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ArtLady1981
11-08-2010, 09:40 PM
Pattern: Hallett's Ledge (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halletts-ledge) (available through Twist Collective: Fall 2010 Collection (http://twistcollective.com/2010/fall/magazinepage_01.php))
Yarn: Blackwater Abbey (http://www.abbeyyarns.com/fork-in-the-road.php) (100% Irish Wool)

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Love my buttons!
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My Ravelry Notes, (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/halletts-ledge) if you have the stamina & the time to read them! :teehee:

There is also a (Ravelry) Hallett's Ledge KAL (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/halletts-ledge-kal) (not started by me)

Jan in CA
11-08-2010, 10:00 PM
Beautiful! You must make 10 sweaters for every one I knit. :roflhard:

yarnrainbow
11-08-2010, 10:03 PM
So lovely! Your FOs always look so professionally finished. Where in the world did you find buttons that so perfectly match the yarn color?

ArtLady1981
11-08-2010, 10:08 PM
So lovely! Your FOs always look so professionally finished. Where in the world did you find buttons that so perfectly match the yarn color?

You're not gonna believe this...back in May...on the LYS YARN CRAWL...I visited Churchmouse Yarn and Teas. Besides having spectacular yarns (as many LYS's do)...Churchmouse had fantastic buttons.

Being the button-hound that I am...I bought these up. I use this shade of brown a lot...or at least...I'm attracted to it, and end up with it! Bought several button collections actually! About 8 of each.

How thrilled I was to rummage my 'brown buttons' bag and spot these gems! Yay! I swear, I didn't buy the yarn for the buttons! I bought the yarn in February at the Pacific Northwest version of Stitches, Madrona Winter Retreat and Yarn Market!

aprilbetty
11-09-2010, 06:36 AM
Beautiful! Such exquisite knitting -- as all of your sweaters are!

JudyD
11-09-2010, 07:12 AM
I can't get over how little time it took for you to turn out this masterpiece! I read all of your Ravelry notes and especially liked the part that said this would be one of your favorites because that is exactly what I thought when I first saw the sweater...that it would be one of my favorites.

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

margz3
11-09-2010, 10:11 AM
Awesome! I love the longer ribbing on the bottom and the sleeves! I am amazed that you did not buy those buttons with the yarn!! It's a great color :)

kmaclean
11-09-2010, 10:30 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Your sweaters (and everything else you make :teehee: ) always turn out fantastic ... I love it!

Debkcs
11-09-2010, 02:56 PM
I think this is my favorite of what you've knitted! It's beautiful . . . and is going on my list. Of course it will take me months longer, because I'm a foot taller than you and knit more slowly, but I'll get there!

You do such great work, wish I was as good, but in the mean time, will just sit back and enjoy what you knit from afar.

Lighting57
11-10-2010, 11:33 PM
Beautiful sweater and work as always!

DO you BO the buttonband edge in pattern?

Could you explain how you make your buttonholes?

I have been trying different ones and haven't come across one I'd use yet in a sweater. All of the ones I've practiced look great at the beginning. It's the top of the hole that looks bad no matter how I finish it off.

Thanks for posting the pictures.

ArtLady1981
11-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Thanks for your kind words!

Yes, I always BO buttombands 'in pattern'...otherwise the ribbing will be defeated.

I'm not home right now. But click my Ravelry notes link and read my notes. I give a boatload of tips.

With the bind-off-on-one-row/cast-back-on-next-row method of makind buttonholes...always use a pointy needle and work with very tips for the binding off...as close to the tips as possible...so that the stitches on each side of 'the bridge' don't become loosey-goosey. When working the next row...use the knitted cast-on method. Keep things as tight and tidy as possible. There are lots of buttonhole methods to chose from. A book that I've found to be invaluable is "Seven things that make or break a sweater". It's available on Amazon. It is G-R-E-A-T! Lots of finishing tips, too, in addition to buttonholes!

IMO, a bad buttonhole is like a pimple on Prom Queen's face!

artistatlarge101
11-11-2010, 01:00 AM
Just spectacular... as always.........:cheering:

kittykins
11-11-2010, 06:58 AM
A lovely sweater knit and modeled by a lovely lady! Your knitting is always top notch and gorgeous.To you I bow.:notworthy: You are so inspiring!You'll have to start modeling more often for us, Dollyce.

Oh! Almost forgot that I wanted to ask you a question. I was just curious. When you've knit handbags to match some of your sweaters, do you have to line them with any sort of fabric, or do they hold their shape as is? (Seems that no matter how hard I try, I still cram too much into my purses. Even if I'm just using it for an evening out.)

Ronda
11-11-2010, 09:22 AM
Gorgeous, as always. Love seeing you model your own sweaters!

lgoddard
11-11-2010, 06:06 PM
Amazing! I love all your sweaters but I think this is my favorite showing the beautiful different stitches. As always, I am in awe of your work

ArtLady1981
11-11-2010, 06:23 PM
Almost forgot that I wanted to ask you a question. I was just curious. When you've knit handbags to match some of your sweaters, do you have to line them with any sort of fabric?

I didn't line those two 'Quinn' cabled bags. The thickness of the cabling really stabilized the bag! Those type of cables don't budge! Woven, sorta.

With my big felted bucket bag: I didn't line it either cuz it was so thick. The wool I used was a bulky yarn (Noro IRO).

But I wouldn't hesitate to line a bag if needed. I think you prolly should. Lining adds a lot of artistic value, too! So many exciting prints and fabrics!

Slim
11-11-2010, 07:45 PM
Wow, that is just gorgeous and looks beautiful on you! You are the undisputed queen on the cardigans!

MerigoldinWA
11-17-2010, 11:41 PM
Another lovely sweater Dollyce! I love the cables and the length of the ribbing. The yarn is nice. Which color looks the most like the sweater? It looks like you were desperate for some pictures. I don't think I've noticed you taking your own picture in the bathroom before. :) I see you got some help another time. You are looking very good too. :heart:

ArtLady1981
11-18-2010, 02:48 AM
PAnother lovely sweater Dollyce! I love the cables and the length of the ribbing. The yarn is nice. Which color looks the most like the sweater? It looks like you were desperate for some pictures. I don't think I've noticed you taking your own picture in the bathroom before. :) I see you got some help another time. You are looking very good too. :heart:
Thanks Judy!

Actually, I took all the photos. The bathroom mirror photos are obvious.
I took them before I left for a 7 o'clock meeting. It was totally spur of the moment. When I got back at about 9:45……before John was back home from the meeting, I set up my tripod, set the timer-photo thingy, and jumped in front of the camera before it 'clicked'! It gives you just 10 seconds to get inside the camera's range and compose yourself! It's really hard. I think I took 30 photos that way. Not sure. Only 2 or 3 were ok.

When DH takes my photo, he'll only take 2 or 3 before he's tired of the whole thing. And usually, if he takes 3 I hate all 3. One time he was.more patient and took maybe a dozen...I think one was ok.

Bah. I need to have my head examined.

MerigoldinWA
11-18-2010, 02:37 PM
:lol: I forget such things are possible (re: the tripod self-photo session). Yes, I guess it would be rather hard to get in the right spot and get posed as you want in 10 seconds. Tom takes almost all the pictures around here. He is fairly patient and willing to redo if none are good, but I'm not super fussy, so that helps. Not saying you are, but based on our two methods of blocking I'd guess that you are a little more particular than me. :lol: P. S. Not a bad thing.

bambi
11-19-2010, 12:20 AM
Flawless and beautiful as usual. The color looks wonderful on you!