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« on: February 23, 2007 03:41:23 PM »

UPDATE 2/25/07: Tutorial at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154596.msg1542831#msg1542831

I didn't feel like picking up any of the knitting projects I've got going on, so I recycled an old sweater today.

With a thrift store sweater 4 sizes too big, some cheap supplies, and a few hours work, I made a jacket! Since I'm pretty uptight about following patterns to the letter, I'm awfully proud of my seat-of-the-pants improvisation here, and wanted to share with people who would understand. Now go out and make your own!

UPDATE: Details on my blog -- and if anybody is interested, I can post a more specific tutorial.

Thanks for sharing my joy.   Tongue



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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007 03:54:13 PM »

That looks fantastic! Great work  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007 04:10:22 PM »

WOW.  That's all I can say.  That looks fantastic on you!  You did a great job!  It would be GREAT if you could create a tut.  I'm totally inspired to do this with DH's sweaters that he doesn't wear anymore!

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007 04:19:36 PM »

It turned out to be so cute!  I also like how great it looks with the green shirt underneath!

And a tut would be awesome!  Thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 06:05:01 PM »

That's such a great color. Good job on the innovation. I would love a tut!
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007 07:42:27 PM »

Awesome jacket! It's really cute!
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007 10:02:07 PM »

spectacular!  It looks great on you.  I read through your method of how you made it, and it's simple yet genius.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007 03:48:53 AM »

That's really awesome!  I think I'm gonna make one too!
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007 04:23:36 AM »

Lovely and very inspirational !
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007 08:52:43 AM »

Awesome jacket, you did a great job with it. 

Am I the only one here who is shocked by the 4 hour thing?  It takes me longer than 4 hours just to make one sleeve for a sweater.  I thought my knitting speed was pretty average, I can't seem to go much faster without my wrists erupting in pain.  Is 4 hours the norm for a sweater?  Do I suck? 
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