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ArtLady1981
06-14-2008, 06:00 PM
The yarn: Rowan Tapestry (soy)
The buttons: steel with onyx centers
The book: Bouton d'Or (out of print)
The pattern: Chocolatine
Size: 6 mo.
The baby: Varriano's baby boy due in July (baby shower in August)

Hope you like it! I am surprised I like it so much! As I was knitting it, I was having second thoughts about it. It looked so blah. But, all seamed up and buttons sewn on, I like it very much! (I used Stash Yarn, left over from my Viking Knits Cabled Scarf.)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/2578977656_25a9a6396d.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2578145211_655735908d.jpg?v=0

Here is the model sweater in the book. That is why it's called "Chocolatine".
It looks like a ice cream Sundae with cherries on top!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2568133773_9b22dd4dba.jpg?v=0

GirlChris
06-14-2008, 06:10 PM
Oooh that one is nice too. You are really whipping out some adorable baby stuff. You are very talented with picking the perfect buttons.

ArtLady1981
06-14-2008, 06:12 PM
Must confess....I'm a button hound! http://bestsmileys.com/dogs/2.gif

Joann's is having a 50% sale on all buttons tomorrow!!! Oh ouch!!! :passedout:

Jan in CA
06-14-2008, 07:06 PM
Oh my goodness! That is so cute!

Crafty_Mel
06-14-2008, 07:56 PM
my goodness Another one done Wow!!!:notworthy:
What a lucky Baby!!! :happydance:
All your work is beautiful!!!:yay:

Gina V
06-14-2008, 08:02 PM
It turned out beautiful! Great job!!

Geez, I wish we had Joann Fabrics here in Canada .... it's hard to find buttons!

Kiirs
06-14-2008, 10:33 PM
Wow, I LOVE the subtle shading in that yarn!!! The whole thing is just beautiful. Great job!

auburnchick
06-15-2008, 12:06 AM
ArtLady, wow, what a wonderful job!!!!

When my children start having children (not for a long time though), I'm gonna have to commission you to knit for them!

Wow!

Karina
06-15-2008, 02:14 AM
Beautiful little cardigan. Love the yarn and the buttons.

ritaw
06-15-2008, 02:41 AM
I just love the blend of colours . Great Job :)

dustinac
06-15-2008, 08:58 AM
aww how cute!! Great job :yay:

mwhite
06-15-2008, 09:19 AM
How nice! Love the shading and you are definitely a great button picker-outer!!!

cam90066
06-15-2008, 09:27 AM
Another stunner! The color is very unique and I like your version much better than the pattern original.

The button selection in my local Joann's is downright abysmal. (I've complained, even to their home offices via em, but rather than improving it got worse! Go fig.) Glad yours has some great offerings.

cam

MerigoldinWA
06-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Another sweater for the Varriano boy??!! You are really going to WOW them at that shower!!

I commented on this where you shared it on the "Year of the Stash" thread, but I love the close up of the buttons. They have so much character.

I have to say I like your colors better than the sundae. :-)

scout52
06-15-2008, 02:53 PM
Gorgeous!! I love the way the yarn blends the colors and the buttons you chose.

Slim
06-15-2008, 07:47 PM
Oh, so sweet! The colors and the buttons are just perfect! It will be so cute on the little guy.

mks22300
06-15-2008, 08:05 PM
Another beautiful sweater! What a lucky baby!

Debkcs
06-16-2008, 04:54 AM
Another beautiful sweater for a very fortunate little boy! I, too, like your color choice better than the original, it's very manly! :)

susi
06-16-2008, 06:07 AM
they are sooo beautiful.

you must knit lightening fast.

georgous just georgous, best dressed baby i think

Knit4Fun
06-16-2008, 11:57 AM
That turned out really gorgeous!!! Great work! :hug:

ArtLady1981
06-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Thanks everyone! Your complimentary words mean a lot to me!
I've made 5 outfits for him so far...and I must admit, I have two batches of Stash Yarn (lt green and dark purple Rowan Calmer, 3 skeins of each color)...that I am tempted to knit for him as well!

But for now, I started a JoSharp Silkroad DK Tweed jacket for my brother...just to slow my roll for this baby!

The shower is in August. How am I gonna resist using that Calmer yarn for him??

Well, the shower gift is going to be what I call "a sweater collection"! In all sizes ranging from 3 mo. to 1 yr.

domiknitrix
06-19-2008, 09:48 AM
I am on my knees bowing down right now!!! Your knits are just fabulous!!! How many skeins of the Rowan Tapestry did you use?