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MoniDew
12-30-2011, 10:51 AM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w10/MoniDew/100_6694.jpg

cheap @$$ cotton cone yarn and recycled buttons = cool! House sweater with cuff and hip vents, ribbed yoke to better fit my very narrow shoulders.

Antares
12-30-2011, 11:58 AM
Well, it may be made of cheap yarn, Moni, but it turned out beautiful. And if you don't tell anyone the yarn's cheap, they'll never know.

Great job and nice going on the recycling and cutting costs fronts!

salmonmac
12-30-2011, 01:44 PM
Sweater looks like a million dollars. I think it should get out of the house and be seen around town, too. Very nice work!

Jan in CA
12-30-2011, 03:10 PM
Beautiful! :thumbsup:

Chelsea716Knits
12-30-2011, 04:33 PM
I LOVE IT!!!!! Make me one!! Or at least give me the pattern. It looks like expensive wool to me... are you lying to me?

StickningFlicka2
12-30-2011, 05:45 PM
Oh its beautiful! I love it. :-P

GrumpyGramma
12-30-2011, 11:57 PM
Beautiful! I do think it needs to get out once in a while, being housebound doesn't seem to be that sweater's style! :yay:

I made my granddaughter a house sweater out of peaches and cream cheap cone yarn. She wore it to school and her friends wanted one. Don't underrate what you made, please.

MoniDew
12-31-2011, 11:13 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!! Make me one!! Or at least give me the pattern. It looks like expensive wool to me... are you lying to me?

Chelsea - I know this is going to sound certifiable, but I don't use patterns. My brain needs the math exercise! I like figuring out all those angles and details in my head as I go along. I usually have a rough idea of what I want something to look like when I'm done, and jump in, figuring it out on the needles as I go. (and yes, sometimes it takes me 5 tries to figure something out! but my brain is the one that needs the exercise!) :D

nonny2t
12-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Great sweater and cheap or not looks top notch!

Olha
12-31-2011, 10:01 PM
I think it's lovely! And very unique, too.

What is a cotton cone? I have a vague idea and saw some pictures but never in the store.

Chelsea716Knits
01-01-2012, 04:24 PM
Chelsea - I know this is going to sound certifiable, but I don't use patterns. My brain needs the math exercise! I like figuring out all those angles and details in my head as I go along. I usually have a rough idea of what I want something to look like when I'm done, and jump in, figuring it out on the needles as I go. (and yes, sometimes it takes me 5 tries to figure something out! but my brain is the one that needs the exercise!) :D


I do that a lot to! :3


I also do this a LOT to : :frog:
:rofl:
:mrgreen:

GrumpyGramma
01-01-2012, 05:09 PM
I think it's lovely! And very unique, too.

What is a cotton cone? I have a vague idea and saw some pictures but never in the store.
WalMart (and I'm sure other stores) carries cotton yarn wound on cones. It's inexpensive. I've used quite a lot of it. I think the stuff I've used is Peaches and Cream but I wouldn't bet on it.

bambi
01-03-2012, 04:37 AM
Very nice Monica!!

MoniDew
01-03-2012, 12:55 PM
WalMart (and I'm sure other stores) carries cotton yarn wound on cones. It's inexpensive. I've used quite a lot of it. I think the stuff I've used is Peaches and Cream but I wouldn't bet on it.

yes, that's it, exactly!

ArtLady1981
01-05-2012, 01:06 PM
Nice work Monidew! I like those vents in the cuffs! Interesting!