Sunday, February 25, 2007

Red!

I never wear red. If you know me in person you probably see me in black, grey, brown and blue. I don't have a lot of color variation in my wardrobe. I don't really like to stand out and bright colors make me feel like I am trying to stand out. (perhaps I should see someone about that.)(hmm)

So, this sweater is a real switch for me. And, most shocking (to me): I really like the color now!

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Pattern: I used my notes from modifications I made to Knitty's Mesilla and added long sleeves.
Yarn: Bernat Lana that I over dyed in order to make a Christmas present (which didn't work out and I was left with this RED yarn!) (Also, the yarn didn't all dye evenly, which I knew but didn't realize it was so noticeable until I was done the body.)

I love this sweater. I hope it's cold enough this week to wear it!

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I LOVE the color.

    Are the sleeves belled? If so, how'd you do the increases with the ribbing? I love me some bell sleeves. Great job.

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  2. It looks like a very good color for you. Seeing as I know you personally, I think it would look smashing on you. And I would like to see you in it sometime. Good Job!!!
    Pat

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  3. your sweater is beautiful !!
    There also was a time when I'd never wear red, but now love my red sweaters and cardis. They make me feel energetic and happy !!

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  4. I love red. It looks gorgeous and you wear it well. ;)

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  5. It's a lovely sweater and you look nice in red :)

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  6. Wow! Your sweater looks wonderful. You did an excellent job, the picture looks like a model in a magazine, I think the colour looks great on you. Oh how I wish I could knit something like this, maybe someday :)

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  7. That sweater is gorgeous! Great job.

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  8. That is beautiful. And the color does really suit you! Get down with your red self!

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  9. Your sweater looks great! Red is such a cheery color.

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  10. That's my favorite red!! It looks great on you!
    kimberly www.thegivingflower.de

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  11. The sweater is BEAUTIFUL! It looks almost nothing like the sweater you based it on. And I LOVE the color!

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