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The good news and the bad news...

The good news is that I'm FLYING through the first sleeve on my father's long unfinished sweater ( modified drop shoulder (shaped sleeve cap) Kaffee Fasset inspired random stripe sweater...

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Why the "tooth hat"?

Because when it's worn, it looks a bit like a molar...

I'm going to make a white one for my dentist, and one for her baby...

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the tooth hat, the turks toque

the two hats made from remnants steeked off the oversized panel of Dad's sweater.

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AND THE KNITTING GOD SAID "HAH"!!!!

It was raining yesterday, so I thought what a wonderful excuse to work on my sweater (Cable Guy from Son of a Stitch and Bitch).

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taking a wee break

I've decided to take a wee break and do the "cableguy" sweater from "Son Of Stitch and Bitch".

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say huh?

None of my files are attaching to my blog entries....it looks like they do, but when I save them...nothing shows up on the finished entry. HOLP! HOLP! (says the luddite).

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The hat

From the remnant 5 inch strip cut off the edge of Dad's sweater..

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Detail of machine steeking

Done on the Janome Sewist 521.
hand baste-backstitched with fingerling wool singles
short straight-stitched over basting
short straight-stitched half stitch away from cutting line

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Dads Drop shoulders front and backs~ Not yet blocked

I'm doing the shaping on the sewing machine: neck and shoulder shaping, and a v neck zip cardi.

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Proof of the pudding...

some photos from this last 12 days knitting... not yet blocked
Mom's front panels.
Dad's front and backs (not yet shaped on sewist 521)

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