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Tamantha
« on: October 09, 2005 09:14:38 PM »

I finally finished 'Pinup Queen!'





Made from Cleckheaton Angora Supreme in dark pink. It's a little bit large around the chest and shoulders, but I'm pretty darn happy with it.

Now to clean all the angora fluff off every inch of my house...
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005 09:35:33 PM »

That's my favorite version I've seen of this sweater. The angora makes it so luscious! Brava!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005 10:10:49 AM »

Looks Great!! I wasn't sure how flattering this sweater would be on me, but it looks fab on you. I definately have to make one. Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2005 09:00:07 PM »

yay! I'm so glad to see pics of this. I have about 7 inches of the front of mine done. I've been hoping to see someone else's finished one. I hope mine ends up loking as good as yours does.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005 05:32:36 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005 08:19:11 PM »

Looks amazing on you. I am now inspired/reasured that I too should make this.
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Tamantha
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005 12:22:53 AM »

Thanks for all the comments, guys!

I'm currently attempting to block it to be a little smaller- will see if it's worked when it finally dries (so much wet wool! So little sunshine!)
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005 09:03:17 AM »

Nice! Very flattering Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2005 09:08:20 AM »

Wonderful sweater!!

I think i read in a Lucky magazine that to minimize shedding of these kinds of sweaters, stick it in a zip lock bag and put it in the freezer for 2-3 hours.  It sounds crazy, but perhaps it works?
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2005 06:26:39 AM »

Blocking it helped a lot (ie, it doesn't slip off my shoulders so much anymore!) For anyone else who makes this, I recommend you do a wet blocking, not just the steam blocking the book recommends. It fixed up my even ribbing, too!

Will have to try the ziplock bag/freezer trick- will tell you if it works!
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