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« on: August 20, 2012 09:04:24 AM »

I hope this is the right place to post my challenge entry.  Being first almost makes me as nervous as being last.



So a couple of years ago I saw a fabulous sweater here on craftster.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=283624.0  Later on I saw that the Lion Brand Cable Luxe Tunic was free and had a similar horizontal cable, and decided to give it a whirl.  I took it with me lots of places to work on it.  But it seemed like whenever people would comment on it and I would mention that it was for myself, that would stop the conversation.  Strange.

I got it to the point that I could try it on.  It just didn't fit right.  Don't let the photo fool you.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern... but we all know how that goes.



So I ripped it out and tried again.  No good.  Left it for a year.  Ripped out and tried again.  And again.  Aargh!

So much later, I decided that I was sick of the reproachful and forlorn looks I got every time I glanced its way.  I yanked that project bag out of the corner and ripped out everything but the main cable panel.  All that yarn got knit into a small baby blanket for a new neice. 

But I couldn't get rid of that beautiful cable.  So I kept enough to go round my noggin, ripped out what was leftover, and used it to form the crown and rib for a hat.  For me.



And it's not perfect, but it has memories in it from all the places I took it when I thought it was a sweater.


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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012 09:18:22 AM »

Pretty! I love what you said about it now having memories of the places you took it as a sweater. That's a great sentiment! And the now-finished product is lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012 11:54:09 AM »

Way to improvise!  It turned out so cute as a hat!!  Great job!  And awesome job on making something for yourself!  It is always hard for me to make something for myself instead of someone else.  Its awesome to make something for yourself!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012 12:14:13 PM »

Very nice!  I'm glad you saved the cable part...it would have been a shame to rip it out!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012 08:32:02 AM »

Thanks everyone!

I have to admit, I probably got some inspiration for using the cable panel on a hat from this post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320534.0

I've had that hat, and the sweater I mentioned at the beginning, in my bookmarks since they were each first posted.  So the ideas have been gestating in my head for quite a while.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012 02:59:17 PM »

Wow, this really reinstalls that little feeling I get once a year that makes me want to learn to knit!
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012 08:34:31 PM »

Such a wonderful thing that you didn't rip that cable!  it makes a fablous hat!
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012 08:55:16 AM »

Wow, I can hardly believe I got any votes!  I didn't even vote for myself after seeing those fair isle mittens.  I've haven't tried color changes.  It looks like you've actually got to pay attention to what you're knitting.  I'm glad she won.
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