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Topic: DORMANT: Candi Jensen Children's Crochetalong  (Read 4309 times)
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diosaperdida
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2006 08:13:50 AM »

MopTopStumptown  your hoody is beautiful..I love the colors you chose. It looks like an heirloom.
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2006 07:06:19 PM »

The Sweatpea is soooooooo pretty!!!!
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MopTopStumptown
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2006 06:58:41 PM »

kellilee, your sweetpea cardigan is sooooo cute! 

diosaperdida, thanks!!

spacecase, are you making the whole thing with the pretty pink? or are you going to mix in some other colors? 
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spacecase71
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2006 01:26:05 PM »

spacecase, are you making the whole thing with the pretty pink? or are you going to mix in some other colors? 

When I thought I wasn't going to have enough yarn of the same dyelot to make the whole thing, I toyed with the idea of picking a couple shades of pink to match and making a few solid squares to mix in for a more patchwork-y look. It's still an option I'm considering. Strangely enough, with Red Heart, I often have trouble finding solids that are dyed to match their ombres. Don't know why  Huh
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2006 06:56:56 PM »

What is the age range on this book? I have a 3 yr old but she is tiny and she has a big sister on her dad's side who will be six but she is also petite.
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2006 08:50:11 PM »

the patterns are for babies and toddlers. most  of them can go up to a 3 yo, but not much more than that.
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kellilee
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2006 12:56:23 PM »

I just finished a second Candi Jensen baby cardi: Wrap Star from Candy Babies.  It was gifted to a co-worker at a baby shower on Friday and I got this as a response: "You knit?"  After explaining that the sweater was CROCHETED, I politely responded: "Yup."

The Wrap Star is crocheted with a F crochet hook and 4 balls of pink Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (two more balls than were called for in the pattern - I think this was a printing error and I'm fortunate that the fiber gods were looking down on me since I found two more balls in the same dyelot).  I especially like the picot edging around the neckline and the three little buttons.

You can see pictures and get more information here: http://crochetperse.typepad.com/weblog/2006/11/out_of_the_clos.html
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spacecase71
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2006 07:09:05 PM »

Your little wrap sweater is so lovely! Thanks for the heads up about the yarn amounts: that pattern is on my list.
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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2006 10:30:28 AM »

I also did the Wrap Star sweater and matching dress (Summer Love) from the Candy Babies book
Honestly, kellilee, I am NOT stalking you!  Cheesy
and like kellilee, found that I needed 7 skeins rather than the 5 called for for both pieces.

Here's mine:
dress
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid219/p631c66b6d042cd92a636c80cb7550aff/ebffd86e.jpg

sweater

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid219/pac300ce251319d8403760adf995870f8/ebffd7ef.jpg
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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2006 01:38:18 PM »

OK, I am a lurker here in the crochet forums.  These baby and toddler things are gorgeous!  (And it's funny about the lawyers kellilee)  My best friend is in the process of adopting her brother's two children (horrible story), one of whom is a just turned two year old girl.  I am trying to crochet her a hat for XMas.  Yeah, trying is the word.  But you all inspire me!
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