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Proof of the pudding is in the wearing...

It's done, and I wore it today...and will wear it again for the Yarn Harlot's talk at the Forestry Center here in Portland, on Tues night....

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Dad's sweater, almost done...

Here's the back...colour is a little off: It's more vibrant in real life.

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almost done on Dad's

I've switched out one of the gussets on dad's: the first ones I did were too large, but I've discovered that they make great holders for a set of doublepointed needles: The look like skate egg c

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Malabrigo woes

I got some beautiful coloured malabrigo yarn (ON SALE!) to do a baseball shirt inspired zip raglan... in a lime and indigo.

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P P P P Prrrroooogggggresssss

Last night I steeked some shoulder cap shaping onto the sleeves (I'm getting good at that...very handy with the sewing machine on handknits)... and sewed in one sleeve.

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Chorus weekend

PGMC is spending the weekend at a singers retreat at B'nai B'rith camp (Jewish summer camp) in Lincoln City, OR...Oh boy...lumpy mattresses, camp food, snoring of 15 men in a cabin (pack the earplugs)

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final stretch on Dad's sweater..long distance knitting DOUBTS.

Steeked the neck openings and shoulder shapings on Dad's...basted the shoulders together to check for fit.

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and the verdict is: Vertical

Dad gets vertical stripes... I steeked the front panel yesterday for the cardi...

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Speed knitting...

I decided to time myself knitting the last sleeve.

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One down, 3 to go...on SPEED!

I completed a sleeve for Dad's sweater 2 nights ago...didn't like how it turned out (too skinny, too much shaping to the cap).

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