Friday, 10 February 2012

By Definition*


I think you can guess what this is...!

Finally, my fuzzy ballet sweater is finished *grins* I stopped working on it before Christmas, to focus on gift knitting, and for some reason it took me ages to summon the motivation to pick it back up. Which was silly really, as it only needed a few inches of sleeve finishing and the ties for it to be complete.


I think part of my reluctance to finish it was because I didn't think I was going to like it and I wasn't sure it would fit. Luckily, I pushed on and finished and now I love it *laughs*



It's so much cuter than I thought it would be (even if the picture doesn't show it off as well as it should - I was a bit dopey this morning!)

It's really cosy thanks to the fuzziness.

Details:
Yarn: Kidsilk Aura (from stash!) - 5 balls
Pattern: Fuzzy Ballet Sweater
Modifications: Lots *laughs* because my yarn was a lot thinner than the one used in the pattern, I had to wing it with stitch counts. I should have written down what I did, but I just made it up as I went along ;) Luckily it worked out!



It's a bit too cold to wear it at the moment, as the view out of my window is dominated by snow, but I have a feeling this will be a perfect spring item. And it ticks off a few of my crafting goals - using stash, knitting garments and finishing WIPs *grins*

It's Friday, you know what to do by now... Visit Tami'sNatural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Have a great weekend 



* "Well, fluffy shirts are, by definition, very comfortable" - Hugh Dancy



44 comments:

  1. It looks great. Kidsilk Aura is overwhelmingly warm. I have a bolero made in it, and I hardly ever wear it because I get overheated, and it's a short sleeved one too!

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  2. Your sweater looks great! I wouldn't wait til sprung to enjoy it. Why not use it as a layering piece? :)

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  3. Natalie--It's so cute!! I bet it would look elegant over a slim, simple dress, too!

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  4. It looks great- I am in awe you made it!!

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  5. Adorable, it turned out really well.

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  6. Yay, I'm so glad it's finished! And it looks great on you, really suits you.

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  7. How great it turned out! I really do like it with the thinner yarn and hope you are able to wear it soon. Have a great Friday.

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  8. You look super sassy in it. Glad it worked out even with all of the modifications.

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  9. Looks gorgeous and now you have something new to wear in the spring!!

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  10. Your sweater is beautiful! It looks really cute on too:)

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  11. Adorable!!!! You are just too cute! Fabulous job - be proud!

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  12. That looks great and very cute on you. Good job.

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  13. your cardigan is lovely and suits you really well. A useful addition to your wardrobe

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  14. it looks amazing on you! don't you love when you just wing things and they end up working out perfectly in the end? (even if you're not entirely sure how it happened)

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  15. Very cute! You were right to finish it up.

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  16. Your sweater is gorgeous. It reminds me that I have a similar-looking one in my queue. Hmmmmm....

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  17. It's fabulous and looks like it fits perfectly. I love things that can be paired with a t-shirt or cami to dress up the look a bit. Way to go!

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  18. It looks really good on you! The short sleeves (and the cute ties) really draw attention to your waist.
    I often leave projects "ALMOST" done for the same reason as you: afraid it won't fit or I won't even like it.
    I have to admit though, I thought that the "fuzzy" bit of this FO was going to be overwhelming and a bit scary. Luckily, it looks great. haha

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  19. Wow! It really is beautiful... glad you finished it.

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  20. Ohhhhhhhh, it turned out great, looks soooooooooooo soft.

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  21. Nice job! You do look a little sleepy in the first picture. :P I want to pet that sweater, though.

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  22. It looks great, and great on you!

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  23. Yep, it's lovely.

    I wish I could get away with wearing things like that but I always look silly in them (kind of like a beached whale). So, I'll leave it to you :)

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  24. Love it! It's really cute! Nice yarn choice too.

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  25. Good job on the finished sweater!

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  26. It's really cute on you! It looks great :)

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  27. That looks great on you!!! Well done!

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  28. Super cute! I love whispy looking knits...mostly on other people though. I'm really not built for the whispy, hehe Looks great on you.

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  29. Very pretty! I love ballet sweaters.

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  30. Hi Pinkundine,
    Love the cute little ballet top.

    Just wanted to let you know that I've forwarded a versatile blogger award to you...if you are interested.

    Have a cool Sunday.
    Deb

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  31. So pretty! I've always wanted to make one of those, maybe now I will : )

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  32. This looks really great on you. You need to wear it a lot!

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  33. That looks so incredibly soft and cozy - I love wearing clothing with lush soft texture!

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  34. Love it! It looks so soft! And what a perfectly neutral color, it'll go with just about everything.

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  35. I can't believe I missed this FO last week - I think I was high on codine (sp?) at the time. It's gorgeous!!!! You look lovely in it. How about trying it with a brighter colour - like... ORANGE!!!!

    :)
    xxxxx

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