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Old 11-16-2007, 11:13 AM   #11
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Please tell me you made that one for me...

It is beautiful! You have an amazing talent.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:55 PM   #12
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Ok, how do you get these things done so quickly? Seriously!!! Great job.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #13
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Like all of your work - beautiful!
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Hi all! Thanks for all your kind words of appreciation!

I was in a hurry yesterday, getting the bed jacket photos done and editing the pixels...and DH was hanging around urging me to hurry up, we have to leave soon. Sigh.

So today, I want to share a TIP with you. I had to re-knit the Left Front twice...and the photo below will tell all. Here is what happened:

Y'all know how garter stitch pulls and sucks up in length when you "knit-it-in-the-the-rows" of the body of the (stocking stitch) front.

My first attempt looked simply lousy. I thought...well maybe blocking will solve the problem...but y'all know that garter stitch button bands go right back where they are most comfortable, even after blocking.
As I was knitting the Right Front, I had a "lightbulb moment". (I was about 6" into the Right Front.

I tried inserting short rows every 4th row...and VOILA...it worked! All row distortion seemed to disappear! So I frogged what I had done on my Right Front...and started re-knitting a new LEFT FRONT, inserting short rows every 4th row...for a total of 16 short rows for the 64 rows of garter stitch.

This is a photo of LEFT FRONT #1 without short rows...and LEFT FRONT #2, re-knit with short rows! Yippee! (FYI: the little threads are 10th row markers)
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #15
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This is very nice. Holy cow you are quick at knitting. Your work, as usual, is superb. I have to admit that I like the other jacket much better, but I was never a "purple person". Great job!
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This is very nice. Holy cow you are quick at knitting. Your work, as usual, is superb. I have to admit that I like the other jacket much better, but I was never a "purple person". Great job!
Yes, the green one is my favorite, too...but my husband likes the purple! I made it to wear with my new sleeveless cotton (lavendar) nightgown.

The green bed jacket is for the white nightgown.

Am making a pink bed jacket now, for the pink nightgown.

And the blue nightgown? Hmmm. Dunno yet!

Yeah, I went kinda nuts on the new nightgowns! Loved the style, couldn't make up my mind between the 4 colors, so I ordered all 4. They were on sale at the JCPenney.com website!
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:05 AM   #17
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Really is amazing what short rows in garter band can do. Your comparison pic affords a great visual for those new to knitting who've yet to realize the differences in the row depth of diff stitch patterns.

As always, everything you make is outstanding!

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Old 11-17-2007, 04:23 AM   #19
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Your bed jacket is just beautiful. Your knitting always looks so nice and neat.
I couldn't help but laugh about your gown buying spree. I have a sister who just LOVES gowns, and I immediately thought of her. If she's like she used to be when we all lived at home, she had more than one gown drawer.lol
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Stunning and you have used my favourite colors!
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