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151  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Very First Sweater...! on: September 04, 2004 07:06:18 PM
Thanks for all the pointers!  With a little luck, I'll be seaming successfully soon.

The Blue Sky Alpacas yarn was way out of my price range as well, especially since I wasn't too confident it would actually be something I could wear when it was finished. Smiley  I used Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick & Quick.  Much nicer on the ol' pocketbook.
152  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Very First Sweater...! on: September 04, 2004 12:55:01 PM
I was thinking that if I remove the sleeves and try seaming them with thinner yarn in a similar color that the seams would be less bulky there.  Whatcha think?
153  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Re: Thank you Leah! on: September 04, 2004 11:39:07 AM
I just moved to Louisville a year ago and I LOVE it here.  Yay for Louisville and craftsters!  Cheesy
154  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Re: The 502 on: September 04, 2004 11:36:58 AM
I'm mostly just into knitting, but I love perusing all of the sub-forums here at craftster.  Inspiring!

Any other Louisville knitters?
155  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My Very First Sweater...! on: September 04, 2004 11:21:09 AM
I've been knitting since January of this year and thus far, I have been sticking to non-clothing items.   I was worried that I'd spend all this time on a project and then it would end up not fitting, so I've just kept to scarves, bags, that sort of thing.

But when I saw this pattern by Nicky Epstein for a sweater with leaf detail in the fall '04 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine, I knew I would be making my first foray into the world of knitted clothing.

After spending two weekends on it, here is the result.  Ta-Da!

It didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped it would, but hey, it's my first sweater and I'm not going to get discouraged. Smiley  The only thing that I don't like about it is the seaming job that I did on it.  Joining the sleeves made the shoulders look super-bulky and on my tiny frame, it just doesn't work. Sad  Does anyone know of a good book or reference about seaming and finishing?  Or is it something I will eventually just get the hang of?  I think this will really make the difference between my projects looking 'hand-knit' vs. a 'home-made.'
156  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lime poncho in seed stitch on: August 31, 2004 06:44:31 PM
I LOVE that color. Super-cute.
157  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:stitch n' bitch felted marsupial tote on: April 26, 2004 06:36:14 PM
I, too, made the Marsupial Tote.  But minus the marsupial.  I didn't make the little pouchie guy.  I'm wishing that I had now, because this thing eats keys and lip gloss.

I started knitting on New Year's Day and LOVE it so far.  I've only made a few things (normal run-of-the-mill newbie stuff).  This is my favorite completed project thus far.  It's going to be tough to beat.  It was my first circular knitting project as well, and I don't think I'll ever go back to straight needles again!

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