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« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2005 10:51:02 AM »

Melidomi - you are a machine!  What color/yarn did you go with the second time around?  I'm embarassed to say that I am only about 4 inches in to it!  Grin

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« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2005 11:27:06 AM »

The second one is Lion WoolEase in (I think) Cranberry.  It's no where near as nice as the cashmerino, but it cost about 1/10th as much!  I have a bunch of different black ribbons at home, so I'll test out different textures (grosgrain vs satin) and widths over the weekend.   And I may include a cream colored ribbon as well.  Hmm, silvery gray might look nice, too.  I'll try and get a picture up.

Last night I decided I was going to finish it up, and let me tell you, it goes SO MUCH slower after you've attached the sleeves.  I was already an inch or two above the join and it took me probably 5 hours to finish - and then the power went out when I was about 1/3 done with binding off!! So frustrating.  So I finished that this morning.  I guess I'm a little compulsive Tongue

But yeah, if you knit for at least 1-3 hours every day, it's amazing how much you can get accomplished! Wink
« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2005 06:35:19 PM »

Thanks gloriana and lizajane73! Both your ideas for the ribbon are great.  Grin I'm so greedy now I think I'll buy a few colors to mix and match with my mood.   

Here's another idea I hit upon. I dunno if it sounds good to everyone here. But here it goes! Use the ribbon, but instead of tying it into a bow at the side, tie it into a knot so the ends still dangles down. Then crochet or knit a flower...or if u have a flower brooch or otherwise, pin it where you knotted the ribbon. I think it would look gorgeous.
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« Reply #173 on: January 15, 2005 07:58:45 AM »

Flowers go on EVERYthing!  I crocheted a version of a shawl from Free People a while back, and the original has a big, fat ribbon threaded through at the top.  It looks fantastic, but I had a bunch of yarn left over and I made a huge (6"?) flower to match, and you can take the ribbon out all together and use the flower pin and a hairstick like a scarf pin to close the shawl and it looks completely beautiful.

Well, so, yeah, I think a flower would look really lovely with this sweater.  I was also thinking it might look pretty with something besides ribbon.  A lot of people have been talking about threading in some elastic.  What if you used lingerie lace?  It's pretty, comes in lots of nice colors, and is made to be elastic.  Does that sound totally weird?  I'm not finished with mine yet, so I can't try it out, but I think it would be a really comfortable and stylish way to add the elastic.

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« Reply #174 on: January 15, 2005 02:03:58 PM »

I'm just starting sleeve #1. I decided to count rows as well as measure, just so I have 2 sleeves exactly the same. I'm a dork like that!

Now I'm trying to think about the best way to block this cotton ribbon. I'm guessing steam will be okay, I'm just in love with my iron...makes my stitches look perfecto!  Wink

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« Reply #175 on: January 15, 2005 09:39:30 PM »

*Does a dance*

I finished my sweater. Yay, I love it. Ok, so I don't look like a super model and I had a few odd complications when I made it, but hell, I made a sweater, my very first sweater *strutz*

Ok, I am such a dork but I am terribly pleased to have made my very first sweater ever, not a bad accomplishment for a person who just learned to knit a little over 2 months ago. Now I wish I was a size 3 instead of a rather Marilyn Monroe'esque body size and type. The sweater doesn't look bad on, but if you are busty like me, make sure you have a good bra on or you are going to look like Dolly Parton gone wrong. I tried this on braless when I finished it so I could adjust the bow properly and husband oogled.... a lot.

And I have pics, well one pic anyway. I will get better pictures later when I talk the husband into taking pictures of me. No teasin the chubby chick tho Tongue This was my present to myself for hitting the 25 lb weight loss point. Which took forever I might add and I am babbling again, aren't I.

I made the sweater out of woolease. I know, not as good as cashmerino but much cheaper for a first sweater project and actually pretty durn comfy if you ask me.

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« Reply #176 on: January 15, 2005 11:07:22 PM »

IrishWitch, it's absolutely lovely! I especially like the darker rose color at the top. Very pretty.

I'm glad to see this on you because a) I wanted to see what it would look like up on the shoulders and b) I also have a generous bustline, so I wanted to see that, too. See, I can't go braless so I would want a Tempting that could cover my shoulders.

Great job! It's your first sweater? Amazing! Smiley

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« Reply #177 on: January 15, 2005 11:21:08 PM »

Well, I just attached my sleeves. I had a bit of a head scratching moment when I ended up on a knit section and had to attach a knit section (it should have been purl), so I fiddled it a bit. I SWEAR I counted correctly. Hrm.  Working with the DPN's was great. I highly recommend bamboo ones!

Its looking good. I'm still not convinced I have enough yarn mind you.

It was also nice to be using denise needles since I just increased a segment so now I have more room to work!

« Reply #178 on: January 16, 2005 09:13:18 AM »

I, too, have just cast on for this. I'm using cheap-y yarn, because this will be my first sweater, and I just want to try it out before investing a lot of money.

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« Reply #179 on: January 16, 2005 06:17:32 PM »

this is my first sweater, too...my 2nd project altogether (okay, i've started several and worked on them just for fun, but i've never actually looked forward to the finished project enough to finish anything else...) i got the wool-ease, because i'm totally cheap...especially since i don't know if this will end up with 3 sleeves or some other freakish malformation...i just started tonight...i'm already doubting the color...it looks nice in some light and gross in others...weird...i'm easily frustrated, and no one around me knits at all...(i taught myself online, and i still wonder if i'm doing everything right), so it's SO nice to be able to read about other people's experiences with the same project...and to see pictures! But the pictures make me feel woefully inadequate...
i'm positive mine will not compare...it's fun, anyway.
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