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Old 02-11-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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My first "real" FO - sweater vest "Boogie&quo
Well I managed to get 10 balls of Life yarn at joanns for .75 a peice so I figured it was time to try a real article of clothing, a sweater vest. I chose Boogie because it seemed simple enough and it called for bulky yarn, which is what I had. It was really fun knitting it up and learning how to cable and seam and block and all that but man I think it is so hideous and I'd never wear such an item in public! Never! I'm so shamed to be seen in it I had my husband wear it for the pictures. Doesn't he just look so excited? Well, enjoy. If anyone wants it or just wants to unravel it for yarn you can have it!!

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Old 02-11-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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Cattrah I love it Whats wrong with it I love the color and with a white blouse underneath on a female of course It would look great! Thanks for the pic My fiance laughed saying "see what you women do to us" hehe
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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I thought the same thing on my first sweater I looked like a quater back in the chunky yarn I really do like it though!!!!!!! The yarn is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!Where it around the house and maybe you'll get used to it.You did a great job on the knitting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:05 AM   #4
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I think it's pretty!
(But I do love the pic of your husband with the game controller in hand... )
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:45 PM   #5
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You are a cruel, cruel, woman.


Interrupting your hubby's gaming like that...sheesh.













'Course...my DH would have to be distracted with something if I was making him model a piece of knitwear.

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Old 02-12-2007, 01:40 PM   #6
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aww you guys are too kind, really. Yeah I am a pretty mean wife, I do stuff like this to him all the time. But really, as long as his video games are on (He's playing Game Cube's Metroid Prime 2 in these pictures) I can do pretty much whatever I want, or say whatever I want, lol.

Maybe I'll give the vest another try, if perhaps I can shrink it? It's 47% wool, is that too low of animal content to try and shrink it? It just doesn't have any shape so it's not too flattering on me. Makes me look like a box.

Funny though, all the measurements came out right like they were suppose to (I was surprised because I made a really half hearted guage swatch) and yet it almost fits my husband whom is much larger than me. This yarn sure stretches and gives a lot!
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Personally, I find anything I knit in a chunky wool makes me look...

chunky.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:17 PM   #8
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I think it looks great too--If you aren't s chunky sweater wearer it'll certainly take you by surprise to see yourself in something chunky! LOL!

It's funny...when I was in high school I loved chunky sweaters ...I was also about 30 pounds lighter....you think that might have something to do w/ it?
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It would look really cute with a little white long sleeved tshirt underneath. I am not much for mixing the red and black you hubby has on (lol) but I think it is lovely!
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Ha I think it's cool. I love how happy your dearly beloved looks in it.

If you're serious about letting someone have it to unravel even, could I maybe Pm you and we could talk? I'm always up for some free yarn *blatantly a bum*
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