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« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2006 09:35:13 AM »

I'm chugging along with this thing, slowly but surely. I'm halfway through the second sleeve and I have to order another ball of KSH! Anyway, I had two revelations last night:

1. there is really no point in going through the effort of the slip, knit, psso. you might as well just knit two together instead - the results are practically identical. Try it! I think i would have knitted this thing in HALF THE TIME if I had done that.

2. it would have been worth it to account for the one-stitch offset that the increases cause in the lace stripes. It would just mean that anytime you have an increase or decrease in a lace stripe, just knit two on either end of the row instead of one for the rows that follow the increase/decrease row (or vice versa, knit one instead of two). So little effort. Granted, no one will notice. But I think the result would have been a touch neater.

3. i am actually tempted to knit another one of these in another color. It would be so easy now that I have the method down. Scary! I should probably finish this one before I start thinking about another!

Anyway, here are some recent pics:
http://www.jessie-in-stitches.com/off%20the%20needles/aimeeblur.jpg
http://www.jessie-in-stitches.com/off%20the%20needles/aimeesleevedetail.jpg
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lisascenic
« Reply #81 on: July 22, 2007 11:39:08 PM »

I wonder if anyone ever finished and wore their Aimees?

The universe conspired to keep me away from knitting for a very very long time.  When I was finally able to find enough mental calmness to knit again, I had managed to lose the almost-finished pieces of Aimee.  I was pretty sure I had left them in a hospital waiting room, or something, and just kissed the project goodbye.

Then, a few days ago, I noticed a plastic bag poking out from under a dresser, containing my pieces of Aimee!  Somehow some of the project slipped off the needles, and unraveled (unevenly, of course).  I'm hoping to be able to salvage this project, and feel like I've really overcome some bad times when I finally wear this sweater.
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Bee_Original
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2007 06:54:10 AM »

Hahaha my AIMEE is sitting in a plastic bag in the closet.  I got so frustrated with it and thought if I stepped away from it for awhile (a long while) maybe a little distance would help.  I'd start up again if you do!
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lillybeth
« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2007 04:27:08 PM »

Aimee is definitely on my list!  There is one blogger, I can't remember her blog name that finished Aimee and hers looks awesome! 
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lisascenic
« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2007 08:06:58 PM »

Okay, Lillybeth!  Let's reclaim the excitement we had about this sweater, finish it, and enjoy wearing it!  I double-dog dare you!
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Bee_Original
« Reply #85 on: July 24, 2007 06:17:08 AM »

Aimee is definitely on my list!  There is one blogger, I can't remember her blog name that finished Aimee and hers looks awesome! 

it was jessie-in-sitches ---- see the post below with the frog icon.  She even worked out a chart for help.

okay, i'm going to pick this back up if you guys do.  starting tonight!
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lisascenic
« Reply #86 on: September 22, 2007 04:26:38 PM »

I swear, this is a Doomed Project for me.  I had it on a wire shelf, and the orchid on the shelf above it was infested with mites and dripped sticky sappy badness all over Aimee.  The whole project felt like it had been sprayed with honey. 

I managed to wash it without felting it to oblivion.

However, I've realized that I have NO IDEA where I left off in the directions.  I need to really clear my head and figure this out.

I'll be so satisified when I finally wear this sweater!
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