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I just started knitting in January. I've tried various times before, but never got passed the knit stitch. This time I was determined to make it.

I took classes at my LYS. The first one was 2 needle mittens. I made a pair for me, and a pair for my 2 year old. I'll post a picture sometime.

The second project was a sweater for a friend of mine. Her baby was born just this last Monday (3/26). It's a top down sweater. It really was like knitting the two needle mittens, but with two thumbs (the sleeves). It took one skein of yarn, so it was inexpensive. My friend was so happy to receive it, as she had a family friend that just passed that knit her son a sweater and she was sad her daughter wouldn't get a hand-knit sweater.

The third project is a cable hat, for DH. Picture to follow.

Fourth project is a sweater (class again a LYS). It's a bottom up sweater in the round. I'm almost to the armpits. It's taking alot of time. The patter can be found at http://www.masondixonknitting.com It's called the "Perfect Sweater". The pattern is free. I did the picot hem in contrasting color. It's nice. I hope I finish it in time to still wear it this year!

The fifth project is the Booga Bag knit along. I just felted it tonight. I like how it turned out. It's smaller than I thought it would be.

Prefelted

Felted, still drying

Janel

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wow, nice job!!! TFS!

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Great job. That sweater is adorable! I haven't done the booga bag yet, but may do it one day.

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Well, I'm back to work today, after being on personal leave after my son was stillborn. There goes the end of getting so much knitting done!

Janel

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Janel, i often bring my knitting with me to work and do it during lunch break. Even if I go out for lunch I take it with me. I bring it to the docs office...i take it anywhere. I always try to find either a small project or a mindless project thats easy to do in small amounts of time.

I absolutely LOVE that little sweater! Its so cute! Very girly with the flower buttons Smile And the colors in the bag felted up nicely!

How has your first day back been so far? (I know its early) Hope it goes well.

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Here's my sweater that I am working on:

Since this picture, I've attached the shoulders and started on one arm.

Can you see the cat shadow on the sweater? She was so interested in the sweater. As soon as I was done taking this picture, my cat jumped on my sweater and laid down.

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I like the color and the picot edge. Keep more pictures coming!

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Ooh! it looks great! And I agree abotu the edging. So funny about the cat. You know..there are cat bed patterns out there! You could make your kitty verrrry happy Biggrin

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"KimPossible" wrote:

You know..there are cat bed patterns out there! You could make your kitty verrrry happy Biggrin

That sounds like a great project. The only problem is that we have 3 cats. I'd have to make at least 2 cat beds.

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Here is my Booga Bag #2

Noro Kureyon , in color 194. This wasn't my first choice for colors, as I'm not sure how the brown/black will look, and I'm finding the red and green next to each other is too Christmas-y. I was desperate for self striping yarn, as I am knitting this for my sister's b-day present and her birthday is April 28th.

This yarn is the one recommended in the pattern. I think it will work great for a felted project, but to me, it is too "rustic" for a sweater or something. It's not slick and there is a wide variety of thicknesses to the strand.

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I'm using the Noro Kureyon (#180)for my Booga Bag as well, and have the same kind of opinion about it. It's supposed to felt really beautifully, but I wouldn't use it for anything other than felting projects at this time.

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"morrisbuddy" wrote:

I'm using the Noro Kureyon (#180)for my Booga Bag.

Oooh, I can't wait to see it. That would have been the color I would have picked if given a choice.

Janel

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Perfect Sweater progress

New baby sweater for Toby (born yesterday, I thought I had 2 more weeks :shock: )

Booga#2 Prefelted

Booga #2 Complete

Booga #1 Complete

Booga #1 and #2, size compared.
Can you believe they were the same size prefelted? Different yarn, both washed twice

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The bags look awesome Janel!!!

Do you mind passing along the pattern site for the baby sweater -- if it is something I can find online. I love it, and just found out today that my brother's baby is going to be a girl, so I'd love to try my hand at something like that for her.

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"3weeparakeets" wrote:

The bags look awesome Janel!!!

Do you mind passing along the pattern site for the baby sweater -- if it is something I can find online. I love it, and just found out today that my brother's baby is going to be a girl, so I'd love to try my hand at something like that for her.

The pattern is written by my knitting teacher but she said it based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Best Baby Sweater.

It's called "Quick and Easy Baby Sweater", M.L Egan Design #15. I'm sure my knitting teacher would be happy to send you one in PDF (for a fee, I'm sure. I was a $4.00 pattern, but worth it because this is my second sweater using it, and I have (at least) one more planned.

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I finished my socks! My first socks.

I'm so proud that the stripes ended up the same.

Janel

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very cute--I love them! Smile

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Shorties!

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Wow! You're knitting up a storm! I'm still finishing the booga bag (forgot the handle when I was felting it), and have started a baby blanket that's going to take a while...

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My 2nd (of 3) knit from this same pattern. This is for Toby

Ozzy's Sweater

Tiger Hat