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« on: August 08, 2007 04:18:40 PM »

At some point in my stash-acquiring career, falling victim to the "Shiny, Colorful Stuff for $1!" syndrome, I picked up a couple balls of Moda Dea Cache in the color "Gypsy." 

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Many months later, I had a vision of this:

But I am far too modest to ever wear a cropped sweater in public... so I thought, "Why not add some lace?"... and this monstrosity was born:

Action shot- as an added bonus, J.S. Bach will be covering my face (because mine looked ridiculous)

I have no idea why I left the collar open; I'll probably put a button there or something eventually. 

Just in case anyone's curious, the other yarn used was some Lionbrand wool in "Dark Teal" leftover from another project.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007 04:35:48 PM »

I like what you did with it.  I normally don't like that yarn, but your top is quite cute.  And I know what you mean about cheap yarn syndrome.  I have to hold myself back sometimes and ask, "Am I ever going to make anything with this?"

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007 04:39:51 PM »

I think that looks good! The colors go well together.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007 04:40:37 PM »

I have to say, I'm not fond of the glitzy part... but the basic shape of the sweater is very nice!  (And Bach is freaking me out a little bit... )   Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007 05:11:08 PM »

I'm pleasantly surprised by this. I think it's really cute, and the lace panel really adds something.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007 05:12:00 PM »

every monstrosity has some beauty underneath, and that's the coolest monstrosity i've seen all day  Smiley

what part of louisiana do you live in? i'm from "da berry" lol (new iberia) it brightens my day to see other craftsters down in the boot lol.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007 06:48:19 PM »

It looks so great on you!  and the colors go well together.  I love that teal.  I'd wear that monstoristy.

« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007 06:53:08 PM »

I'm pleasantly surprised by this. I think it's really cute, and the lace panel really adds something.

I agree!  When I read the Moda Dea yarn I was sure I wouldn't like it, but you did a fabulous job with this and I would wear this sweater!

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007 07:05:34 PM »

haha! i bought some moda dea yarn, too, when i started knitting! yours is much better though. mines like a bright red furry kind of stuff. it was like 5 balls for $3.50.....at least i didn't spend much, but now what do i do with it?

your solution is genius! the sweater actually turned out great....cute and very wearable, and the bonus -- the feeling that your stash is that much smaller. way to go!
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007 08:53:35 PM »

I like the look of this a lot; I'm also thinking of making a sweater with that kind of slinky deep rib thing covering the waist and lower torso, and then puffing out just a little above that (kind of 1930s/1940s look). It looks very cute on you (or on our musical friend, I should say).
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