Sunday, August 13, 2006

Lacy Sweater


Oh Boy!!!!! I struggled with the sleeves on this Little Devil for so long... I think I ripped them out 5 times just trying to get the design to line up correctly... No No...It wasn't going to happen.. Then I wrote to Maggies Rags and they sent me extra directions for the size 18 months that I was working on.. I then tried to follow those directions and still it would not work out...
I was determined to do this sweater because I had the collar ( yoke) all done and that was a challenge in itself with little cables on it...
So I stopped at My LYS and Karen tried to figure out the chart and even she could not quite get it ot work out the way it was written ... But she gave me a few suggestions...
I tried it again and disregarded all that Maggies Rags had sent me.. Figured the design out the way I thought it should line up and HOORAY.. It finally worked out!!! Whew !!!
This Tiny Little Sweater almost got the Best of me but my perseverance took over and won !!!!
Now On To My Next Adventure !!!! Hopefully this one is a little less challenging!!! My Brain can't handle this overload!!!!

I am adding a post here...............
OK... I want to say that the pattern wasn't as bad as I make it sound :(
... It is actually a really cute sweater and I am very Happy with the outcome... The only difficult part was trying to get the sleeve pattern lined up but once that happened for me.. The rest was smooth sailing!!!
I don't want to discourage anyone from doing this pattern because now that it is finished I am very satisfied with the way it looks and so whats a little challenge anyway.. It keeps the brain cells working, right :)
Maybe you will not have as much difficulty with lining up the sleeves as I did .... I am told that it is just a problem for the 18 month size...
So........ Go Ahead.. Give this Cute Little Sweater a Try...
You will Love it when it is completed
and the recipient will Cherish it!!!

15 comments:

Suzetta said...

It is adorable, worth all you knitting pains.

AJ said...

Very pretty!

Pooch said...

Beautiful-beautiful sweater!! It looks so innocent! Are you SURE it caused all those problems for you??!!

:)

Janet said...

Wow, I am in awe.....I bow to you!!

cathych said...

wow, that is so so cute!

Jen said...

Oh despite all the trouble it sure did turn out cute!!!

Stevie Nixed said...

oooh, i'm in total awe! i wish i could knit that well.

Geri said...

Wow, Penny it's gorgeous. You did such a nice job!
Geri in Tallahassee, FL

Oceana said...

You deserve a trophy for sticking with it and not setting it on fire as I might have done! It's another winnner!

Tricotine said...

It is MAGNIFIQUE, Penny! :)

Isabelle aka Tricotine

kat said...

it is really sweet!

Eleanor said...

Well, it was really worth all the trouble you went through! It's gorgeous, as is all your work! Aren't you enjoying this cooler weather!? I know I am! The time on this post is l:58am, but it's really 4:55am. What time zone are you in? lol

Lucy said...

Absolutely precious!!! Great job!

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

That's so pretty, Penny! Good for you for not giving up.

My sister in law is expecting in April and I've been contemplating what to make for our new niece/nephew... I don't know if I'm ready to tackle a sweater yet, though.

Jen said...

Hey Penny, blogger isn't letting me upload pics anymore. It looks like it is doing it but when I click on DONE and go back to the post there is not picture. Are you having the same problem??? Just curious :)