Monday, August 25, 2008

Wicked Rocks the Olympics!

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don't worry...just a few photos...sister took them....


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Project: Wicked that Rocks! (ravelry link)
Pattern: Wicked by Zephyr Style
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted colorway Thraven
purchased at Purlescence Yarns
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 24, 2008

Modifications: Cast on the stitches for the second largest size, but the bust ended up being knit for the third largest size and then I did shaping for the body. For the pocket, I added two extra stitches on each end of the seed stitch just to make the pocket a smidge bigger (had read that some people wished the pocket was more in proportion for the bigger sizes). Love the pocket! Think it makes the sweater a bit more fun!

Overall, I love my second attempt at this sweater! It fits fabulously! A bit more on the fitted side but I'd prefer that to the frumpy too big of my other one. I'm pretty excited to have TWO sweaters that I love for fall!! And this one will be perfect to dress up or down for work too!! The yarn is scrumptious and the color is just perfect! And I probably needed a deadline of the Olympics to get this baby done! I'm still a newbie at this sweater knitting and not too confident, but its building! Thanks again for cheering me on!! And a big shout out to Sam, our team captain for Team Blue Moon!! She did a great job keeping us all motivated! Thanks Sam!

Happy Monday!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

30 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

Awesome Gold Medal knit! Looks very nice on you, too.

Chloe Sparkle said...

woo-hoo! You look awesome and so does the sweater!

Virtuous said...

It came out great and I so love the pocket too! :o)

kasiaiscarly said...

very nice! it really looks great! of course, i'm jealous that you have to go UP bust size when you make stuff. boobage is not something i was gifted with :) he he!

Trillian42 said...

Oh, wow! It looks fantastic! Great work, sweetie.

Disco said...

The sweater fits well and looks great. Yay for new sweaters for fall. Well done :0)

The Curly Knitter said...

LOVE it. Everything about it. Great work.

Brena said...

Way to go! It looks great, very versatile and flattering.

Lindsay said...

That turned out soooo nice! I'm loving all the Raven colorways you're using, too.

Kathleen said...

Fantastic work! Great pictures, too. That color looks great on you.

chemgrrl said...

Beautimous! And that color really brings out your eyes. :)

marcy said...

Stunning and the sweater too!!! great job!!! envious of your sweater projects!! You ROCK!

Zonda said...

Well it looks fabulous on you! yay!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

The sweater looks so awesome on you! Congrats on making it to the finish line!

cupcakefaerie said...

A shiny gold medal for you! Absolutely beautiful!

weezalana said...

That's not a G for gold - that's a G for Gorgeous! It's fabulous, and it looks fantastic on you!

Beverly said...

Aww, it looks great on you. Way to go!

peaknits said...

Wicked good indeed! It looks great! Nice modifications and a great color for fall!

Marie said...

Woo! It looks great on you. Congrats on getting it finished in time and winning the Bob badge.

tapmouse said...

AWESOME YOU, GIRLIE!!! You did GOOD! And it looks so cute!

KnittingKnirvana said...

Gorgeous! Hard to believe you are a new sweater knitter!!! :)

Knitting Kris said...

I have to say that this color has inspired me! I love your sweater, adn ordered enough of the STR heavyweight (I hope) to knit the FLS out of this colorway - my favorites! It should be a fun knit!
Enjoy your sweaters - they are amazingly beautiful!

hearthead said...

Pretty, pretty! I love that! Feel free to make me one if you just have that itch! :)

tiennie said...

It's just beautiful on you! Congratulations on winning gold!

Batty said...

Oh, wow! Both the color and the fit, incredible. You look amazing in this sweater.

Shannon said...

The fit looks great! It came out very nice and the color is perfect!

Nell said...

It's perfect!!!! Great job! Gold medal for you!

sandykins57 said...

It's really nice! I never knit sweaters for myself, but after seeing this one on you, I just might give it a go.

Sam said...

Amazing!! It looks fantastic on you. Way to go you!

guiltypleasures said...

Congratulations on the Gold! It looks like you got the perfect fit and choose a great color. Perfecto.

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