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  1. My new love!

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    I decided to jump in at the deep end with my LK150 and knit a baby jumper using my old 'knitware' software after having previously made a couple of scarves.  What a learning curve it was!  Casting on alone took several attempts before I got the hang of it.  I loved the speed the machine knitted at but using the transfer tools to increase, decrease and cast off took me a little longer as I'm not used to using them.  I knitted the main stocking stitch using the machine and handknitted the ribbing on afterwards.  The jumper isn't perfect, there's a few little mistakes but overall I'm pleased with it considering it was my first garment.

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    Getting rid of the waste yarn and knitting the ribbing:

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    Picking up the stitches for the rib:

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    The back:

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    The front:

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    The sleeves:

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    All the parts awaiting completion:

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    The machine doing its work:

    (I found it easier to unravel the yarn into an unused bin and basin rather than winding it into yarn cakes).

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    Practice pieces to get back into the swing of the machine:

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    I had to refer to Susan Guagliumi's craftsy video a couple of times for information.  I highly recommend her, she's so knowledgeable.

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    I bought myself a set of 'denise 2 go' sharp short tips by 'knit denise' as I was finding my DPN's were getting in the way with the little baby hat.  Great little needles!

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    Any time I do anything, my boy and I like to be sitting next to each other and using the machine was no different.  I sat him next to me on the window ledge and he let me know every time a person, bike, dog, bird, jogger, bus and lorry went by.

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    I love this picture - he'd just eaten his dinner and it was all over his chin.  Mucky pup!

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