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Another Project

I've started a burgundy/blue hoodie for baby Leo in a 9-12month size. I'm using yarn I bought when I visited Sarahsunshine last September when he was born. It should go pretty quickly. I just hope there'll be enough of the wool. I may sneak some navy cuffs on the sleeves later on if I'm worried about having enough.

I have other jobs to do too, but it is snowy and the perfect time of year to knit by the fire. Biggrin

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:worthless:

I don't even remember the yarn colour!

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OK, here's the finished project:

And here's the start of Leo's sweater.

PS: This sweater is actually burgundy colored but it looks pink in this photo. I've finished the front and back, next need to knit the sleeves. Sewing it together takes a bit of time. There seems to be plenty of yarn for the project.

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That's going VERY quickly! I haven't touched Leo's blanket since you left!

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All the pieces are complete as of NOW. That leaves FIVE steps to sewing it together...which will take time.

PS: DONE and being blocked! (as of this Monday morning)

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And a photo of the final product?

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When it is dry. It is in the blocking process, pinned to the ironing board with a wet towel on top of it!

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Here you go...

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That looks great! I really like the color(better than the pink Smile )

A couple questions- what is blocking?

When you sew pieces together, do you use 1 strand of wool, or do you double it? Does it depend on what you are making?

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Woohoo!!!! that looks great! Leo might actually fit it!

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buildingthedream...

I use one strand of matching yarn always! There is a smart way of sewing pieces together - and it is very easy - but hard to describe. I really suggest asking a knit shop person to give you a quick lesson because it makes ALL the difference in how smart your knitting looks!

Blocking: Once I've sewn the pieces together and woven in all the ends, I use upholstery pins and pin the garment exactly the way I want it to look onto my ironing board. I cover the whole thing with a very damp towel (almost wet) until everything is dry. (2-3 days) [I seldom iron, so that's no problem!]

Hope that helps! Just ask if anything isn't clear.

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Thanks! I will try at the "fancy" yarn store around here. I haven't actually been in it yet, but my mom tells me it's a "hang on to your wallet" kind of store Smile I always have bought at Michaels or WM. Just the hats so far, and the mittens, have required sewing, and those crocheted ones just get crocheted together.

I did use 1 strand of wool, and kept looping it over and through(have NO idea what that kind of stitch is called).

I am quite proud of the mittens that I made,(I read a pattern-yay!) and feel ready to tackle something a little harder, it's just a matter of finding something I like. Maybe a sweater for Sierra? lol.

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Yes, "looping it over and through" works but you'll see a huge difference when you do it the new way. Smile

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