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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thermal.....O-F-F the needles!


Out of the frog pond, off the needles and now, (regretfully) packed away until winter. This baby took me 2 months to complete! But the Bitch is done & I'm damn happy about that! Close up button detail. I found these fab (very 'tigers eye') beauties @ Joann's. I love'um.
Here's to hoping for a cold snap..(yeah right!) Bye, bye Thermal. We have had a tumultuous relationship. I successfully managed miles & miles of waffle stitch on size 3 needles. (and by "managed" I mean "forced") Cursing your very existence every step of the way. But in the end I came to Love you. Yes, I'll say it.....I "heart" Thermal.
**In my delirious, euphoric state, I am actually considering knitting a second one of these.....Hello Crazy.

Pattern Thermal from Knitty.com

Yarn Gloss from KnitPicks in Pumpkin

Needles Addi Turbo's size 3

Began March 3, 2007

Completed May 2, 2007 R.I.P.

24 comments:

Nickerjac said...

Its fantastic, definitely worth the effort

Kate said...

absolutely love it! I want to knit one of those now - maybe in the Fall. good luck on that cold snap! :)

caro said...

Awesome! Perfect fit, perfect buttons. Sucks to have to put it away 'til winter.

Jess said...

That is gorgeous. It looks awesome on you. Esp the color. Sending some cold weather your way...

Karen said...

Thermal looks fabulous! Very nice fit and color. Congratulations.

Also like the new template.

Octopus Knits said...

That's just lovely -- way to persevere!

meg said...

love love love it!!! it looks so great on you, too. adore the buttons.

allie said...

SO proud of you... what are you planning on next?

Robin said...

That looks really great! Yay you for doing that much waffle stitch on size 3 needles - you are a trooper for sure! Love the color and the buttons as well.

YSP said...

That turned out gorgeous!! Way to go!

Queen Frogger said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!

mandie437 said...

way to go, it looks sooo cool. well to bad it's done in the spring time.

She'saCraftyOne said...

Just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

LOOKS SO FREAKING GOOD. Sounds like you are extremely happy to have it finished, shame you can't wear it for a while...

Patty said...

It looks fantastic! Love the color, too. You encourage me to stick with some of my love/hate projects.

Longhorn Diva said...

Lovely! And the buttons are perfect.

tiennie said...

That looks fantastic! You'll have something very pretty to look forward to wearing when the weather gets colder again.

Cindiluhu said...

Absolutely stunning! Good job!

Theresa said...

She looks beautiful! Maybe yours is the inspiration for me to finish mine!

Melanie said...

Hi Susan,

The colour looks fabulous on you and the buttons are awesome. You are definetely crazy for wanting to knit another one. :)

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Absolutely beautiful. The fit is perfect and I love the color!

Romi said...

Wow! It looks fabulous on you!

nicole said...

Wow!

Park Bench Knitter said...

Not only is it fabulous but you have the perfect shirt on underneath it! That's what I'm beginning to think about. Instead of frogging and beginning a new one in pumpkin, I'm thinking of finding a pumpkin tank to wear under it. Or, the tank you're wearing! LOL