Sunday, August 24, 2008

Contests and Sweaters...

I'm away for the weekend--one last summer getaway--so this will be a quickie!

First of all, the giveaway for the LUSH basket ends today! It will officially stop at 5 p.m. Central time. GOOD LUCK to all of those who entered!! I will announce the winners tomorrow morning.

I will leave you with a few pics of a sweater I just finished knitting. I made an identical one for my sister's baby, but this is the Pickle one. It fits her really well except I (very stupidly) made the neck too big. I was looking at the wrong number on the pattern when I cast on the stitches--so this sweater is size two, but with a six neck. Yes, I am an idiot--but it still fits!

Here are some pics of her in the sweater--it was only in the 90s when I made her wear it outside. I'm mean too!

And from the back:

It's pretty, isn't it? This is the most beautiful yarn ever--I'm just going to keep making these sweaters until I'm out of yarn.

Happy Sunday and good luck in the giveaway!!

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22 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

If you make one for my granddaughter ...I'll pay you!
I am first on this one! Really...it IS beautiful! I'll order one!
Have fun!

CaraBee said...

That is adorable! I think the neck looks fine.

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

It's so cute!You did a good job on it. I can't knit but I am learning to sew!

Kelly said...

It looks great. I didn't notice a problem with the neck (and quite honestly, still don't). I don't know where you find the time!!

Jo-Jo said...

Can't wait to see who won the contest...Hope its me! By the way, I love the sweater!

Shannon said...

I checked the contest post... good golly, 149 comments! Wow! :)

The sweater is too cute! I don't see anything wrong with the collar, looks fine to me. I wish I could knit!

Belle said...

Very Impressive!

amelia bedelia said...

Precious!! And love the sweater. I have no girls. Only dumb stinky boys!

Ann said...

That is a truly beautiful sweater.
Gorgeous colors!
I've tried knitting and a scarf is about all I seem to be capable of.
And even that comes out uneven!
I want to keep trying though. I really enjoy it.

noble pig said...

Gawd you are good.

Tami said...

That sweater looks beautiful Jen!! I also dont see anything wrong with the neck!!! It looks great just like that!!!

Lori said...

I like the way the wider neck gives it kind of a shawl look. But I LOVE the way Pickle put the whole outfit together! Girlfriend knows how to accessorize! :)

leezee52 said...

Very very cute! Good job! Love it!

Heather said...

What a cute sweater. The neck looks like it is how it should be. Very cute.

Z's Mom said...

That is very cute...and if you hadn't told me about the neck I wouldn't have even noticed anything. Well, to be honest, you told me about the neck and it still looks fine to me!

Kori said...

Sweater is darling and of course so is pickle.

I want to learn how to knit. I crochet a lot, A LOT! I Pray and crochet that the way I get through the day.

Whoo hoo for my ryhming skills.

Insane Mama said...

It's actually gorgeous, I would love one in my size and I would totally pay you. SERIOUSLY! I love bright colors like that

Nikki said...

It is so cute! And so is Pickle!
Oh,to have a little teeny girl again!

Kori said...

That sweater ROCKS!

Ruth said...

Dream in Color is the best yarn, isn't it? And machine-washable, to boot!

WB is such a peanut that she can still wear the sweater I made her last Spring. This makes me very happy.

Jennifer said...

Wow Ruth--I didn't even realize it wash machine washable! It is definitely The Best Yarn Ever!!

bloggingexperiments said...

Love the rainbow sweater! Have you read the Debbie Macomber books starting with THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET? The feature a knitting shop. Excellent reads, you'd probably enjoy with your interest in all things yarn.

Abi