Thursday, August 28, 2008

Show and Tell Thursday

I wanted to take some "proper" pictures of my Olympic Lady Sweater:

Olympic Lady Sweater

Stats:
Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Size: XL
Yarn: Louet Riverstone - that I kettle dyed
Needles: Addi lace size 9 US
Buttons: Purchased from Joann's
Alterations: I added some extra length to the body and made the sleeves a bit narrower

I just loved the simplicity and beauty of this pattern. I was able to knit it in 17 days after all! I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to knit a first sweater - it was very intiutive and easy to knit.

Olympic Lady Sweater

Olympic Lady Sweater

Olympic Lady Sweater

22 comments:

bySarah said...

YOU LOOK SO CUTE!!

Stacey said...

It looks amazing! The yarn you dyed is so beautiful!

Jenni said...

Wow that turned out really cute! Since I'm still a beginner in the sweater department I will definitely put this on my list to do!

DPUTiger said...

That looks fantastic. Almost makes me wish I had interest in dying! :) Hey, I already have too many hobbies and not enough time. I don't need any more hobby offshoots!

Nicely done though. The knit and the yarn are both beautiful!

Trillian42 said...

OK, so, yes, the sweater is gorgeous, that goes without saying, but that third picture? You look amazing. It's really beautiful!

Zarah said...

I love it! Those are great pictures of you, too (not just the sweater).

ahufford said...

I love the color you dyed the yarn. I love the sweater! Good job.

chacha said...

You look fabulous in that sweater! What a gorgeous color!

maitai said...

jody!!! you are so cute! the sweater looks great on you, and i can't say enough how much i love the color. congrats!

Jessica, aka TopazGirl said...

That's one gorgeous sweater! I LOVE your dye-job!

Lucy said...

What a lovely color on you!

Lindsay said...

The sweater looks great! I love that color. You never cease to amaze me with all your crafty goodness. As I've seen other ppl mention, that third picture is such a good one of you! You're looking fabulous!

Coleen said...

you're so pretty! and your sweater is nice too!

Monika said...

It was worth it! Such beautiful pictures!

iknitipurl said...

You did a great job with the sweater. The color is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on getting your Olympics project done. I admit that I didn't even start mine.

Naomi said...

The sweater is fabulous!!! What a gorgeous color! And it looks great on you!!! Congrats on your gold!!

Laura said...

I never thought this pattern could work for me until I saw pictures of you in yours. Thank you thank you! It's wonderfully done and an inspiration.

tinkknitz said...

Okay. It's time for me to start hating you because you look like a model in your own gorgeous hand knit sweater made with yarn you hand dyed to match your lipstick.

You probably even designed it under a pseudonym.

Srsly. You and it look quite sexy together, Dahlin'.

Cari said...

Wow, NICE! I'm so tempted to jump on this bandwagon now... if yours came out that good, that fast!

Anonymous said...

Seventeeen days is not bad at all, not when it's such a great pattern! It totally fits you, Jody. Nice work!

- MJ

mrspao said...

Beautiful sweater! You look great in it :)

peacockchic said...

wow what a great looking sweater!! love it!