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« on: June 30, 2007 01:39:49 PM »

My mom has wanted me to knit her a sweater since I learned how to knit (circa fifth grade, when we were still living in Seattle). So when I was 11 or 12, I went to my lovely then-LYS (Acorn Street - it rules) and bought a bunch of dark olive-green coloured wool-alpaca yarn (well-suited to the Seattle rain and cold winters, not so much for sunny San Diego where we now reside). Over the years (note: I'm now 17) there were many sweater patterns, including Sonnet (also a knitty.com pattern). Around two weeks ago, school got out, and I wanted to do something cool this summer besides obsess over Harry Potter and watch my friends get really, really sunburned.
So I knitted a sweater! Knitty's Eiffel, to be exact, although I did leave off pretty much all of the patterning - none of the lace rib or 3x4 rib for me!
I knitted the smallest size on size 7 circular needles, since the pattern's yarn was thin hemp.
My mom didn't want her face to be on the internet, so I replaced her head with Shahrukh Khan's, her favourite Bollywood actor. She doesn't know this.
Without further ado...
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007 03:34:10 PM »

the sweater is lovely
but i mostly love that you used Sharukh's head in the picture!!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007 04:06:35 PM »

wow your mom is sexy I mean, absolutely lovely sweater!
I love Shah Rukh Khan.  You get all the points.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007 05:02:38 PM »

I know I'm supposed to comment on your awesome sweater (which is very awesome, btdub)... AAAAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

.. (that is what I wish I could do, because you are hilarious... but alas, I am at work)

Sweet. Very sweet.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007 07:52:10 PM »

your modifications look really good!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 08:53:54 PM »

Great sweater!  How hysterical is that face?Huh  How hard did you rmom laugh when she saw it?Huh
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007 11:49:55 PM »

Holy crap! TWO WEEKS?

I never thought I would have the stamina to knit a sweater, EVER, but if it only took you two weeks... whoa.

Any tips on speed or marathon knitting?
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007 03:08:43 PM »

Holy crap! TWO WEEKS?

I never thought I would have the stamina to knit a sweater, EVER, but if it only took you two weeks... whoa.

Any tips on speed or marathon knitting?

It was mindless knitting in the round, so mostly I just watched TV while doing it, but I guess I am pretty fast Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007 03:40:33 PM »

I really like your take on the pattern - the colour looks great too
*olive obsessed*
I bet your mum was very happy Smiley
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