Saturday, April 01, 2006

In Love

I can't even tell you how much I love this...

I will wear it everywhere. I will wear it until it falls apart. People will get sick of seeing it...

Pattern: Rogue, Girl From Auntie
Yarn: Bartlett Yarns, Fisherman, Burgundy Heather, 6-1/2 skeins
Time: exactly one month, working exclusively on Rogue

This is my favorite project so far..... favorite pattern to knit, fits perfectly, very well written directions (all 19 pages and 7 cable charts).

Well, not so favorite yarn to knit with, a little rough, and a little "sheepy" smelling, but I think the outcome was worth it.

I made it to fit loosely, because it's gonna have to be outerwear where I live, so I wanted it kind to have kind of a sweatshirt fit. It blocks perfecly to this size, and hey, if I lose weight (yeah right!) or want a more body conscious fit, I just won't stretch it when I block it next time.

A lot of you have said you have been watching my progress and wanting to make a Rogue of your own. Do Not Be Afraid. I had made a total of two simple cables before I took this on.... and if I can do it - so can you! Go For It!

I was so afraid I'd finish this just end time for the warm weather to start. But, we have rain and at least cool weather predicted for the next four or five days.... so I plan to wear this CONSTANTLY, every where I go.... but dodging the rain.

Otherwise people will be sniffing and looking around for the wet dog! Hey - at least it'll the be wet dog in the cutest sweater you've ever seen!

36 Comments:

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Congrats, Lynda! It looks fabulous on you!! And I bet the sheepy smell will be quite a bit less after you wash it a time or two. :)

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Karen said...

I love it . . . wonderful job!!! I knew you were piquant. It came out perfect and looks terrific on you. I'm so proud. Have fun wearing it around everywhere.

 
At 9:27 AM, Anonymous heather said...

YAY! It's such a perfect color for your skin tone. I love it, and you did an absolutely wonderful job on it!

Beautiful Lynda!

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Noeysmommy said...

Oh Lynda! It's just beautiful! You should be so proud of yourself!!

 
At 10:02 AM, Anonymous jillian said...

Hoorayyyyy! That's incredibly beautiful, and the fit is perfect! You've really outdone yourself.

So glad the weather is cooperating!

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Katie said...

I love it! You did a great job, and the color is perfect for you!

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jen said...

That is a fantastic picture of you in your Rogue. You definitely look like you're in love. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Shar said...

Awesome, I love it. I looks great on you. Rogue is on my every growing to do list. Unfortunately I don't know if I can focus on only 1 project. What's next??

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Chery said...

Beautiful!

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

Lynda, your Rogue is simply fabulous! The color is perfect on you. You must be a very proud knitter. I'd wear it every day if I were you!

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

It's beautiful! You should be so proud of it. Just gorgeous. I'd wear it all the time too.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

Outstanding!!

It reminds me (in a very good, classy way) of the Sr. Lopez jobbies that the surfers wear...

and we know the surfers are awesome..

Congrats!

 
At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

Oh my gosh Lynda, it's amazing!

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Coleen said...

that looks AMAZING!!! Really wonderful job. I don't think I'd ever take it off either. I also love that you have pink lipstick on to match!

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

It's perfect! Looks and fits great! Great job!

 
At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Arleta said...

Adorable! It looks so good on you. After seeing your rogue, I might have to knit one.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

That looks fabulous! You did an awesome job with it Lynda! You so rock!

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous ariane said...

Beautiful! And what a perfect color on you.

(Thanks for the kind words...I forgot that you had went through a similar experience. Hopefully my sis will be back to visit real soon)

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

beautiful!! I love the color! And you did a fantastic job! : D

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Marion said...

Wow, Lynda! That looks fabulous.

 
At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

It looks wonderful! You did a beautiful job! Enjoy wearing it!

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Lorette said...

Fabulous! I predict you will live in that one! I wear mine all the time. I still can't get over how much that yarn looks like the stuff I made mine out of.

 
At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Kirsten said...

Abso-tively, pos-olutely GORGEOUS! You go spicy knitting woman...! The color is really pretty. Nicely done.

 
At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Lynne said...

Very, very fabulous. You make me want to knit it!

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Areli said...

Oh! it's perfect! You have done such gorgeous work and you just look beautiful in your new Rogue!

 
At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

I love it! And it looks great on you- the perfect pink! Enjoy it- I hope it's a chilly spring.

 
At 3:07 PM, Anonymous erin said...

Rogue turned out great, and this pink looks gorgeous on you. Maybe the sheepy smell will go as you wash it.

 
At 5:16 AM, Blogger mamma said...

Wow, you did an amazing job. I would wear that everywhere too, with a big sign that says "I made this". You look great.

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger Lolly said...

It is just splendid! That color, the fit - it is perfect on you! and complements your coloring very nicely as well!

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger Amy from Ezekiel's Garden said...

Wow! That is just beautiful!! You did such a good job on it, and I love the color so much.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Laura said...

I love it! I love it! I must have one! :)

Lolly is right, that color is absolutely perfect for you. Try the Kookaburra wool wash -- it has a strong but very pleasant eucalyptus scent that should get rid of the sheepy smell. You can get it from Knit Picks.

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger mysticalfeet said...

So beautiful! I love that pink color, and it looks great on you! I'm one of the people who've been watching your progress wondering if I could make one, too. You're an inspiration!!

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Yes it is!!!! The cutest sweater!

The color is great on you!

What a pro!

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Talitha said...

Way to knit, Lynda! I'm very proud of your Rogue. And I'm even happier that you're so happy with it. Keep challenging yourself, you can do anything!

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Sheryl said...

I am SO impressed. This is a great sweater and looks fabulous on you! You deserve to be proud!

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger jennifer said...

love the rogueness! and what cute pics of you - it's such a great hoodie-knit. you did a great job!

 

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