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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / looking for pics of women looking good in chunky warm sweaters on: October 15, 2009 04:03:27 AM
I'm embroiled on an online dispute about whether women can look sexy in chunky large gauge sweaters.

I need pics of women who aren't too young, ie maybe 30+, not the type that model for Kim Hargreaves for example, wearing sweaters that are chunky and warm, but they look sexy.

Any ideas? Links?

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Millefiori Cardigan on: May 20, 2009 02:09:22 AM
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Some Top-down Raglans on: April 13, 2009 02:05:17 AM
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My new sweater has liposurgery - it's an Easter miracle! on: April 10, 2009 10:52:25 PM
I love it-it's a miracle all right; your sweater should be canonized.

Oh, Sainthood, now I do like that idea....
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My new sweater has liposurgery - it's an Easter miracle! on: April 10, 2009 09:03:40 PM
Well, miracle DOES rather overstate the case. Actually, it's like this. Using a new yarn and doing no gauge check along the way I ended up with:

Oh dear. Not to worry. A friend with the appropriate overlocking sewing machine cut down the middle, front and back, chopped out a few inches and sewed it back together again. There was still a nasty seam on the right side which was solved by handsewing over it drawing more of the seam into the wrong side.

This is the result:

It isn't perfect but it is a whole lot better. I think in real life the seam isn't as bad as the camera makes it look.

In retrospect I realise that the whole thing should have been done by hand, not by machine. Still, it's a darn sight better than it was....don't you think?

More pics and details of the whole experience on my blog...
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Drops 88-25 cardigan finished - I LOVE it! on: March 24, 2009 02:25:04 PM
I already left a comment on your blog but I wanted to add that I also like the fact that the stripes are vertical because they're more slimming than horizontal lines and it looks super soft.

So true! As I mention on my blog, I was very sad to discover once I'd made the main pieces of this that the WS becomes the RS as I felt like my WS looked awful. I was seriously thinking of keeping the RS as the one which would be public. But I can see that would have been such a shame as it would ruin those lovely lines and also make the colour changes more jarring too.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Drops 88-25 cardigan finished - I LOVE it! on: March 23, 2009 11:14:55 PM
Beautiful!  I love the colors, it looks great.

The only other one I've seen in listed on Ravelry and it is in reds....I love the colours that were in the original pattern and also I was buying the yarn without seeing it, so it made sense to stick with the given colours.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Drops 88-25 cardigan finished - I LOVE it! on: March 23, 2009 07:00:23 PM
I am just thrilled with this.

The pattern is easy, but still interesting.

The colour changes and the side-ways knitting of the body make the stocking stitch fly!

It was my first time using Drops yarn, as well as a Drops pattern. Nice yarn.

There are supposed to be crocheted flowers attached, but I'm thinking of leaving them.

And, of course, it is light as a feather, being alpaca and mohair....

There are other pics and comments about this on my blog....

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 3 summer cardigans finished. on: February 21, 2009 01:28:17 PM
Those cardigans look very lovely! I especially like the black Liesl.

Actually, It is more like dark blue-grey, not so easy to get those dark shades right in the photographing! But I do LOVE the colour. Actually, I had two packets in this shade and knitted an Elsabeth Lavold cardigan/jacket with about 14 of the balls. Unfortunately the first time I wore it my mother decided she wanted it! How could I say no? (Note: always knit for the person who does your tax returns...) I was lucky that I had enough left for the Liesl and it doesn't look mean like not quite enough yarn went into it!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 3 summer cardigans finished. on: February 16, 2009 09:29:48 PM
So pretty! I HAD to download that feather and fan pattern!

I think the thing that is most amazing about Liesl as a pattern is that it is INCREDIBLY flexible. The first one I made, I only had 6 balls of yarn and was really a bit worried about that. But because you are knitting down, as soon as I'd reached a length that was my acceptable minimum, I did the sleeves and came back to the body, knitting down til I'd run out of yarn. Perfect!

The pattern includes options for high and low necks and sleeve caps instead of long sleeves. Originally written for a chunky gauge, there are SO many size options that it is easy to find one to fit in with a different sized gauge.

Finally, it is the easiest thing in the world to turn into a different season's outfit. I'm thinking chunky yarn for winter.

Oh and REALLY finally: I haven't seen one yet not look great on all body types. What a bonus!
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