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bip
12-31-2007, 12:02 PM
I started this in July and finished at the beginning of September, but the finishing seemed too onerous so I let it sit. And sit. And sit. Finally I got to the point that I had 7 UFOs in my Ravelry notebook and I decided that I really needed to just bit the bullet and finish as many as possible.

I wish the sleeves were longer. I knew they would be short because everyone who has posted a picture on the internet of theirs had the same problem. I thought I added a few inches, but either I didn't, or I should have added a few more. The construction of this made it difficult to tell how they would turn out.

I also wish I had blocked the pieces before assembling. My little condo isn't really set up for that kind of thing, but for the sake of future projects, I'll have to find some flat surface somewhere that I can set a blocking board. The worst puckers are on the back, they are my secret shame, I didn't take pictures :mrgreen:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/2152128794_a3c0d1f82d_m.jpg

Placket detail:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/2152128164_3f55ecc80f_m.jpg

Back vent (oh, I guess you can see a bit of the assembly problems here, though the picture makes it look like the horizontal strip is the problem, when it is really the join with the arms).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/2151337293_770fc09cb0_m.jpg

The yarn is Queensland Collection Uruguay DK. I didn't fully realize how soft it was until I was assembling. But it doesn't seem to pill or be smooshy. I will definitely use this yarn again.

WildMountainHoney
12-31-2007, 12:19 PM
Well *I* think it looks lovely! Well done, hope you wear it proudly :mrgreen:

ritaw
12-31-2007, 01:01 PM
I think it is adorable. You did a wonderful job. Maybe when you make another you will know what corrections to make. :)

knitrageous
12-31-2007, 01:05 PM
Wow! That looks great! :-)

Abbily
12-31-2007, 01:38 PM
Beautiful!! I think you did a great job!

mdog182
01-01-2008, 01:48 PM
good job! this looks great!

Jan in CA
01-01-2008, 05:49 PM
That is SO pretty!

callmesusan
01-02-2008, 01:49 AM
Um. I think it is spectacular! No shame in this project. It's beautiful.:inlove:

wednesday
01-02-2008, 01:54 AM
IMO Gorgeous

wished I could knit half as well

WandaT
01-02-2008, 07:10 AM
I think it looks great too! and as far as the imperfections, I've decided that everything I make is going to be imperfect! Just enjoy the process. I think your finished project is wonderful!

Slim
01-02-2008, 08:46 AM
It's beautiful! Gorgeous color.

dustinac
01-02-2008, 10:55 AM
:thumbsup: It looks great and I love the color!! :happydance:

KnittingNat
01-02-2008, 12:25 PM
I think it looks great and the colour gives it an elegant twist. You could block it a bit even that it's already assembled. Press the back through damp towel, see what it does :thumbsup:

scout52
01-02-2008, 02:38 PM
i think it looks great. great work on the detailing!!

ah
01-06-2008, 02:33 PM
Looks good to me! The color is wonderful.

dmknits
01-12-2008, 08:46 AM
It looks very nice! :)

ArtLady1981
01-12-2008, 09:29 AM
Very inspiring, bip! I have this pattern on my "list' of "to-do's"...and now seeing your lovely version...I am inspired to get with it!

Very beautiful knitting! :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing your work with us!

mhansen
01-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Looks good!