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« Reply #130 on: June 25, 2005 09:12:16 AM »

Ok, I am finally done! I wore it to my SnB meeting on Wednesday, whipped out the cammie for someone to take a pic and realized that the camera was in the ON position...meaning: Abso-f'n-lutely no battery power!  Damit!  I will get a pic soon.

I like it...not love it, but like it.  The sleeves are super tight and the back doesn't quite lay flat against me.  I supposed that's what I get for not gauging...I will make another one soon...with a gauge swatch done before.  I am wondering if I made a too small size.  Any ideas?
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« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2005 11:19:31 AM »

i did a gauge check on both of mine, and here:

i made my first in cascade 220, which proved a tad too tight but loosened up with wear.  it still fits me a little tight in the arms but otherwise ok

the second one i made with caron simply soft (acrylic) and it was looooooose but i liked it that way... i guess it also depends on your yarn.
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« Reply #132 on: June 27, 2005 09:13:15 AM »

i finished two (no digital camera, thus no pictures) and they are two completely different shrugs. the first i made with patons i don't know what and the whole thing is hard to get on and the sleeves are kind of poufy. i made the second with manos and it is HUGE on me even though i made the same exact size.

maybe i should have done a gague swatch as well, but somehow i thought it would just work  out. hmm...
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« Reply #133 on: June 27, 2005 09:48:15 PM »

Just finished mine, out of cheap kitchen cotton, because it was the only thing I could find at 2 am a couple nights ago -- when I just had to start.  It took me two days -- many hours -- way longer then it should of, but I haven't knit much in months so I've lost speed. 


i'm making another one out of two odd balls of schoeller stahl topsi in an oatmeal color...
it has increased my desire to have more shrugs of this sort, and short cardis.
They are perfect for hot texas weather...
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« Reply #134 on: June 28, 2005 09:29:19 AM »

Ok, I finally finished! Woo hoo!

 


Please excuse my greasy...I mean glowing Post Workout Face!

I will likely make another...soon! 

Can't wait to see more...
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« Reply #135 on: June 28, 2005 05:47:24 PM »

c-rex & knitkatgrrl - both of yours look so good! I just love seeing all the different versions of this pattern.
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« Reply #136 on: June 28, 2005 07:18:06 PM »

I finished my first last week and have finally gotten pix--I've moved on to a second!


The front


The back (you can see that my t-shirt has a round cutout in the back--it's not some fancy knitting I did, or anything--isn't it nice that this shrug just covers the cutout!)

I did this in LB Wool-Ease "Blue Heather" and Patons Divine "Orangina"--the orange is slightly less day-glo than it appears in these photos.  I thinik I'll make the next size up for my second and lengthen the sleeves a bit; this one feels bunchy under the arm.
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« Reply #137 on: June 28, 2005 08:19:21 PM »

That looks so cute! I really gotta make a multicolored OSW!! Yours make my little black shrug look so...black! lol.
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« Reply #138 on: June 28, 2005 11:08:29 PM »

Great job everyone!  Especially my pal, Knitkatgirl - it looks great!  I cast on for my first one last night, using Cascade Pastaza (their wool/llama blend) in natural.  It turns out that I am 16 inches from shoulder to shoulder, so hopefully my gauge comes out right.  I was just over 16st/4", so the thing might be a tad off, but I'll try to feel for it as I go.  So far, so good. 

I do have one question - does anyone find that the shrug sits in their armpit and draws out the sweat?  I find that when I wear t-shirts that are too tight in the pit I seem to sweat more (maybe I'm paranoid).  If this is a problem, can you fix it by adding more rows after the increase rounds (thus increasing the arm-hole diameter & the length of the piece)?  I haven't gotten to the final construction yet, so I can't actually imagine the process, but it seems like this may be a solution.  Any advice?

I'm enjoying the pattern (and the yarn) so far, so I'll be sure to keep you posted! 

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« Reply #139 on: June 29, 2005 03:22:48 PM »

i just wore mine to the zoo in 100 degree heat...well it actually made the sweating a lot more bearable.  I didn't have that tank-top-sweaty-pits feeling I hate, because...this is gross...but I think it just absorbed the sweat.
I don't really sweat much though and mine is cotton....so I don't know abou the wool/llama blend.
I don't get a chance to wear much wool at all.
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