Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ta....Da.....

Picture heavy post here, oh and lots of blabbing enthusiam ;) Can ya blame me??

The weather cooperated...darling daughter could spare me a few moments of her "precious" time.

Presenting.....
Serious pose
Mr. Lipstickjeans **insert happy dance here**

So you can see how the colorway got it's name...er..no..yeah the Dream in Color girls thought that name up. It had me at...hello there you good looking red! I haven't met many reds I didn't like you know ;)
Hey!
Heh! (yes I know it's not "quite" red, but it was the closest color I owned)

Look away...look away..... give us your "model" pose...
Look away...look away

Ok..I'll share my only ugh...about it.
Ugh...
I think the front was unbuttoned. I feel like a linebacker when I look at this shot. Gah..my butt...where did it go??? (that's what 2 kids will do to ya ;)

Yeah...I likey, a lot!!
I like it, I really do....
Mr. Lipstickjeans aka Mr. Greenjeans
Dream in Color Classy-Lipstick Lava Colorway, less than 4 skeins
Started: April 20, 2008
Finished: March 1, 2009
Knitpicks Harmony circulars in US 7 and 8, sleeves using magic loop

Mods: knit long sleeves and wider button band. I also didn't start the cable/rib section until well past the bustline. Yeah..I'm a person that doesn't like to draw attention there. The pattern was easy to adjust to this too.

I luff it! Soft, cozy, perfect everyday sweater! The sleeves are perfect, a teesny bit long, but since I needed to block it bigger (ahem..need to lose the pudge and it'll fit even better!)

The DIC yarn is nice to knit with and even softer upon washing/blocking. I'd definately use it again. The only thing to watch out for is that there is no dyelot. It is a handpainted yarn and there is a bit of difference. I looked closely and couldn't see any, but if you look closely at this you can see them. A lot of people knit this yarn with 2 alternating skeins...me..um..nah..not this sweater, I decided to say the heck with it! I'm 2 for 4 in the sweater department now! Woot!!

I started this for the DIC Loopy Groopies KAL in April. I was knitting along when....well when I found out I had breast cancer. I still kept knitting on it, and was in the middle of the chest section when I realized I better stop until I knew what was going to happen...so it rested...and rested...I had my surgeries and treatments and recovered and still it sat. I don't know why I didn't pick it right up...maybe all the holiday knitting....I'm thinking more of a sweater block..lost mojo...reminders...who knows! But after the first of the year I decided to finish it as I wanted to clear out the WIP basket crate and had more sweaters I wanted to knit.

Button, button, whose got a button??
The...button
Gosh, I started searching for the perfect button when the KAL started. I knew I didn't want a wooden, metal, or clay one. Just a plain old one like you see here. When Shannon and I went to SAFF I was on the hunt. I carried my SIP (psst..Sweater In Progress) with me to find the "perfect button" but I didn't find it there. On our way home, via my newfound phone surfing skillz we found Knit Picky in Winston-Salem. There I found exactly what I wanted. The nice salesperson even let me take the button outside to be introduced to my SIP. They fell in love, just like I did.....Something however, tried to keep them apart (buttonhole fiasco ) sigh...but...they were meant to be together!
Back button
A trick I learned somewhere...put another button on the back to help stablize it. Of course it had to be red! ;)

A little fun! Had to be a small picture as it's a bit blurry but I love it anyways!
A little fun!
If you've read this far....well goodonya!! Seriously though, thanks for indulging me, it's been a long road...

34 comments:

errs said...

Its gorgeous!!!!! You did a great job and you look awesome in it!

Lindsay said...

Excellent job! I love the color and your button = )

tiennie said...

Bring on the pics! It's fantastic! I especially love the last photo of you and the gorgeous cardigan. :)

cpurl17 said...

Z, it's simply gorgeous!! And you look AMAZING in it!! Seriously, you've outdone yourself and should be so proud. It fits perfecly.

Brava!!

Sandra said...

Don't know what is more amazing - beautiful Mr. Lipstickjeans or glowing you wearing it!
Great shots! Daughter did great job!!!!!!!

peri said...

Really gorgeous and the colour is fab on you. Great post and great pictures too.

xxx

Opal said...

gorgeous sweater and you look so beautiful in it!

Carol said...

Great sweater and the color is wonderful....Love the last picture...

turtlegirl76 said...

What a great FO shoot! Well done! (And the crowd goes wild) It looks great on you. I love that color. You wear it well.

chemgrrl said...

It looks fabulous, dahrlink. And red it truly your color.

Chris said...

It turned out great!

Lynn said...

what a gorgeous sweater!!! gREAT JOB!

Karen said...

Love the sweater so much. Love your model shots even more. My favorite is the lipstick shot - so clever!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love it! And love the photoshoot - especially the Lipstick & Mirror shot!

Trillian42 said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! It looks SO cute on you! That color is very, very you.

And seriously? You, the Queen of Red, don't own red lipstick? That's just nutty!

Jo said...

It's fabulous and looks so good on you!

nanaknits said...

Wowee! What a lovely sweater and a great model to boot. Good job, congrats on finishing it.

Stacey said...

Wow, that is fantastic! I'm so glad you finished it - gorgeous work and the color! Yah!

The Knitted Squirrel said...

It looks Fabulous on you! You did a wonderful job on it!

weezalana said...

Awesome awesome awesome! Looks fab on you, well worth the lingering!

kemtee said...

Woo HOO! Dig the red-hot mama! Yow!

Oh, and the sweater's cool, too!

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Angela said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! I have serious knit skills envy!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Awesome, awesome Ms Redjeans!

And work that pose, mamacita!

yarnsnob said...

Damn girl....you go girl. The sweater loooks great but you look HOT HOT HOT.....

Sonya said...

Your lipstick matches Mr. Lipstick! I love it. It looks fabulous on you!

sgeddes said...

Totaly worth the wait! It looks great, you look great, you look great together! Great job. Makes me want to knit this sweater too!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That sweater sure has had a long road!! And bravo in sooo many ways!!

I absolutely love how happy you look in that last picture!! You should love that sweater- it looks fabulous on you!!! Big big hugs!!

Chris Tolomei (alicethelma) said...

Awesome sweater. I simply adore red. Make me one?

gilraen said...

What 2 stunners you are!! :D

I'm glad that you are keeping well, infact fabulous is a better word for you in that sweater :D

Virtuous said...

LOL! Luv this post but even more your cardi!

Great knit work Z!!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!!!

Disco said...

Oh, I LOVE it! You look absolutely fabulous in red. And it looks great longer in the body before the cabling. Well done :0)

Hey, I'm getting a distinct red and purple vibe from your blog (and can you tell I'm reading it backwards, catching up!).

Rosi G. said...

Oh, Zonda! You look GREAT in this cardi!!! Beautiful color and I LOOOVE your model poses.