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Old 09-26-2007, 09:58 AM   #11
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I love, love, love the colours!

I always cast on a sleeve and knit it in between the back and front and leave myself with just one sleeve till the end. I'd like to say it helps with SSS, but it's mainly a 'trick.' I'm mental that way!
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:59 AM   #12
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That's adorable. I have 7 grandsons in all - 5 little ones, that would be a great sweater for any one of them.

Glad to know about Vanna's yarn too, as I really like the colors but I'm always nervous about buying acrylic yarn.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:30 PM   #13
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Nonny,

So cute! I really like the way the two go together. Not a perfect match with the same stripes on both, but they do go together. I love what you did with the "worms". It's so fun to add stuff like that to hats and with kids you can do it.

Another vote for the Vanna's Choice. I have not really made anything out of it yet (oh, a pair of booties, but not given to anyone yet), but I knit up a swatch with it and rubbed it around on itself and washed it, doing this four times. After four washing and quite a bit of abuse it still looks good. I think it is going to be a good yarn.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:55 PM   #14
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Nonny,

So cute! I really like the way the two go together. Not a perfect match with the same stripes on both, but they do go together. I love what you did with the "worms". It's so fun to add stuff like that to hats and with kids you can do it.

Another vote for the Vanna's Choice. I have not really made anything out of it yet (oh, a pair of booties, but not given to anyone yet), but I knit up a swatch with it and rubbed it around on itself and washed it, doing this four times. After four washing and quite a bit of abuse it still looks good. I think it is going to be a good yarn.

The reason they don't exactly match is because the sweater that went with the hat was a total mess. I had at least 85% of it finished and it was a one piece and it looked totally wrong. I went back over the pattern at least 5 times and could not find anything I did wrong, but I have knit several one piece baby sweaters before and this just didn't look right. I frogged the whole thing out, which was a real chore because you changed colors so frequently and then went looking for a pattern that would compliment the hat since I already had it finished and liked how it looked. I found this one and thought it would go well.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:12 AM   #15
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Nonny, That is a beautiful set! I've been admiring Vanna's yarn and the lush colors but hadn't seen anything knit in it yet. Did you keep changing colors in the hat, or is that a verigated with the same colors as the sweater? I would much appreciate a copy of the pattern. I haven't seen it in Michaels, HL, or Jo-Ann around here. I'll e-mail you... Thanks!
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:25 AM   #16
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Nonny, That is a beautiful set! I've been admiring Vanna's yarn and the lush colors but hadn't seen anything knit in it yet. Did you keep changing colors in the hat, or is that a verigated with the same colors as the sweater? I would much appreciate a copy of the pattern. I haven't seen it in Michaels, HL, or Jo-Ann around here. I'll e-mail you... Thanks!
I will scan it in and email it to you Pam. The hat is the three single colors in the sweater, but it is knit two rows then switch. Here is the link to the hat and the original sweater that I just couldn't make work.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/...tml?noImages=0
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:51 PM   #17
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The reason they don't exactly match is because the sweater that went with the hat was a total mess. I had at least 85% of it finished and it was a one piece and it looked totally wrong. I went back over the pattern at least 5 times and could not find anything I did wrong, but I have knit several one piece baby sweaters before and this just didn't look right. I frogged the whole thing out, which was a real chore because you changed colors so frequently and then went looking for a pattern that would compliment the hat since I already had it finished and liked how it looked. I found this one and thought it would go well.
A while back someone was working on that same sweater (unless it was you :-) ), I can't remember if they were having major problems. Anyway, sometimes Plan B can be even better than Plan A. Your set turned out to be very attractive.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #18
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Nonny,

I too love your sweater and hat. I am going to Michael's today to see if I can find the pattern. I tried looking on their website but it was not included. I really like the ribbing on the cuffs and neck. And the colors are absolutely wonderful!! If I can't find the pattern, I would like it very much if you could e-mail it to me. But I will look for it at the store first.

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Old 09-27-2007, 05:11 PM   #19
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Those are beautiful! I can already picture a 'little man' wearing them. You did a great job.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #20
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The sweater and hat are just precious. Love the fall colors. Your grandson will look so cute in them. Thanks for all the info on Vanna's Choice -- I've been thinking about using it for my grandson's Wonderful Wallaby, so now I probably will.
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