Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The august Augusta in August

The Augusta knitted in August is august! Here are pics of the blocked pieces I've completed thus far, as well as the sea glass buttons I'm planning to use. I found some other metal buttons but these sea glass ones are better. They look organic somehow and the Berroco Peruvia does, too, even if it's not.



I wish the color would show up correctly in my photos, but it never does so I'm showing you the yarn swatch again. I've got to buy a new camera one of these days; if I would stop buying yarn, I could afford one!


11 comments:

  1. OMG - this is amazing. Fantastic. Lovely. Wonderful! How does it fit? What a glorious sweater! I'm sure you'll wear it all the time.

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  2. I don't know for sure yet, but I think it does! I blocked the sweater to the exact measurements of my schematic, and the measurements came from my exact measurements plus ease, so please, let's PRAY! It's got to fit. Thanks so much for the kind words and all the support, Colorslut.

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  3. Julie does your mannequin still fit your form? Can you use that for your sweaters still or is it too big now that you have lost weight?
    You are amazing, gal!
    It is beautiful.Love the cables. Love the colorway.
    t_a

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  4. The dress form is too large. Isn't that a good problem to have? :-)

    I told Tom we'd have to make another one but not until it gets MUCH colder outside. And I might as well lose some more weight in the meantime.

    Thanks for the kind words. I knew you'd love the cables. :-)

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  5. It's so lovely. And the red jacket! well, I just love the reds. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you redo that one.
    You will be such a colorful gal in your new sweaters. Go you!

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  6. Fantastic! You go, girl! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  7. Your sweater looks wondeful, Julie. Do you feel like you've climbed a mountain by learning how to really make patterns fit? I'm so impressed! The green is gorgeous, btw, and decided to cable the back was a good choice--so much more interesting (and slimming, I think).

    Ann

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  8. I really do feel like I'm accomplishing something by learning to make sweaters that fit. All the lessons, knowledge, and experience are finally falling into place. Thanks for recognizing my achievement. Now if I can just get the rest of you make yourselves sweaters that fit, I'll be really happy.

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  9. I just received New England Knits and I cannot wait to knit my own Augusta!

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  10. And I'm going to cable the back as well. There are soooo many gorgeous designs in that book that I wish I could have six hands like that Indian god Shiva. How much more could I knit if I had six hands?!

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  11. The sweater is gorgeous! Now I want to make one.

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