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« on: February 13, 2014 05:57:45 AM »

I used to be a knitter... then discovered crochet and haven't touched the needles much in the last years... but when a friend posted about Stephen West's amazing design, I knew I had to make it.. like NOW !  I went straight to my huge stash and dug all sorts of yarns in tones of plum and orange. Some super old vintage french yarns, some handspun and hainpainted that I had been saving for a special project... and i'm so thrilled I got to mix and use all together !!




That pattern was so clever and well thought, I loved every minute of the process. Although I have to say that using so many completely different yarns led to having to frog and reknit several sections... (not enough yarn to finish, or sometimes yarn proved to be too thin compared to others, or just didn't blend in fine..



As for the odd shape... it's not very practical when you lift your arms (everyone sees my tummy!) or to fit in a winter coat...
Yet I'm totally in LOVE with this sweater.   



What do you think: Crazy or awesome..?   ;-)

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014 06:04:59 AM »

This is beautiful! Love the design and colors. It looks so soft and warm. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014 06:09:42 AM »

Uh, crazy awesome! It's gorgeous!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014 06:17:07 AM »

Uh, crazy awesome! It's gorgeous!!

Ha thanks to you both. And I love that, Crazy awesome is probably what defines this sweater ! :-) (& happy too, as it makes me happy each time I wear it !)
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014 06:18:28 AM »

This is beautiful! Love the design and colors. It looks so soft and warm. Smiley

Thanks, yes you're right it is soft and WARM... which is good as I live in the french Alps, and always cold ! :-P
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014 06:25:09 AM »

I vote awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014 07:01:55 AM »

I'd go for awesome as well.

looove the stripey part - does it restrict the movement of your left arm?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014 07:39:14 AM »

It LOOKS awesome!  I can see how it may be difficult to wear though.  Whoever said beauty has to be practical anyway?  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014 08:43:22 AM »

Thanks !  Grin

And no, doesn't really restrict my movements. Not that I wear it to go dancing though.. Wink

If I ever make a second one though, I'll only knit 4 wedges instead of 5, so that the sleeve doesn't start too low (nearly at elbow on this one)
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014 08:46:39 AM »

I would totally wear this! It rocks!
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014 09:21:16 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014 01:24:10 PM »

LOVELOVELOVE this gorgeous sweater! <3
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014 01:47:33 PM »

Absolutely awesome and gorgeous! Okay, not so practical... But breathtaking!

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014 07:07:34 AM »

Crazy, awesome, gorgeous! I love it.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014 12:31:10 PM »

I love it !!
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2014 01:40:38 PM »

Great mix of yarns and colors. So fun.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014 07:52:30 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2014 07:26:34 PM »

It's very cute! It looks super soft and cozy. Practical or not I would wear it!
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014 09:32:12 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2014 09:14:37 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2014 06:58:21 AM »

Definitely awesome! Your choices of colors and textures couldn't have been better. LOVE it!
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2014 01:42:33 AM »

Oh wow, so glad to see my Enchanted Mesa was picked among the featured projects of march !! Thanks so much for the "this rocks" and all you sweet comments (and pins !!) !!!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2014 12:40:53 PM »

I absolutely love the colors you chose for this. It's like a work of art! However, that connected sleeve would drive me nuts and I'd never end up wearing it. I guess it could make for an interesting place to stuff your handbag though.
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2014 10:58:11 PM »

I love the slouchy style of this sweater, not very practical in the arm area, but somehow it gives it whimsy.  I love your color choices as well.  I think I may try this pattern!
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2015 10:58:04 AM »

great job, it looks really fun and cozy
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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2015 09:21:34 AM »

I'm happy to see this picking up a nod for "best of" in 2014! I thought this was such a unique and interesting design when I first saw it and I appreciate it just as much now. I hope you've enjoyed wearing it all winter!! I would have Smiley.
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