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Old 01-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Gracie looks so cute!! Love the pics!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Gracie, you look stunning! Great job Tori!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Waiting all day for those piccies, she look beautiful!
You did a great job!

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Tori!!! Grace looks so darling!!! You did an amazing job. I love her black and pink sweater - tres chic! You are so talented!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sylie View Post
Oh Tori, Gracie looks absolutely beautiful. Her eyes look like they are hazel in these pictures, I thought they were blue? Have they changed?
Sylvia - You are right They used to be a greenish blue (more blue).... I loved her blue eyes LOL

But in the last few months they have turned to a more brown. Some days you can still see the green.

Who knows...maybe they will change with the seasons? Will have to wait and see in summer

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Do you have a pattern or where might I get one? I have a friend who knits....tried to learn but it was a disaster!
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Aww, sweet Gracie!!! You look so pretty! I love your pink bumble bee sweater!

Tori, you did a great job on both the cut and the sweater! I'd like the instructions on the sweater too if you don't mind sharing.

There is a WONDERFUL site called Ravelry


You make an account - account is free - and you can search hundreds of knitting and crochet patterns. Many of them are FREE.

This is where I went to get my patterns when I started knitting. I love the site. I used it to find patterns when I was knitting baby hats and booties for my nephew.

But to be honest, I don't use a pattern now. I knit all by memory. I know how many stitches=1inch and I know the basic shape needed and how to create that, and so I do it all in my head.

I like my dog sweaters with a longer neck cuff (so it can fold over once), with leg cuffs, and ribbing all around the edge. And I like most of my sweaters to have a ribbed belly (the bumble sweater doesn't have a ribbed belly). So any sweater pattern I follow I usually add those on myself.

Make sure to check your gauge. I knit tighter than most (I think based on gauge) so if I knit exactly as the pattern says my sweaters end up a little smaller than they say they will. My mom knits looser than most so her's end up bigger LOL

DROPS patterns are wonderful - their christmas sweaters are based on a DROPS sweater.

Grace's cupcake sweater is based on a "little black dress" sweater pattern there... Sort of.

I have a book called Leisure Arts Dog Sweaters to Knit and Crochet - I got it at Joann's Fabrics. That is a great basic knit sweater - probably the closest one to the bumble bee sweater

But Ravelry has a ton of great free patterns... I'd love to be able to knit all the time...if only my hands loved it as much as I do

Hope that helps!

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #26 (permalink)
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she looks so cute! the black/pink sweater is adorable! your knitting skills are crazy good :-D
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hoaloha View Post
she looks so cute! the black/pink sweater is adorable! your knitting skills are crazy good :-D

Tori you did an amazing job on Grace and she looks soooo cute! I have to agree with Marisa that your knitting skills are crazy good!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Good job Tori. Grace looks beautiful and I love the sweaters!

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Good job Tori!
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #30 (permalink)
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AW! The pink clips is my favorite! she looks so beautiful!!!
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