Monday, July 23, 2007

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    The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all winter.

    Unlike Rowena where there wasn't much knitting but a great deal of finishing, I just finished a sweater that practically knit itself. And when the knitting was done, it was a matter of a few seams and a quick neckline. And it's cute, practical, and had been on my to-do list for years. AND I've never seen anyone else make it. See, I'm not just a follower . . .

    Rice Stitch Sweater
    Pattern: from Family Circle Easy Knitting, Spring 2005
    Yarn: Cotton Ease in Candy Blue (only 3 skeins!)
    Needles: US 8 Cotton Palace bamboo circs
    Notes: I'm not sure the neckline was that low in the photo in the magazine - it's just decent. But I didn't make any mods and it worked great. Easy to memorize.
    Best Thing About This Project: A perfect San Diego and summer sweater.

    Stash Tally: Down to 509 skeins and 107,000+ yards. That's a whole 1,000 yards down!



    Blogger Wool Winder said...

    Looks great!

    7/24/2007 7:01 AM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    It looks wonderful and you look so freakin' happy!

    7/24/2007 7:14 AM  
    Blogger leah said...

    What a wonderful sweater and such a big grin on your face!

    Makes me just want to {{{hug}}} you!!

    7/24/2007 7:16 AM  
    Blogger Catherine said...

    looks great! hooray for stash busting!

    7/24/2007 7:33 AM  
    Blogger Valerie said...

    Theresa, this sweater looks great! Especially with your beautiful wedding ring! Congrats!

    7/24/2007 8:00 AM  
    Blogger Jenni said...

    I have a cotton ease sweater that I made several years ago. I wear it all the time. I love it.

    Your sweater looks fab!


    7/24/2007 8:12 AM  
    Blogger Karen said...

    Very pretty sweater!

    7/24/2007 9:07 AM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    509 skeins left??? Holy crap!

    The sweater is beautiful - and not bad for just 3 skeins! BTW, you and your sister look nothing alike... ;0

    7/24/2007 9:30 AM  
    Anonymous Kristen said...

    It looks super!

    7/24/2007 10:33 AM  
    Blogger Jenny Raye said...

    Theresa--there's a little something for you over on my blog :o)

    7/24/2007 12:21 PM  
    Anonymous Donna said...

    So cute - you had me at "scoop neck!" You may be the first to make this sweater, but you won't be the last.

    7/24/2007 12:25 PM  
    Anonymous pat said...

    What a pretty and comfy cotton year around sweater!

    7/24/2007 2:13 PM  
    Anonymous tiennie said...

    It's very pretty on you!

    7/24/2007 2:25 PM  
    Blogger WandaWoman said...

    Wow, that sweater looks so pretty on you. The color is great for you too! Now I must look for that issue to see if I have it in my archives!

    7/24/2007 2:52 PM  
    Blogger knitzalot said...

    Very cute!

    7/24/2007 9:16 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Very cute - and kudos for stash busting!

    7/24/2007 10:12 PM  
    Anonymous lynda said...

    Cute sweater! I'm beginning to love the Cotton-Ease.

    7/25/2007 9:03 AM  
    Blogger Dorothy said...

    You are just so darn cute in that sweater! It is the perfect color for you. And did you really say over 500 skeins?? Wow, I'm a rank amateur in the stash department. At least you're well set if an awful virus comes along and wipes out the sheep population!

    7/25/2007 9:01 PM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    Well, don't you look fabulous in that sweater! Great color on you, great style.....and, I see you flashing that ring!

    7/26/2007 9:08 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Very pretty! I think the color and style are perfect match. Also, congrats on reducing the stash!

    7/26/2007 10:59 AM  
    Blogger Lorette said...

    Sweater? What sweater? All I can see is that flashy wedding ring!
    Seriously, you might be the first blogger to do that one, but it's perfect. I want one, too.

    7/26/2007 7:13 PM  
    Anonymous nova said...

    The sweater looks great! Good work T!

    7/30/2007 9:51 PM  

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