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Ingrid
08-21-2007, 01:56 PM
I call it a Finally Finished Object since I started it in the spring but put it down when the weather got warm and I knew I wouldn't get a chance to wear it. All that was left was a cuff.

It's from the book Two Sticks and a String, and I made it with Stockbridge yarn from Webs. A great yarn at a reasonable price.

I wish I was a better digital photographer.:shrug:

Lady Violet
08-21-2007, 02:00 PM
GORGEOUS!!! :inlove:

divagirl
08-21-2007, 02:01 PM
:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Ingrid I bow down to your knitting prowess! That is just stunning.

GiddyKnitter
08-21-2007, 02:27 PM
I hope that you are very pleased with yourself its lovely x

downthestream
08-21-2007, 02:32 PM
WOW!!! Love it!!!

GinnyG
08-21-2007, 03:39 PM
MAJORLY impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nonny2t
08-21-2007, 03:56 PM
Superbbbbbbbbbb!

cecile77
08-21-2007, 04:28 PM
Nice work!

Braden
08-21-2007, 04:32 PM
Amazing!

JGM
08-21-2007, 04:37 PM
Awesome job Ingrid! I wish I was a better photographer too...

booskibabe
08-21-2007, 05:45 PM
:notworthy: I bow in awe of your knitting fabulousness! That is amazing. When I grow up I want to be just like you!:happydance:
:flirt:

Indygirl
08-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Very Nice! I didn't see anything wrong with your pictures. :yay::yay:Your work is beautiful.

Jan in CA
08-21-2007, 06:03 PM
The pictures look fine! That is one gorgeous sweater! :inlove:

Ingrid
08-21-2007, 06:07 PM
Thanks, everyone!

I had to take about 20 pictures to get a few to post. :shrug: I'm pretty good with a 36mm, though. Unfortunately, I can't afford to mail out prints.:rofl:

Jaxhil
08-21-2007, 06:23 PM
WOW.

That's just GORGEOUS!! You're an inspiration :) I really want to make an Aran sweater but I've a feeling it'd be a very looong project :D Maybe start with a child's size, LOL.

Thanks for sharing!! It's beautiful!

Sanibelle
08-21-2007, 06:23 PM
Wow - that is amazing. You did a great job.

Arielluria
08-21-2007, 06:40 PM
That is beooooooooootiful!!!!!!!!! Your pics are fine! I can't wait to make one myself! Going to make it for hubby XXL (he's only an XL but just in case HE ever gets to wear it ;))
:whistle:

CateKnits
08-21-2007, 07:08 PM
I love that, Ingrid! :inlove:

But where's the camera-face picture? :teehee:

Slim
08-21-2007, 07:13 PM
It just doesn't get any better than that! It is absolutely beautiful. I am in awe!

Ingrid
08-21-2007, 07:16 PM
I love that, Ingrid! :inlove:

But where's the camera-face picture? :teehee:

I would have had to wash the mirror!:teehee::shifty:

cam90066
08-21-2007, 07:36 PM
Fab job! Beautifully detailed stitch work!

cam

jeanius80
08-21-2007, 07:57 PM
very lovely! i laughed when you said all that was left was the cuff :lol: that would be me. two more inches....it can wait :)

Ingrid
08-21-2007, 08:14 PM
very lovely! i laughed when you said all that was left was the cuff :lol: that would be me. two more inches....it can wait :)

The ironic thing is that I knit the second cuff, but it was much larger than the first. I'd forgotten that I was supposed to reduce the number of stitches. :doh:So I had to really knit two cuffs for one sleeve.:teehee:

kbagel
08-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Your work is beautiful!

chrislt8
08-21-2007, 11:41 PM
Oh my, that is a beautiful sweater! I am in awe of your talent! :notworthy::notworthy::passedout::notworthy::notwo rthy:

KnittingNat
08-22-2007, 04:31 AM
Ingrid, it's a true masterpiece of knitting:woot:!

laikabear
08-22-2007, 05:20 AM
Oh Ingrid your stuff is sooooo beautiful!!!

Your avatar gives me a picture of a sheep knitting in my head since I don't know what you look like! :rofl: Cmon Ingrid fess up, are you really a sheep? Maybe that would explain your amazing knitting prowess... :oo:

blueeyes28
08-22-2007, 07:26 AM
I wanna be just like Ingrid when I grow up!!!:notworthy:

Ingrid
08-22-2007, 11:07 AM
Oh Ingrid your stuff is sooooo beautiful!!!

Your avatar gives me a picture of a sheep knitting in my head since I don't know what you look like! :rofl: Cmon Ingrid fess up, are you really a sheep? Maybe that would explain your amazing knitting prowess... :oo:

Yes, I am. It's hard knitting without thumbs, but it's worth it. :rofl:

Mer
08-22-2007, 09:37 PM
Beautiful job, Ingrid!

Rorshach
08-22-2007, 10:22 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, where can I get that pattern, or is it something that you just tossed off the top of yer head? :)

Ingrid
08-22-2007, 10:35 PM
Oh, yeah, I just sat down with some yarn and needles and whipped it up off the top of my head.

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It's from the book Two Sticks and a String. Some of the patterns in the book are :ick:, but at least 2 are great.

http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-4628071-4098405?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=two+stick+and+a+string&Go.x=10&Go.y=9&Go=Go

Rorshach
08-22-2007, 10:46 PM
Hehe, some people can, you know, like me, except I forget to write it down, and get the yarn, so it never gets me anywhere. :roflhard:

momwolf
08-23-2007, 02:05 AM
Ingrid you never cease to amaze me:passedout:That is one gorgeous sweater.It would take 3 of me to knit that

sue in canada
08-23-2007, 10:35 AM
That looks wonderful

PinkRoses
08-23-2007, 04:28 PM
Ingrid, that's absolutely beautiful! I'll have to get that pattern because I've been looking for something as pretty as that. It's just lovely! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
08-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Inspiring, Ingrid, simply inspiring!

I know you loved every row! So interesting to knit complex rows...and see how they develop their beauty as they grow!

Thanks for posting the various photo shots! I especially like the shoulder treatment! What a nice shoulder design!

Suziblues
08-23-2007, 08:41 PM
WOW! I wish I was that good! Awesome work.

redheadrachel
08-24-2007, 09:01 AM
Oh my goodness! I am completely in awe of your talent! One day I will make such a sweater, and I'll fully look to you for the moral support. Great job, dear Ingrid! You rock:notworthy:

mwedzi
08-24-2007, 12:44 PM
beautiful, of course, as always.

kemp
08-24-2007, 02:16 PM
Really gorgeous!

dewdrops
08-24-2007, 03:12 PM
AWESOME!!!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Lighting57
08-24-2007, 05:45 PM
What cast on method did you use for the bottom? I'm guessing you worked it from the bottom up. Is the neck band picked up and knitted on, turned under and hemmed down? It looks so professionally crafted. Can you tell us where you bought the pattern? Thanks.
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Sandra

Ingrid
08-26-2007, 12:55 PM
Thanks, everyone!! The pattern is in the book Two Sticks and a String--available at Amazon, used, for just a few dollars.

It's knit from the top down. You knit the collar in the round, then knit the shoulder saddles on each side of the neck. You pick up along the saddle edgesfor the front and then the back, and work them back and forth until the armhole is long enough. Pick up stitches, knit the sleeves in the round down to the cuff, then knit the body in the round. Just a few ends to deal with. I love making this style sweater.

giedre11
08-26-2007, 02:50 PM
OMG! That sweater is the bomb! Stunning!

ekgheiy
08-26-2007, 02:56 PM
Very nice work Ingrid. Unlike you and JGM, I don't wish I were a better photographer ... because to become one would mean that to learn it, I'd have to take time away from my KNITTING!!!!! Baaaad ekgheiy ... :fingerwag: :teehee: hehehehe

Lana
08-26-2007, 06:06 PM
Beautiful Ingrid!

I love Aran sweaters with saddle shoulders.

Ellen Edwards
08-27-2007, 11:54 PM
OOH-YUMMY!! Is that an Aran yarn , as well?? I have to go check out Webs!