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« on: May 18, 2007 05:30:57 PM »

this is my first project from the happy hooker book. im not all that pleased with it, its kind of fluffy and ugly. and i dont like the sleeves. but thats what i get when i use woolease instead of cotton like the pattern suggested. student budget, what can you do?

it looks lopsided. i dont know why. i constantly have to pull on one side to make it match the other. hmmmm


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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007 08:33:43 PM »

I think it looks cute.  Is it a fairly easy pattern for a semi-beginner?  I was able to crochet the sweet pea shawl but this looks more difficult.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007 09:26:12 PM »

Congrats! That's a challenging lace pattern, and yours turned out really cute.  If you're unhappy about the sleeves, what a few people (including me) have done is to do only two or three rows; that results in a more fitted cap sleeve.  (My version here.)  You can also use a smaller hook for the sleeves if you're worried they'll still flare out. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007 10:24:06 PM »

Its really cute as an outfit Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007 10:27:11 PM »

What are you talking about? I think it looks great! It looks very defined and pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007 11:21:28 PM »

I reckon it looks great. I also feel that my SnS is a bit lopsided. Not sure why though. I also didn't make mine out of cotton and feel it's a bit puffy but I think it will be ok. I'll try it again later in cotton for summer (southern hemisphere).

I think you've done a good job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007 06:36:20 PM »

I think it looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007 04:57:03 PM »

I also think it looks awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007 08:46:13 PM »

Beautiful work!  I love the flower closure.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007 08:51:09 PM »

It looks beautiful!!!  I know that this is a difficult sweater to make--but once you get the hang, it's not bad.  Perhaps you could do another one in an inexpensive cotton--like sugar n' cream.  I'd imagine that it would be kind of stiff at first, but I would think that after a couple washes, it would soften up.  Plus, cotton would be easier to block so that you didn't feel lop-sided.  Great job!
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2007 04:20:28 AM »

I think it's really pretty on you Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2007 03:10:08 PM »

I made TWO of these trying to get one to look right. The first one I used knit picks main line cotton, and when I wear it, it feels like i'm wearing really lacy armour. The second I used some mystery yarn, did it much quicker and without as many mistakes, but i hate the sleeves so much I never even bothered to weave the ends in. I want the one in the book! (But I think you may have to be THAT EXACT GIRL to get away with wearing this pattern well.) Yours looks great by the way, you obviously tamed the hard lace pattern. I feel your woes about how it looks on though.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2007 03:24:36 PM »

I think it looks great.  I really like it in white.
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2007 10:10:57 AM »

I think it looks great!  The yarn will relax after a while and it won't look so lopsided as you put it. 


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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2007 04:21:11 PM »

I like it!

I made mine out of one of those Lion Brand pounds of yarn--ick. The lace got all bunchy and didn't lay right at all. Yours looks much, much better than mine (plus the sizing on mine was completely off and turned out way too small, and yours is nice and drapey).
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