Sunday, 7 October 2012

Year of projects 07.10.12

Guess what?



Collar done, cuffs added, ends sewn in, buttons sewn on............



It's not too small......in fact, I wish it were a little more fitted......maybe the waist shaping was a good idea after all...........



I am over all quite pleased, although I did want it to be a little neater, the sleeves seem a little bulky....the fabric is a bit 'bumpy' but I'm figuring that will come out in the wash......<sharp intake of breath>.....yes, I know I sewed it up before blocking.......I'm too impatient and probably always will be!

Anyway....this is a biggy for me to tick off my list, it has been slow going as it was done in four-ply on 2.25 needles....this is Stylecraft Baby which is beautifully soft and beautifully cheap, the pullover was made for less than £10!

So what next on my list....I think some brioche, maybe the hat - Oor-flap Muts....to keep one of the boys 'oors' warm with the colder weather.

I have started another crocheted blanket, but I will wait to bore you with that for another time.

Hope you lovely bloggers have had a good week....look forward to catching up sometime this evening!

25 comments:

  1. Love the pullover, the olour looks great on you and it fits really well

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  2. Faith, I think it came out great! Love the buttons and the collar. Don't worry too much about the fit, give it a wash and then a bit of a tug ... It really suits you!!! x

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  3. It is lovely, you did a great job. I always sew before I block, actually I rarely block!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. Yayyyyy its gorgeous and well done on getting it complete. I always sew up my sweaters before blocking as then I can block to the dimensions it states. Love the colour choices you made and I'll be checking out the yarn for future projects.
    On a side note the name picking has gotten harder but somehow inspiration strikes when I least expect it, I've checked with who likes what but the ultimate decision is mine to make, it always has been lol, that sounds so bad.

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  5. I love the pullover. Colors are great and I really like the buttons on the shoulders. I am sure you are glad it is finished!

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  6. its wonderful faith, well done you are so clever! I hope that my knitting skills will match yours someday!

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  7. Oh yippee! Hooray for you! So pretty and alive in those stripes. The buttons are charming too.

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  8. Such a pretty blue and white. Wow, did I miss a post? Last time I saw this you were only up to the armpits! I like those little wood buttons too. Nice work! :)

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  9. Oh how pretty! I love love LOVE it!!!!!!!

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  10. It looks GORGEOUS! And I can't believe you made the whole thing for £10 - wow! Great work xxxx

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  11. Go you! It really looks fabulous. So chuffed for you you've got it finished, but looking at it it was well worth the wait :D

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  12. Gorgeous...fantastic knitting

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  13. Wow, what a big accomplishment! I love the buttons you chose (ok, ok, I know I'm a button fiend, but they are lovely nonetheless!).

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  14. It's really lovely, the colours suit you really well and I think the stripes are fabulous. Well done.

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  15. Your sweater looks great!

    And I block after finishing, too... What can I say, I'm a rebel...

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  16. How blooming marvelous Faith! It looks stunning and i am well impressed with your dedication and hanging in there to get it finished. Just beautiful,well done!Have a cosy week ahead xox Penelope

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  17. Wowzer that looks brilliant. I am on the final furlong with my jumper but have run into a spot of bother with the neck unfortunately. May take some time, grrrrr.
    Love yours and the colours are just perfect!

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  18. You clever girl - it looks fabulous! Can't believe how cheaply you made it for - that's brilliant. I'm only a recent convert to blocking. I never used to bother and it takes a lot of effort to get motivated to do it now!!

    Have a fab week hon. Enjoy wearing your fab new creation.
    Leah
    xx

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  19. Faith you are so talented to make your own clothes. Knitting is something that alludes me. I think my patience levels just aren't high enough. I love the stripes and love the collar. Well done!!

    Helen xx

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  20. Your jumper looks wonderful Faith and I have to say that I've always loved 4 ply weight and small needles...the results are always so lovely and neat even though it's slower going...and less than £10 in materials to make but worth so much more in every way now complete!
    Susan x

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  21. Well done ..... gosh that is beautiful.
    have a fab weekend
    love jooles x

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  22. Hats off to you Faith, great job .....2.25 size needles I'd still be going this time next year!! Loooove theblue.....nice price too.

    Claire x

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  23. Wow you clever thing, it looks amazing!! I'm loving the blue and white stripe and the pretty button detail. It must have felt like an age to complete with those tiny needles? You have alot of patience!! I'd love to be able to knit something so detailed. Maybe one day :)

    Louise xx

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  24. That is gorgeous, and the buttons are just perfect for it. 4ply on 2.25mm needles - that's knitting a jmper on sock needles! well done you!

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