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Ah, I finished my sweater. As you can see it is a perfect copy of the blue model I posted before [smiley-talk017].

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The good news is that it is big enough for me. As a matter of fact, we are a perfect match.

Is it no longer possible to insert more than one picture in our posts?







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DSC03225 copy copy copy.jpg 

So, that is what it looks like. The back is green.

Now that I am here, may I remind our web mistress of her Dude doll announcement? (I will order a couple of booklets with doll recipes).

Do you guys know there is a Big Lebowski Dream Rug out there? http://theawesomer.com/big-lebowski-dream-rug/268580/

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YAY for Martine! Lovely. I love the flecks going through the yarn. You did a great job. Did you block it? I've only recently started blocking my stuff and what a difference. This looks like you did.

What are you going to knit next? The project I'm working on (that cable sweater for Lisa) is really complex, which means I have to pay attention when I knit or rip, rip, rip. 

Good for you! Just in time for Spring, too.
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Thank you, Michele. I am glad you like it.  I suppose I will have to study some knitting parlance, for I did not know what you mean by blocking. So I went googling for a while. No, I did not block anything, but I will consider it the next time.

I am not sure about the next project yet. Possibly another sweater [rofl]. If you click the link below, you will see the options presented in the magazine I bought. That is the stuff the shop I went to specializes in I believe. They have other yarns and brands too, of course.

http://us.schachenmayr.com/publications/highlights-006-fashion-and-classics

I do not have any other knitting books, booklets or magazines at the moment. I really have to get used to the knitting world again. To me it looks like it has changed a lot.

Do not tell me about paying attention. The original pattern proved to be rip, rip, rip for me. I had to focus, concentrate, count,.... The pattern itself was not impossible, but the explanation in my knitting magazine was a horrid experience. That is why I changed my work a bit.... So the next project will most definitely be simple!!!

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Knitting parlance--- lol.

Blocking is when you shape the sweater, or pieces, before you sew them together. You do this by wetting the pieces and then pinning them to the shape that you want. You're supposed to do it before you sew it, but with Jac's sweater I did it after and it worked just fine. So you could still block your garment, Martine. It really does make your stitches lay flat and your seams not bunch. Even under the arms (in your case not a problem as yours is sleeveless) but it makes under the arms lay better too. Here's an article on blocking, which is excellent:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html

And here is Jacqueline's sweater, done at last.

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Kind of like the Dude's only a little less 70s - - - but it's what she wanted.

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