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ArtLady1981
12-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Pattern: Miss BB (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/missbb.html)by Bonne Marie Burns (ChicKnits)
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Donegal (http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann.com+Peruvian+Highland+D onegal&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=&OrderBy=&Count=1) (Licorice)
Skeins used: 13.4

Finally finished! :cheering: I wore this to the hospital (DH had total hip replacement last week). I felt great! It was a perfect fit! I did lengthen it by 3" from pattern directions. This yarn is a great wool! Just the right amount of warmth. A soft wool, not scratchy. Softer than Irish Tweed. (But it's not Malabrigo soft. It's not merino wool.)

Not too expensive either. ($2.80 per 109yds/50g ball!)
Total cost: $38
Buttons were essentially free. I cut them off an old sweater. :thumbsup:

Click here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/miss-bb)to read modifications and notes in my 'Miss BB' (Ravelry) folder!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4166894778_29a0da4e50.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2585/4166145999_48a899f723.jpg

I have 6.6 skeins left over. I'm gonna knit another "ChicKami" (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/chickami.html) to wear with this, and other, sweaters! You know me and my "twin sets"! I think it's a 50's thing! Although I hear they're back!

Jan in CA
12-07-2009, 03:30 PM
:inlove: It's gorgeous!!! I'm so envious of your ability to wear wool and knit with these gorgeous yarns!

GinnyG
12-07-2009, 03:56 PM
BEAUTIFUL!

evona
12-07-2009, 04:48 PM
Beautiful as always!! :heart:

WandaT
12-07-2009, 06:53 PM
WOW!! GORGEOUS!!! (as always!) Love the color and those buttons are awesome!

ArtLady1981
12-07-2009, 08:36 PM
...and those buttons are awesome!

And FREE, too! :cheering: Salvaged buttons count as FREE, don't they? :wink:

saracidaltendencies
12-07-2009, 10:56 PM
It's gorgeous!

auburnchick
12-08-2009, 05:20 PM
Ahhh...another lovely work of art. Hope you're husband is doing well after his surgery.

:hug:

dturner
12-08-2009, 07:02 PM
It's beautiful! And the salvaged buttons work perfectly with it!!

MerigoldinWA
12-08-2009, 07:34 PM
Another beautiful sweater. Was the other tweed yarn you liked so well KnitPicks? I notice this is Elann. The buttons are great. Don't you love recycling? :-)

ArtLady1981
12-08-2009, 09:44 PM
Another beautiful sweater. Was the other tweed yarn you liked so well KnitPicks? I notice this is Elann. The buttons are great. Don't you love recycling? :-)

Hey there JoodieKadoodie!

Yes, one of my favorite tweed yarns is from KnitPicks: City Tweed HW. However, this Elann tweed is sooooo nice, too, and much more affordable! I have 4 colors: I used Cypress for John's jacket, (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/3239886486_182eb42609.jpg) Licorice for Miss BB, and remaining two colors are Hazelnut and Morning Mist! I have plans for them both! I'm really impressed with the quality and low price to boot!

The other 2 tweeds that I love are JoSharp Silkroad DK Tweed (Rick's Jacket), (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2801853302_3552c884ee.jpg) and Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed (my Central Park Hoodie). (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2070/2496020332_c0a3319a3d.jpg) Both are great tweed yarns, however, they are more expensive! The DB is very nubby with more variables (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/3543471967_9cc832c45e.jpg) thrown in. The JS is very much like City Tweed (my "Frode" pullover) (http://http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2245/1801964622_e6482f545c.jpg).

I would recommend the Elann tweed and the KnitPicks tweed,
for both great price-point and quality combined!

Lighting57
12-08-2009, 10:12 PM
Beautiful workmanship as always. Could you write out the directions for the buttonholes?

ArtLady1981
12-08-2009, 10:15 PM
Beautiful workmanship as always. Could you write out the directions for the buttonholes?

Worked over an 8st garter stitch buttonhole band:

(WS facing) Row #1: K2 / bind off 3 / K3
(RS facing) Row #2 : K3 / cable cast on 3 / K2.

This buttonhole will accommodate a 1" button.

Slim
12-09-2009, 06:58 PM
Wow, another winner! I love that tweed, and the buttons are perfect. Lovely work, as always.

ArtLady1981
12-09-2009, 10:52 PM
Wow, another winner! I love that tweed, and the buttons are perfect. Lovely work, as always.

It's turning out to be a FAV of mine! I've been wearing it all week! Just don't get tired of it! Not too hot, and just warm enough! :happydance:

Doublereeder2
12-10-2009, 01:23 AM
That is gorgeous! Thanks for the info about the yarn. I love Elann!

ritaw
12-10-2009, 09:43 AM
Pattern: Miss BB (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/missbb.html)by Bonne Marie Burns (ChicKnits)
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Donegal (http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann.com+Peruvian+Highland+D onegal&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=&OrderBy=&Count=1) (Licorice)
Skeins used: 13.4

Finally finished! :cheering: I wore this to the hospital (DH had total hip replacement last week). I felt great! It was a perfect fit! I did lengthen it by 3" from pattern directions. This yarn is a great wool! Just the right amount of warmth. A soft wool, not scratchy. Softer than Irish Tweed. (But it's not Malabrigo soft. It's not merino wool.)

Not too expensive either. ($2.80 per 109yds/50g ball!)
Total cost: $38
Buttons were essentially free. I cut them off an old sweater. :thumbsup:

Click here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/miss-bb)to read modifications and notes in my 'Miss BB' (Ravelry) folder!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4166894778_29a0da4e50.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2585/4166145999_48a899f723.jpg

I have 6.6 skeins left over. I'm gonna knit another "ChicKami" (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/chickami.html) to wear with this, and other, sweaters! You know me and my "twin sets"! I think it's a 50's thing! Although I hear they're back!
Just pure perfection on your part as always . I love the button too.
I hope your DH is well on his way with his recovery :heart:

melmac51
12-10-2009, 09:56 AM
A beautiful work of art, as usual! I love those buttons.

Hoping for a speedy recovery for your husband too.

Lighting57
12-10-2009, 02:03 PM
Thanks Artlady for the buttonhole directions. I haven't tried them yet, but they sound as if they would make a much nicer buttonhole than the directions given in all of the books I've read.

cheley
12-10-2009, 02:36 PM
Gorgeous......cloud9 I want to knit like you when I grow up:heart:

valentina
12-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Very, very, very beautiful. Like always.

mks22300
12-11-2009, 10:45 PM
It's lovely!

Dimpledapple
12-12-2009, 04:00 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!!! :inlove: Any chance you'll model it for us?

ArtLady1981
12-13-2009, 08:15 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!!! :inlove: Any chance you'll model it for us?

Yes, as soon as I get a good day! Been taking care of my husband. He had a total hip replacement on Dec 2. I finished my Miss BB on Dec 1st! Since then, I've been crazy nuts taking care of him!

Photos soon!

Debkcs
12-14-2009, 04:12 AM
Great sweater, of course, but how is hubby now? Hip any better? Are you getting enough rest also?

Like someone above said, I want to knit like you when I grow up!.

ArtLady1981
12-14-2009, 04:21 AM
Great sweater, of course, but how is hubby now? Hip any better? Are you getting enough rest also?

Like someone above said, I want to knit like you when I grow up!.

THANKS! I appreciate your kind words about my knitting!

John is up and then down. But mostly up. Just when we've conquered one challenge, another one comes along. No, I'm not getting enough rest. I can tell because all I can manage to knit are hats right now! Can't tackle the big stuff. I have two sweaters waiting for blocking and then finishing...but just don't have the energy to do it. So I've made 2 hats and a third is halfway done! I needed them anyway. One of the patterns I paid $5 for the PDF over at Rav, and haven't done a thing with it til now! Am using some leftover Noro Silk Garden for it! Yay! Made a scarf this summer with some of that same yarn. I'll have a 2-pc set soon!

I love hats and scarves! Wish I knit gloves, gauntlets and socks!

A girl can't have too many hats, scarves, shoes and handbags, can she??? :teehee:

Dimpledapple
12-18-2009, 03:29 AM
Ah, yes. A healthy hubby is top priority! Hope he's been having more up days than down :hug: