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« on: November 19, 2006 01:09:36 PM »

Yes, I finished these over the last couple of weeks but have only just got round to posting.
The froufrou was most difficult, as the instructions had some errors in but turned out nice.  It looks good on and gets many compliments.  I made the largest size and it took about a month with an hour or so most evenings.
The others were all done in one or two evenings.  I did the garden scarf, too, but the photo did not come out at all.  I made it in all different colours and it looks great.  The seija set is for my grand-daugher, my DIL chose the colours and they look good together.  They are not quite as bright as in the picture.
The fat bottom bag is mine, all mine!  You may recognise the flower from the spring in winter set, I just love it.



My next happy hooker project?  Short and sweet - after I finish the star blanket crochetalong!
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 03:41:45 PM »

Very nice Smiley.  Do you like the fit of your Frou Frou?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 04:52:48 PM »

Your froufrou is much cuter than the one in the book.  I may need to make it now.  How does it look on?  Did you have any problems with gauge?  And was the pattern pretty straight forward.  There are so many mistakes in that book that it makes my head spin sometimes! lol
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006 04:51:27 PM »

wow you've been busy Grin Everything looks so great. I really have to pic up my book again and do a few more projects!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006 04:12:10 PM »

Thanks for all your kind comments.   Smiley

Yes, playitgeorge and disneyfan the froufrou fits well.  I am pretty large as you can see, but it is flattering when it is on.  The front does not cross over as much on me as the model in the book, but it still looks great.  Also, instead of crossing it over, I can pin it in the middle and it falls away in a graceful and flattering curve from the bust to the hips. 

I am seriously thinking of making another one in a lighter colour.  My gauge was exactly as recommended in the book although I had to use a larger hook because (I think) the yarn I used was a bit thinner.  I used stylecraft double knitting wool/acrylic mix so it would wash well.  It is very soft and snuggly.

There were some mistakes in the pattern and quite a few bits where the pattern was ambiguous (but I am British and we use different names for our crochet stitches - talk about crafters divided by a common language!).  I just decided that I would follow it as far as possible and make what changes need to be made to get to the shape of the diagram.  The main thing is to do the decreasing evenly at the front/side edges. 

The diagram is right.  Aim to get that shape.  Once that final shape is achieved, the whole thing suddenly comes right when sewing up the front/side seams.  Before that, it looks very strange and worrying.

I do recommend it.  I think it would look great on anyone.   Wink

Good luck. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006 01:43:40 PM »

Gorgeous!!

Where do you get the handles for the fat bottom
purse?

Thanks, Cilantro7
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