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Sunday, September 23, 2007

I'm such a two-timer! (psst actual knitting content)

Well, actually, it would be more accurate to say 5 or 6 timer with the number of UFO's I have going right now. Yep, this is a knitting blog and I actually have knitting content! Will wonders never cease? tee hee.

Oh yeah, back to my scandalous ways. So, remember when Ashley recently tempted me with this beauty?. Well, actually I first started to notice Ashley's designs when this first came out. I thought "Wow, that's hot!" albeit a bit impractical for a 40ish suburban mom with that big peek a boo back. I was contemplating it sans said hole but not enough to actually begin it. Then in this month's Magknits we saw Ashley again with this. Once again, it caught my eye but not enough to put me over the edge.

But then. . . . . .

Then there was Cherie Amour. Oh, my. I just went into my best Stevie Wonder when I saw this one.
"My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore. You're the only one my heart beats for. How I wish that you were mine. . . . . . . ."


Anyway. I fell and I fell hard. So hard that I went out immediately and purchased (yikes, I know I know) the yarn for it. Now in my defense, I searched my stash but alas I had no yarn in sufficient quantity and correct gauge for this one. So, purchase it was. Thankfully I still had some credit on the gift certificate that DH got me for Christmas last year (yep! I can show restraint when I want to, see?). I did have to purchase a 24" size 13 circular but, that's beyond the point.

So, cast on I did and after just 3 knitting sessions, this is where I am:

Isn't she beautiful? (uh, the sweater I mean). I love it. I would be much further along had it not been for some snaffoos I had yesterday in the neckline decreases. I had to knit and unknit a total of 12 rows (knit 2 1/2 - realize a mistake - unkit 2 1/2 - knit 4 1/2 - find mistake - unknit 2 1/2, etc.) That's what I get for knitting while watching college football I guess. But, I'm happy with the results and glad to have fixed all my mistakes. I'm so close to the end I can't stand it.

Specifics: Cherie Amour
Fall 2007 Knitty
24" addi-turbo circulars in both US 9 and US 13
Manos del Urugay kettle dyed wool
Color 107

My goal is to have her done before the start of Secret of the Stole. I think I can do it. What do you all think?

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At 2:53 PM , Anonymous Nautical Knitter said...

It looks much better in your photo than in the Knitty one! Great Job!

At 5:50 PM , Blogger Bonnie said...

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At 5:54 PM , Blogger Bonnie said...

I so wanted to start this as well!!! After seeing your almost finished project - I am definitely going to cast on. I am glad to see you used a different yarn as well. I am contemplating using malabrigo.

At 10:28 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

Oh man! You look marvelous in it. That seals the deal for me.

Sheryl, the other half of Yarntopia, cast on for her today as well.


At 10:45 PM , Anonymous Paige said...

It's looking great! I'm working on Cherie Amour as well (in a solid chocolatey brown) but I'm still ribbing. Looking forward to your finished Cherie!

At 11:40 PM , Blogger Theresa said...

Have you gotten the box yet? Oh, I hope so!

At 12:21 PM , Blogger paula said...

it looks great, I started mine

At 6:19 PM , Blogger Sourire11 said...

Um... beautiful!

And I"m ignoring the secret of the stole. pretending it's not happening. pretending I'm not going to click on that link and wish i was doing it... that I'm actually going to finish some of the projects I have going before I start anything else...we'll see how strong my willpower is.

At 3:13 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Very, very pretty. Any Manos is so wonderful to work with, isn't it?

At 6:50 PM , Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful piece of knitting--and really looks good on you :-)

At 11:39 AM , Blogger Katherine said...

It is beautiful on you! And I love the color you chose. And I agree - I like it better on you than in the Knitty pictures.

At 11:47 AM , Blogger Priscilla said...

This looks great! Congrats on being on LnV's Daily Chum. Good job!

At 9:19 AM , Blogger A South Park Republican said...

I love that sweater! It looks great and I can't wait to see it when you're finished.

At 7:41 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

that is gorgeous and you look amazing!! and i agree...looks much better in your pic than on knitty!


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