by mops Moderator 08 Feb 2018

I finally knitted the top and sleeves of this guernsey - I started in April right after I knitted one for his brother, went as far as the armholes and then left it gathering dust over summer (and fall and winter) to pick it up again on Monday.

Picture 2 is the somewhat simpler one I did last year.

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by tuross 08 Feb 2018

What a lovely sweater, I bet your son will be thrilled to get such a wonderful gift. I can knit, (not as well as you) but have no patience for it.
Lynne in OZ

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you Lynne. It's not for my son but for that of my home help. Her husband is doing odd jobs. Both to proud to accept help easily, but knitting makes me an honorary grandma.

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by toogie 08 Feb 2018

Flawless, Magnificent, Gorgeous knitting. I love how you have turned a ball of yarn, into something this beautiful. Amazing! I wish I had a talent for knitting, like you. Keep those fingers moving and I will keep imagining your needles flying, when you make items like this.-Toogie

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thanks, Toogie. Not completely flawless, but the better you can correct those the better the result.

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by rescuer Moderator 08 Feb 2018

I am always amazed at those who can make complicated things, like this guernsey, out of yarn. Congratulations on getting this UFO done and beautifully too!

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you. I always want to figure out how things are done, has got me into trouble at times, but generally I succeed. A sewing pattern is useful for general size and shape. I used to buy enough material, which lead to lots of odd balls and smaller leftovers. I sorted them on brand and type, so I know one needle size will do. Unfortunately I loved knitting on 2.5 or 3 mm needles which give great results but take a lot more time than 5 mm needles.

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by spendlove Moderator 08 Feb 2018

Excellent. Nice to see the traditional patterns still used.

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you.
They all have a rhythm of their own and once you get that it is a no-brainer. Nice when watching TV - the Olympics especiallt the speed skating will be watched, so I will knit.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 08 Feb 2018

I know how this goes. I start always with a lot of enthusiasm and towards the and I slow down. If something new comes along that I want to try, current projects become UFOS.
I am glad you finished this sweater, because of the result. Great job.

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

You are right, first a birthday, then a request for 10 notebooks, then I forgot all about it. But last week I tried to clear out my sewing room an collected knit-UFOs, all of yarn, small, larger, thin, middle and thick. Made me feel a bit guilty.
Thank you.

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by kustomkuddle 08 Feb 2018

They are both beautiful. Love the color!

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you!

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by dragonflyer 08 Feb 2018

Another UFO completed...great job on both!

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you. And as I did feel quite dizzy all day I am halfway a very simple one - although I might change that now that I am starting a round upper bit (I haven't a clue what that's called in English).
I've been looking at ideas for stash reduction. There's one I'll try after finishing this one.

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by jrob Moderator 08 Feb 2018

Brilliant! I'm so envious that I never learned this talent.

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toogie by toogie 08 Feb 2018

Me too Jerilyn.

mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Never too old to try...?
Thank you.

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by jenne 08 Feb 2018

Looks like something you would buy at a high end store, beautiful work.

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toogie by toogie 08 Feb 2018

I second that comment.

mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you both!

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by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Martine, both of these are handsome......love the details, the chevrons are gorgeous!!

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

As it is coming from a great knitter I am very flattered by your comment!

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by pennifold 08 Feb 2018

I must admit Martine I prefer the first one - fantastic knitting stitches involved in it. Well done on them both. Love Chris

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mops by mops 08 Feb 2018

Thank you. I just could not stop trying out all sort of different patterns.

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