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GinnyG
11-19-2008, 06:27 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :woot:
I'm doing the HAPPY DANCE!! I finished my very first steeking project. This was also my first stranding work. It was actually quite easy and I have already purchased yarn for my next one!! Who knows, I might even get up the nerve to make an ADULT sweater!

The pattern is one from my LYS (I took a class) but it is very similar to many Dale patterns. The yarn is Dale of Norway Falk; 1 skien contrasting color and 4 skeins main color.

It was not nearly as hard as I thought it might be and the advantage of knitting in the round for the entire body totally out weighs the scariness of steeking!

I was going to wait til I had the buttons on to post but I'm so excited I could BUST. I owe a TON of thanks to my instructor Jessica!

Jenelle
11-19-2008, 06:33 PM
That's so gorgeous! :inlove:

MerigoldinWA
11-19-2008, 07:19 PM
That looks just beautiful!! You should be vey proud of that sweater. It looks like everyting turned out perfectly. Thanks for the nice pictures of the project.

Slim
11-19-2008, 08:39 PM
It's beautiful! Congratulations on so many firsts. You did a lovely job.

Jan in CA
11-19-2008, 08:55 PM
That is sooooo pretty! :inlove:

chesagrey
11-19-2008, 09:37 PM
wow, so impressive and beautiful too! love the color!

nannaknits
11-19-2008, 10:43 PM
:heart: Wow that is really a pretty sweater. You did such a nice job. I like all the picture you took.

Jen17
11-19-2008, 10:44 PM
You did a fantastic job, it is just beautiful!

GirlChris
11-19-2008, 11:00 PM
great job, it looks fabulous!

sabrinasmom
11-19-2008, 11:18 PM
Good job :yay: Love the color

Debkcs
11-20-2008, 04:06 AM
Ginny, you are such a fantastic knitter. The sweater looks beautiful, and you should be proud. Any chance of getting a pic of it on a live model?

ArtLady1981
11-20-2008, 04:09 AM
That is soooo totally awesome GinnyG!!! Way to go!!! :thumbsup:

Dimpledapple
11-20-2008, 06:54 AM
Beautiful sweater! I'm impressed you overcame that inevitable wave of nausea followed by panic that hits you (or at least hits me) whenever my knitting comes too close to a pair of scissors :shock:

KnittingNat
11-20-2008, 09:40 AM
This is lovely:inlove:

GinnyG
11-20-2008, 10:14 AM
Beautiful sweater! I'm impressed you overcame that inevitable wave of nausea followed by panic that hits you (or at least hits me) whenever my knitting comes too close to a pair of scissors :shock:
It was actually not as hard as I thought it might be. My teacher brought one of her projects in and let us make our first cuts on it. When I finally got to the "cutting stage" of mine I was so excited to do it that I cut away.

Abbily
11-20-2008, 12:42 PM
Holy cow, that is amazing! Great job! :)

Denise in Michigan
11-20-2008, 12:44 PM
:thumbsup: :cheering: :woot: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

dustinac
11-21-2008, 01:27 AM
:inlove: Very pretty!!

twoxover
11-21-2008, 11:02 AM
its gorgeous--i love the color

loveswildflowers
11-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Hooray for you! Steeking is a huge accomplishment. That is a darling sweater. I am totally IMPRESSED!

Knit4Fun
11-26-2008, 08:35 PM
:passedout:

That is stunning!!! Great work! :yay:

mwedzi
12-03-2008, 04:29 AM
I bow to all those with steeking prowess. Beautiful colors, too.