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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2007 11:27:28 AM »

Hi all, your boleros look great!  I'm thinking about making one with a subbed yarn but the yarn I want to use (knit picks shine sport) doesn't have any stretch to it at all.  What do y'all think?  Does the elasticity make a big difference?
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« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2007 02:41:39 PM »

So I know it's taken a while (what can I say... college.  Undecided) but I finally got around to figuring out how to follow the pattern/diagram, and did up my first (ever!) granny square...



But now I'm kind of worried.  Since this is done square buy square, is a yarn with a variegated color like this even going to work?  Or will it end up looking funny?
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« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2007 03:37:21 PM »

Hey mytadhamilton!

I like that yarn - especially the varigated effect! As long as the varigation isn't too strong (a striking contrast in color or value), the finished item should look great. Kind of like a tapestry! In Crochet!!  Grin

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« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2007 05:37:18 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement, QueenOfShinyThings! Smiley (great screenname, btw!)

That picture shows as far as the colors change, from the most brown in the center to the most green on the outer edge, so I think I'm gonna keep on with it and see how it turns out. Smiley


ETA:  My biggest problem now is that now I've got the hang of it, this is ALL I want to do!  And I have an essay due tomorrow!   Shocked
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« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2007 01:36:54 PM »

AHHHH!!!! I finally picked up my crystal lace bolero that I abandoned for months. It looks SO great! I am going to frog the other one that I made and make the small size. I must of had gauge problems or something because I am NOT a small in the chest area.

I'll post pictures later!!!!
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« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2007 03:54:22 PM »

Wow, great granny square! I love the earthy colors.

AHHHH!!!! I finally picked up my crystal lace bolero that I abandoned for months. It looks SO great! I am going to frog the other one that I made and make the small size. I must of had gauge problems or something because I am NOT a small in the chest area.

I'll post pictures later!!!!

I'll be waiting for the pictures!
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« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2007 06:55:13 PM »

I've been really busy finishing up school, and knitting up graduation presents for my friends, but I do have well over half of my granny squares done.  Only problem is, as I got going now they're kind of all different sizes, so I may have to frog a lot of them.  Sad
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« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2007 10:03:50 PM »

How easy is this to make? And put together?

I would be interested in making this!
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« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2007 03:46:27 PM »

Well it takes me less than an hour to do each granny square... I don't know about the putting-together bit yet, but it looks pretty simple.
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« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2007 07:56:20 PM »

It took me about 15-20 minutes per granny square and it took about an hour to put together. The longest part was putting the edging around it...
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