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« on: October 25, 2009 06:19:43 AM »

I used http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325069.0 <--- this to make this:



BUT I don't think it turned out quite right. Either way, this is how it looks on me... (I'll apologize for the crapiness of the picture now.)



Not sure what went wrong, I think it was the stitching together. But even so, I made it! And thank you for the pattern nimblefingers. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009 06:26:21 AM »

I think maybe the yarn is too big.  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009 06:48:04 AM »

Looks like it needs to be blocked to me.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009 07:04:21 AM »

The yarn was definitely too big.. I made this last night just to have something to do, and all I had was good old acrylic.  Tongue

I don't think I really know what you mean by blocked.  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2009 07:38:56 AM »

Blocking is stretching and shaping it.  It is really helpful with a lace-type pattern.  You get the piece damp wet and then lay it out flat, pulling/stretching/shaping till it has the shape it needs, pinning it in place if needed (making sure you use stainless pins so that they don't rust in place) until it dries.

That would make it less bunchy and ruffly.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009 07:43:24 AM »

Yip, exactly blocking.

However, you can't really block acrylic yarn. But, you can kill it.
I'm sure there is a tutorial somewhere on here.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009 11:28:45 AM »

Well, thank you!
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