Wednesday, September 24, 2008

progress

Geez. You all are the best. Thank you so much for Charlie's birthday wishes. We appreciate each and every one of them. So much. Thirteen really does seem big. I am still trying to digest the fact that I have a thirteen year old.
I have made some progress on Libby's sweater.  Keep in mind this is being modeled on my adult dress form that oddly enough has the same shoulder width as my ten year old.  I sure hope you all didn't think that I was going to add all of the cables like the mini Boden sweater.  Nope. Way too much thought would have had to go into that.  But I think that I accomplished the swing design that I was going for.  I think.
I have fiddled with the sleeves so much.  Hopefully I am on track now.
Off to moisturize my hands.
Have yourself a wonderful day.

41 comments:

radioactive girl said...

that is looking great!

Philigry said...

autiful! I love the swing! perfect.

Tanya said...

Great action-knit pic! The sweater color is gorgeous - she's going to love it, of course :)

Tanya

BizzyMommyKnits said...

i'm sure this will be great! i was hoping for cables , but this is just as good. love your new header by the way!

Stephanie said...

I really like the color. And I have to say I am impressed with your ability to recreate. I don't think I have the patience for that.

kim said...

First, loving the new Banner! And, I know I miss the point a lot, but your blouse is adorable too! And the sweater is going to be adorable. I cannot wait to try this yarn. It just looks so squishy and yummy, yet it's still tweed! Next time I need to modify a pattern, I know who I am going to call...

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Libby will love it. can't wait to see more:)

Sarah Jackson said...

It's really adorable. I love that yarn, and it has just the right swingy effect.

MadMad said...

Oh, please - your hands are just fine. Mine are so bad (ALREADY!) that people actually say What happened to YOU? like I just maybe accidentally dropped sulfuric acid all over them or something.

Oh. Yeah - the sweater looks great, too!

sheepish one said...

yes, i really did think you were going to cable the sweater, just like the mini boden one. still, your creation is adorable, and i LOVE the hearkening back to the grey and blue of the boys' sweaters.
ps: i heart your banner...

Denise said...

I don't blame you for not doing the cables when you have 2 other sweaters to do. It's looking so pretty though. What yarn are you using for it?

APA said...

The Libby is looking great. The color is so pretty, the pattern sweet yet young girl hip!

Oh and I wanted to tell you I noticed your new blog photo right away. I like it! Comfy, casual & warm. A nice reflection of your space.

KeanaLee said...

Love it, such great colors.

raining sheep said...

That sweater is coming along nicely. I like the swing shape and since I am not a real fan of cables, I love the sweater as is.

Crystal said...

Really beautiful sweater!

Meggie said...

Very nice! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the boys.

amandajean said...

nice progress, leslie!

Kirsten said...

It's going to be adorable!
Love the new banner.

t does wool said...

you certainly are making progress...I am impressed!

tiennie said...

That sweater is going to be so cute! Yes, very swingy!

trek said...

Cute!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

You really did get the swing you were looking for, hooray!!

ali said...

Cute, cute, cute!
Ah, sleeve shaping, I am very familiar with the fiddling, especially with sleeve caps...
It's looking fabulous so far- and I have got to get myself a dress form! (I'll just add that to the list of things I just HAVE to have...)

Happy knitting-
ali

SMF.sportychic said...

Ooooh! That is lovely Leslie! Great color, cool design, can't wait to see how it finishes up. I also really like the photo of you knitting!
cheers,
Sabrina

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Loving the swingyness of the sweater and the color.

It is frightening how they seem to grow up so fast. My oldest turns 13 this December and I feel slightly sick whenever I think of it. I wish there was a pause button on kids growth.

TLCknits said...

looks awesome!

JL said...

Is gotta be another great knit !!

stitching under oaks said...

It looks great! I like how you tied in the colors for the boys vests in the hem. So talented!

Kristy said...

Love this! The colors are so wonderful, and the shape is equally wonderful :) I'd love to make this adult-sized, for me!

nicole said...

Looks like you're right on track for the arrival of sweater weather. Simply pretty!

house on hill road said...

leslie! it is beautiful! i love the color - and the bit of gray at the bottom is perfect. that last photo of you is so wonderful. off to favorite it on flickr....

and i did order the boden one. i couldn't resist. ;)

pricklypearbloom said...

ooh! this looks exciting! happy knitting!

zebraknits said...

Wow! That's a lot of progress on that cutie sweater. I'll be following in your tracks soon as I owe my kiddos at least a sweater this season.

p.s. you made me look at my dry hands...For the life of me, even though I constantly mosturize, my hands never quite seem perfectly soft and well manicured!

serenitymeadow said...

What a pretty knit and the color is such a gentle pink. I have a Libby too.

Lisa said...

It's always a treat to pop in and take a look at what you've been working on.

I still can't knit but I'm still inspired to learn.

Have a great weekend.

Melissa! said...

You are an inspiration! Yes, I'll be practical - I'm jotting down a list of all my unfinished projects and will check them off one-by-one! To celebrate I will knit a sweater just for me - thanks for swaying in that direction!

Alison Boon said...

You can see the swing definitely.

La Cabeza Grande said...

I really do enjoy the combination of pink and gray.

Yarn It said...

The sweater is looking gorgeous! I love the colors you have chosen.

amanda said...

This is going to be just perfect for Libby! You're a clever lady!

btw..I'm seeing this paired beautifully with the washed velvet trousers in the new Boden catalogue! :D

Gnat said...

Great pictures!! The sweater is coming along beautifully.