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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


damn, i have one crazy butt chin.


ignore my face in this picture. no clue what i was thinking.
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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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