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« on: February 17, 2012 10:40:01 AM »

so i have been making a ridiculous number of hats (see http://katydidhats.tumblr.com/) and i mean a ridiculous number, like 28 and a half. (exact number) so i had created enough that i had at least a sweater's worth of hats, which made me think i should just make a sweater. i was unsure about what to put on it, but finally i settled on a poem by my favorite poet, dorothy parker.

the poem i used was "anecdote":

So silent I when Love was by
He yawned, and turned away;
But Sorrow clings to my apron-strings,
I have so much to say.

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(i also made that hat, but that is a post for another time!)

i want to take a picture of all of the knitting i have created since about the end of december (which is 28 1/2 hats, one sweater, and three gloves) but i have yet to. maybe this picture is forthcoming!
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012 10:58:26 AM »

Um, wow. Bookmarked, rocked and drooled over. Seriously fine girl, I'm impressed.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012 11:10:58 AM »

WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012 11:28:13 AM »

I third the WOW and will add a woo hoo Grin  That is freaking fabulous and you are a knitting goddess (or machine hehe)
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012 11:30:10 AM »

I love all the colors, and the way the sleeves match, but don't match! It looks amazing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012 03:57:01 PM »

Holy moly, that's awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012 04:26:58 PM »

Love it! That is crazy awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012 05:33:05 PM »

Oh my gosh, that's incredible!
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012 06:30:46 PM »

katydidnot, that sweater is beautiful.  I love the colours you selected Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012 07:01:12 PM »

Absolutely amazing! Also I love Dorothy so much!
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012 07:14:04 PM »

That is flippin' amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012 08:57:41 PM »

this is BEAUTIFUL.[/s][/u][/i][/b][/glow]

like, use-all-of-the-codes-to-emphazise-it beautiful. i hope i can get to be this good at intarsia and fair isle at some point.

EDIT: like don't-even-check-to-make-sure-the-doobly-doos-work-correctly-and-then-be-too-lazy-to-fix-them beautiful.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012 09:53:32 PM »

hey thanks everyone!!

i hope i can get to be this good at intarsia and fair isle at some point.

it's actually only fair isle! i've never actually done intarsia before.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012 11:15:53 PM »

Oh my gosh. I'm speechless! That is amazing!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012 02:40:24 AM »

wowzers!  That is fantastic!
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2012 04:27:35 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the combo of colours and patterns. I can't even imagine how long that took to make, it just boggles my mind! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2012 06:45:04 AM »

Every time somebody posts to this thread is another chance to look at that gorgeous sweater. I am seriously smitten. I don't think I'd ever take that off, have you worn it every day since you finished it?
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2012 06:48:01 AM »

I just adore your sweater,
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2012 07:42:09 AM »

That's amazing! So much work. I hit "this rocks"!
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2012 08:18:41 AM »

This is totally awesome in every way, and I am super envious of your raging talent. I can't decide if Dorothy Parker's spirit is high-fiving you right now or crying at your complete abandonment of all capitalization. Maybe your next sweater should be e. e. cummings  Kiss
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2012 09:13:58 AM »

um...it looks like the writing is all caps.   Cheesy
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My only hope is that one day I can knit well enough to make something close to as cool as this is.
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Beautiful!
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2012 12:51:50 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2012 03:18:50 PM »

This is GORGEOUS! I love the colours, and the use of the quote in the knitting - you designed this so well! It also looks super awesome on you. Cheesy
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so, so awesome  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2012 07:46:17 AM »

This is beyond amazing. I can't even begin to comprehend how something like this is done. Crazy cool!
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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2012 05:09:09 PM »

absolutey freaking amazing....so incredibly awesome!!!...I cant even imagine the work that goes into something like that, considering i can only knit a square...Im in serious amounts of awwwwweeeee
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2012 05:41:17 PM »

Whoa! This is WAY cool and completely original. I love the brightness and the personalization you added with the poem. Brilliant!!
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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2012 06:33:29 AM »

Too many things to love about this sweater...mostly that it is obviously made with complete joy...the colors, the quote, the little designs...lovely stitching as well...

I understand that you are mostly self-taught...which makes this incredible!!
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2012 12:08:51 PM »



You have knitting super powers. Just sayin'.

And Dorothy Parker rocks.
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2012 12:09:47 PM »

This really might be my favorite knitted thing ever.
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2012 08:34:11 AM »

Wonderfully creative!
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« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2012 10:06:21 AM »

wow...wow. I absolutely love this sweater!! love all your color choices.
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I am humble in your presence.  I have done one sweater front and back in Fair Isle and I don't care if I ever do another stitch of that demon technique.  My hands ache just thinking about it.  Your sweater is bee-utiful.
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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012 09:17:12 AM »

Wow, that sweater is amazing. And what a great idea to put a poem on it. I think I need to try that  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2012 10:16:49 PM »

This is the most amazing sweater in the world. The end.
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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2012 08:31:42 PM »

This is such a beautiful sweater. I am speechless and stunned by your skills.  I adore Fair Isle, and this is just so creative and wow. Thank you so much for sharing!  Grin
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« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2012 11:55:20 PM »

this is just stunning. i would never have the patience for that much colorwork. amazing job.
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Congrats, katydidnot!  Grin
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Well deserved!!  Congratulations!   Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2013 07:49:37 AM »

Congrats katydidnot!  this was a fabulous knit!
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I do love this. Congratulations! Grin
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