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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2005 03:07:29 PM »

Cool!  Grin

I think that I will begin it this weekend.  I have a train ride ahead of me--2 hours there, 2 hours back--and it will definitely help me pass the time.

What yarn are you using?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2005 06:09:08 AM »

I'm not positive but I think I'l use the Red Heart undyed lot in the brightest yellow I can find. My town is SEVERELY limited in yarn selection (just a few colors at Wal-Mart and that is it) so I use what I can. I don't have any yellow clothes and thought that a bright yellow shrug would be great for spring. Sorta like a baby chick or something. This will be my first crochet along and I'm so excited.

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2005 10:23:19 AM »

Okay, I'm in on this shrug CAL.  I can't resist any longer  Roll Eyes.
I'm gonna be doing the one that pfirsch and cherryberry are doing; the cocoon sweater.  I've already begun.  I had a ton of Caron's Simply Soft in "bone" so I'm using that.  Nice and neutral.


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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2005 03:19:37 AM »

I finally started mine and it's going fairly quickly.  I know that if I use Light & Lofty again, a smaller hook would work better.  I'm using an N and it's making the work too holey for my taste, but I don't want to undo what I've already done.

Oh, if you use the formula for the cocoon sweater, remember that the measurement is of your back is all that you need.  Measuring from wrist to wrist makes the shrug extremely loose.  and the length of the back depends on how big your arms are and how far you want the shrug to fall down your back.  I'm making the back 14" to have enough ease in the upperarms but to keep them fairly fitted.

How are everybody else's shrugs coming along?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2005 04:11:10 AM »

I just thought you might be interested in this if you like to crochet shrugs,

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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2005 04:26:03 AM »

I put my shrug aside, but I think I will pick it back up again.  I might just have enough yarn to finish it.  If not, I can always call my mama to send me another skein.

It's really warm even though there are holes between the stitches.
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2005 09:38:03 AM »

i started the shrug. im doing it in the largest size but im plus sized, so its a little tight on me. i hope it actualy fits. im having to do some alterations to the back, like make it a bit longer ect....
but it should work out....
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2005 09:55:33 AM »

anyone else got short arms when they worked up the pattern? im totaly on guage here, im using a bit thiner of a yarn, but i tryed it using a thicker yarn and was still on guage and im still having the problem of the arms not looking as LONG as in the picture........
*sigh*   Angry
ok. so looks like im going to have to fudge around with the pattern then....

« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2005 06:59:43 PM »

so i guess i dident need as much help as i thought i would. i finished it. gave it to my mom, she is sick as a dog right now with a bad flu, getting realy sick and vomiting, so she apprecates the gift. will get my dad to take a picture in the next few days when she is fealing better and will post it on here!
but it works up realy nice!
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2005 06:06:44 AM »

I finally finished mine, too!  I should have been done sooner, but oh well.  It's done now.

I have a question:  Are y'all going to put any kind of collar or edging on your shrugs?

Right now, I feel like something is missing, but I'm not sure what would work best.  If somebody had some shell-type edgings that they could suggest, that would be great.

I will post pictures this weekend.

What about the rest of y'all?  Anybody else finished?  kutrina, I am curious to see how yours turned out.
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