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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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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2005 05:03:52 PM »

hi! wow, yours looks great! I am starting one in a very similar color -- a dusty pink in Classic Elite Lush. It took me forever to start this project because I waited for the yarn to be sold for a reasonable price on ebay. I think I got 10 skeins for $50.

So I have a question for you - I finished the back and the instructions for the neck were really confusing. You go from rib to working back and forth and I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be a garter, or a stockinette. I went with stockinette, but he final product looks funky to me and there is no schematic provided in the book.

do you have any pictures of the sweater from the back? I would love to see how it's SUPPOSED to look so I'm not so anxious about moving to the rest of the project.

in any case, yours is beautiful and congratulations!
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Tamantha
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2005 09:53:23 PM »

The back neck is worked in stockinette, and then sewn under. I'll take a photo a bit later and post it up here for you.

EDIT: Here's a picture of the back-



The stockinette bit at the back neck doesn't show anyway, so it doesn't matter if it looks a bit weird.
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2005 06:59:10 PM »

I think that it looks sexy slipping off of your shoulders!   I like this much better on you then on the model in the book and I love your poses.   You should be in the next Debbie Stoller book!
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Tamantha
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2005 05:49:51 AM »

Aw, thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2005 05:55:27 AM »

It really looks awesome on you. I have some yarn in my basket waiting for that one. But I'm resisting casting on - I have so many WIP's it's scary.
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2005 07:11:21 AM »

i love love love love love this. And, the color is awesome. i hope mine turns out just as radical.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2005 12:13:46 PM »

I made this sweater a couple months ago in Patons Classic Merino in "peacock", a dark teal color.  As soon as I get my camera hooked up to my computer I'll be posting a pic on here.  Yours looks very nice, beautiful color and the neckline is flattering.  I was concerned that maybe my neckline came out too loose but it looks about like yours and I think it looks good that way.   Grin
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Tamantha
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2005 10:26:17 PM »

Okay, the loosey-goosiness of the neckline started to bug me after a while (readjusting it on your shoulders for the twenty-fifth time that morning gets a bit annoying) so I crocheted a tight chain edging around the neckline, which both stabilised the neckline and added a decorative border! It did result in the fabric of the chest/bust area developing a number of soft 'pleats', but these actually look quite nice. It also sits much better on my frame with a sturdier neckline, so if others are having problems with the looseness of the neckline, I'd recommend that you do the same!
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