Wednesday, 26 September 2012

9 months in the making....


Many, Many months ago, actually I think it was back in the New Year, I started a new knitting project. Well, don’t faint, I have finally got around to taking some truly awful photos.
I must add that it didn’t actually take me 9 months to knit it, only a few, tops! The little blue blighter has been one of those projects where I knit it and it is then left in the murky depths of my knitting basket, waiting for the last of the finishing touches to deem it wearable. I lost all interest when the sleeves decided they didn’t want to go in neatly. I don’t usually have such bother, but this took me several attempts- so many in fact, I have since lost count- Blah!!!

Well it’s nearly finished (yes still only nearly!), I just have to sew in some more ends, possibly get mammy to crochet round the neck opening, and I still have to make another button link and then,... then it will be finished.  Completed. DONE!


The original
 
(Gosh she is one amazing mannequin!  I would like her charm bracelet and ring please....oh and her hair... well not her hair, hair, just the ability to do my hair like hers!)
 
 
Well anyhoo, here's the knitted in question (In its current state)
 

(one to show my curly top!)
 
 
 
My 'spectator' pose!
 
On my version I used a linen type thread, which didn't knit quite to the same tension as the 2ply wool, hence the slightly baggier sleeves. I'm pondering on whether to make some shoulder pads to put in it like the original... should I, or should I leave it as is? Not sure?
All in all I'm quite happy with the result... well, it's not bad for a knit that only cost a pound!
I think at some point I'll try it in some 2ply, hoping for a slimmer and less bulky knit...
 
 
 
 
TTFN
 
Tupps xxx
 
 
 
 
And here's the obligatory 'self satisfied' photo!

26 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you didn't give up on it because it is so beautiful, and you are so skilled to be able to make something like that! I personally love the jumper the way it is, but I suppose shoulder pads would make it even lovelier!
    Love Lil x

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  2. It's very pretty, I especially like the collar. I personally wouldn't bother with shoulder pads on this one. Though I like the shape they give I don't like being able to see them through a lacy knit like this!

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  3. This is so wonderfully pretty. I'm very glad you kept at it, as it looks immensely lovely on you. The delicate knit and interesting, beautiful collar are simply wonderful. Great job!

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. Love the jumper, especially the colour and love your hair it's really grown.

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  5. Luverly Tups! Is this the jumper featured in the Kewpie post? Personally, I'd trial some shoulder pads, but it doesn't need them. Now you're on a roll, you can come and tackle my knitting mountain.... please?!

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  6. Oh my god! It's marvelous!! I simply adore the collar especially! Perfect in every way!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  7. Oh, that looks simply fantastic. I'm always amazed by how wonderfully your outfits turn out. I knit too, but never manage something as good looking as you make!

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  8. That looks SO amazing ! And how do you style your hair like that ? :)

    - Jip.

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  9. How do you always look so picture perfect? Wow! You are lovely!
    I wish I had your knitting skills :)

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  10. Oh, that is just lovely, I particularly like the collar. Well done, you.

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  11. I can only agree with what has been said above! It looks amazing!

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  12. Gorgeous! And tbe colour is just perfect!

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  13. Well done, it's beautiful and looks fabulous on you. As ever, your hair looks amazing. I think shoulder pads would be good to give an authentic shape but I agree with the comment that is not so pretty to see them through a lacy knit such as this. As somebody says, give them a go and see what you think? Thank you for sharing the photos.
    Hen x

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  14. It's lovely, Tups. I say no to shoulder pads. Looks fine as it is.

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  15. You are amazing! What a beautiful color and oh I may swoon! You have such fab tastes! I'm glad you didnt give up and you finished it! You must feel amazing! I love when I finished a project esp when it turns out good hehe xox

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  16. Just gorgeous!! I wish I lived somewhere where I had more occasion to wear short-sleeved knits, I have to stop knitting them as I never wear them. We go from hot to needing a full on cardigan here! Love the lacy pattern and the color you chose. Just perfect! I don't think you need shoulder pads-- the top of the sleeve caps has a nice little shape and I think looks great. :)

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  17. Oh my its really a beauty!!!! Well done on (nearly) finishing it, I have more projects at the nearly stage than actual finished ones:) But finished or not you are definitely the perfect mannequin for such a perfect jumper! xx

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  18. you should be looking smug, it's a great knit and you've done it beautifully. Great colour choice too

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  19. Love it Tickety! I think it looks great without shoulder pads! And would look equally so with. I'm so envious of your hand knit sweaters. ;) Now I just need to get my knit tension correct and find some patterns!

    Brigid :)

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  20. Just darling! I admire your excellent needlework and dedication...it's hard to stay enthused with some of the bigger projects. Well done! xx

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  21. Hey, Tickety! I thought you might like to see what I scored on yesterday at the thrift store. A 40's sweater! You can hop on over to my family's blog is you want to see.

    Brigid

    Once again, love the sweater! whoops, I mean jumper! :)

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  22. I find the jagged collar so lovely. Great work! I have some knit work that's almost finished but I lost the interest. But you finished yours and it came out great.

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  23. Mandy Foster-Wright2 January 2013 19:15

    You look gorgeous in your new top! I am exactly the same as you with the delay in the end result, but it is so worth it when you put you mind to it. Well done! I love your hair by the way, my mum has a photo with her hair in the same style. I would love to get mine looking the same, how do you do it? Kind regards Mandy

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  24. Just love it! Did you find this pattern on Vintage Pattern Files? I'd love to have a go-

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Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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