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Topic: Yarn Swap for Rapunzel Scarf Rd 5 Gallery  (Read 5547 times)
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« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2008 03:29:23 AM »

beautiful scarf.  I love how colorful it is.

Being laid off sucks, its going around the office like a virus here.  Happy thoughts sent your way.
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« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2008 11:45:06 AM »

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words.  I'm not stressing it too much as it wasn't my dream job anyway.  I'm hoping this is just the push I needed to go after what I really want...a more creative and fulfilling career.  Grin
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« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2008 06:27:24 PM »

Hi all,  I have needed to swim through DC numbers to update everyone in the Space Jewels as best as possible.  Three of you now have feedback.  Check the first post to make sure everything is ok.

With so many people having received everything now, I hope to see a lot more scarves posted very soon. Cheesy
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« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2008 10:47:18 AM »

I made mine last night, and will post as soon as I can.  It turned out awesome! I really like how all the eyelash I got looks, but my next one will be eyelash-free just for comparison.  I actually had kind of a hard time with mine- that was a lot of yarn wrangling. Do any experienced rapunzel-makers have any tips for us newbies?  I learned:
1) have someone available to hold the other end (all my chairs have slats too wide to hold the knot)
2) trim both ends before braiding so they are even; straggling ends make a big knotty mess
3) put the cats in the bathroom before starting!
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« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2008 07:11:59 PM »

3) put the cats in the bathroom before starting!

I learned this too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2008 07:23:22 PM »

I received my last bunch of yarn this weekend. tcha345 sent me a wonderful mix of purple yarns.



Thank you!!
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« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2008 07:43:39 PM »

Beautiful yarns. Smiley

I made mine last night, and will post as soon as I can.  It turned out awesome! I really like how all the eyelash I got looks, but my next one will be eyelash-free just for comparison.  I actually had kind of a hard time with mine- that was a lot of yarn wrangling. Do any experienced rapunzel-makers have any tips for us newbies?  I learned:
1) have someone available to hold the other end (all my chairs have slats too wide to hold the knot)
2) trim both ends before braiding so they are even; straggling ends make a big knotty mess
3) put the cats in the bathroom before starting!

I put together the scarf by myself (I don't really have anyone around to help me). 
*I first divide all my yarns into three sections. 
*With each section, I make one end even up with all the yarns, this means the end will be all over the place for the time being.
*I run my fingers through each section to make sure all the yarn lays straight (while still keeping the one end even).
*I start off laying all three sections on the floor side by side and then take end where the yarns are lined up evenly and knot all three sections together at one end.
*I then pick up the knot, where I'll start braiding my scarf, being careful to keep all three sections below it separate.
*Start braiding.  Every so often I pull one section out of the resulting tangle and then continue braiding.
* I braid down to the shorted thread, then I knot that end.  This end some of the yarns will be super long and I just simply take my scissors and trim it.

I am NOT the best describer.  Perhaps the next time I make one, I'll take pictures of the process.  I'm sorry if it doesn't completely make sense.


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« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2008 06:19:15 AM »

That sounds more or less like what I did, except I trimmed the second end even before starting the braid (and then trimmed both ends again as the very last step). For some reason I seemed to really need tension to get the braid going- I tried using a chair, a door, and my foot, but those did not work for me, so I had to enlist DH. I am notably not very coordinated, though!
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« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2008 06:38:58 AM »

I'll let you know how mine goes when I make it. I've only made one before and I remember having some difficulties.

I can't wait to see the pics of yours, wiseowl!
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« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2008 01:04:31 PM »

Here are the yarns I received from the lovely Velvet Rose:



And these yarns are from the amazing Elensule:

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