Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
Olha
Turning the Heel
 
Olha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 539
Thanks: 350
Thanked 189 Times in 179 Posts
Aha! I could see that it's not really a bobble but something really bobblelike thanks.
__________________
My kids are my inspiration. I am mostlymom on Ravelry. I also have a local blog Halifax Charity Knitters
Olha is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
MerigoldinWA
Grafting the Toe
 
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,737 Posts
Your "leaf frog" (not to be confused with "leap frog") is the perfect thing for this jacket. It goes so well with the other leaves. Lovely jacket.

The original looks more rustic than yours. You got a more sophisticated look. Someone pointed out the weird hang of the original. What's with that? It wasn't part of the design was it? I like it except for that. Could be just the way the gal was standing or something.

Quote:
I have two cardigans where the button closure has become a bit strained. Gah. Since the two cardigans are designed to be worn buttoned up...I'm going to stitch down the buttonbands, overlapping them with the buttons buttoned...and then permanently close them with hidden running stitches. The neckline is scooped, so the thing can be pulled on over my head. I never wear it unbuttoned anyway, so what's the diff?
Sneaky, and what a great idea to solve a problem.
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MerigoldinWA For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (05-23-2012)
Old 05-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
Someone pointed out the weird hang of the original. What's with that? It wasn't part of the design was it? I like it except for that. Could be just the way the gal was standing.
I didn't notice anything unusual about the hang. I think you're right....it could be the way she was standing. Another thought....maybe her fronts weren't the same length. Or maybe blocking stretched something out of proportion. I didn't see the comment, or the Mulled Cider you mentioned.

Mine fits perfect. Prolly won't close the leaf frog all the time, but at least I have the option. Closing one lone frog isn't stressful.

You are right...the original Mulled Cider is more rustic, especially in that wonderful color, which isn't that great on my complexion. Besides, I didn't have that color in my stash. Trying to knit 100% from stash this year.

I didn't think about mine being dressier, but I suppose that's true, with the deep dark (almost chocolate) wine red tweed, plus the little leaf frog.

My collar looks mandarin when it's just laying there, but it doesn't fit like a mandarin. I gotta model it tomorrow or Friday, when hubby is out of town at that 4 day semi-annual mega swapmeet in Packwood, Wa. I haven't got the fortitude for it. Acres and acres and literal ACRES of stuff, mostly man stuff.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 02:07 AM   #14
MerigoldinWA
Grafting the Toe
 
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,737 Posts
Quote:
The model sweater doesn't hang evenly...that would drive me insane!!!
This comment from JudyD, I believe it is post #3 in this thread. It is talking about the model sweater you gave the link to. The ends aren't even at the bottom.

Quote:
I gotta model it tomorrow or Friday, when hubby is out of town at that 4 day semi-annual mega swapmeet in Packwood, Wa. I haven't got the fortitude for it. Acres and acres and literal ACRES of stuff, mostly man stuff.
I look forward to seeing the sweater on. No matter how nice they look laid out flat, they look even better on.

The swapmeet sounds like something Tom would love too.
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 02:16 AM   #15
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
This comment from JudyD, I believe it is post #3 in this thread. It is talking about the model sweater you gave the link to. The ends aren't even at the bottom.
Oh yeah, gotcha! The model was bent forward, slightly more to the left leg. That made the hem dip down, thereby appearing uneven. I hadn't even taken note of it cuz I saw her stance.

JudyD is observant!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 06:22 AM   #16
JudyD
Turning the Heel
 
JudyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 550
Thanks: 392
Thanked 234 Times in 213 Posts
Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Oh yeah, gotcha! The model was bent forward, slightly more to the left leg. That made the hem dip down, thereby appearing uneven. I hadn't even taken note of it cuz I saw her stance.

JudyD is observant!
Ladies, I'm also a seamstress and have a fairly good eye when it comes to "even-ness". On this forum in the picture linked to ArtLady's comments (even though model is leaning) there is a discrepancy between the right and left sides of about 1 to 1 1/2 inches...note location of toggle to loop. However, I didn't make my comment on this photo alone...go to Thea Colman's Mulled Cider Ravelry notes on the sweater and scroll down to photo #7 where the sweater is buttoned...click once on photo for a really good view. As I originally said, this would drive me insane! Were it my sweater I would've either shortened the longer side or lengthened the shorter side of the sweater.

Judy

Last edited by JudyD : 05-24-2012 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Correction
JudyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #17
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by JudyD View Post
Ladies, I'm also a seamstress and have a fairly good eye when it comes to "even-ness". On this forum in the picture linked to ArtLady's comments (even though model is leaning) there is a discrepancy between the right and left sides of about 1 to 1 1/2 inches...note location of toggle to loop. However, I didn't make my comment on this photo alone...go to ArtLady's Ravelry notes on the sweater and scroll down to photo #7 where the sweater is buttoned...click once on photo for a really good view. As I originally said, this would drive me insane! Were it my sweater I would've either shortened the longer side or lengthened the shorter side of the sweater.

Judy
You're sure right, Judy! , I never noticed the uneven hemline! The left front seems to hang about an inch beyond the right front. It's hard to fathom that the model coat chosen to represent and 'sell' the design would be knitted unevenly, one side longer than the other. Then again, perhaps the toggles/buttons were misaligned. Then yet again, maybe the coat was misbehaving, the toggles & buttons aren't capable of holding things in place. They are mounted in a precarious position. They aren't as stable as buttonholes and buttons would be on overlapping 'normal' buttonbands.

I dunno. I think there's more to the story that we don't know. It's unfathomable to me that a designer would allow a 'misknit' garment to go to the publishing stage. Ha ha! Misknit Misfit!

My method of knitting would never allow my pieces to become misknit misfits! I 'measure' only the Back. So many inches til you begin the armhole shaping; so many inches from the armhole bindoffs to shoulder shaping. Then I make note of EXACTLY how many rows for each 'milestone'. I've installed thread markers each tenth row along the way. They stay in place til it's time to block EVERYTHING, fronts, back, sleeves.

I knit my two fronts to EXACTLY those number of rows, hemline-to-armhole, armhole-to-shoulder. Given that my gauge is spot on (not putting the project on hold for a year or longer) my fronts are mirror images, and are exactly the same length as the Back.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #18
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,135
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
I'm often disturbed by the final image they go with. Take this one... she looks like she's picking her undies out of her butt. After taking multiple pictures that's the one they went with?!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-yoke-pullover
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #19
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I'm often disturbed by the final image they go with. Take this one... she looks like she's picking her undies out of her butt. After taking multiple pictures that's the one they went with?!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/ lib...-yoke-pullover
Good one, Jan!!!

__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #20
JudyD
Turning the Heel
 
JudyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 550
Thanks: 392
Thanked 234 Times in 213 Posts
Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Ha ha! Misknit Misfit!

I knit my two fronts to EXACTLY those number of rows, hemline-to-armhole, armhole-to-shoulder. Given that my gauge is spot on (not putting the project on hold for a year or longer) my fronts are mirror images, and are exactly the same length as the Back.
First, I erred in my earlier post when I said to check your Ravelry photo, for which I apologize. I corrected it to read Thea Colman's Ravelry photo.

Second, I love the Misknit Misfit description!

Third, the reason we all admire your work so much is that you are so meticulous and precise in planning, execution, blocking, and final details...(I never miss reading your Ravelry notes!)

Judy
JudyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I just made apple cider Mike The Lounge 4 11-01-2008 11:05 PM
Help with a jacket leslie979 How-to Questions 3 09-24-2008 11:07 PM
FO-Lillehammer hat from Cider Moon Momto G B and H What'cha Knittin'? 6 06-22-2007 06:29 AM
Cider Moon Yarn Momto G B and H General Knitting 1 06-18-2007 07:51 PM
Fun fur jacket lenjoyturk Pattern Central 2 06-11-2007 07:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 AM.