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Sweater labels - Qualified Perceptions
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So, mjperson has occasionally complained that while he does appreciate the sweaters I make him, he keeps putting them on backwards. I look at him askance for this, because you can generally tell which is the front and which is the back by looking at where the shoulder seam hits the collar, and which side the collar dips down on. But I will agree that this is a more complex observation than "where is the tag?"

However, they sell tags for handknit sweaters! All the examples say things like "Made with Love by Laura" or "Handknit for You" (or "Kid's Name"), but you can get them to say whatever you want. I got these. :)

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ron_newman From: ron_newman Date: August 12th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
jofish22 From: jofish22 Date: August 12th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)
i love this.

sometimes, i need this.
tallou From: tallou Date: August 12th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pop up to say "Ooh! This is a funny post" ... only to find that you have already been here. Sigh. I am too slow.
cfox From: cfox Date: August 12th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Did you find a tag type that is neither papery nor sticky?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 12th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I got these - http://www.etsy.com/transaction/128159845
It's cotton, and very soft and flexible; I'd say neither papery nor sticky. It's cut on the bias, so it's also a little stretchy along the length, which is very nice for knitting (though they are still not as stretchy as the knitting is).
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: August 12th, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for posting the source. It occurs to me that I should get some for my kid sweaters, especially before school starts. My kids are usually good at remembering their beloved sweaters, but better safe than sorry.
twe From: twe Date: August 12th, 2013 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, mine doesn't have a tag!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 12th, 2013 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Yours is a cardigan! :)
twe From: twe Date: August 12th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
But it's so funny!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 14th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I suppose I can add a tag, if it makes it a more amusing sweater. :)
bluepapercup From: bluepapercup Date: August 12th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahahahahahah. Love it!
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: August 12th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Bwahahaha! Excellent. :)
mathhobbit From: mathhobbit Date: August 12th, 2013 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Now you need ones that say "this is the inside" for shawls.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: August 12th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
+1 to this!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 14th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I am less confident of my ability to sew a tag to lace. (My levels in sewing are much fewer than my levels in knitting).
From: desireearmfeldt Date: August 12th, 2013 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee hee.
nuclearpolymer From: nuclearpolymer Date: August 12th, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome :)
merastra From: merastra Date: August 12th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hah! :-) That is fabulous! :-)
jaedian From: jaedian Date: August 17th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Love it!
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