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« on: January 06, 2008 03:26:08 PM »

First, some backround. I had lots of white and green yarn, this type here:

Keep in mind, this is an after picture. I had 8 skeins of the white yarn, it's some acrylic Bernat baby yarn. The green yarn my mom brought me from Germany. She said that she went to yarn store, but it was all very expensive and that she wanted to get me enough for a sweater. So, she bought me the fuzzy stuff at Woolsworth. She bought me five skeins to be sure I wouldn't run out in the middle, because she's witnessed that before and it's not pretty.

The white yarn was initially made into this sweater:

Here's some close ups:

The pattern is from The Purl Book. This sweater was very boring and took me two years to make (yikes, I know). When I finished, my mom had lost weight and it was too big. So she's keeping it in a drawer for sentimental purposes only. There aren't any buttons on it.

The green yarn I initially made into this. It's To Dye For from Stitch and Bitch. But I haven't finished it yet. I'm not particularly excited about it. I just need one more sleeve.

About a month ago I decided I wanted to make a cardigan. But I didn't want to buy new yarn, not with all the green and white stuff left. So I decided to knit the two yarns together. I tried to make a bottom-up yoked cardigan, using this (http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id34.html) as a guide. It was going to look like this:

But the ribbing was too bunchy and the neck was too wide and the upper part was too big. So I messed with it a bit and decided it would be better as a wrap sweater, with a sillouete similar to the Tuxedo Cardigan from Big City Knits. So it ended up like this:


You can see how it's a bit bunchy in the back because of the ribbing.

The buttons are vintage pearl ones from my mom's button box.

And last but not least, a headband from Stich and Bitch.

I still have a lot of green and white yarn left, but I am sick of it and don't really know what to do with it. I've already given one white skein to a friend, but she doesn't like fuzzy lime green. I might use it for gifts. Or I could give it to charity. Or I could make a shrug or two. Any other ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 04:26:49 PM »

You have much patience  Smiley   They're both very cute.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 05:21:18 PM »

Knit for charity!
I'm sure someone here could give you a few suggestions and most of the projects are small, so they're perfect for waiting in line or something.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008 05:28:03 PM »

Ooh, cute sweater. I like the overlapping.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008 06:06:34 PM »

First, I love the green cardi!! I like the overlapping, it makes it really unique. Second, why not knit up a bunch of baby hats and donate it to your local hospital? Both white and green work for either boys or girls, and the hospital would appreciate it.

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