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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Presenting: Queen Catherine Parr! Ready!

Finally, she is ready. I knitted like a maniac yesterday (14 hours!- Personal record!) but now she is done. (ok, I had a short brake shopping yarn and the latest Rowan Mag. at Wincent..hmmm)..Anyhow, noticed I have improved on sewing togheter (which is nice). And a bit pressing with the iron does make a huge difference on a pattern (I Never do that! also nice!). While the rain was pouring down with a bit snow in it, I forced my freezing husband to take some pictures of me posing in it. I have the 4 different yarns I used in my hand. Orange (two-thread) from Mojärv, blended with Bronze-coppar (Bronze-gold) from Färgkraft (one-threded) - but I used two of them to make the pattern more lively. And then a blend green swedish wool spun from Kempes (bought at Sländan in Lund) that is three-threaded (not two as previously said) and in addition, Estonian one-thread of that varigated yarn just in tune, that make the soft transisions. Anyhow, the rain makes it smell sheep. And it feels Fab to be finished. January (!) sweater done (in Sweater a month KAL) no worries. I will be catching up!
And I officially finished the Tudor Rose KAL but I will definitely do one more of Tudor Rose from Alice Starmore, the true master of knitting. Im in awe of this pattern. As you notice, I made it long and big. It will stand a bit shrinking ;-) And, as I horrified noticed, the apple round belly is still sticking out - so it is not too big. Phew! No wonder it is, I have been sitting on my butt knitting for all my spare time! Anyhow, I recommendthe TUdor Rose knitting book, fantastic. So rewarding. Also, notice that the neck is a bit hard to see on (same as in the book). But I have a close up if you scroll down a bit..The body is very straight and makes the sleeve hang down. I do not mind, but pressing it, it became a bit sticking out. It hides my butt, but that is nice in the cold weather. So, for 1 and half week of great spring weather, I have been knitting. And now - it is raining. My luck! Anyhow, it was not so time consuming (but you faithful readers know Im a workaholic, so time to knit is not much..and I have not been travelling so much).
Even from behind.... Yes it is (Im) big. Ultra big. Made on 3.5 mm needles. And I think I recommend to all normal size people to knit it in small. This is large (and some extra - to make the patter fit in the round). Yep, I did remake the pattern to knit on circular, and it is as easy either way, meaning, that when coming to the sleeve division (when you have to guess!) it is no problem going back and forth. Anyhow. Proud as a any knitter! I did it. Oh... And I can finally go on for new knitting adventures. And PS: I promise I should not complain. I'm the typical "projection"! someone gives me advice and I get upset... and hey, a few days later I give someone else advice on the web. PLEASE forgive me - as I will forgive all of you. Now It is time to clean the house (hmm, I have been knitting - not cleaning! - except for those Mother-in-law/F-I-L visit!) Hurray! More knitting to the people. Is it true Alchemy yarn is coming to Stockholm? Is it true they are opening just now? How interesting. And I heard from BBC the sheep gets smaller as a result of the climate-change? Less wool! Ahh! (Good to have a yarn collection!)


14 comments:

sue wallace said...

Lovely job! it looks wonderful on you.

HPNY Knits said...

stunning! it is amazing. looks very great on! this is a very regal sweater! must be hard to let go.
sheep getting smaller- ah! a good reason to buy more yarn!
:-)

Zoe said...

Really lovely and regal. You look very nice in this.

gail said...

It is wonderful!!! Perfect!!!! Even better than in the book!!

villaa ylle said...

GRATTIS! CONGRATULATIONS! PERFECT!

Annelie said...

Wow! Jag saknar ord - nästan. Den ser jättefin ut! Tvivlar på att jag någonsin kommer att få ihop ett sådant makalöst stycke arbete. *gör vågen*

Mia said...

Grattis Garngamen! Nu fick jag ännu mer inspiration- snart ska jag också stå och stoltsera i min tudor roses-tröja.

Agneta said...

Den är snygg. Jag blir avundsjuk:-)

BertandFelix said...

So perfect!!! Love the color and the fit! Now I want to make it too!

Mary, Mary... said...

You deserve a crown for all that beautiful knitting or a tiara at the very least. Hope you get one last cold snap, so you wear it a little longer. well done!

Anonymous said...

Fantastiskt vacker.

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Johanna som just har fått blommor på sin allra första hoya :-)

Knit-Marie said...

Du det var ett vackert plagg! Något att glädjas och vara stolt över i många, många år. Underbara färger och jag säger som Povel Ramel: "Gediiiiiget arbete!!"

heidi said...

Grattis!!

Den sitter perfekt. Och den ser ut att vara perfekt. Fullständigt enastående!

Anonymous said...

Den var fin !!//Marianne F