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gal51
01-01-2008, 09:24 PM
I am so excited! This is my first sweater ever and I think it turned out great :woohoo: ... it's from the Yarn Girls' Guide to Knits for Older Kids. It's a very simple rolled edge sweater. I made it a little large because I'm new to all this and the size lower would have been too small and I had no idea how to adjust it, but she'll grow into it :) ...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f6/murraygal51/my1stsweater-1.jpg

I learned a lot while making it -- mainly that I CAN do it and to just plunge right in and make whatever I want :woot:

TFL!

pandaca
01-01-2008, 09:33 PM
It's cute! Great job! And it's always nice to make something a little big instead of too small.

mom2hancj
01-01-2008, 10:29 PM
Great job!!! I am thinking about starting my first sweater sometime soon too and I just bought that book. So it was easy huh? You might convince me to give it a go.

auburnchick
01-02-2008, 12:04 AM
I think it looks great! You picked the perfect size. It doesn't look too big at all. Besides, kids really hate clothes that are too form fitting (til they get to be teens, that is :wink:).

cmhoover1
01-02-2008, 12:06 AM
You did a great job. The hardest part is finding the right pattern that works for you!!!:cheering:

cam90066
01-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Great job! As your little one grows, it won't be long before the sweater 'just fits' and then it'll be 'a bit small.' Honing your sweater-making skills will ensure she'll be donning your creations for decades to come. :)

cam

Lisa R.
01-02-2008, 12:23 AM
I, personally, am thrilled for you! I would love to try a sweater, but I'm still a litlte afraid! Congratulations! It looks great!

Mystery_Gyrl
01-02-2008, 06:25 AM
Hurrah. :cheering: You did a very nice job. It is also wise to make a sweater a little big sometimes for children to wear more than one year or to put shirts and turtlenecks under for extra warmth.
Katrina

WandaT
01-02-2008, 07:08 AM
Good for you!!!!!! It looks awesome!! Making myself a sweater is something I've been wanting to do for a while now. Glad you took the plunge!!

Jaxhil
01-02-2008, 08:11 AM
:muah: It looks sooo great!!-and your DD is a cutie pie too :thumbsup: Good job!! And I agree, it's good that its a bit big-she'll get to wear it for much longer!

Slim
01-02-2008, 08:33 AM
I think it's perfect! The color is beautiful, and your daughter is a real doll!

Ronda
01-02-2008, 08:35 AM
I think it's perfect. What a cutie, too.

GinnyG
01-02-2008, 08:37 AM
ADORABLE sweater and redhead!

ecb
01-02-2008, 09:37 AM
great job, all first sweaters should be done with bulky yarn, then they go faster and you are hooked
THEN you can go with smaller and smaller yarn even if it takes longer you just KNOW how wonderful it will be

Great job, it looks fabulous, welcome to knitting BIG things, next one will be for you (one can hope)

ecb

dustinac
01-02-2008, 10:57 AM
what a cutie!! It looks great and love the color...I agree it's best to have it a bit to big than small... I made a sweater for my little girl when I first started knitting it's still a tad to big for her but it's her favorite comfy sweater that she grabs everytime it has been washed :teehee:

KnittingNat
01-02-2008, 12:19 PM
It looks wonderful and so does your DD :heart:. Now you can do everything :cheering:

2FrenchBritmom
01-02-2008, 01:43 PM
Yea for your first sweater!!! I finished my first sweater recently too! Doesn't it boost your confidence? Very nice sweater pattern! Nice to meet another Georgia knitter too!

ah
01-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Looks great! Your daughter is adorable. The color is lovely.

cgd
01-06-2008, 07:24 PM
Wow, that look great, and your DD is so cute! I'm working on my first sweater as well (something for ME for once), so I hope mine turns out half as good.

dmknits
01-12-2008, 01:53 PM
Congratulations on making your first sweater! It looks great, and your daughter is cute too! :)

The.Knitter
01-12-2008, 02:00 PM
Wonderful job, gorgeous colour, beautiful daughter, what more could you want?

knit2btied
01-12-2008, 06:08 PM
That's a pretty color, what kind of yarn is it?

kelchris3
01-14-2008, 11:15 PM
beautiful sweater and it's a perfect color for her.

gal51
01-15-2008, 08:08 AM
That's a pretty color, what kind of yarn is it?

It's the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Dusty Purple :mrgreen:

McKnitty
01-15-2008, 03:54 PM
Pretty sweater and model! I think you picked the right size, IMHO. Kids grow so quickly!

babsnelson
01-15-2008, 05:24 PM
:woot: That's a fabulous sweater!! I always knit sweaters for my kids big on purpose. I don't want them to grow out of them in a few months.

mare-nitt
01-15-2008, 05:29 PM
It looks great, and love the color selection.

MerigoldinWA
01-15-2008, 06:30 PM
It sounds like you learned one of the very most important lessons. My knitting guru used to say, "If I could bottle confidence and sell it I would be rich."

Sahmlocke
01-15-2008, 07:58 PM
I sooo want to do a garment...
I think your sweater looks sooo cozy and warm!
Good for you!

Newbie2Knitting
01-15-2008, 08:32 PM
Love the sweater and your DD is adorable.