit a whole hell of alot tighter than I thought.  I still have to block it but I just couldn't resist wearing it.



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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009 12:37:38 PM »

FANTASTIC!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 12:42:57 PM »

Wonderful work!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009 01:18:42 PM »

I've only seen owl mittens so far, and loved them, but a whole sweater full of owl, that's even better! It's such a fun idea! Congratulations on the design and the knitting skills! And the patience to finish a sweater!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009 01:41:47 PM »

 Wink I've totally been meaning to try this - it looks uber fabulous! Great job! Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009 06:45:20 AM »

thank you all so much!!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009 11:33:25 AM »

I really want to make this- I just haven't found the right yarn for it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009 07:48:17 AM »

I really want to make this- I just haven't found the right yarn for it!

yes that was my issue.  We don't have any good yarn stores around where my school is, so I have to rely on whatever my local joann's has.  The woolease chunky worked well, but it did tend to shed which was annoying.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009 05:16:16 PM »

This is very very cute!  I think I might need one of these!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009 08:36:49 AM »

thanks! you should totally go for it.  I think everyone should have a cute owl sweater.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009 01:51:19 PM »

Ooo lovely, where can I find the pattern??
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009 05:12:21 PM »

I found it on raverly, but here's the designer's website.

http://needled.wordpress.com/designs/
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009 11:40:49 AM »

Ah thanks!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2009 05:13:00 AM »

I love this pattern! I just added it to my Ravelry queue after seeing it on someone this past Saturday! Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009 06:00:49 AM »

That's so pretty! I've planned to knit the owls sweater too, buying yarn for it later this week! I'm looking forward to it even more now, you did such a great job!
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009 08:18:33 PM »

thanks!  good luck with yours!
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2009 05:31:53 AM »

Such a pretty sweater...I'm knitting it in a dark purple right now! About half-way through the body.

See, things like this is why I love Ravelry!
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2009 09:12:52 AM »

my gosh I know, raverly totally consumes my soul at times, ohkay well alot of the time.  I might attempt to knit another one only in a lighter weight yarn so I can wear it year round.
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