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ArtLady1981
02-24-2008, 02:54 PM
Hi!

I finished two pullovers for Fiona and Laila. They were easy.
If you are a Raveler: I posted them in my projects, along with pattern details, etc.


Laila's "Jake" pullover; child's size 5-6; Cascade 220 Wool; Book: Rowan Junior
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2289114146_7dd3d73cc8.jpg?v=0

Each sweater has a Heart button at the throat. I told the girls that when they touch it, they will feel Gramma's Hug! :hug:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/2288324507_b242195238.jpg?v=0


Fiona's "Queen of Hearts" pullover; child's size 7-8; Elann Pure Alpaca;
Book: A Treasury of Rowan Knits
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/2288324609_1756cee53e.jpg?v=0

susi
02-24-2008, 03:00 PM
they are totally georgous.

i love the designs

susi :cheering:

Debkcs
02-24-2008, 03:00 PM
Beautiful, wonderful, and made with love. As usual, you've made some wonderful garments for your DGD's.

Jan in CA
02-24-2008, 03:28 PM
Those are stunning!! :inlove:

knit2btied
02-24-2008, 03:44 PM
Very pretty work, ArtLady!

Sewing Angel
02-24-2008, 03:49 PM
Those are absolutely beautiful! I really love the colors. What lucky little girls!
Angel

knittingymnast
02-24-2008, 03:54 PM
:cheering: Those are fantastic! Next up in line for Artlady1981, is Knittingymnast's (Something er other) Pullover! :chair: LOL J/K, but if I could I would ask you to make me a couple! Keep on Knittin'! :knitting:

medic777
02-24-2008, 04:00 PM
BEAUTIFUL sweaters!! Maybe someday I can knit like that!! :woohoo:

The.Knitter
02-24-2008, 04:02 PM
As usual these are fantastic garments. You just keep on churning out the most beautiful things. I especially love the Queen of Hearts. Very very nice work!

Newfygirl
02-24-2008, 04:04 PM
They are both just so lovely. What beautiful work you do!!

auburnchick
02-24-2008, 04:07 PM
:passedout:

Beautiful work...such lucky granddaughters!!!

GiddyKnitter
02-24-2008, 04:12 PM
Artlady
I am always excited when I see you have posted a thread with some of your FO's.
Your work is always beautiful and very professional looking. I especially like the "Queen of Hearts " sweater xx

sue in canada
02-24-2008, 04:21 PM
Beautiful, as always.

knitqueen
02-24-2008, 05:25 PM
Beautiful work, as always! You are such an inspirational knitter with all these fabulous FO's all the time. I'm sure your grand-daughters love getting things from you. I remember my grandma knitting for me and it was always so special!

ArtLady1981
02-24-2008, 05:40 PM
:cheering: Those are fantastic! Next up in line for Artlady1981, is Knittingymnast's (Something er other) Pullover! :chair: LOL J/K, but if I could I would ask you to make me a couple! Keep on Knittin'! :knitting:

If you would like, I'd be happy to help you with a sweater.
Not a "wing it" sweater...a sweater from a specific pattern. Maybe a free "Knitty" or "Knitting Pattern Central" pattern....so that we could both view the details and directions.

As your personal mentor, I'd want some input on the pattern choice.

A special Knittinggymnast/Artlady Knit-a-long of our own!

cindycactus
02-24-2008, 05:45 PM
Lucky little children. Both are beautiful.:woot:

Skater
02-24-2008, 06:27 PM
They are both very loverly sweaters, and I like the heart button idea a lot.

The girls' names are so pretty.

Knit4Fun
02-24-2008, 06:42 PM
Wow...great work! You blow me away as always with your skill... :muah:

nonny2t
02-24-2008, 06:54 PM
As always they are gorgeous! Do the girls argue over colors or do you pick and make their favorite color?

KnitClickChick
02-24-2008, 06:57 PM
Those are so beautiful! I especially like the little heart buttons you added. What lucky little girls!

Jan in CA
02-24-2008, 07:11 PM
A special Knittinggymnast/Artlady Knit-a-long of our own!

You are so sweet, what a kind offer! :hug:

knittingymnast
02-24-2008, 08:13 PM
If you would like, I'd be happy to help you with a sweater.
Not a "wing it" sweater...a sweater from a specific pattern. Maybe a free "Knitty" or "Knitting Pattern Central" pattern....so that we could both view the details and directions.

As your personal mentor, I'd want some input on the pattern choice.

A special Knittinggymnast/Artlady Knit-a-long of our own!

Okay, the sweater from Knitty (not really a sweater, but an awesome top) called Tubey (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtubey.html) looks pretty cool. I've been thinking about knitting up that one next. See what you think, and PM me if your interested.

ArtLady1981
02-24-2008, 08:49 PM
As always they are gorgeous! Do the girls argue over colors or do you pick and make their favorite color?

I pick who gets what. The only argument I anticipated was over the little girls' Booga Bags. One was pinks/purples...the other was blues/purples/teals. They both have pink as a favorite color! (I found out after buying the yarn.) So, I added beads to the blue bag. When my daughter came over with the youngest girl, I let her take her pick first. She chose the bag I thought she would...the bag with the beads! Fiona was sooooo happy that Laila chose the bag with the beads.

I still got my groove goin' on! :happydance:

ArtLady1981
02-24-2008, 09:04 PM
Okay, the sweater from Knitty (not really a sweater, but an awesome top) called Tubey (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtubey.html) looks pretty cool. I've been thinking about knitting up that one next. See what you think, and PM me if your interested.

KG, how many sweaters have you completed in your knitting career? I need to know...because this pattern is not easy. It has a lot of techniques that are tricky for novice knitters.

See the "flavor" of this pattern? It's called "Tangy"...which means a pattern that is more challenging.

Look for a pattern that says "Mellow" for our knitalong. Then you can advance to "Tangy" level of difficulty later.
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I did a copy/paste below:

The Knitty Level of Difficulty Index
[Kind of like a menu. But not really.]
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/mellow.gif
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Suitable for beginners.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Relaxing, not mentally taxing.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Knitting as therapy.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/tangy.gif
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Tired of rectangles? Ready for something more challenging? Try these.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Fun things with zing. A twist, even.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/piquant.gif
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF A little something for the seasoned knitter.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Daring but not exhausting.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/extraspicy.gif
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Suitable for those with a lot of experience. Or patience. Or both.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF These babies have teeth.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/images/spacer.GIF Hoo boy.

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If you can't find a MELLOW that you like, I found a TANGY pattern (TEMPTING II, link is below) that is easier for you than TUBEY. I don't want to mess around with TUBEY for our knitalong.

TEMPTING II (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtemptingII.html)

Besides, spring/summer is almost here!! Tempting II will be good for the sunny days just around the corner! I will knit one, too! I really like Tempting II. I made Tempting I for my daughter last summer. But I like Tempting II much better!

Let me know what you decide: either let's do Tempting II, or find a MELLOW category pattern that you do like.

tropicallie
02-24-2008, 11:04 PM
ArtLady - They are both gorgeous. What a lucky family you have! I truly appreciate you sharing the pics of the beautiful things you create.

Hygiene Mama
02-24-2008, 11:05 PM
Wow! Those are beautiful! You are so talented and I love the extra heart touch! You must be one special Grandma!

ah
02-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Gorgeous as always! Such lucky girls.

KnittingNat
02-25-2008, 03:28 AM
What a great work! As usual - great designs with perfect yarn:thumbsup:

Jen17
02-25-2008, 03:33 AM
They are beautiful! I especially love the "heart" one. I'm going to have to scroll through here and see if you have given the pattern information! Should have done that before I posted, LOL!
Do you know where I can go to learn how to post a picture of the sweater I just finished? I managed to get it to my desktop, but don't know how to do it from there!
Thanks,
Jen

WandaT
02-25-2008, 07:33 AM
Both are simply beautiful, but the heart one is my fave too.

Mystery_Gyrl
02-25-2008, 08:58 AM
Your sweaters are so lovely and professional looking, ArtLady. You are one super Grandma. :thumbsup:
Katrina

dustinac
02-25-2008, 10:38 AM
:yay: very cute!! I love the colors of them both...great job!

bethany
02-25-2008, 11:18 AM
They are so beautiful, and the little button, "grandma's hug" made me tear up a little. So sweet.

MerigoldinWA
02-25-2008, 01:59 PM
Beautiful, ArtLady. You use the most luscious yarns for the kids. They just look perfect. That touch of adding the heart and what you told them about feeling Grandma's hug is really nice. It's little things like that that they will always remember. My personal favorite is the purple with hearts.

ArtLady1981
02-25-2008, 03:50 PM
They are beautiful! I especially love the "heart" one. I'm going to have to scroll through here and see if you have given the pattern information! Should have done that before I posted, LOL!
Do you know where I can go to learn how to post a picture of the sweater I just finished? I managed to get it to my desktop, but don't know how to do it from there!
Thanks,
Jen

Hi Jen!

To post a photo of your sweater using KnittingHelp software, just scroll down past the SUBMIT REPLY/PREVIEW POST tabs to the Additional Options box. In there, under ATTACH FILES, click on "Manage Attachments". Then just follow it through to search through (BROWSE) your photos (in your 'puter), click UPLOAD and this adds them into your post! Be sure to wait while it says 'uploading files'. They won't show up until you either "preview post" or "submit reply".

If it uploaded ok, then another box will show you what photo you have successfully uploaded into your post. Just look back in that Additonal Options box again, under Attach Files, and you will see the info about the photo that is uploaded!

Sometimes, if the pixels of the photo is too huge, you may get an error message in the upload box telling you that it is too large. Then you will have to re-size the pixels of the photo using your Microsoft Picture Manager or whatever photo editing software you have on your 'puter.

I hope this helps! I did an upload below, just to give you the steps as I did one myself! This is a baby set I made last year for a girlfriend's new baby!

knittingymnast
02-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Hmmm, Tempting II is good. This is my frist sweater, but someone here on KH said that their first sweater was Tubey. I dunno. I'll try it later in my knitting career. Tempting II it is! All of the "mellow" ones there are not sweaters. I think that anyone knitting sweaters should be knitting up stuff in the "tangy" section or "piquant" or "extraspicy". Not too many "extraspicy" ones there.

ArtLady1981
02-25-2008, 05:46 PM
Hmmm, Tempting II is good. This is my frist sweater, but someone here on KH said that their first sweater was Tubey. I dunno. I'll try it later in my knitting career. Tempting II it is! All of the "mellow" ones there are not sweaters. I think that anyone knitting sweaters should be knitting up stuff in the "tangy" section or "piquant" or "extraspicy". Not too many "extraspicy" ones there.

I read over the instructions for Tubey, and it had lots of painful techniques and unusual conceptual diagrams. Definitely NOT for a new sweater knitter! It would be tough for me to wrap my mind around.

OK then! I printed out the instructions for Tempting II last night, because I want to knit it no matter what! Spring/Summer is around the corner, and I need a summer top like this.

The directions are for sizes as small as 30" finished size. This means that the circumference of the sweater will be 30" in the smallest size. You need to measure your chest. The pattern says to knit a size that is a little smaller than your chest so that the sweater will fit snugly around your bod. So, if you are not 32" around, then you will need to knit with slightly smaller needles than the gauge so that your Tempting II will be smaller around.

I am going over to the KAL section right now. I will start a KAL for us called: KG/DB's "Tempting II", summer top KAL!
(KG is short for KnittingGymnast/DB are my initials in real life)
Click HERE (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1070230#post1070230) to pop over to our KAL!

Could be that others will want to hop into the mix, but it is primarily for you and I to work on this together...from the ground level things like: yarn selection, gauge swatching, etc. Preparation is very important to the success of a sweater.

OK? See ya over there! :thumbsup:

MerigoldinWA
02-26-2008, 06:19 PM
ArtLady, the outfit you showed as a demo of how to post a picture is BEAUTIFUL!!! Where is that pattern found. I love it, especially the little hat and sweater. Looks like a felted flower. Sooooo cool.

losnana
02-26-2008, 07:57 PM
They are gorgeous- the colors, the patterns, the hearts and most of all your fntastic knitting! Lucky girls.

Jaxhil
02-26-2008, 08:01 PM
:heart: gorgeous!! I especially :heart: the purple one~!

Dangles
02-27-2008, 01:14 AM
both sweaters are beautiful!

ArtLady1981
02-28-2008, 03:38 AM
I am very impressed with the performance of the Cascade 220 for the turquoise sweater. It knit up evenly (the stitches) from the get-to! It was not me, it was the yarn. After blocking, the appearance of the stitches are perfect. I'm very impressed with this yarn. Way to go Cascade 220! I'm looking forward to knitting the lemon yellow Cascade 220 Heathers in my Stash!

The stitches for the purple sweater looked much better after blocking.
It was a pain to knit with sorta. It had way too many white hairs in it. I know. I know. It's Alpaca...but all the extra hairy thingies were a nuisance.

No, I don't have any cats! :-)

KnitWit1987
02-28-2008, 03:56 AM
WOW :oo: They look absolutly fantastic! You are very talented! :yay: :thumbsup: