Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yarn Along, my own sweater

My Yarn Along picture for this morning doesn't show what's currently on my needles, but what finally came off the needles just last night! I finally finished the sweater that I've been working on for myself.


The books are a stack of vintage children's books that I picked up at a tag sale over the weekend. We've been having great fun reading through these sweet books, most of which I had never heard of, every day since the tag sale.


And the sweater...


This is the first sweater that I've ever knit for myself and I'm so excited to be able to wear it finally! It's the Cozy V-Neck Pullover with deep ribbing from Fitted Knits...and fitted it is. The yarn I chose is so soft though so I don't mind the fitted nature. The color I'm using, Marsh, was discontinued, but I purchased enough when it was on clearance to also make myself a hat. I'm open to a good suggestion for a heavy worsted yarn hat that would look nice with this sweater!


I do think I may take the bottom apart and add another couple of inches. I think I might like it better about 2 inches longer. Yay, I'll be cozy and toasty in my new sweater this morning...at least until the temperature hits 64 like the weathermen are predicting.


Happy Wednesday!


18 comments:

  1. This is something I've yet to accomplish.
    Something for myself!

    I love the color and the fit. You did such a great job and it looks really comfy. How long did it take?

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  2. wow! Awesome Job! Love the sweater! I havn't knitted myself a sweater yet. Actually the only thing I have made myself is a headband. Haha. I just don't have the patience for something my size yet. Soon though, soon!

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  3. I love it-the color, the fit, everything! I also love getting to see pictures of my blog friends' faces :)

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  4. That is such a great sweater! It fits you well but I too like longer sweaters, me being of the bigger hip/backside variety of woman, like to have my upper backside area well covered especially when bending over and running around. I think adding 2 inches... or even really just the 1 will make it all the more perfect!

    I love the color as well!

    I don't have a pattern but I think this hat pattern I saw on Etsy would match perfectly.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/24740285/pattern-for-bella-unisex-beanie-easy
    I'm sure you can figure that one out by looking at it, as you are very skilled!

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  5. OH you look so cute!! The sweater is adorable, fantastic job!!

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  6. Joy how lovely you look and your sweater is beautiful!
    xo
    Linda

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  7. Way to go! That sweater is very cute!

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  8. I love your sweater! I just finished my first sweater for myself (well, the first one that fit, I should say) and it's such a feeling of accomplishment.

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  9. What a great sweater! And you got me thinking, it may be about time that my daughter met Pippi.

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  10. wow, well done! that looks great on you.

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  11. That is a great sweater! Great fit too!!

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  12. Wonderful! One of these days I'll knit myself something, too. So hard with all these kids waiting for sweaters!

    You did a great job!

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  13. Joy, your sweater is fabulous! I love the pattern and color. Sorry no suggestions on a hat pattern. Oh how I love vintage children's books. What a great stack you found!

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. so far I am really enjoying Seven Times the Sun. I am trying to go slowly and add little bits to our day.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  14. amazing!! completely beautiful.

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  15. Well done for managing to do something for yourself. It looks great!

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