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1  Re: mystery shawl 2 in Knitalongs by veronique on: October 19, 2005 10:03:23 AM
To the person who posted the "highlighter" trick: thank you!  It works great for me. 
As others, the lack of a repeating, memorizable pattern, means I'm making mistakes all the time.  Every once in a while I end up with one extra st, or one less, then I tink back that row and start it over.  *sigh*

Also, my shawl is looking kinda small...  Is anybody else worried?  I'm hoping clue 4 will be another chunk of the triangle shape, then clue 5 will be a super-wide border.  Here's what I have so far:

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2  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by veronique on: July 26, 2005 09:19:46 AM
Here is my finished Butterfly!  As you can see, it turned out longer than in the Rowan picture - it's a little past my knees.  But that might be because when I blocked it, I stretched it length-wise not width-wise as I made a size too big for me... 

This knit-along has been very inspiring, and motivated me to knit on!  I can't wait to see everybody's progress. 

By the way, I got a reply from Rowan:

Dear Veronique,

Thank you for your query regarding 'Butterfly' from 'Magazine 37'. Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying to you.
I have checked the graph for the vest in the magazine and there are 71 sts at the pick up lower edge. I feel that the extra st you have casted on is the reason why your pattern is going astray at the double decrease as there are no errors in the chart. When working in lace patterns we would always suggest that you do not work the yo's at the beg of your row and instead just work in st-st therefore for your size the first few rows should be worked (not including the beads that are randomly placed:
Row 1 -   * K2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2togtbl, k1, rep from  * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog tbl. (71 sts - 5 = 66 sts (patt rep of 6 sts worked 11 times)
Row 3 -  K1, * k3, yo, dec 2, yo, rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, k1. 71 sts - 5 sts = 66 sts (patt rep of 6 sts worked 11 times).

For your size the width at the bottom will be 42cm, waist will be 33cm and 37cm below your armhole.
 
I hope this information is of use to you and wish you well with your knitting, however, if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

Rowan Yarns
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3  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by veronique on: July 21, 2005 09:14:56 AM
Hope C: I did not even *think* to add beads to the edging!  Of course, now it seems like a great idea....  Too late.  I am making size 36".  I usually am between a 34 and a 36, and probably should have made the 34" since lace stretches out when blocked...  I don't want to think about that now.  I picked up 95 st twice, exactly as the chart dictates (*15 repeats plus 5 st* twice).  By the way, I have ordered a Mermaid kit in red/orange! 

I am almost done!  Grin  I did 8 even rows instead of 11, I'm doing the increases every 8th row and everything looks fine.  I now have 15 rows to go before the armholes.  I'm hoping to wear this dress to a party on sat, but, uh, it's 95 degrees in NYC and the humidity is through the roof. 
I slipped Butterfly over a dress so you can see my progress:
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4  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by veronique on: July 15, 2005 09:03:10 AM
Danielle-O, I also think that's a great idea!  Actually, I bought some white single ply silk at Habu which is the most beautiful yarn I have ever seen.  It's so shiny...  I thought I would be perfect for a white Butterfly dress.  Unfortunately, I'm not getting married any time soon! 
And here's a progress pic (for Sharon):  You can't see very clearly, but I am using dark purple beads. 
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5  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by veronique on: July 05, 2005 01:26:58 PM
Buki, this is perfect timing!  I just started making Butterfly, and in exactly the same color as yours.  I am using the recommended KSH in Liqueur.  I decided to make the dress in the round because it didn't make sense to me to make 2 pieces and scratch my head while trying to seam lace...  So I made the bottom trim in one long piece (114 cm instead of 2 pieces at 57cm each), and did a 3 needle bind-off.  Then I picked up stitches in the round.  Katyruth, I have to admit that I don't have the lace pattern down pat, and I have to look at my notes for *each* stitch.  I've made a few mistakes and had to tink back a little too...  But it's worth it! 
Here's a pic of the trim in progress. 
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6  Re: sugar kool-aid dyeing? in Dyeing: Discussion and Questions by veronique on: May 31, 2005 08:22:21 AM
Unfortunately, Kool-Aid packets are being phased out for the pricier tubs...  However, I found just a few in mango, which is a lovely orange color.  I followed EmilyFlew's advice and bought some food coloring, and it turned out really well.  Thanks Emily!  Here's proof: 
Edited to add my sock-in-progress:

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7  Re: Simply Marilyn in Knitting: Completed Projects by veronique on: January 26, 2005 10:03:14 AM
Beautiful sweater Eliza!  I made Marilyn last Spring, using Rowan Polar, and I had major issues with the pattern.  I made the sweater longer (I thought it looked very short on the model).  Also, from the picture, it looks like it's been pinned back?  So I made it narrower.  Then, I didn't like the horseshoe crab cable, so I made a braid cable.  You'd think with all that tinkering I'd finally be happy, right?  Well....  The sleeves are too short, and the collar is H-U-G-E (it's stretched out since I took that picture).  So huge that a male friend of mine asked me if it's a hood!  Now you're probably thinking my sweater looks terrible, but I actually like it!  Here's proof

The colors are all wrong, so here's another pic:


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8  Re: knitty "candy" knitalong! in Knitalongs by veronique on: January 26, 2005 09:21:13 AM
There's a candy knitalong in progress here:
http://toveb.typepad.com/candyknitalong/
However, the hostess is swedish...  And yes, a couple of the posts are in swedish.  But there's pretty pictures!  Anyway, I joined this knitalong, knit like a demon, then stalled.  The only thing left for me to do is pick up stitches at the bottom and knit the ribbing.  But somehow this project has fallen to the bottom of my to-do pile.  Maybe you girls can motivate me? 
I used Lion's Brand Imagine in cerise (a hot pink color) and did the stripes with Kid Silk Haze in... Candy (!), a hot pink color.  For those of you who want to use KSH (hi Suzie!), please note that it's a very fine "thread" with a big "halo" of mohair, whereas the yarn the designer used is much thicker, so the effect will be very different. Here's a look at my stripes:

Can you see the difference in weight between the 2 yarns?!
Good luck everybody!
PS Juniperl: isn't Tempting knit in the round?  That always takes forever... 
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9  Re: Ubernatural-a-long? in Knitalongs by veronique on: January 13, 2005 08:07:04 AM
All right!  Here's another attempt at posting a picture. 


Hope that worked.  This is my Ubernatural straight off the needles.  No buttons yet, no blocking so the ribbing looks very tight, and lots of flowing ends...  By the way the buttons I have are very cute: black glass.  I will resist the temptation to search eBay for cute buttons.  It's hard enough to *not* buy yarn from eBay... Now it's your turn Suzie!   
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10  Re: Ubernatural-a-long? in Knitalongs by veronique on: January 03, 2005 03:41:16 PM
I started making Ubernatural in the fall.  I used yarn that I got on eBay, Patons Bella, in a brown color.  (The auction was for 20 balls of yarn, but I only used 10.)  This yarn is 50% wool, 50% acrylic, and boy is it heavy!  I can barely lift the sweater...  Here is a progress picture so you can get an idea.  I got kind of discouraged and never sewed on the cute black buttons I bought  Sad
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