Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Cadbury Owls//WIP Wednesday

This past week I got to start my Cadbury Owls sweater; why Cadbury's? It's my favourite chocolate and the yarn is the colour of a dairy milk wrapper!! I've made really good progress on the sweater so far, I've done the ribbing (I did 4 inches instead of 2), I've done the back decreases and I'm now on the back increases:
I have to say I was nervous to start such a big project; I've only been seriously knitting for about a year, I only learned how to purl a year ago, and I've just learned M1 and KFB - so hardly the experienced knitter. However I chatted about it on Ravelry and so many people were supportive; I decided to just go for it - at the end of day if it doesn't work out I can frog it and if it does work out then I have a cute sweater to wear. I plan to give this sweater short sleeves too as I like layers.

Today I am out and about heart bombing, in the snow!! I'm so excited to see how the hearts look against the snow.

As usual I am playing along with Ginny and Tami; and I'm excited to see what everyone else is working on. Have a knitty week.
V xo

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is exactly the color of the Cadbury wrapper! What fun! Enjoy the snow -- we haven't had much of it here. Maybe this weekend? -- Kathy at http://www.needleandspade.com

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  2. Gorgeous colour - I have also made a short-sleeved sweater in that colour - mine is Framlingham by Joanne Scrace and it turned out great. I really like knitting sweaters although I only tend to knit mine top-down in-the-round as I have a low boredom threshold and fear getting left with lots of pieces of sweater otherwise :)

    Happy knitting!

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  3. I love that color. It looks gorgeous. I am sure your sweater will be perfect. Happy Bombing.

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  4. It IS exactly the Cadbury purple. I'm glad to see you're taking the Yarn Harlot's advice to "knit fearlessly" ... after all what's the worst that can happen? And chances are you'll end up with a gorgeous sweater at the end of it :)

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  5. Gorgeous colour and it is exaclty like the shade of purple on the wrapper, its my favourite chocolate to and the other brands just don't cute it for me.

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  6. That is definitely a Cadbury colour! Have fun knitting with new stitches, it is the best way to learn them and if they are not quite right you can undo them and start again.

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  7. good for you - you can do it!

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  8. I didn't understand about the Cadbury color thing until I thought about British Cadbury chocolates ... over here, Cadbury generally means those icky eggs they sell at Easter! Anyway, good luck on your sweater, you only learn if you challenge yourself! There are always people on Rav willing to help.

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  9. What is heart bombing? Love the color of your sweater and wish lots of luck. I'm in need of casting one on and have been squeamish about it.

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