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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
HI I'm Margaret and here's some knitted projects that I've done over the last few years.

This one is a Kentucky Wildcat afghan made for my sister to give as a gift. The chart for the wildcat and UK section were done by someone else. I took the chart and worked out how to make this afghan from it.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
This is the first sweater I made for my best friend's oldest daughter. It was made from a pattern and while I did good on the knitting part I did get the buttonholes uneven from inexperience. This was done about 2 years ago as an Easter gift but poor girl wasn't able to wear it until last year because it was too big LOL.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
This sweater was made from the same pattern just different color and different buttons. Like the first the buttonholes are off a bit and it was also too big until last year. It was for my best friend's youngest daughter.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
This is a baby afghan knitted in one piece to look like separate blocks. Very easy to do. My sister got this one and gave it to her youngest daughter.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
This sweater is my first attempt at designing my own sweater patterns using my computer design program. My best friend's oldest girl got this one and loved it because it went down to her thighs.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
This was my second attempt at designing a sweater for girls. The youngest girl got this one. She came home after wearing it to school for the first time and told her mom another little girl tried to talk her out of it.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
This is a vest I designed for one of my sisters who asked for a Christmas vest for her birthday a couple years ago. Turned out well and she reported that everyone loved the snowman on it.

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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
And finally the most recent sweater design. This one went to my best friend's oldest daughter. Her younger sister got one just like it except the sleeves didn't have the hearts on them. No buttons on them because my friend is supposed to put them on there. She just got them yesterday and reported this morning that the girls wanted to wear them to school and when told no way they were for church the youngest asked her why all the pretty stuff was for church LOL. The reason is because the playground at school has black mulch and we can just imagine what that will do to such pretty white sweaters.

Edited to add my friend told me they were so well done she would have thought they came from a high end fashion store if she didn't know better. This time I finally got the buttonholes lined up the way they were supposed to be thanks to an upgrade to the program which also let me pick up the button bands instead of sewing them on.

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Imagehaighr
Apr 14, 2010 5:31 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Your work is beautiful. You know how much I love that heart sweater, but now I just adore that vest. Now, how in the world did you do that first afghan with the lettering? That is incredible!
I would have also bought that purple one in a store in a heartbeat! I just gotta learn how to knit mine is deplorable and gets nowhere fast. I tried to make an outfit as my first project for Abygail when she was a year old and just could not make it happen. Then went back to crochet. One of these days I'll have more time to be more persistent with it.
You are an inspiration because I think there are many more patterns for knitting than crochet.
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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2010 6:38 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thank you for the compliments. The purple sweater is just stockinette stitch. I imagine I could use the program to convert it to single crochet if you want.
the UK afghan involved a lot of color changing to get the picture and lettering on there. And LOTS of ends to weave in my least favorite thing to do.
I usually knit sweaters and other garments because I love the look better than crocheted ones though crochet does have some nice patterns out there. Those pictures are the sum of the last 2 years worth of knitting I've done. All other projects were crochet. I am much faster at croche than knitting.
Imagehaighr
Apr 15, 2010 5:30 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Just curious how does the program convert a design into a pattern???
I hate weaving in the ends as well. I have a distant relative who knits and she just makes the pieces and then hands the whole project over to a seamstress who sews/knits the pieces together and finishes the ends for her.
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Mindy03
Apr 15, 2010 7:37 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
The program comes with standard sizes and has the option for inputting custom sizes for individual people. I use the custom sizing feature when designing the girls sweaters and so far they seem to fit them perfectly with room for some growth. After you select which size you want to make you select design features such as straight or fitted, what type of hem, neckline style, arm length, shoulder style (on the hearts sweater I used gathered here), type of collar you want. Oh, and it let's you choose how tight or loose you want the garment to fit. I think that's all of it off the top of my head. Then it takes all that information and does the math for you. You still have to figure out placement of stuff like the hearts and cables etc and there's a place to input the stitch pattern information and it uses that to figure out if you need a few more stitches or a few less. You can also use another program like PC Stitch to chart designs like flowers, butterflies and so forth onto your schematic and have a chart to use for where to start those. It's not perfect but maybe someday the programmer will add in more stuff to make it alot easier to use.
Imagehaighr
Apr 17, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Wow that is interesting. So you just input what you want and it creates the pattern? How clever is that????
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Mindy03
Apr 17, 2010 5:36 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Here's the link to the website that offers the program. It's closed until April 20th for buying but you can download a trail/demo version and check it out for yourself. There's 3 different programs, sweaters, skirts, and one for making toys and animal clothing I think I haven't checked the last one out yet.
Mindy03
Aug 1, 2011 5:41 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Scarf just finished this morning. 5 different cable patterns.

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Imagehaighr
Aug 1, 2011 8:49 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Very nice! I don't think I could bring myself to work on a scarf in this heat so good for you! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Mindy03
Aug 2, 2011 6:17 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
It's easy when DH keeps the AC at freezing and my chair is right in front of it. Thank you. I'm working on a hat to go with the scarf now.
Imagehaighr
Aug 3, 2011 3:31 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Sounds like you better work on a sweater Hilarious!
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Mindy03
Aug 3, 2011 5:05 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Nah I wait until it has run long enough to cool him down then turn it off on him. Hat is in the decreasing stage to top. Maybe finish it tonight but if not in the morning for sure.
Imagehaighr
Aug 4, 2011 4:38 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
I am working on the breast cancer pins to give to my group members for Christmas.
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