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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Purple Roseline cardigan with flared lacy sleeves on: October 10, 2014 05:58:18 AM

I am so happy with my newest girl's cardigan ! Ages ago, one of the first garment I freehand-designed for my older daughter was a little top down vest (which I called Roselette) and ever since I wanted to make a cardigan version...

Then 2 years ago I made a cotton blend version for my niece, who lives in a warm island. Except, ahem... this one still sits in my office !! (I was keeping it handy to be able to write down notes..) and now I wonder if it will still fit my niece !!!  Tongue Roll Eyes

Anyhow. Suddenly in september I opened up my treasure chest ( = huge plastic boxes storing yarn stash) and found the perfect yarn just waiting to be turned into a cardigan: it was Cascade yarn's "Baby alpaga" in a rich purple color. Oh so soft. Yet a bit heavy for garments... but it works for small pieces such as kids garments. :-)

Now I love to see both the vest and cardigan versions sitting side by side !! I had fun getting out of my comfort zone for this cardigan, and added flared lacy 3/4 sleeves.

And I LOVE how the lace section comes out... as one tester said, it's easy to make yet looks pretty enough to impress people !  Wink Grin

... and guess what's on my hook now ? An adult version for me of course !!!! The perfect one also jumped at me from the same treasure chest, and I Soooooo can't wait to be finished (only need to finish sleeves before I can wear it, and already know it will be a favorite of mine this winter !)

I hope you'll like it :-)

12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Flint Fox Scoodie on: October 10, 2014 05:38:46 AM
Very cool !! Would love to see it on a real person too  Tongue Grin
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my Enchanted Mesa sweater 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
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Tote on Fire on: February 28, 2014 03:39:23 AM
it's stunning !! And it looks much nicer with the yarn/colors you chose than the original from the magazine.

How does yours behave when you held, does it stretch as much as the one in the magazine ?

Congrats !
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Dancing poppies baby bolero and booties on: February 21, 2014 01:51:01 AM
Thanks so much !! yep, still thinking I should try and make a more boyish little cardigan to match those blue booties.

And. Also wanted to share my friends' booties and bolero : she used 2 strands of Drops Alpaca held together for those, for a new baby girl born right  when she had just finished the booties. :-)

I'm in love with the way she styles her photos !!! Tongue  Grin
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: bee sweater!! on: February 14, 2014 12:02:13 AM
it is completely amazing ! Love the bees, and your color choice. Looks like it suits you perfectly too !

And thanks for the link to the pattern generator, which looks very interesting. Will bookmark it :-)
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Dancing poppies baby bolero and booties on: February 13, 2014 11:56:34 PM
Thanks ! Yes I can't wait to find a baby to try it on   Wink Grin
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my Enchanted Mesa sweater 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)
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my Enchanted Mesa sweater 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
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my Enchanted Mesa sweater 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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