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« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2007 10:39:59 PM »

oh peps, I'm feeling for ya!

I still haven't managed to frog my cardy yet, but I'm not working this weekend, and it looks like winter has finally hit so that'll be a good thing to do while watching some vids.

How's everyone else going?
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« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2007 09:21:43 AM »

Alas, Peps!!  Sad But your wry writing has me laughing. I think you should take a glamorous picture of yourself wearing it and post it in the Stitch and Botch section.  Cheesy 

I haven't started on the second sleeve yet. But I did seam both of the teeny shoulder edges together last night. And I pinned the sides together to try it on. Sizewise, dunno, dunno. . . . Maybe if I cut back on my beer intake. I'll try to finish it this weekend.
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« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2007 09:57:18 AM »

. . . Maybe if I cut back on my beer intake. I'll try to finish it this weekend.

This line, taken out of context, makes me giggle.  Does anyone else have the problem of knitting under the influence and then totally messing up your stuff?

And no worries, I totally plan to take a glamorous shot before I rip out the bad sleeve so you can all have another good laugh.  Smiley  What's worse is I totally botched the last sweater I did (an athro cardigan) and it came out SUPER tiny - like, fit for a toddler tiny.  So I feel like a bit of a knitting clutz lately.

So, with seaming, I don't really know what is the best order to do it all in.  I did the sides, the sleeves, then the shoulders.  Anyone??
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« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2007 01:25:40 PM »

Illustration of my tale of woe:


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« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2007 01:57:38 PM »

Hah, Peps.  Grin You've such a good sense of humour.

The cardigan is too cute though... hmmmm.  Shocked
Love the colour.  Cheesy
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« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2007 04:09:30 PM »

Peps, you're a riot!! Hee hee, the picture is classic. The sweater color looks gorgeous, especially with the blue clothing and your red hair.  Thanks for posting it  Cheesy

(And, yes, I do drink and knit, unfortunately. . . . I have found that single malt scotches go well only with stockinette.)
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« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2007 01:08:30 PM »

Thanks for the sympathy all!  I really like the color too and even with the bum sleeve it is really REALLY warm!!  Like, crazy warm.  I guess that's what happens with a 100% wool sweater - I've never done one before.

Anyhow - I think I'll frog just the sleeve and try again.  I haven't found any buttons I like anyway.
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« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2007 03:39:05 PM »

Any idea on what size chest this would fit?

I'm not a large gal but unfortunately, I'm the inverted triangle shape when it comes to bodies. I was curious if this would fit well on a 36B gal?
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« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2007 11:18:10 AM »

I think the pattern would just need to be adjusted some. I am a 34B and my sweater may end being too small, unless it "loosens" up some through blocking.

I attached my one (1) finished sleeve to the body last night and seamed the sleeve side. Does anyone else hate that part of finishing as much? Sad  Now, I need to actually knit the other sleeve. . . .
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« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2007 11:25:43 AM »

Peps, your sweater looks awesome aside from the wonky sleeve! Also, MarIce, you probably could just cast on a few extra stitches for the body and then work it like normal. The good thing about this cardigan is that even if it's too small it's open in the front so it won't be all stretched out over the um...bosom...
I despise seaming too! Luckily, I got through it cause I was half-paying attention to the first season of the Office on DVD while I was seaming (not recommended, though cause you'll either end up not getting the jokes or messing up the seaming...I had to undo some of it a few times)
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