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Flyingdales Sweater Progress

I actually have finished knits to show you. There’s the merletto mitts and the Bella’s mittens and a newly finished pair of socks. I have a problem, though, as I don’t have photos of any of that stuff. I mistakenly gifted the merletto mitts without taking photos, the Bella’s mittens are available but the model/photographer/daylight combination is a problem, and as for the new socks, well, I don’t really have a good excuse for not photographing those. It just hasn’t happened.

flyingdales front

I have, however, photographed my Flyingdales sweater-in-progress. Finally, right? I’ve been working on this thing in fits and spurts since August and this is the first time I’ve taken pictures of it. Pitiful, I know.

flyingdales front with sleeve

And here’s another thing that’s pitiful – the fact that this sweater isn’t finished! I love the pattern and I’ve wanted  navy blue cardigan for ages and yet I keep putting it down and not picking it up again for weeks. I’m inspired now, though, and I’m working like mad to see if I can’t get it done before the end of the year. I’ve only got a sleeve, a collar and some button bands to go.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . .

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  1. Fylingdales will be so warm and cozy. Love the color…you really must finish it. I’ve been looking forward to the Christmas colored socks. Is that the last pair you knit?

  2. This sweater is on my 2010 list. Glad to see yours. Love the pattern also. What yarn did you use? You can finish it. Yes, you
    can!! Happy New Year!

  3. I’m confident you can! The mitts will be dropped off this evening when I pick up Hannah, then you can photograph them 🙂 I’d offer to do it, but you’re a much better photographer, especially of all things knitted, hehe! Love that sweater, the color is gorgeous & the pattern is very pretty.

  4. Wow! What a wonderful color. After hearing it has no seams, I’m jazzed to start, though it is behind my goal of getting some WIPs done first. I did, however, buy buttons for it last night. What a wonderful color for you. Can’t wait for the finished photos.

  5. Hi Carol,

    I too, love this sweater and knit it in 2009. I have this to say, be very careful of guage. I swatched and was careful and it still came out too small around my hips. I still wear it around the house but it is not wearable for anywear else. Don’t get me wrong, it is beautiful and I love it, but it didn’t come out the way I wanted or it looked in the book. If I do it again, and I probably will cause I do love it, I will have to change the bottom. Yours looks yummy!


  6. I know you can, I know you can. As for the model/photographer/daylight issues – I think that goes back to our earlier conversation about the nerve of these kids, growing up and getting lives of their own.

  7. This ties in with the email I was writing to you… That color is going to be gorgeous with your hair. Remember to stretch your shoulders and rotate your wrists periodically. Good luck!

  8. Of course you can! I bet it’s all done by now, even. Love it, love Flyingdales, and really should make it for myself — just exactly like the ocean blue/tealish Blackwater Abbey sample of Lisa’s that I tried on in her booth so many years ago. I really should just get over it and order that yarn.

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