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jamadian75
06-21-2006, 11:28 AM
Last night I had a moment. An epiphany if you will (I'm fasting right now, so it happens often).

I can knit.

I finally finished the Top Down Cardigan (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=123366&highlight=sew+toddler#123366) for my 4yo at about 2:00am and this amazing satisfaction came over me. I taught myself Continental from Amy's video so I could do some Fair Isle. I graftd underarm seams, I striped a sweater from a solid pattern! Forgive me if this sounds immodest, but I was really stunned! :lol:

I get so much great encouragment from this forum,to plug ahead while I "Trust the Pattern" AND stray from it at will. That was a big part of finally getting this off the needles.

I'll post another pic with my little one wearing it when I've got a digi cam.

knitqueen
06-21-2006, 11:32 AM
That is AMAZING!! Way to go, you have done a great job and you should be proud! Can't wait to see it on the little one! :D

rebecca
06-21-2006, 11:55 AM
:cheering: BEAUTIFUL, job well done...you should be VERY PROUD :thumbsup:

callmesusan
06-21-2006, 11:58 AM
How beautiful is that?!! You must have had fun knitting all those loving stitches.

sara_jayne
06-21-2006, 11:58 AM
Beautiful!!! :cheering: :cheering:

mulene
06-21-2006, 12:17 PM
Oh thats so darling! Very well done!

Ingrid
06-21-2006, 12:42 PM
Excellent job!! It looks beautiful--isn't knitting fun! :lol:

IndianPrincessSIP
06-21-2006, 01:00 PM
Gorgeous work. Love colors. so satisfying making something, where before there was none.

Well done. :cheering:

Jan in CA
06-21-2006, 01:05 PM
You should be proud! That is fabulous!!

AnreeAce
06-21-2006, 02:04 PM
I can knit.

You sure can!

What beautiful work! Congratulations, that looks so great. Beautiful color choices, just beautiful.

Can't wait to see it modeled!

Rennagayle
06-21-2006, 02:20 PM
Amazing job! :shock: And I loved the epiphany comment. :thumbsup:

Amber
06-21-2006, 02:36 PM
WOW!!!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! Your colorwork is stunning! I love it!

jamadian75
06-21-2006, 06:09 PM
Thank you all so much!!! I've had a nap and feeling much more spry - so to log on and read this has made my day!!!

Jackie F.
06-21-2006, 07:16 PM
Last night I had a moment. An epiphany if you will (I'm fasting right now, so it happens often).

I can knit.

...I get so much great encouragment from this forum,to plug ahead while I "Trust the Pattern" AND stray from it at will. That was a big part of finally getting this off the needles.

That's such an awesome feeling when you realize that you have the confidence and skills necessary to do any pattern and stray from it if desired/needed! :cheering:

Great job on the pretty sweater! :inlove:

gimmesanity
06-21-2006, 07:47 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous!
I love the no-sew thing, too.
I'll have to look for this book.

Shandeh
06-21-2006, 09:37 PM
Excellent! I just LOVE it! I can't wait to see it modeled. Be proud, girl! :thumbsup:

DoulaLyndsey
06-21-2006, 10:34 PM
Wow, what a fabulous cardigan! Beautiful!

gardenmommy
06-22-2006, 10:09 AM
I so love it! What was the original pattern that you used? And the yarn?

jamadian75
06-22-2006, 12:36 PM
What was the original pattern that you used? And the yarn?

Thanks!! :D

The pattern is the Basic Cardigan from a book called Top Down For Toddlers: No Sew Knitting (http://www.cabinfever.ca/) by the Gemmell Sisters at Cabin Fever.

I used Classic Elite Provence (http://classiceliteyarns.com/product_page_detail.php?category_id=1&item_id=22)yarn in Japanese Lilac and Rosa Rugosa.

Yarn Stats => 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton; Gauge 5 sts/inch on US Size 5 needles (Pattern Guage is 5.5 sts/in on size 6 circulars); comes in 100g/100yd skeins.