September 14, 2006

Victory is Mine!

Tempting II you could not defeat me.
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Pattern: Tempting II
Yarn: Cascade Fixation (cotton/elastic blend) in color 9210. Size 6 needles.
Timeline: This was my Olympic Project and even travelled with me on vacation, but then I crashed..… It was finally resurrected on August 27 and finished just in time to wear to Stitch 'n Pitch.

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Modifications: A lot. I knit the whole thing at a much smaller gauge and did a lot of math … then I added a bunch of waist shaping … then I changed needles to a size 5 at the neckline, did k2tog’s around on the last row, and connected the band at every stitch.
The verdict: If I ever think it’s a good idea to knit an entire sweater in ribbing out of sock yarn again someone please end me.

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24 comments:

  1. Jeanne,

    Tempting II looks fabulous. Great pictures. All of your hard work paid off. Congrats!

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  2. Oh but it looks like it was so, so worth it. It's gorgeous! How many balls did it end up taking?

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  3. It looks fabulous though!

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  4. Your tempting is so cute! I really like your blog, especially your post about your dog swimming!

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  5. Looks great! I have to hand it to you for persevering through the sock yarn and 1x1 ribbing - brava!

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  6. linda3:39 PM

    You did it! Aren't you proud of yourself? I would be. How was the Tribe game? Was there a
    good turnout of knitters?

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  7. It's gorgeous! I knew it would be great.

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  8. HI! found your site through the sexy knitters club. Love the tempting! Mine is sitting in a bag, waiting for me to be able to stand the 1 X 1 ribbing! Can I ask where in Cleveland you are? I am also from the area(North Ridgeville), and am trying to find knitters to hang out with, that are closer to my age! You can check out my site www.funwithknitting.typepad.com

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  9. That is so gorgeous -- definately a sexy knit! I'm glad the ordeal is over and you can enjoy wearing it. :)

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  10. DUDE! Your T II totally kicks arse! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. You got it to fit like a glove and the detailing is fab.

    Good for you.

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  11. WOW - very nice FO. Fits great, good color, perfect length! Excellent job ...

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  12. I agree with the other posts, it looks GREAT on you. I look like a cheezel when I wear orange. You don't look remotely like a cheezel!

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  13. wow, all your maths and whatnot were absolutely worth it, because that sweater fits you perfectly!

    the all-ribbing, sock yarn thing has also kept me from being too tempted by tempting. :)

    did you have fun at stitch n' pitch? were there many people there?

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  14. very pretty. i love the bright orange.

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  15. Your sweater is lovely!

    I thought that Tempting II would be the end of me as well. Not only did the 1x1 rib almost send me over the edge, but my personal Purgatory was the neck which I frogged TWICE.

    Your shaping looks great as does your choice of button. Wear it with pride! We suffered for this one!

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  16. AnnieB4:27 PM

    Love it!

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  17. I love it... that color is fantastic on you ;)

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  18. holy crap - not only is your tempting ii AMAZING, but u look incredible in these pics!! love love love the lighting and camera angles...did matt take these for u, or did u use a tripod? they look great and u definitely defeated tempting ii once and for all!!

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  19. Wow! WOW!!! I'm stunned, really! Your Tempting is totally amazing, and you look so fantastic in it, perfect! I also really adore the button that you chose! Congrats!

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  20. WOW! I love the sweater ~ very flattering. I like the neck detail.

    Did you do the maths ahead of time or did you try it on as it was progressing, then adjust & take notes (or not)?

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  21. But it turns out so gorgeous I'm sure it's worth it!

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  22. Okay, so I'm just finally getting caught back up on my blog reading.... And I have to tell you that I'm so freaking proud of you! You showed that Tempting II who's boss -- and it looks positively gorgeous. Great job!

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  23. That looks fantastic. Love the color!

    (Found you through the Sexy Knitters blog, btw.)

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