Friday, 20 April 2012

FO Friday / Creative Friday

As promised, here is the finished pullover of hubby:
It hasn't been blocked yet, but hubby hasn't taken it off for me to do just that!
I must admit, this was a BIG project, and the sleeves (which I luckily had the insight to knit together) seemed to take forever. Glad it is done though, takes a weight off my shoulders knowing that this WIP is no longer looking out at me from my project bag with sad, sad eyes!


I have updated my Jar with the scraps, it is slowly filling up!


I am preparing for the Knit and Crochet Blog Week that starts on Monday, it will be my first time taking part and am looking forward to it. Are you taking part?

I will be sharing this post over at Linda's and Tami's.
I wish you all a fabulous weekend. See you next week. x



25 comments:

  1. wow what a lovely sweater, i love the detailing!!

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    1. Hi Vicki,

      Thank you very much.

      Have a great weekend!

      x

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  2. That jumper looks fabulous! My other half would like that one too and would also not take it off for me to block *lol*

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Thanks :D
      Hubby is already asking for another one and telling me what he would like, but since this once took nearly half a year to complete I think I will need just about the same length of time to recuperate before I venture out there again!

      Have a super weekend!

      x

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  3. That is one great jumper! I love the detailing at the top. What a huge compliment that your hubby hasn't taken it off!

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    1. Hi Andria,

      It is wonderful, I must admit, I am rather proud. I was worried that he would wear it for a couple of days because I made it for him and then leave it in the back of the cupboard. So I am thrilled, it is almost like finally accomplishing the brownie badge you were trying to get. My last attempt at a mans sweater was such a disaster I needed to prove to myself that I could do it, and I did - no stopping me now! (Not sure that is a good thing LOL!)

      Have a fantastic weekend!

      x

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  4. Wow, great job! A jumper is still on my to do list but since summer is coming it might stay on the to do list a little longer ;-). Is very pretty.

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      I agree, it is very warm work, especially when it all hangs around on your lap!

      Thanks for popping around, have a great weekend.
      x

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  5. Fab sweater! Even better that he won't take it off - success!
    I'm joining in the blog week - lots to do!!!

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    1. Hi Truly Myrtle,

      Thanks! Great stuff, I look forward to browsing and seeing everyones input, will be fun!

      Have a great weekend and a good start next week.

      x

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  6. Wow you must have the patience of a saint to knit something that big (I can't bare to even think about knitting anything adult sized)

    I need to go check out the Knitting and Crochet Blog week. I don't even know what it's about.

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    1. Hi Pretty Mades,

      I guess it is a process, I started out with socks, then scarves nothing too major, and something that could keep my interest long enough to see it through. But there was always the niggling thought...Would I, Should I, Could I...and then I really started to consider it. The body of the pullover was not as tedious as the sleeves I must say, but I had the pattern bit going on the body, so I guess that kept my attention. Maybe that would be the trick, to find something with a simple pattern to start you off, as that makes the work fly by!

      Thanks for the visit!
      Have a super weekend.

      x

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  7. Very nice job! It's always a compliment when people are so enthusiastic about handmades....good job! And knit and crochet blog week is a lot of fun!

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    1. Hi there,

      Thank you so much.

      Have a super weekend.

      x

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  8. Very successful pullover! There is just the right amount of detail and it's such a manly color (not that I wouldn't want to snuggle up in a cardi of the same shade)- you really did a wonderful job. And 6 months for a behemoth like that is no time at all!

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  9. I prefer to knit my sleeves two at a time whenever possible also. To me, they are the worst part of a project! The sweater looks wonderful and seems to fit him splendidly!

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    1. Hi mkonieczki,

      Thank you. I am always trying to find ways to make the work speed up. I would like to try knitting socks two at a time once, that would be fun!

      Have a great weekend!

      x

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  10. The sweater turned out great! I like you jar of scrappies! I followed you from Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday. Here is post this week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

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  11. Looks like a perfect fit, and if he won't take it off then he obviously loves it!
    Well done!

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    1. Hi Minding My Own Stitches,

      Thank you kindly.

      Have a super weekend.

      Thanks for the visit.
      x

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  12. Wow, great sweater---and definitely a big project that you deserve to be proud of! The texture of the body looks great.

    And yay for scrap yarn jars! I try to use my yarn scraps to stuff tiny projects.

    Also, thanks so much for the Versatile Blogger nomination. :)

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    1. Hi Kathleen,

      Thank you :D

      I have been thinking what to do with the scraps since I started the jar and I think I will also be using them to stuff some project, have my eye on a couple I would like to try!

      It is my pleasure.

      Have a great weekend.

      x

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  13. Aw. A sweater for your hubby! I love it. Mine is a walking heat blanket himself so he doesn't DO sweaters. (nor my son)
    I like the pattern you knit up. Very cool with the stitch change.

    And I love the scrap jar idea! I keep every jar that comes through here (hubby not impressed as I haven't gotten a great way to store the empty ones yet) So I will have to go find a jar and get'er going!
    :)

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    1. Hi there,

      I used to collect every jar I came across also but that seems to have eased up, so I can understand your dilemma :-D The problem with storing empty jars (well in this country anyway) is that they are never in any uniformed size so it is very difficult to stack. Good luck!

      x

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