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Tuesday October 04th, 2005 09:09 PM
The Multicoloured Granny Square Hoodie O' Doom!
Finally finished! I think I started this over a year ago and I've been working on it on and off - the sleeves took the longest. This was a bit of an experiment and I don't know whether I'm game to wear it out in public, but I'm pleased with the result. That's my wee kitty Calliope curled up in the top of the picture and you can just make out the striped hindquarters of our other tabby Tintin in the bottom right corner.

comment by yardenxanthe
Tuesday October 04th, 2005 09:29 PM
Wow!! It's awesome. You should totally wear it out in public! (Wear it around the house a couple times, and then out in your car to do minor errands, and by then, you'll be used to it!)
 
comment by sajata-e
Tuesday October 04th, 2005 10:23 PM
I love it.
It looks just like a sweater I saw in a book of Japanese street fashion called "fresh fruit".
 
comment by dumplingrrl
Wednesday October 05th, 2005 05:22 AM
Wow, it's really cute. I like the sleeves a lot.
 
comment by belleepoque
Wednesday October 05th, 2005 11:45 AM
I think that is FABULOUS! It would be my super-dressy sweater-- I would wear it to parties. I am particularly wild about the sleeves-- I love a bell sleeve. You did a gorgeous job.
 
comment by deborahthecraft
Wednesday October 05th, 2005 01:47 PM
That is wonderful!
Wear it with a long denim skirt and tall boots and it could be a very updated look!
 
comment by lindastar
Wednesday October 05th, 2005 08:37 PM
you should absolutely wear that in public and be amazed at your badass crafty self!
 
comment by Speedbump
Wednesday October 05th, 2005 11:49 PM
Wow... I wold kill for a sweater lke that. I say you should totally wear it out. You'll be rewarded for your efforts with tons of compliments!
 
comment by leCandypopRock
Thursday October 06th, 2005 12:51 PM
so rad! i would wear that often!!
 
comment by Deladis
Thursday October 06th, 2005 06:23 PM
i would be more than proud to go walking hand in hand down the public city street of your choice, with someone so damn cute wearing something so bad ass and original. Very cool. so damn cool.
 
comment by wellofdreams
Monday October 10th, 2005 07:20 AM
That is SO cool! You should make and sell them (i'd buy one!!)
 
comment by octopusgrrl
Monday October 10th, 2005 04:15 PM
Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic comments! I probably will just wear it around the house for the time being until I get the ovaries to wear it out ;) I'm planning to make more, but I think the body needs a bit of work - it's not terribly figure-flattering for me with just the granny squares as it is, I think I might crochet a strip gusset down the sides for a bit of extra room, and I'm not too sure about the kangaroo pocket on the front. Ideally I'd like to make some in toning colours, but there's an awful lot of work involved so I'll probably have to finish some of the other projects I've got on the go first.

sajata-e: I haven't seen the "Fresh Fruit" book, but I saw the exhibition of Shoichi Aoki's photographs and found it totally inspiring - I love the mix of colours, styles and genres that those kids put together, just amazing!
 
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