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Old 03-28-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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I finished my first soaker - acrylic

I finished my first soaker! I made it from cheapie acrylic yarn from wal-mart. Didn't want to use good wool for my first try!


what do you ladies think?

my only thing that I just really don't like and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong is on the back (see the close-up picture) then the seam shows - I don't know what I'm doing wrong there? It said to slip stitch and that is what I did but I don't like how that shows.

any suggestions anyone?

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close-up of seam


Nise's Soaker Pattern

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Old 03-28-2007, 06:37 PM   #2
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That looks great
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:11 AM   #3
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I think it looks pretty awesome, esp for your first try!!
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Awesome job! FWIW, I can't get my slipstitch to act right, either.

Which pattern are you using?
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:29 AM   #5
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very nice
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:56 AM   #6
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Re: I finished my first soaker - acrylic

Thanks ladies! I just wish I knew what I was doing wrong on my slip stitch that it is looking that way.


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Awesome job! FWIW, I can't get my slipstitch to act right, either.

Which pattern are you using?
Nise's Soaker Pattern - it is a free one online - you can click that name in my first post and it should take you to the site with the pattern.
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Re: I finished my first soaker - acrylic

Nise's was my first soaker, too! Your first attempt is way better than mine was. I had that same seam issue on my first one. I don't slipstitch my seams anymore, since I can't get it to look right. I join with single crochet on the inside. It's nearly invisible from the outside, but does leave a ridge inside, but I don't care. It's helped a lot! Good work!
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Re: I finished my first soaker - acrylic

Erin - how do you sc on the inside? I'm sure I'm just being a ditz this morning but can you explain?
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Very very cute! Way to go, mama!
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thanks ladies!
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