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« on: February 24, 2008 08:53:55 AM »

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I made this scarf for my teenage brother. He really appreciated the work I put into it. At first I found the pattern a little daunting, but it eventually became second nature to me.  The woman at my local yarn store didn't think that I would be able to make this, but I did.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 06:23:29 PM »

it looks awesome
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 06:15:31 AM »

that is awsome!I am thinking on makeing that for my Uncle Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008 05:37:46 AM »

That's great! I've been too lazy to start making one, heh.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008 07:24:59 PM »

Looks amazing!  I love the yarn you used.   
I tried this one out about a year ago, but using really crappy black and mint-green Red Heart yarn.  That's why I ended up abandoning it after getting through the chart three times.  Now I think I might try again!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008 07:53:09 PM »

wow, i am super impressed! yeah, the pattern scares me a little too, but i've found that if i just get into the rhythm of it, it really is second nature...so maybe i'll give this one a shot one day  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008 11:10:10 AM »

Looks great! Which just goes to show we shouldn't worry too much about the disdain of scary yarn store owners...
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008 10:54:05 AM »

I've also made one, but I got to say that the pattern was really boring, not for a start, but I easily gets bored with patterns (:
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2008 06:05:13 PM »

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The woman at my local yarn store didn't think that I would be able to make this, but I did.

that's very disheartening of her to say that.  Sad  she should be encouraging you to make it, thus perpetuating a consistent customer barreling through many successful projects giving her store much needed business!! well, good job, it looks awesome, and i hope you showed her it! hah! nice...... and i'm sure she was very proud of you.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010 05:38:42 PM »

I am knitting this scarf right now, but am frustrated by the pattern printed in my book. No one else seems to have had this issue. I wonder if I have an older printing of the book. I would be interested in knowing what the printing dates on your copies are.

Here is what went wrong.
My alien head is black when it should be purple. The pattern in my book indicates that the MC is the background color, and the CC is the image color. The pattern begins with the MC. The pattern also indicates that I am looking at the front of the image. This means that when working the back of the scarf I am to do the opposite of what the pattern indicates. For example: If the pattern shows that I am to purl, but I am working the wrong side then I should knit instead.

Initially, I was sure that I had done something wrong and reread the pattern over and over again. However, after comparing my pattern to other illusion patters I realize that I have followed the pattern to the letter. When looking at these patterns I can clearly see that the portion you are purling (on the front) is supposed to be the portion that is visible. Upon reviewing my pattern I can tell that the MC (black) ends up being the alien head. Of course, by the time I realized all of this I had knit an entire alien head and can't bear to frog it. I am considering correcting the issue after the 3rd alien head and do a half and half scarf.

I have the very fist printing of her book in September 2003. This information can be found at the very bottom of the copyright page. Can everyone please share what the print date is on their book?
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