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« on: February 15, 2006 02:32:47 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006 11:29:50 PM »

i LOVE my new sweater sooo much!

i love how bold the skully is, and i love how cozy it is, and i love the weight of it, and i love how it isn't itchy at all (that's why i never wear sweaters) and i love how it will go with everything i own so that i can wear it constantly!

i have been so spoiled, having my own skully is literally a dream come true!



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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2006 12:20:36 AM »

WOW! i wish i had someone make me a skully! (oh wait that would be me...) gorgeous sweater!
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2006 01:16:35 AM »

Wow! whoever made that for you is 1.) a VERY fast knitter and 2.) very sweet! Looks great on you!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006 01:46:21 AM »

Wow! whoever made that for you is 1.) a VERY fast knitter and 2.) very sweet! Looks great on you!

it was quincy134, and they did a FABULOUS job!

ohmygod, love love love. seriously, i can't stop gushing about this sweater. did i mention that it's a dream come true? my co-workers are already so tired of me saying "did you see my sweater? see my sweater? see my sweater?"!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006 05:51:33 AM »

Oh man, I am so glad that you like it!  It was really a pleasure to knit, and I got to brush up on my intarsia skills, which I use rarely.  It looks great on you. 

Here are the FO specs:
Pattern: Skully Sweater from SNB
Yarn: Substituted doulbed Caron Simply Soft for Lamb's Pride Bulky (I got row gauge, but not stitch gauge.  I didn't want to go up a needle size, so I just did a little math.)
Needles: US 10.5 Denise Interchangables
Modifications: I only changed two things.  Obviously, I added a hood.  I knit the front and back mostly as normal, but I widened the neck hole a tad.  Then instead of picking up stitches for a crew-neck ribbing, I picked up and knit for a hood.  I don't remember the exact number I picked up, but I made sure that the stitches overlapped a little in the front.  Then I knit the hood, starting each row with 5 sts in garter, then the body of the hood in stockingnet st, then ending in 5 sts garter.  When the hood fit comfortably over my head, I transfered half the stitches to another needle (so I guess I picked up an even number), and then did a 3-needle bind-off.  The other thing I changed was that I added decreases to the sleeves.  After I worked the skulls chart, I decreased on each end of the row every five rows 4 times, then every 3 rows 2 times, and then I *knit 2, ktog* across a row, ending the sleeve. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006 06:04:59 AM »

Wow - that looks fantastic! The hood is a great touch. Nice mods to the pattern! And it looks so nicely made. Wonderful job!
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2006 06:21:40 AM »

Lucky you, crafty_dame! The sweater looks great! I bow to Quincy134's speed and sophistication (nice work on the yarn sub and mods!)  in making it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2006 06:38:00 AM »

Thanks for the compliments! 

Here's a close-up of the skull pattern:
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2006 06:49:02 AM »

Wow!!!!  Great, amazing, fantastic job!!!!

Tucking in all of those yarn ends on the skull takes some serious time. 

Your knitting looks flawless on the skull. 
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