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Sabrina Fair
Seriously Hooked

United Kingdom
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  04:23:49 AM  Show Profile Send Sabrina Fair a Private Message
I made this for my daughter when she was 4. It was dark and light blue with red, green and yellow trim. This summer she finally grew out of what became her comfort jumper and wanted a new one.

We sat down with some pencils and worked up a colour scheme. Then I had to modify the scheme slightly to suit the colours of yarn available. Fortunately she approved the changes.

This has taken 2 months. The end was helped along by a short bout off work with the flu and having to sit around whilst I helped her out with her homework.

All the time she has been counting the stitches to the end and on Sunday it was done!

What would I change - well I might have made the next size up but I guess it just means I'll be making another all the quicker. Wounder what colour scheme that will have.

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When I tucked her in last night she was wearing it. Somehow however I don't think she'll give the old one up. It will probably get put by in the draw.

Yarn Rauma Finullgarn, Pattern Anne og Arne


Sabrina

Sabrina fair,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting

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carolbeech
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USA
444 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2006 :  07:26:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit carolbeech's Homepage Send carolbeech a Private Message
That is beautiful! I especially like the contrasting hood and border. She is a lucky girl. Connie

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RobA
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  08:49:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message
That's gorgeous. That contrast is splendid. But better start that next one soon! You know, you could also save the old ones, and cut them up to make her an afghan that would have wonderful memories.


Rob http://roberta.typepad.com/robknits/
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gwtreece
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  10:20:16 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
This is gorgeous.

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rather be knitting
Seriously Hooked

USA
954 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2006 :  10:40:43 AM  Show Profile Send rather be knitting a Private Message
What a great sweater. And it is so cool that your daughter was so involved in the process and loves the results. Do i sense a budding knitter?
Happy Kniting -- claire
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Solaris
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Canada
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  2:10:58 PM  Show Profile Send Solaris a Private Message
Holy cow! - a seriously nice sweater. Love it. Impressive.
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dschmidt
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  4:42:20 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message
Wow, that is fantastic!

Donna in VA
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Rho
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  6:41:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rho's Homepage Send Rho a Private Message
That is super but what is even better is your daughters reaction to it being completed -- you had to feel like you were a star!!


rho
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tiennie
Warming Up

USA
70 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2006 :  9:19:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit tiennie's Homepage Send tiennie a Private Message
Amazing work! Only 2 months?!!!

Happy knitting or knit 'til you're happy! - tiennie
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Sabrina Fair
Seriously Hooked

United Kingdom
639 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  01:25:40 AM  Show Profile Send Sabrina Fair a Private Message
It was handy with the pattern, because this is the 3rd time I have made this. I can now remember all the rows without having to refer to the chart. Lots quicker that way and a more relaxing knit.

Sabrina

Sabrina fair,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting

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probablyjane
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  04:41:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
That's beautiful Sabrina.

I think there's a reasonable amount of wear in it at that size, you know - there's growing room in the arms which is where the growth always seems to show most in children of middle years.

I'd love to know what pattern and yarn you used for it as I have a four year old niece who would enjoy something like this. Mind you, I'd definitely make it a size bigger as I couldn't hope to fininsh in two months!

Jane

'I am the milkman of human kindness - I will leave an extra pint' Billy Bragg
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