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Ingrid
01-24-2006, 06:37 PM
The knitting has been done for a while, but I finally got it seamed today. The inside is still in need of a lot of trimming, but I could wear it if I wanted to, as is.

It's from a Kaffe Fassett pattern in a Rowan Magazine.

Darhain
01-24-2006, 06:37 PM
Holy moly, Ingrid!!! :notworthy:

Jenelle
01-24-2006, 06:39 PM
Ingrid is the knitting goddes!! :notworthy:

BonnieM
01-24-2006, 07:20 PM
{jaw hitting keyboard} THUNK! Just beautiful.

Yvonne
01-24-2006, 07:38 PM
OMG that's beautiful. Now put it on and model it for us. :D

gardenmommy
01-24-2006, 07:39 PM
Wow. Wow again. Triple wow.

blueeyes28
01-24-2006, 07:39 PM
I just don't think I'll ever be able to do somthing like that although I'd like to Ingrid is the knitting goddess!! :shock:

Ingrid
01-24-2006, 07:45 PM
Thanks, everyone. :D I wouldn't call myself a goddess! It's just knitting! ;)
The pattern is beautiful and there were alot of persnickety color changes, but with experience, anyone here could do it!

blueeyes28
01-24-2006, 07:46 PM
How long did it take?

Angelia
01-24-2006, 07:48 PM
Just gorgeous!

And yes, model it please!! :cheering:

Ingrid
01-24-2006, 08:01 PM
How long did it take?

Since I started it before Christmas, and then set it aside for Christmas knitting, it's hard to say how long it took. It has been sitting around a while since seaming is not my favorite thing. :rollseyes:

I can't model it unless there's someone home to take a picture, and I'm not sure the kids can do it well. Maybe another day. ;)

Angelia
01-24-2006, 08:06 PM
Um, I'm not buying that bit of hooey, Ingrid! Do a Cate and take a photo of yourself in the mirror!

Ingrid
01-24-2006, 08:07 PM
I don't have a full length mirror that I can stand far enough away from.

Angelia
01-24-2006, 08:09 PM
*sigh*

Well, maybe someday we'll see you in it ;)

Is the sweater really thick? It looks thick. Actually, it looks like tapestry!

misstialouise
01-24-2006, 08:10 PM
OMG.. I've just fallen out of my chair in the office... (got some funny looks, let me tell you)

WE'RE NOT WORTHY!! WE'RE NOT WORTHY!!!

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Lana
01-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Absolutely awesome!!!

Years and years (and years) of knitting, and I still cannot do intarsia patterns well. :doh:
So I'm in awe of anyone who can.

It's just beautiful, Ingrid. :happydance:

Ingrid
01-24-2006, 09:05 PM
*sigh*

Well, maybe someday we'll see you in it ;)

Is the sweater really thick? It looks thick. Actually, it looks like tapestry!

It's actually not as thick as a stranded sweater since it's one layer. It is made from superwash wool, though, so I'm sure it will be warm.

Thank you everyone for the compliments. I'm humbled! :blush:

ecuzzacrea
01-24-2006, 09:36 PM
holy moses. that's AMAZING!

i want to be ingrid when i grow up. :inlove:

Pensguys
01-24-2006, 09:52 PM
There are NO words for this!!!!!!!!! :inlove: :inlove:

Amber
01-24-2006, 10:28 PM
Wow, I'm speechless!

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Julie
01-24-2006, 10:29 PM
Wow Ingrid, it's beautiful! :inlove: You must be soooo glad to be done! :mrgreen:

Ingrid
01-24-2006, 10:32 PM
Wow Ingrid, it's beautiful! :inlove: You must be soooo glad to be done! :mrgreen:

You are so right! :rofling: When I put it away to wait for seaming I couldn't stand it. I like it again, now, though! ;)

Danielle
01-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Excellent job!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: You are a knitting saint!
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starlight
01-24-2006, 11:49 PM
Totally unreal :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :thumbsup:

Mer
01-25-2006, 12:21 AM
Ingrid, I love it! Almost makes me want to do intarsia! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

DannahK
01-25-2006, 01:04 AM
:shock: I stand in awe... well, sit really, but still

butterflymama
01-25-2006, 01:27 AM
I mean, really, what can I say? Speechless. That is absolutely beautiful! And, as a newbie knitter, it hurts my brain just to think about how it is done.

You rock. Hands down. You rock.

AidanM
01-25-2006, 02:53 AM
My ever present curiousity.... Did you knit it circularly and steek, or is that intarsia done flat?

Ronda
01-25-2006, 07:45 AM
Incredible. I'm speechless.

Ingrid
01-25-2006, 07:56 AM
My ever present curiousity.... Did you knit it circularly and steek, or is that intarsia done flat?

It was done flat--mostly intarsia, some stranding on places where it worked best to do it that way. This is why it sat for so long waiting to be seamed. :rollseyes:

Thank you everyone! :D

JENinIA
01-25-2006, 08:43 AM
holy moses. that's AMAZING!

i want to be ingrid when i grow up. :inlove:

LOL! I had that same thought! Ingrid- amazing and beautiful job!

KellyK
01-25-2006, 08:47 AM
OOPS! I complimented you in your blog and forgot to compliment you here!

Ingy....STUNNING work, as always! :notworthy:

Silver
01-25-2006, 10:09 AM
GORGEOUS Ingrid! You do such wonderful stuff. :heart:

Lisa1216
01-25-2006, 10:13 AM
Absolutely stunning!! I'm speechless.....

margie
01-25-2006, 11:46 AM
It's beautiful, Ingrid!! So pretty! :thumbsup:

AidanM
01-25-2006, 11:54 AM
It's really lovely, Ingrid. I can't wait until the day when your kids can hold a camera steady and press the shutter button!

Jan in CA
01-25-2006, 02:54 PM
That is just lovely, Ingrid! Great job on it!

Ingrid
01-25-2006, 05:27 PM
Thank you all so, so much! :blush:

nanonette
01-25-2006, 06:45 PM
OMG!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Barefootmama
01-25-2006, 06:47 PM
Gorgeous!! You inspire me to become a better knitter. ;)

Mad About Wool
01-25-2006, 10:10 PM
"GULP" That is absolutely gorgeous :inlove: I am definitely in awe of your knitting skills.

glomper
01-25-2006, 11:57 PM
WOW that is fantabulous. You must have great powers of concentration to knit a masterpiece like that. Hats off to you. :thumbsup:

meg
01-26-2006, 12:00 AM
my lord, that is the prettiest sweater! :blush: :heart: (i was going for the southern belle accent. ) :D

Ingrid
01-26-2006, 09:10 AM
Thank you kindly, y'all!! ;)

dustinac
01-26-2006, 09:27 AM
:cheering: wow thats amazing!!! You did a wonderful job :thumbsup:

vcuchica931
01-26-2006, 02:02 PM
WOW! Its wonderful, stunning, beautiful, fantastic, etc....i could go on and on!

knitkat
01-26-2006, 03:42 PM
That is an amazing piece of work! Be proud, raise your needles high and shout yeh!

kittiminx
01-26-2006, 08:15 PM
WOW. and then WOW. I agree with everyone else - knitting goddess. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Ingrid
01-26-2006, 08:27 PM
Thanks again!! :blush:

Cristy
01-26-2006, 09:41 PM
you make me sick..! It's beautiful!

Ingrid
01-26-2006, 09:51 PM
you make me sick..! It's beautiful!

That wasn't my intention! Honest! ;)

knittingparrot
01-26-2006, 11:18 PM
Oh my gosh! :inlove: that is SSSSOOOO GOREGEOUS (spelled that wrong)!!!!!!!
It looks so intricate and complicated!

All Hail Queen Ingrid!

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Nana
01-27-2006, 12:56 AM
OMG that is sooooo , soooo. soooo( I don't have the word's) The best this little brain can come up with is WOW :notworthy: k

kome
01-27-2006, 12:42 PM
Holy crap! That's f#$#%ing amazing! :happydance: Makes my head hurt to think about knitting it though. :doh: Hehe. GREAT JOB!