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Old 07-16-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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Well, I've done it!
I've decided it's time to venture out of the world of making hats and scarves to make a sweater. I'm starting out with a baby one, don't think I want to tackle an adult one just yet! :D
But if it hadn't been for this forum, I don't think I'd ever have the courage to try it. I already made my swatch and I was perfect on gauge, so I'll take that as a good omen! :rofling: And darn it all, I'm going to have to get new needles because the yarn doesn't slip of the ones I have very easily, what a pity!
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:03 AM   #3
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Re: Well, I've done it!
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:rofling: And darn it all, I'm going to have to get new needles because the yarn doesn't slip of the ones I have very easily, what a pity!
That's how I talked myself into my first pair of Addi's!

Have fun with the sweater, keep us posted on it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:18 AM   #4
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Hurray for your adventurousness!!! Knitting gets so much more fun when you're no longer knitting squares/rectangles because you feel that's all you can do!

And how unfortunate that you might have to buy Addis now. Drat.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #5
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I had never a made garment before either. After finding this website I have made two sweaters for my granddaughter. Here is a picture of the latest one I just finished. It used dpns, 2 circular needles at the same time and I even mastered the kitchener stitch. So go for it! It is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!

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Old 07-17-2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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That's lovely, Pug!!
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone! And what a lovely sweater pug!
Yeah, isn't it unfortunate that I need a pair of addi's? Actually, I need a couple of them for another project I have planned! :rofling:
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Old 07-18-2006, 06:59 AM   #8
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You should double check your gauge after you get your new needles. My gauge changes with more slippery needles.

Oh, and Pug your sweater is absolutely beautiful! I was wondering if your name, Pug, was taken from the fantasy books which I, of course, cannot recall the name of.. but Pug becomes a powerfull magician. Completely off-topic, but I've been dying to ask!

Best of luck on your sweater making!!

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Old 07-18-2006, 11:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advice, newbieknit. I'll be sure to do that!
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:00 AM   #10
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I envy your bravery!! I have only just ventured into hat making and I'm feeling just a tiny bit apprehensive about it. I can't wait to see the final project!
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