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« on: September 12, 2007 08:47:43 AM »

I'm ready for winter. It's been 97 degrees outside with 250% humidity, and I'm done! I started going through my kid's sweaters (for the one week a year they need them), and I found the very first sweater I made. It's a year old and covered in mulch, but I still love it. My darling monster is modeling it (ignore the black eye- he's table height now).

I used a pattern in Candi Jensen's book, Total Baby Knits. It's made with my favorite yarn, Caron's Simply Soft, in colors Iris, Off White, and Berry Blue in their Brights line.
How do I keep my seams from twisting like that?
I did make a matching hat, but his head grew faster than the rest of him! Oh, and that's his artwork on the door behind him (in permanent marker!)

I forgot to list the Rubine Red -oopsy!
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007 08:53:37 AM »

One of those Mr Clean magic eraser sponges (or any other brand for that matter) will take that permanant marker off the door.
Beautiful work on the sweater. I love the colors.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007 09:04:15 AM »

One of those Mr Clean magic eraser sponges (or any other brand for that matter) will take that permanant marker off the door.
Beautiful work on the sweater. I love the colors.
Thanks! 
I tried.  I need to get some more rubbing alcohol, that usually gets it off.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007 09:17:11 AM »

Cute sweater!  I've been knitting in the middle of our heatwave out here too.  My boyfriend thinks I'm nuts and then I remind him how wonderful central air is. 

P.S. Try hairspray too - works wonders with ink.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007 09:21:39 AM »

Cute sweater!  I've been knitting in the middle of our heatwave out here too.  My boyfriend thinks I'm nuts and then I remind him how wonderful central air is. 

P.S. Try hairspray too - works wonders with ink.   Grin
Thanks!  It looks way more complicated than it was.
I LOVE a/c!  I would die without it.  Yup, if I didn't knit when it's hot my poor children would have to wear store bought <gasp, horror>
I forgot about the hairspray!  I wonder if it has enough alcohol in it...  signing off to try it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007 11:04:33 AM »

Hehe - I hope the hairspray works!

Yes, I may be nuts to be making beanies right now, but he keeps eyeing them and saying "that's kinda cool".

Glad your kids don't have to go the store bought route.   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007 05:07:42 PM »

Oh, it's so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2007 05:27:27 PM »

I love it - especially the buttons on the shoulders. Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007 08:05:21 PM »

Thanks so much for the compliments, y'all! 
PS- the hairspray got a lot of it off, but I started scrubbing paint off, so I stopped. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007 05:32:40 AM »

Permanent maker comes off with nail polish remover too, but use just the tiniest amount and rince the spot right after. I don't personally have kids, but one of my friends owns a bottle of non-alcoholic nail polish remover just for getting rid of all cinds of marks. She does not paint her nails, ever.  Grin By the way, the stuff also gets rid of those industrial roofpaints from skin that non other product seem to be able to deal with. Do not ask how I know this.  Wink
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