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05-22-2007, 10:50 PM
Not the spy who loved me. I wish. Note to self: do not again attempt to knit a sweater in a few days. My wrist is throbbing in pain. :cry: It wasn't anything like this while I was actually knitting. So stupid. Hope this Aleve kicks in quick.

Anyway, 5 balls of Valley Yarns Colrain in Navajo Red (hmm) and the white is a little of Cascade Pima Tencel. Size 7 needles, inspired by my Tomato love. It's hard to see in the pic, but the part across the bust also alternates in stockinette and reverse stockinette. I don't think I've seen this exact pattern before. Can I call it "Checkmate"? I was thinking about it the whole time knitting. such a dork. Started Friday morning, almost done Sunday when I noticed a little pain. Said to myself "oh, i'll take it easy, it'll be no problem", and went slow (I thought) to finish this morning.

um, please pretend i'm not pulling my jeans down and showing my draw's.

Momto G B and H
05-22-2007, 10:55 PM
Wow, that's lovely. I'm impressed.
I have yet to tackle a sweater. I hate seaming.

05-22-2007, 10:57 PM
Thanks. This one was knit top down in the round in one piece, no seaming. One of the reasons I was able to get it done so quickly.

Momto G B and H
05-22-2007, 11:05 PM
OMG, I just went and read some bits from your blog. You are hilarious!
I'm going to have to read more, but not when it's time to put the kids to bed.
Love that sweater you tried to chop up too. Beautiful!

Jan in CA
05-23-2007, 12:11 AM
Wow..that is a beauty! Love the pattern across the chest! Sorry about your hands!

05-23-2007, 12:17 AM
I Just read your other post, and you knit that in 4 days? I'm sorry about your hands, try using Mineral Ice, that usually works for me.

05-23-2007, 12:32 AM
Great job. That is beautiful! I get R arm pain, when I knit too much! I have to take it easy!

05-23-2007, 12:37 AM
I think we've all gotten hand pain at one time or another.

05-23-2007, 12:52 AM
It's very cute! Congratulations.

05-23-2007, 01:18 AM
Very cute, Nikki! :cheering: I can see why you were in a rush to finish it.

05-23-2007, 06:34 AM
Very nice - again. You always do such a great job.

05-23-2007, 08:25 AM
Very nice sweater, and it looks great on you! I hope your wrist feels better soon.

05-23-2007, 09:04 AM
Nikki - thatīs really cute!!! Good job!


05-23-2007, 09:28 AM
Just adorable!!!!! Great job.

05-23-2007, 11:20 AM
That is BEAUTIFUL!! ONE WEEKEND?! You're my HERO!! Now go rest that wrist!!

05-23-2007, 11:21 AM
Super cute! It is amazing that you knit it so quickly. I do hope your wrist feels better soon!

05-23-2007, 11:31 AM
Very nice...I can't believe you made it so quick!

05-23-2007, 11:35 AM
Niiiiice. Now, don't do that again! LOL

05-23-2007, 01:33 PM
I really like your sweater. It really is amazing that you got it done so quickly!


05-23-2007, 02:01 PM
I am way impressed! It is a beautiful sweater! :hug:
But remember to take care of yourself!

05-23-2007, 02:18 PM
I love that sweater!! You did a great job. So sorry about your wrist. I did the same thing trying to knit a scarf longways in a night to give as a gift the next day. After a few days of rest my wrist was a lot better.

05-23-2007, 02:38 PM
This is gorgeous!!!! As always :passedout:

05-23-2007, 05:00 PM
The sweater turned out great! Well worth the pain!

05-23-2007, 05:43 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! The terror of the hands strikes us all!

05-23-2007, 10:43 PM
Cute, cute, cute! :inlove: Now ice those hands an take a break!!!:oo:

05-24-2007, 02:17 AM
Awesome!! Im sorry about your hands... :( "Knitting pains"