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Old 08-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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Now FO! : Leo - Finished 8.20
I'm knitting Leo 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.

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.
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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That's a great start! Does he know he will be getting it, or will it be a complete surprise?
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Complete surprise.

I showed it to my step mom. She said he'd like it.
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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!
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It's looking good! Dad is gonna love it!
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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I love that pattern and have been thining about making it for my dh.

Yours is looking great!!

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It's really simple. Good for "mindless" knitting.

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
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I can't wait to see the FO!
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I hope this is ok to ask there a site where I can look up the technique of doing both sleeves at the same time?
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That's inspiring! Such great work and what a wonderful gift!
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