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ArtLady1981
03-25-2008, 06:57 PM
Hi! :waving:

I made this pattern ("Something Red") last month using a Cocoa variegated yarn...and called it "Something Cocoa".

I like the pattern fit so mcuh that I made another one, using a different colorway, and it is called "Something Blue"!

I modified the skirt a bit. Instead of ending the skirt with K2/P4 ribbing, I ended the last 2" with K2/P5 ribbing. I may or may not like how it fits. I may still frog the last 2" and re-do with K2/P4 only, as the pattern calls for.

The photo shows the skirt being very flared. It is not that exaggerated. I pulled "the pleats" out a bit for the blocking phase. The sweater is still drying on the wet bath towel. For the photo, I removed the wet terry cloths that sit on the cuffs. I put them back while the entire mess is drying til bone dry.

The pattern is available on Ravelry under the name Something Red. It is a $5.50 pdf download fee.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2203/2362563526_2a419b7502.jpg?v=0

My button is a steel gray-blue.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/2361731633_b5dc52e152.jpg?v=0

My yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blends:

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Here is me, wearing it along with the Tempting II top we knit in our KH knitalong!
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This is the model sweater as seen in the pattern.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2296527325_9747f6c003_m.jpg

Ginnyb
03-25-2008, 07:10 PM
Everything you knit is always beautiful! I would love to be half as talented as you!
Ginny

ArtLady1981
03-25-2008, 07:21 PM
Thanks Ginny! Your kind words are greatly appreciated! :muah:

I hope this one fits well. It's going to be roomier than "Something Cocoa". I hope "not baggy".

Knit4Fun
03-25-2008, 07:23 PM
Completely gorgeous as always, my friend! :muah:

MerigoldinWA
03-25-2008, 08:46 PM
That is just beautiful!! Your things always look so nice. I think blocking is something I need to do more. ;-) Where do you get all of those marvelous buttons? They are really the cherry on top.

mks22300
03-25-2008, 08:46 PM
Wow, very pretty!

Jan in CA
03-25-2008, 10:03 PM
:inlove: Love it, Dollyce!!

sue in canada
03-25-2008, 10:30 PM
Fantastic as always. Love the look of that yarn.

Lima
03-25-2008, 11:33 PM
Looks very-very cool!!!
Such pattern 'll probably hide my belly very well!?:inlove: :muah:

ArtLady1981
03-26-2008, 01:36 AM
That is just beautiful!! Your things always look so nice. I think blocking is something I need to do more. ;-) Where do you get all of those marvelous buttons? They are really the cherry on top.

I'm a button hound...always sniffing around for great buttons for a good price. These most recent buttons (for Something Cocoa and Something Blue) were purchased at a Joann's Etc.

Joann's has a nice button variety and good sales, too! :cheering:

My mom was an excellent seamtress, and she was a button hound, too, now that I think about it! She'd pay $6 per button for a lady's tweed suit...and that was back in the 60's! (I remember those $6 buttons like it was yesterday! They positively "made" the suit! They were some kind of layered bone, neutral colors.)

ArtLady1981
03-26-2008, 01:38 AM
Looks very-very cool!!!
Such pattern 'll probably hide my belly very well!?:inlove: :muah:

It is a very, very flattering fit! And, Yes it is perfect for those of us who are not exactly "hour-glass" shaped! :teehee:

soobeeoz
03-26-2008, 01:41 AM
Wow, it's beautiful! Love the colour and the button.
Great job! :yay:

MerigoldinWA
03-26-2008, 01:46 AM
Is Joann's Etc. different than Joann the fabric place?

Thanks for the story about your mother and her buttons. It sounds like she was a classy lady. $6.00 would have been a lot back then. I remember the shoes I got for school were usually 5 or 6 dollars a pair. :-) I hope the suit didn't have too many buttons. ;-)

KnittingNat
03-26-2008, 04:05 AM
It looks wonderful! How about some modelling:poke:

nonny2t
03-26-2008, 07:21 AM
It looks fabooooo! I love the gorgeous button too!

dustinac
03-26-2008, 08:55 AM
:happydance: it looks wonderful!!

WandaT
03-26-2008, 08:57 AM
Gorgeous!!! You can wear that anywhere!! Love the button too!

McKnitty
03-26-2008, 11:52 AM
I am so impressed with the superb quality of your knitting, as well as the quantity. I can't believe how many beautiful sweaters you've knitted. Each and every one is a work of art, which is why you are THE ArtLady!

I'm just curious, how long does it take you to knit a sweater like this? Do you knit in your sleep? Ha! I'm so intimidated by such a large project, which is why I stick with the smaller ones such as socks.

GiddyKnitter
03-26-2008, 12:02 PM
Beautiful as always Artlady.... The button finishes it off perfectly xx

Debkcs
03-26-2008, 12:38 PM
I'm just curious, how long does it take you to knit a sweater like this? Do you knit in your sleep? Ha!

Double Ha! I've wondered the same thing. You and Lima are both so prolific, and knit so wonderfully well.

As usual, a beautiful piece of work, Dollyce :yay:

auburnchick
03-26-2008, 01:16 PM
I am so glad to see you making things for yourself. You are an amazing knitter...generous to a fault.

The yarn is simply breathtaking, as is the finished project. :inlove:

ArtLady1981
03-27-2008, 12:40 AM
Is Joann's Etc. different than Joann the fabric place?

Thanks for the story about your mother and her buttons. It sounds like she was a classy lady. $6.00 would have been a lot back then. I remember the shoes I got for school were usually 5 or 6 dollars a pair. :-) I hope the suit didn't have too many buttons. ;-)

Joann's Etc is a FANCY Joann's. A Joann's Etc has way more inventory, and additional inventory that the regular Joann's don't have room to carry.

Yeah, those buttons were for a rich lady's suit. As I remember, that lady's suit had 5 buttons.

Mom made herself a similar suit using those same buttons, but not 5. She shopped for discount fabric but made up for it with things like quality buttons.

Of course, for the rich lady's garments...fabric and embellishments were not an issue. The more it cost the more she liked it. :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
03-27-2008, 12:48 AM
I am so impressed with the superb quality of your knitting, as well as the quantity. I can't believe how many beautiful sweaters you've knitted. Each and every one is a work of art, which is why you are THE ArtLady!

I'm just curious, how long does it take you to knit a sweater like this? Do you knit in your sleep? Ha! I'm so intimidated by such a large project, which is why I stick with the smaller ones such as socks.

You are so sweet McKnitty! Everyone is! That sweater took me 12 days. Cast on March 12...and all done by Mar 25. However, it is still blocking.

I am self-employed and all of our children are married and out of the house. We're not raising any grandchildren, as are several of our peers. So, I can knit 8 hours a day. Sometime more...but at least 8. Five days a week. I work my art shows on weekends.

I always knit from 9 pm til 3 am. I rise at 9 am...knitting from time to time throughout the day, inbetween the normal household and home office stuff.

I'm not a fast knitter I don't think. I'm focused. I am trying real hard to work on one project before starting another one. I just hate having 6 OTN's at one time!

I make project notebook before casting on...I know what I'm supposed to do before I get to it...and that pre-project research notebook eliminates making time-consuming errors that require frogging and tinking. But I will frog and tink relentlessly to correct an error in my work. I don't leave an error uncorrected. I just can't. :eyes:

McKnitty
03-27-2008, 10:34 AM
Ah, the secrets of your success! You are diligent, focused and very organized (great idea about the notebook), not to mention the whole creative arts thing you've got going on. I want to be you!

ritaw
03-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Very pretty !! :)

Maria2009
03-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Now you made me want even more to make this sweater,I will have to buy yarn and the pattern for after the weekend!

p.this sweater is a amazing like all of your other knitting:)

bethany
03-28-2008, 08:08 PM
so beautiful! Love your projects!

ArtLady1981
03-29-2008, 02:15 AM
so beautiful! Love your projects!

Thanks Bethany! It is finally completely bone dry, and I held my breathe as I tried it on! IT FITS!!! The extra P stitch (K2-P5) I added to the bottom 2" of the pleated skirt didn't turn out to be horrid! I was worried! The sweater fits perfectly! Phew. I was nervous. It fits looser, which is OK by me!

mare-nitt
03-29-2008, 06:36 AM
Both of these sweaters are great. I love the yarn choices and I agree, your knitting work is wonderful.
You make me want to keep at this knitting thing until I get a sweater that fits me the way I want it too.
Thank you for always sharing and teaching.:hug:

Trace
03-29-2008, 08:32 PM
Very flattering style. I love how you could dress it up or down. You amaze me.

Tutu Carol
03-30-2008, 01:42 PM
:yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay: :yay::yay::yay::yay:
You are simply amazing.

ah
04-07-2008, 10:36 PM
Just lovely!

MAmaDawn
04-08-2008, 09:35 AM
It looks wonderful! nice knitting... I added it to my queue...

I was looking at the fit of this one and I think I really like it better with your changed rib... think I will do that too!

Hygiene Mama
04-12-2008, 11:46 PM
I always enjoy seeing your FO's. You're so talented! You're sweater is beautiful, as are you! Great Job!

annikah
04-13-2008, 09:38 AM
wonderful work! it looks great on you!! well done:cheering:

wildflower38
04-13-2008, 09:48 AM
Fantastic!:cheering:

ArtLady1981
04-13-2008, 03:07 PM
It is proving to be a teensy bit big. I'm gonna have to figure out how to modify it...maybe some running stitches on the sides on the inside to pull it in. :eyebrow:

My "Something Cocoa" fits better. Difference is the yarn. The Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blends is a bit more relaxed.

Raeknitsnwa
04-14-2008, 03:54 PM
That looks great on you..The colors you chose are beautiful

merryknitter
04-15-2008, 11:18 PM
Artlady...your work is just amazing...can I come and knit with you sometime?LOL! I would love to knit all night long...but then I would have to sleep in!

Thanks for sharing your gift!