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Back after USA trip

Just wanted to say a big hello after nearly 2 weeks of not reading your posts on MWK. I was having some withdrawal issues!

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USA Trip

Hey guys.

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Another of my "ripping yarns"

Again I seem to be posting the same kind of blog.
Another failed attempt at a potentially fantastic sweater!

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Queen Anne #2

Hey guys. Finally finished my second attempt at MMario's Queen Anne Lace Shawl and wanted to post a pic.

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QAL decision

Well, after a good night sleep I decided that I would try and thread back and rip a few rows from my QAL shawl and go back and correct a few mistakes.

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Progress report QEL

Hey guys, just wanted to share some of my anxiety with you all and ask for some advice.

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Progress report

Hey guys
Just wanted to show you a pic of the progress I'm making on the queen Anne Lace Shawl.

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First post in ages!

Hey guys, been a long long time since my last post and though I would say a quick hello to all my fellow knitting enthusiasts.

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How fantastic!!!

I have to tell you all, im so excited!!!
Steve and I threw a bit of a party tonight and after a few drinks etc I showed our guests what I've been working on. I've recently finished the Jacky Fee sweater, a fantastic long stocking hat and some felted clogs all of them are in awe!!!!

After weeks of ridicule from my so called "friends" I now have orders for several items, including lots of baby clothes, hats and cardgans etc. The best and most exciting thing is that one of the guys who ridiculed me the most is now asking, no sorry telling me that I MUST teach him how to knit!

So watch this space guys, we may have another member very soon

Love you all

Darren

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Finished SW sweater

So here it is guys. My first sweater using circular needles.

I'm realy happy with the results. I used a chunky wool using 4mm needles for the ribbing and 5 mm for the body and sleeves. I used the fitted sleeves and the raglan seamline A.

If there is anyone out there who hasn't yet got the Jaquelin Fee book "Sweater Workshop" its a must for everyones collection. I found the instructions very user friendly and easy to understand, even the maths!

The best thing about it is actually fits. None of this reading pages and  pages of difficult to decipher pattern, then to discover the neck is the wrong shape, or the sleeves feel to tight. Just a few simple sums and hey presto.

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