Friday, May 8, 2009

Ta Da!

I invite you to come on a little journey with me.

Bring sandwiches.

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Drawing of original concept for Family Tree.


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Sleeve stitch pattern - Hugs and Kisses and a variation on Mistake Rib.



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Heart motif.



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Back, showing cables and general stitch pattern.



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Seamed and joined in the round (at last).



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Grandchildren Leaves.



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Leaf placement, showing raglan decreses and collar shaping. Had to knit the yoke FOUR times to get it right. Sheesh!



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Leaf placement, detail.




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Leaves, tree and handy dandy toothpick placement technique.




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Modelled shot. Lovely.




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I don't mind saying that I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out.

I was really worried coming up to the final hurdle that the tree would look more like broccoli than the big and sturdy tree of my vision. I can't believe how well it turned out.

I love you Dad.

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6 comments:

Leslie said...

Oh, Nic. It's is truly fabulous.

I love the concept and the execution of it is wonderful.

Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Irene said...

Nic, he must love you too! I do! This is fantastic! I am honourd to boast that I know, personally and ind the flesh the really darling human being that designed and struggled through this massive knit!

YOU ROCK WOMAN!!!

Nicola said...

Thanks pet!

And I'm honoured to have knit it for my marvellous Dad.

Anonymous said...

Nic, that is one lovely sweater. Well done. Funny, the colour looks great in the modelled photo too. It always looks really GREEN in the work-in-progress shots. Well done, and happy wearing for your dad.
M.

jeannie said...

looks amazing!i

Suzanne said...

You truly have a gift for the art and heart of knitting. I'm so glad I was able to hear how this sweater came about. Being that your dad is also a knitter, I bet he could really appreciate all of the stitches.