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Old 06-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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First knitted vest
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Well, I just finished my first knitted article of clothing. And, best of all...my vest actually FITS!!

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I found the pattern a little tricky; for some reason, the measurements I was supposed to take at certain points often didn't match up. But with advice from my Knitting Help friends and from a nice lady at a local yarn store, I was able to get through it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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You got through it beautifully. Very well done. I love the color. It should be such great fun to wear. And it fits! Was the flower tricky?

As the Beatles said, "I get by with a little help from my friends."
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Yes, the flower was a little difficult, but it was so much prettier than the other pattern I had that I stuck with it. It seems like crocheting a flower would be so much easier if I knew how. Maybe some day.
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Oh, very nicely done. Enjoy every minute of wearing it and all the admiring compliments!
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It's really wonderful! I like the design, and your embellishment! Great work!
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WoW! I really like the color and the pattern! Eventually I will give something like that a try!
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Wow, that's pretty!! You did a fabulous job!
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It really isn't that hard to crochet a flower. I am only 11 and I know how to, I make and sell them for pocket money It just takes practice
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why would you think it wouldn't fit??

you did a tension square didn't you?

It looks fabulous - well done!
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
why would you think it wouldn't fit??

you did a tension square didn't you?

It looks fabulous - well done!
Well, yes, I did gauge swatches...I guess I just wasn't feeling very confident! I've heard stories of people who made sweaters and vests and who worked really hard on their project. But when they finished, it didn't fit...so I guess that's what worried me.
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