Monday, October 10, 2005

The Big Sack

I couldn't decide which pictures I wanted to show, so you get them all.
Lace Leaf Pullover 2
Lace Leaf Pullover 1
Lace Leaf Pullover 3
Pattern: Lace Leaf Pullover , by Teva Durham
Materials: 5 balls of Rowan Plaid (Color 154, 42% Merino, 30% Acrylic, 28% Alpaca - 109 yds/100g), Sz 13 needles
My gauge: 10 sts = 9.75" (as opposed to 10cm - which shrunk down the sweater to 36")
Knitting Time: Oct 5- Oct 10 2005.
Notes: I didn't bind off the top piece as stated in the pattern, but just left those sts live so I could kitchener stitch the top and bottom half. Made the sleeves about 1.5" longer by accident. Otherwise, no other mods. I have 2 balls left-over, might make a matching hat to go with it, unless you gals suggest otherwise. This sweater is perfect for Fall/Winter, one of those sweaters that I can see myself wearing quite frequently given the warmth and the comfy factor. Oh, and I finished it Teva Style A.K.A No Blocking.

Aside...... Thank you for your encouragements about the long-distance deal. Whenever I'm in a crappy mood, which is pretty often these days, I just read the comments you've left me and feel better. Had no idea so many people are going through/went through long-distance relationships and worked. Thank you all.



Blogger goodkarma said...

Yay! So cute and cozy! That yarn is a perfect match for the pattern... I love the variations in color, just like autumn leaves. I'm also impressed with your grafting/kitchenering skills. I've seen a few of these sweaters online on which the grafting was pretty obvious. Yours is smooth!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Yifaa said...

looks very nice. i've been wanting to make this and seeing yours makes me antsy... hope everything's going well with the b-friend. and sweet deal on the yarn!

8:54 PM  
Blogger marirob said...

Your pullover looks fab! I am inspired to make one for myself... I think I have yarn that will work. Great job with the kitchnering too!

10:08 PM  
Anonymous andrea said...

beautiful, winnie! the buttons are perfect -- and i like long sleeves a lot, always have, so i think the length is perfect.

can't get over the pretty color - i was thinking "green green" with this pattern, but now all of a sudden, orange is very much in the mix. ;)

11:03 PM  
Blogger kris said...

beautiful! i love the colour. argh, now i have to put it back on my list again ;-)

2:34 AM  
Blogger Adele said...

Wow, it looks awesome. I have seen this sweater but always thought it looked too oversized. Not yours though. It looks perfectly cozy and just right.

I agree that you made a great colour chose. It works perfectly with the leaf accents. :)

4:12 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

That is just beautiful! Great design, great yarn, and a great fit. Hope you enjoy wearing it, Winnie! :)

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Gorgeous job on the sweater! It fits you great... looks very cozy for winter. You are going to be the inspiration for my Lace Leaf Pullover :-)

5:46 AM  
Blogger Jade said...

Gorgeous! Great job. Because of you, this will be my next project after I am done with apricot jacket. I seemed to be shadowing you, haha. I will definately share with you the translation for that Phildar sweater that the both of us are drooling over.

6:26 AM  
Blogger pd said...

It's official - I need to buy that book!

6:41 AM  
Blogger eastern white said...

it looks very lovely!! i think you are the fastest knitter i have ever seen!!

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Nice! Just like you said, it looks like the perfect cozy sweater for coming seasons.

7:20 AM  
Anonymous briar said...

That is a gorgeous sweater...I'm slightly jealous :) I wouldn't make a "matching" hat (i.e. wear the two together or anything), but that yarn looks like it would make a beautiful hat.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Fabulous! And it has that cozy slouchy yet perfect fit look.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Purly Whites said...

Fabulous! And not as oversized as I thought it would be. You did a phenomenal job on the grafting.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I just saw your finished version of the Hot Lava Cardi, and noticed that yours is slightly different, ie, ribbed. Would you mind telling me what you did differently? Did you just do ribbing where it called for seed stitch?

Thanks so much!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Hey Winnie, stay strong! I did the long-distance thing for four months this year and it wasn't too bad. It seems to help if there is an end date--do you know when you'll be living in the same town again?

Anyway I am finally getting going on the Turtleneck Shrug again. I had to do a little yarn surgery on one of the balls as it was terribly tangled, so now I'm knitting off my skein winder. Luckily I have a little ledge right next to the couch that I can attach the winder to.

I'm getting all inspired by the great fall sweaters everywhere, like your Lace Leaf Pullover, so I have to hurry up and finish your shrug to allow myself to start something else!!

Take care!

12:18 PM  
Anonymous lily said...

Wow, your sweater looks amazing! You're so fast! i love the coor too!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

Looks great! The yarn is perfect for this pattern..I was wondering what yarn to use for this. I will have to find some Rowan Plaid.

1:17 PM  
Blogger tweezer said...

wow that looks awesome in the rowan plaid. that sweater is on my to do list, too, but i might have to move it up after seeing yours. great job! and i wanted to say that the pic of you and your honey in the last post is lovely. it's so sweet and you can definitely feel the love. :)

10:30 AM  
Blogger caitlyn said...

The sweater is stunning!!! I'm so impressed!
P.S. The pic of you and your BF is lovely. I also did long-distance for about a year, and yes, it was rough. But it worked out! I hope you and your BF can be together again soon.

8:16 PM  
Blogger keohinani said...

oOh! lovely job on the sweater! the color really pops! but in a nice subtle way that says "yeah, i'm soooo ready for autumn!" that looks like a sweater you could totally live out of. very nice :) rowan plaid is now on my list of yarns to buy... eventually...
and thank you for sending the pattern. i got it almost as soon as you sent it, but neglected to formally thank you on your blog.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Dead Juliet said...

I love the sweater and gotta tell you your blog is one of my faves.

Good luck with the LD thing. And yeah, I can relate... Toronto to Belgium, anyone? Just make the most uses of the internet! Video chats are the coolest. :)And *definitely* letter writing and gift sending.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

wow! i love your sweater. i hope mine turns out as nice.

7:48 AM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

wow! it looks awesome. you've done a fantastic job - and it really really suits you. i can't believe i can't even see the grafting line - how talented are you!!

4:28 AM  
Blogger yuvee said...

It looks gorgeous!! You've done a really good job on this one and I love the colour too ;) The yarn really made it for this pattern.

12:06 AM  
Blogger natasha said...

gorgeous as usual! i love the sweater but never wear pullovers. wait a live in la? what? anyway, it looks amazing. and i am jealous, as usual.

8:42 AM  

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