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Old 06-22-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Sweater Is Shaping Up Nicely
I finished the body of the sapphire sweater and have started a sleeve. It's actually looking like a sweater!

I was working on the sleeve in a little pub in MO last night and got quite a few compliments on the sweater. A couple of people looked at it, then looked at me, and couldn't quite seem to connect the two

It's coming along more quickly than I had expected considering the limited amount of knitting time I have on the road. I'm hoping to be able to post a pic of the finished sweater pretty soon as I think the sleeves will be rather quick.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hey stranger!! Good to hear from you!

Sounds like your sweater is near the finish line-can't wait to see it

And sleeves *are* really fast~ are you knitting them separately from the body or knitting down from the shoulders?
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Hey stranger!! Good to hear from you!

Sounds like your sweater is near the finish line-can't wait to see it

And sleeves *are* really fast~ are you knitting them separately from the body or knitting down from the shoulders?
Thanks. I'm knitting them down from the shoulders. Just seems easier that way and I can try them on as I go.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:42 AM   #4
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Good to hear
that U R ok
and that your knitting is comming along so well

thanks for the updates
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Yep-much easier. I really don't like seaming, which is weird since I am a far better sewer than knitter~but sewing together seams on a sweater or any hand~knitted item is a whole 'nother ballgame LOL!

You'll be done before you know it!
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Hey, we've missed your posts!
(Or maybe I"m still in La-la Land...)

Looking forward to seeing the finished sweater! I know it'll look great!

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So what about some pics of the sweater in progress Mason? I think we are all thinking that...

Oh, I thought you might like to know that my brother who almost died and went through a bone marrow transplant is back to driving again!He has discovered how out of shape he is from not loading/unloading for so long so it takes him longer than usual but he is driving again. And when he went back to work, the company he works for (Costa Trucking) made sure they cleaned his rig inside and out for him, this is also the company who held blood drives for him and paid for his insurance while he was not working.

I don't mean to hijack your thread but I thought you would appreciate that news....
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Hi Mason!

I'm anxiously awaiting pics of the sweater. I'm not much on seaming, either. I don't even want to look at a pattern that has seaming as finishing instructions. I'm not really experienced enough to go off pattern yet.

How's the open road?

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Hi, Stranger, good hearing from you and the progress on the sweater. Because of your success with the top-down knitting I have yarn ready for the needles to do one also. Hope I am as successful as you with mine. Let's see a photo soon.
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So what about some pics of the sweater in progress Mason? I think we are all thinking that...

Oh, I thought you might like to know that my brother who almost died and went through a bone marrow transplant is back to driving again!He has discovered how out of shape he is from not loading/unloading for so long so it takes him longer than usual but he is driving again. And when he went back to work, the company he works for (Costa Trucking) made sure they cleaned his rig inside and out for him, this is also the company who held blood drives for him and paid for his insurance while he was not working.

I don't mean to hijack your thread but I thought you would appreciate that news....

I've tried taking a couple of progress pics but you'd be surprised at how difficult it can be to get a good photo of something as large as a sweater while sitting in a truck.

Glad to learn about your brother's recovery. I'm very pleased that he is back out here on the road with us. Tell him to get himself a Sirius radio and join us on the Road Dog channel as well as at 110ers.com. We'd be happy to have him join the Dog Pound. I go by the CB handle "Needles" there.
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