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Topic: 11th hour xmas jumper!  (Read 4538 times)
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« on: December 25, 2012 04:39:57 AM »

i actually wanted this finished by Yule (21st) but various things like fights with our ex landlord over our deposit, arthritis and a broken needle got in my way. finished it at 11am today though!!!

ok, a few things 1.this is the first and only time i am ever knitting to a deadline.
2. make sure you buy enough yarn to start with. I ended up having to call and email soooo many companies to get one more ball of the right dye lot!!
3. intarsia is hard.
4, making your own chart for freehand christmas trees is also hard.
5. converting a vintage pattern to hold a modern chart, and having to rejiggle the stitches to try and mathermatically match the basic shape of the original pattern is VERY hard...

husband is, however, VERY impressed. and yes. they are.

 
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yeah. it may be christmas day here, but chores need to be done still!

fun fact... depending on the time of year this particular snapshot of reindeer animal behaviour was taken, they could be two females.... males lose their antlers in around november at the latest. females keep theirs over the festive season. this also explains why santa is able to deliver all of the presents in one night, without a map: his reindeer are all ladies!!!


so... whadya think?!

oh, and husband says: Merry Whatever Doesn't Offend You.

 
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012 04:55:13 AM »

Absolutely a ~fricken~ mazing. I absoloutely love it!! I was never a knitted sweater person, but I would wear this with lesbian (for the two female reindeers) pride.

Thank you for making me smile after a bad night at work on Christmas day!!

Merry Christmas Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012 04:57:04 AM »

Hit the "it rocks" button Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012 06:29:40 AM »

SO AWESOME!!! I love it sooooooo much- you should be proud!! Well done  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012 07:05:13 AM »

I saw 'and yes they are' and I just ? in my head. Ha ha ha, love it. Husband should be proud. Still laughing and like bambam said this rocks. You may want to modify your post tho with the mature tag. Still laughing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012 08:50:47 AM »

Awesome!!  This needs to be worn with pride every day!  You did an awesome job, I wouldn't have known it gave you trouble.
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012 10:20:37 AM »

 Grin Bloody love it MrsFlibble!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012 08:31:40 PM »

Glorious!
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012 08:41:39 PM »

This is an epic sweater. Beautiful work!
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012 09:58:21 AM »

The holidays must be so much fun at your place! Cheesy

Excellent work on the sweater, because I know that all of those things you mentioned, are indeed HARD!!!

Love it!
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012 02:35:46 PM »

Hehehe... Fantastic!
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012 07:52:32 AM »

I'm totally using "Merry Whatever doesn't Offend You" next year Smiley  This sweater is absolutely amazing!  Nobody's doing naughty crafts any more, I was so excited to see the NSFW notification!
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2012 11:52:18 AM »

I'm totally using "Merry Whatever doesn't Offend You" next year Smiley  This sweater is absolutely amazing!  Nobody's doing naughty crafts any more, I was so excited to see the NSFW notification!

lol, I know what you mean. I tend to click them as soon as I see them hahaha!
(by the way, I have one in cooking>desserts too lol)
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012 01:18:37 PM »

You (we) are all so bad...it is a wonder Santa even came close to our houses!... Cheesy

I like the humor--it is suppose to be a fun time along with the solemn...joy to the world and all that...whatever it takes nowadays to get a laugh or a smile...I enjoy your posts, mrsflibble! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2012 04:18:18 PM »

Glad you added the mature tag because you get such a larger response. And just so you know AIMR as I look at responses to your posts first, when you respond, I have to go there, even when I think I couldn't read anything more funny and you've posted. I WILL not ignore. LOL BEST SWEATER EVER. LOL
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012 07:49:16 AM »

this will be a Christmas Classic! nicely done. Definitely better than the horrid Christmas sweaters sold in stores! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2012 10:48:50 AM »

awww, I am really feeling the love right now, thanks all!!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2012 11:30:53 AM »

HAHAHA totally amazing.

At first I was looking at the pictures, like 'what's so mature about a dude in a sweater with reindeer....oooooooh'

Love it.
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2012 11:04:57 AM »

omg totally made my morning lol!!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2012 04:08:16 PM »

Cheesy  Love it!  Cheesy 

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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2012 08:21:35 PM »

I love the sweater so much that I dragged DH in to have a look at it.
Then I read out your words, ending with "and yes, they are."

His only comment was: "I've seen them doing that."

So I guess your work DOES look authentic.
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2012 09:49:23 AM »

So great. I would never have the nerve to wear something like this but glad that others do.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2013 12:20:42 PM »

he's worn it to work tonight.... thankfully he wears a uniform once in work, but.. yeah.
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2013 06:38:08 AM »

and now it has been neatly folded, placed in a canvas bag and put in the loft for next year lol.
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