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Old 01-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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FO: My First Sweater!!!!
I am so excited! This is my first sweater ever and I think it turned out great ... it's from the Yarn Girls' Guide to Knits for Older Kids. It's a very simple rolled edge sweater. I made it a little large because I'm new to all this and the size lower would have been too small and I had no idea how to adjust it, but she'll grow into it ...


I learned a lot while making it -- mainly that I CAN do it and to just plunge right in and make whatever I want

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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It's cute! Great job! And it's always nice to make something a little big instead of too small.
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Great job!!! I am thinking about starting my first sweater sometime soon too and I just bought that book. So it was easy huh? You might convince me to give it a go.
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I think it looks great! You picked the perfect size. It doesn't look too big at all. Besides, kids really hate clothes that are too form fitting (til they get to be teens, that is ).
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well done!
You did a great job. The hardest part is finding the right pattern that works for you!!!
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Great job! As your little one grows, it won't be long before the sweater 'just fits' and then it'll be 'a bit small.' Honing your sweater-making skills will ensure she'll be donning your creations for decades to come.

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I, personally, am thrilled for you! I would love to try a sweater, but I'm still a litlte afraid! Congratulations! It looks great!
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Hurrah. You did a very nice job. It is also wise to make a sweater a little big sometimes for children to wear more than one year or to put shirts and turtlenecks under for extra warmth.
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Good for you!!!!!! It looks awesome!! Making myself a sweater is something I've been wanting to do for a while now. Glad you took the plunge!!
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It looks sooo great!!-and your DD is a cutie pie too Good job!! And I agree, it's good that its a bit big-she'll get to wear it for much longer!
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