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ArtLady1981
02-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Have you ever worked twice as hard on half as much? :pout:

Well, that's this pullover! With all my frogging and re-do's...I've knit this sweater twice! Read about the project, beginning to end... CLICK HERE (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/four-quarters-pullover)

The pullover is knit in 4 quarters...two quarters are seamed up the middle to form THE FRONT and THE BACK halves. So, all 4 pieces are identical, with 2 being the reverse shaping of the other two.

Anyway, here's the sweater! I plan to wear it with black jeans and a black parka. Today, in the photo, I'm wearing my blue plaid pj's, left out of the photo!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5477626828_03da85f3f4.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5477028799_5963ef85e3.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5477036247_d7e51d234c.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/5477631718_dff7ae171a.jpg

THE BACK:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5477028393_90ddd98b22.jpg

Slim
02-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Sorry it was so much work, but it turned out great! Lovely on you, too.

Lana
02-26-2011, 03:07 PM
Have you ever worked twice as hard on half as much? :pout:


You mean that's not how it's suppose to done? :shrug: :??
Darn, I wish someone had told me sooner. :help:

That is one lovely sweater.
After all, it's the finished product that really matters.

ArtLady1981
02-26-2011, 03:17 PM
You mean that's not how it's suppose to done? :shrug: :??
Darn, I wish someone had told me sooner. :help:

That is one lovely sweater.
After all, it's the finished product that really matters.

Lana, you're a kick! :teehee: I'll bet you're fun to live with! :happydance:

kmaclean
02-26-2011, 04:39 PM
Too bad it was so much work, but at least you learned something from it! And you ended up with a fabulous sweater! :woohoo:

Lana
02-26-2011, 08:07 PM
Lana, you're a kick! :teehee: I'll bet you're fun to live with! :happydance:

:roflhard: I'll have to run that past the guy who lives with me.

Doublereeder2
02-28-2011, 12:54 AM
Wow - that was some saga! Your perseverance paid off beautifully! Fabulous sweater :happydance:

ArtLady1981
02-28-2011, 01:34 AM
Wow - that was some saga! Your perseverance paid off beautifully! Fabulous sweater :happydance:

Saga... perfect descriptor!!! :teehee:

margz3
02-28-2011, 11:49 AM
I don't know if I could have perservered! It looks fabulous!!

salmonmac
02-28-2011, 06:02 PM
It was absolutely worth the effort! It even looks good with the pj's (not shown). What yarn did you use?

WandaT
02-28-2011, 06:17 PM
Despite all your problems it turned out wonderful!! You'll get lots of wear from it!

ArtLady1981
02-28-2011, 08:04 PM
....What yarn did you use?

Hi Salmonmac!

This is the yarn...before winding and knitting! (Montage 10 ply) Color: Stoneblack #201
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1315/5162704254_1c6e405654.jpg

http://assets3.ravelrycache.com/assets/587236/jjsspecialty_banner.JPG

To see details about the yarn at Ravelry, click here. (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/jjs-specialty-yarns-montage-10-ply)

Jan in CA
02-28-2011, 08:32 PM
Beautiful!!

Wanda Witch
02-28-2011, 11:13 PM
As usual just beautiful and the colors of the yarn are delicious.

Debkcs
03-01-2011, 03:50 AM
It's beautiful. You're just making up the frogging story to make us all feel better. :)

CoolWool
03-03-2011, 06:09 PM
You always do such neat work. Great job. It kills me how fast you crank out this stuff - frogging or no. :knitting:

MerigoldinWA
03-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Yeah, I know all about this method of "double knitting", use it all the time. :lol: Very nice outcome for you, which is always a good thing. You are looking so svelte. :muah:

Breezed
03-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Beautiful sweater and it looks good on you. :)

Although, I would have cried, thrown the work down, and had a full blown temper tantrum on the floor.

ArtLady1981
03-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Beautiful sweater and it looks good on you. :)

Although, I would have cried, thrown the work down, and had a full blown temper tantrum on the floor.

Having worked and agonized with "hand paint yarns" previously, I kinda knew I was in for it! No surprises there! Kinda like, any woman who marries Charlie Sheen knows she's in for some temper tantrums and anger issues! :teehee:

I knew what I was buying into. But let me tell ya...at our recent Pacific Northwest version of Stitches (The Madrona) I didn't even look sideways, not even a glance, at all the dozens and dozens of yarn booths selling "hand paints"! Hand paints are only good for small projects....socks, hats, gloves, scarves. One or maybe two skeins. Even with two skeins you'll have to alternate the skeins to get an even distribution of color! Hand paints can be an impossible nightmare for garment knitting! I think I have this pounded into my thick head now! :wall: