Thursday, March 19, 2009


Pattern: Cece from Chic Knits

Knit by: Leah, age 10

Yarn: Mystery coned yarn identified only as "wool" on the sticker inside the cones, two strands knit together. They're the two cones in the top center of the third pic on this blog post. Cost for the entire 2 cones at weavers' guild "yarn tag sale" = ~$6. I think there's enough yarn left to make another entire sweater. These cones are like magic in that they never seem to get smaller. 

Closure: One glass button, 1" diameter, made by Leah's dad.

Modifications: We chose to make it big, in hopes that it'll fit this growing girl for at least another winter or so. We also chose to lengthen it significantly, because of that growing girl consideration and also because that's how she thought she'd like it best. I followed along and clarified things as she moved through the pattern, but she did all of the work herself. She started with the sleeves and needed to re-knit portions of each because the increases in combination with the lacy pattern caused her some problems, and there are some imperfections in the lacy pattern in the body at the beginning too, but they're just part of the learning process.

Worn to NYC yesterday to attend the Martha Stewart Show's Yarn Special. While the content of the show was disappointing, the day itself was a lot of fun, hanging with fiber artists and admiring each other's work, connecting in real life with people we had previously only "known" online. The fantastic handknit and crocheted items worn and being worked on by audience members were truly stunning. How unfortunate that the Martha Stewart Show missed them, having chosen instead to be blinded by Fun Fur. ;-)
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Blogger Delaney's Duds said...

Awesome! Leah should be really proud of her accomplishment!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Raewynne J. Whiteley said...

I saw Leah in the sweater yesterday and it looked fabulous - great job!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Great job on the sweater! Leah is starting to look like teenager in those pictures. Time is a flyin by!

I will have to see when the show airs - even if it ain't so great!

7:57 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Very impressive work. It's a beautiful sweater on a beautiful girl. The color suits Leah too.

10:02 AM  
Blogger KnitsAtTrafficLights said...

Leah's knitting ability is blowing me away all the way here in California! I'm going to show my two teenage daughters this post! Both have knitted a bit and I know they will be amazed at the wonderful knitting done by Leah. Such an inspiration to young and older knitters alike!!

Also, this blog always seems to put me in Button Envy! Gorgeous!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Faith said...

She looks beautiful in it! Love the sweater. I might have to knit one too. Great job, Leah!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

looks great!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous CTJen said...

Dood, when did she stop looking like a little girl and start looking like a young woman. Man, time flies and I am old. Heh.

The sweater is gorgeous and looks wonderful on her. WTG!

8:24 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...

Oh my "blinded by the fun fur". How disappointing.

Leah has such great skill it blows me away!

6:08 PM  

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