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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

cue olympic music!

this olympian is finished!

sweater is blocking on the carpet, after having the obligatory shampoo and conditioning.
the jamieson's soft shetland changes quite a bit after a bath, the yarn really blooms and gets softer. the color, peppercorn (discontinued) totally changes in different light. sometimes it looks brown, sometimes green.
hope it fits ds, as the colors will look better on him. he has the most incredible green eyes.

i am really happy with the way the sweater turned out, and am going to try and write the pattern down. it would be a good first sweater.

started knitting a pair of socks for ds, heh heh, he has been loving the first pair.
but look, this mountain colors weavers wool (color yellowstone) is pooling badly, blech. i love this pattern, montana wheat socks, and have used it before. but hate the way it's pooling here.
so will use a different color.

one thing i've learned over the last few years is, if i don't like the way a project is looking, frog it! why keep going, hoping some kind knitting fairy is going to wave a wand and make it work?


Blogger PJ said...


12:58 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

i'm so not worthy. the sweater is beautiful!

1:13 PM  
Anonymous June said...

I think you're the first 'blogger that I've seen who has finished. Congratulations!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Terry M said...

Omigosh! What a beautiful sweater! It would take me a YEAR to do something like that. You should be feeling very proud now!!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Brooke said...

Congrats! The sweater is beautiful!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Show off.

3:13 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

And she takes the gold! The sweater is a beauty and your DS is going to love it. Your cheering squad knew you'd do it.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Jen E said...


4:34 PM  
Blogger judy said...

Absolutly GOLDen!
I keep clicking on the link to the sock pattern and ending up at the Microsoft site. I love the socks.

4:44 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

sorry, i fixed the links :-)

4:55 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Woo hoo!! That looks great!I love the neck worth the fussing definitely! He is going to love it.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Very nice looking sweater and cozy looking, too. I like the color Nice work!

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Denise said...

congratulations, vanessa! it's beautiful. I knew when I saw your progress at madrona that you would finish with time to spare.
ps - hope you're feeling better now.

12:43 AM  
Blogger christine said...

It's beautiful - you are my inspiration.......

10:33 AM  
Anonymous anmiryam said...

Dude! As the snowboarders would say, you rock.

Great sweater.

Gaack on the sock--that is some pooling. Frog away.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations on finishing :~)

1:05 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

YEA!!! Clap clap clap waving banner jumping up and down clap clap clap YEA!!

10:13 AM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

Congratulations! Well done and truely gorgeous :)

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Gorgeous, and way ahead of schedule. I hope it fits the son perfectly.

12:00 PM  

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