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Friskums
08-10-2006, 12:10 AM
I'm knitting Leo (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTleo.html) from Knitty for my dad for christmas.

I've got the front and back done and have just started on the sleeves tonight (I'm trying the 2 sleeves at a time method so I make sure they are the same length and increased the same)

I seamed the shoulders together, and then since I wanted to know how it would look, I safety pinned the sides together and took a couple of pics.

http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/leofront.jpg
http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/leoside.jpg
http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/leoclose.jpg

It'll stretch across him more since he's much larger than I am.

Can't wait to post the FO. ^_^


Oh, the yarn I'm using is Plymouth Encore DK #403.
The color in the pics isn't quite right, but close enough. :thumbsup:

gardenmommy
08-10-2006, 01:08 AM
That's a great start! Does he know he will be getting it, or will it be a complete surprise?

Friskums
08-10-2006, 01:26 AM
Complete surprise.

I showed it to my step mom. She said he'd like it. :pray:

SandraEllen
08-10-2006, 02:31 AM
Surprises are fun! Looking very good!

I had never thought of doing 2 sleeves at the same time, but i'm totally going to do it on my sweater!

rebecca
08-10-2006, 11:55 AM
It's looking good! Dad is gonna love it!

Amber
08-10-2006, 01:36 PM
I love that pattern and have been thining about making it for my dh.

Yours is looking great!!

Friskums
08-10-2006, 01:47 PM
It's really simple. Good for "mindless" knitting. :thumbsup:

I am modifying the sleeves a little bit, because if you go by the pattern, there would be a 10 sts of plain knitting on the underside of the sleeves.

I don't know how well mine will look when it's all done, though. I'll make sure to post how it turns out. :D

Jenelle
08-10-2006, 03:18 PM
I can't wait to see the FO! :thumbsup:

phisch
08-10-2006, 05:42 PM
I hope this is ok to ask here...is there a site where I can look up the technique of doing both sleeves at the same time?

jamadian75
08-10-2006, 06:48 PM
:inlove: That's inspiring! Such great work and what a wonderful gift!

Friskums
08-11-2006, 12:48 AM
I hope this is ok to ask here...is there a site where I can look up the technique of doing both sleeves at the same time?
I did a quick google search, but didn't really come up with anything solid for a tutorial on how to do this.
There's a good suggestion here (http://boogaj.typepad.com/knitting/2004/09/a_couple_of_sle.html). And the first (http://knitting.about.com/library/weekly/aa020799.htm) tip here kind of tells you how to do it.

This blog (http://craftique.org/knitblog/) gives how to do two on one circ. (Scroll down to 12.08.05 entry)

Hope that helps! :thumbsup:

Amber
08-11-2006, 10:01 AM
Thanks for those links. I love the idea of knitting both sleeves at once -- I'm going to have to try it soon!

Freyja
08-11-2006, 08:22 PM
Looks great :thumbsup:. Can't wait to see the FO's.



I hope this is ok to ask here...is there a site where I can look up the technique of doing both sleeves at the same time?
This site has great pictures of 2 socks on 2N (http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm). Sleeves will work the same way. This is a great way to dec. in hats also.

Jan in CA
08-12-2006, 12:36 AM
Nice!! :cheering:

Friskums
08-16-2006, 01:45 AM
Here's my progress on the sleeves:

http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/leosleeves.jpg

http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/leoleft.jpg

I have 5 increases left (highlighted in green). I'm currently at 14.5 inches.

Then just the sleeve caps, seam it all up and toss on a collar. :thumbsup:


I was scared to make this, cuz the pattern lists it as "piquant". I guess it's just cuz of the small gauge? :?? It's not like ribbing is difficult...


I'm happy with how quickly it's been going. And I'm very glad I'm doing the sleeves together. I probably wouldn't have ever finished if I wasn't. :rofling:

Friskums
08-18-2006, 11:46 AM
Got the sleeves done! :happydance: :happydance:

Now I just have to seam it all up. Hopefully I'll enjoy seaming this one as much as I did Starsky. :thumbsup:

Friskums
08-20-2006, 11:17 AM
woohoo!! :happydance: :happydance:

I finished yesterday. But, the sleeve seams had some noticable puckering. Even though it's machine washable, I thought washing might help even things out, so I washed and dried it (first time using our brand spakin new washer and drier too :thumbsup: ), but they still looked like crap.

So, I took the sleeves off and redid them last night.

http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/leodone.jpg

And, cuz I'm so proud of how well my seaming went (except for an inch or so when I first started on the other side) here's a pic of that too. ^_^
http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/seamclose.jpg

It looks too big on my b/f, but my dad's a bigger guy. So, I'm hoping it'll fit him.
Oh, and the collar turned out much bigger than the one in the pattern. I have no idea why.
I hope it's not to big for him. :wall: I used the smallest size.
And still have 5 balls of yarn leftover. What am I going to do with those now? :??

KnittyKitty
08-20-2006, 11:27 AM
Great job! :cheering: I'm impressed!

Lisa

gardenmommy
08-20-2006, 11:30 AM
You should be proud! It looks great!

You could make a coordinating hat and scarf wtih the leftovers... :thinking:

Friskums
08-20-2006, 11:38 AM
Thanks. ^_^

I already made him a scarf, hat and mitten set in other yarn. :shrug:

Jackie F.
08-20-2006, 11:58 AM
Very nice!! :notworthy: I've always liked that sweater but haven't made it yet.

Angelia
08-20-2006, 12:19 PM
Oh, Friskums, that's gorgeous!!! :inlove:

Amber
08-20-2006, 02:06 PM
It's gorgeous!! I'm sure your dad will love it! And, I'm really impressed with your seaming -- it looks perfect!!

As for the left-over yarn -- what about a hat and scarf for your bf? Or yourself?

Friskums
08-20-2006, 05:54 PM
It's too warm for my bf to need a hat or scarf. And I'm planning on making the Kittyville hate for myself.

Hmmm, I could use some to make another pair of cigar gloves for a guy at work. :thinking:

Or, I'll just try to sell or trade them. I'm not really worried about it right now.

Thanks for the suggestions though. ^_^ :thumbsup:

earthchick
08-20-2006, 05:57 PM
Oh, wow, that is awesome. Great job!

Cherinec5
08-22-2006, 12:57 PM
wow thats a really great job!!!! i am planning on making that for my husband for his birthday in January.

Friskums
08-22-2006, 01:15 PM
It's super easy. :thumbsup:

sara_jayne
08-22-2006, 02:46 PM
Wonderful job - I love the color on that and I've been eyeing this pattern as one to knit for my DH!

Friskums
08-22-2006, 02:51 PM
I'd love to make one for my b/f, but it's just too warm down here for him to wear a sweater. Or hat, or scarf, or anything I want to make him... :pout: :pout:

kemp
08-23-2006, 11:57 AM
It looks fantastic, Frisky!

Friskums
08-23-2006, 12:58 PM
Thanks. ^_^

BinkyKat
08-23-2006, 09:04 PM
I showed DH this pattern and asked him if he'd wear it if I made it and he said "yeah" without blinking. I asked him what color and he said "whatever you like" so i'll do in in pink fun fur! :roflhard:
But seriously, he likes the style so I may try this for him!
:happydance:

Friskums
08-23-2006, 09:08 PM
Oh, definitely do! It's a great sweater. ^_^

BinkyKat
08-23-2006, 09:28 PM
P.S. You did a great job by the way... forgot to add that!
:notworthy:

Andrea
08-23-2006, 10:07 PM
Great job!! You have really been rocking! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Debbyd
08-24-2006, 02:58 AM
Great work. I love the pattern. One day I will be advanced enough to give something like this a try.

Keep up the good work.

Shandeh
08-24-2006, 10:07 AM
Gorgeous!

Have you decided what to do with the yarn? Maybe I can do a trade with you, cause I like that shade.

DragonTush
08-24-2006, 12:17 PM
Great job on the seaming Frisky! I want to make this for my DH. Maybe for Christmas..Seeing yours has convinced me to give it a go :happydance:

IndianPrincessSIP
08-24-2006, 12:29 PM
Beautiful job!

:cheering:

Friskums
08-24-2006, 02:22 PM
Thanks everyone. ^_^


carolina red: No, I haven't decided what I'm going to do with the yarn. But I'd sure be interested in a trade. ^_^


Debbyd: It's a very very easy pattern. It's the same 5x3 ribbing for everything. :thumbsup:

Shandeh
08-24-2006, 03:02 PM
carolina red: No, I haven't decided what I'm going to do with the yarn. But I'd sure be interested in a trade. ^_^

So, what kind of stuff would you be interested in trading for?

I have some vintage patterns, some baby yarn, cotton, mohair, wool. Which one of those interests you?

Friskums
08-24-2006, 03:07 PM
carolina red: No, I haven't decided what I'm going to do with the yarn. But I'd sure be interested in a trade. ^_^

So, what kind of stuff would you be interested in trading for?

I have some vintage patterns, some baby yarn, cotton, mohair, wool. Which one of those interests you?

I'll PM you to talk about it. :thumbsup: :D