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LETS DESIGN OUR OWN CARDIGAN OR PULLOVER - designer 12343
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Sep 24, 2011 20:51:42   #
DanaKay
 
Rose,
Really very pretty! You did a fantastic job! Careful wearing it to work, you could end up with a lot of orders! :-)
I am doing a cardigan, after seeing yours, I think a pullover goes on my to do list.
My Grandson saw your sweater and said awesome sweater. He wants one. He is 13 this coming January.
 
Sep 24, 2011 21:01:35   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
It is WONDERFUL! I think it looks great - you did a fantastic job. If you ever want to do another one with a slightl y different look you can do all sorts of things. You are FIRST!!! I am very proud of you! What do you think, girls. pretty nice for a first sweater with no pattern, eh??? Shirley

How about putting a picture in the pictures forum. It is great -- It looks cosy and warm. Shirley
Sep 24, 2011 21:48:35   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Wow! I guess you really R Glad!! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself :oops: ) That's a gorgeous sweater, and - thanks to our personal knitting coach, Shirley the Designer - totally unique!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Sep 24, 2011 22:24:45   #
RGlad
 
Thanks, I will put the picture in the picture forum too as you suggest. By the way, my dishes are washed now (finally).
Sep 24, 2011 22:42:57   #
Patchworkcat
 
RGlad, your sweater turned out beautifully! Nice job!
Sep 24, 2011 22:46:25   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Would you mind me putting the picture on my blog? I would love to let my readers know what a great job you did. No problem if you would prefer that I keep it here in the forum.

http://shirl-oneofakindfiberarts.blogspot.com
 
Sep 24, 2011 22:47:02   #
RGlad
 
I don't mind at all, I'm flattered even!
Sep 24, 2011 23:15:52   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
It is on my blog - my quilting friends will be interested and it does look good! Shirley

http://shirl-oneofakindfiberarts.blogspot.com/
Sep 25, 2011 00:02:05   #
Crafty Mary
 
Shirley, You are so kind to take the time to do this for us. With the holidays approaching, your time is even more precious and I wish you the best. You are special.
Sep 25, 2011 00:08:51   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Thank you Mary -- my passion is teaching new techniques and it is so satisfying when someone makes something lovely like the finished sweater. Shirley
Sep 25, 2011 00:19:16   #
evilknit
 
can someone tell me how to bookmark?
 
Sep 25, 2011 00:25:43   #
evilknit
 
since i cant figure out how to book mark, lordy i hope making the sweater will be easier than working my computer, will there be something in the main forum that i will be able to come back to for the sweater?
Sep 25, 2011 00:28:18   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
evilknit wrote:
can someone tell me how to bookmark?
At the top of every topic page, there is a box on the upper left hand side that says 'Bookmark'. Click on it and follow directions. It will not be saved on your computer but on the Knitting Paradise website.

On your computer there's a 'button' for adding a 'favorite' to your list; or maybe some systems call it 'bookmark'.

The 'main forum' is very flexible and topics wander in and out of it - possibly in response to the number of new posts? - with no surety that any given topic will appear 'on command'. That's why using the bookmark feature is best. You will always be able to find it again, just by clicking on the 'My Bookmarks' link at the top of every KP page.

Hope this helps.
Sep 25, 2011 00:40:23   #
freckles
 
RGlad wrote:
I did it! I am so happy! Thank you so much Shirley for teaching me how to make this sweater, I can't wait to wear it to work on Monday! Now my sweetie is already telling me how he wants his to be done (he assumes he would be next in line to get one, I guess he's right though). Now that it's done I guess I should do some things I've put off like vacuum and wash a dish, huh? :)
Rose Glad


Nice job, Rose Glad!!!!! Congratulations and keep up the great work. It looks great!
Sep 25, 2011 01:09:45   #
evilknit
 
thank you jessica jean. got it done.
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