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« on: September 29, 2009 06:48:05 PM »

Hello again!
  After completing my first ever knitted sweater, I got the urge to do something a little more complicated. I work at a Michaels, (hate the job, love the discount,) and we always have the crafting magazines at the counter, which I read while I'm supposed to be working. I fell in love with the Maple Street Cardigan pattern in the Fall issue of Interweave Knits, and I had to see if I could do it for myself. I was a little intimidated, because
    A) It came out of a magazine, with glossy pages and everything, and it looked very serious and had other projects with intimidating things like charts and lace and cables, and
   B) The ruffles looked insanely complicated. (They really aren't. They're just increases. But they look hard.)
   So I got to work! The raglan set up was plenty familiar, I got the whole thing done in about three weeks, and then did the ruffles. The stockinette curled up. I blocked it. I thought it looked better. I ran out to where my fiance was playing World of Warcraft and  asked him what he thought. He managed to pull himself away from the screen, looked at it, and said,
     "The ruffles make it look kind of....genital-ish."
     And went back to his game.
     I ended up having to sew the ruffles to make them stay down. But stay down they now do! I still have to block it once more and trim the danglies. But I'm pretty proud of it.


     It still looks 'handmade' (I think use needles that are just way too big and make things too chunky,) and by the time I had gotten to the ribbing I was so excited that I was making mistakes all over!


     Close up of the ruffles, and the buttons I got at work. There's a G-Street fabric near us, but I'm always too intimidated to go in there- that's where real knitters go to get their buttons, and I'm just a n00b.


     It fits! (pardon my pudge, lol.) I ended up wearing it to the dog park tonight, then instantly regretting it when Rosco the boxer kicked mulch all over it. (I lint rollered it all off.)

     Thanks for looking! If you see any mistakes I made or any way I could've knitted it better, please let me know! I'd love to improve. Smiley     


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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009 08:31:06 PM »

you did a lovely job on your sweater! I so wish i could knit (i only crochet)
The ruffles look wonderful! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009 09:02:02 PM »

you did a lovely job on your sweater! I so wish i could knit (i only crochet)
The ruffles look wonderful! Smiley

    Thanks!  Crocheting to me looks insanely complicated! I think it's seeing the finished product without being able to see the whole process- I have a coworker that makes crocheted toys and I'll see it one day with like..three little stitch thingies, and then BOOM, a couple of days later it's done. Lol.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009 11:58:17 AM »

I LOVE your sweater! I think it is just so cute! But lolz about the genital comment.

I used to work at Michael's too...also hated it. The manager was an idiot. But the discount rules!

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009 11:42:24 PM »

Thanks! I am so excited about it, I'm wearing it everywhere! It even survived a trip through the washing machine, lucky me. Smiley
  Michaels is crazy! If not for the discount, I would lose my mind. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009 08:47:21 AM »

Love, love, love the sweater!  And it looks great on you!
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010 02:32:09 PM »

aw, that's lovely ;p
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