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jberry16
07-03-2008, 11:22 AM
I decided it was time for me to knit something for ME! So I decided on the Green Gable (http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/2628822/#image_1)pattern & splurged on some Corntastic yarn, yup, 100% corn, 105 yards a skein and super soft. I'm making a size 36" and loving the yarn! Here's a couple green gable pics
I CO June 31 and that was it, no pic for that...
this is after 105 yards used & one day of knitting
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2634166282_d3618a9d3a_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78612908@N00/2634166282/)

& this is after 210 yards used, well almost, day two of knitting
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2634166570_312d220167_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78612908@N00/2634166570/)
the pic above is where it was last night when I went to bed.
I hope to work on it lots this weekend, and hopefully have it done to wear on our 'date' night on the 12th. I have 3 kids so that might be a challenge, so far so good though, I think.

Happy :knitting: & thanks for peeking.

Karina
07-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Great start with lovely yarn. Have never actually seen the pattern till now, that is a cute top.

Jan in CA
07-03-2008, 02:02 PM
That's beautiful! I want to make that one, too.

How do you like the yarn? Is it splitty or pilling?

Slim
07-03-2008, 03:02 PM
That's going to be beautiful. Love the color!

GirlChris
07-03-2008, 04:12 PM
Oh that is looking so cute. I love the color too.

jberry16
07-03-2008, 04:35 PM
That's beautiful! I want to make that one, too.

How do you like the yarn? Is it splitty or pilling?
I love the feel of the yarn & I love knitting iwth it. Not sure if it pills yet as it's only that much done but the LYS had a baby blanket sample that was machine knit and it was super nice. Splitty, well a tiny bit, but the only thing I've ever had to knit with before (to use as a splitty yarn) was the micro-spun from lion brand and that stuff is HORIBLE! I was going to make my mom a feather/fan scarf with that and yup, it's sittin in the bottom of my stash chest, only about 6" done...Anyway compared to that it isn't splitty at all, but compared to sock yarn or something like patons sws etc it does split, but just a tiny bit, and very rare. I'm using size 6 options. Is that clear as mud?

mare-nitt
07-03-2008, 04:38 PM
It looks real nice, I love the color.

Jaxhil
07-03-2008, 09:42 PM
That is looking really pretty-and what a nice pattern you've chosen! I really like it!

sue in canada
07-03-2008, 09:47 PM
Looking great Julie. Love the colour.

Jen17
07-03-2008, 11:22 PM
it's looking pretty! Can't wait to see it finished! Where did you find the yarn?

Hygiene Mama
07-04-2008, 09:04 AM
That's very pretty, I'd love to knit one for myself as well!

The.Knitter
07-04-2008, 09:31 AM
Beautiful job Julie!! I love that pattern and your colour choice is great.

mks22300
07-04-2008, 11:19 AM
That's going to look so pretty, I love the color you chose.

McKnitty
07-09-2008, 10:17 AM
It is going to be so pretty! The color is lovely. I can't wait to see it finished.

jberry16
07-09-2008, 10:48 AM
it's looking pretty! Can't wait to see it finished! Where did you find the yarn? I bought the yarn at Village Wools, the LYS in Albuquerque, NM.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2646433529_3d6410b5b9_m.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/78612908@N00/2646433529/)
done, it only took 1 week from Co to BO!!! I'm pleased with it.
Now onto the Central Park Hoodie - for me

thanks for all the compliments...the yarn was wonderful, if youre on ravelry check it out there.

mks22300
07-09-2008, 11:12 AM
Wow! It turned out great and looks wonderful on you!

Tropicflower24
07-09-2008, 11:20 AM
WOW! That is amazing!

the micro-spun from lion brand and that stuff is HORIBLE!

I've used that, and I love the way it feels but it *is* sooo splitty.

vaknitter
07-09-2008, 11:26 AM
WOW - how gorgeous. I have added that link to my favorites and will add it to my list of projects...

mwhite
07-09-2008, 12:22 PM
Now that's a pretty top! Looks great on you, too and love the color!!! You did a super nice job on it!

McKnitty
07-09-2008, 12:49 PM
Awesome! So pretty, and it looks like a great fit. Did you have to make any adjustments to the pattern? The reason I ask is because I read on a blog that the pattern runs small (because the sweater is supposed to be a close fit) and the arm holes are tight, so that knitter suggested going up one size. Did you find that to be a problem?

jberry16
07-09-2008, 01:13 PM
Awesome! So pretty, and it looks like a great fit. Did you have to make any adjustments to the pattern? The reason I ask is because I read on a blog that the pattern runs small (because the sweater is supposed to be a close fit) and the arm holes are tight, so that knitter suggested going up one size. Did you find that to be a problem?
I did the pattern just as it stated, except for the fact that the first 2 rounds after the armholes were on spare yarn I knit 2 rounds then did the decreasing as the pattern stated instead of decreasing the 2 rounds immediately after the arms were put on spare yarn. Not sure if that would make a big difference since it was only 2 rounds. It is close fitting, closer than I thought, but that's ok I guess, just need to work on tightening my tummy after baby #3-can't tell in the pic, but I have a bit of a gut still. Some people were decreasing or shaping it for a waste too, glad I didn't - I'd thought about it.

psquidy
07-09-2008, 01:21 PM
oh wow that is just beautiful. Your doing a great job. The yarn sounds so cool!

ArtLady1981
07-09-2008, 02:49 PM
OH MY! Nice yarn, great color, wonderful pattern design! Can't wait to see it on you!

jberry16
07-09-2008, 03:14 PM
Art Lady post #15 on page 2 has a pic of it on me

Karina
07-09-2008, 03:53 PM
You look great in you new shirt. will have to try some of that yarn. Very pretty

Debkcs
07-09-2008, 03:59 PM
That came out great, Julie.

I do miss Village Wools, it was my favorite when living in RR.

jberry16
07-09-2008, 08:15 PM
I lied, I got it in a LYS in Corrales, Lavendar Lamb. :doh: I feel like somedays I loose my mind with the 3 kids.

dustinac
07-10-2008, 08:52 AM
:woot: It looks great!!