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« Reply #220 on: May 04, 2005 10:04:48 AM »

justlease, it's lovely!  did you enjoy working with the Silky wool?  i thought it was faboo.  I had a great suprise when i stopped by the LYS on monday and they had Silky wool for 40% off!!  i think i'm gonna make about 7 of these scarves.
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rincaro
« Reply #221 on: May 04, 2005 10:11:48 AM »

I'm doing mine in Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Khaki. It's really a nice pale sage green though. Here's a pic with 9 repeats.... I'm now finished with 34. Just have about two more and then blocking and then shipping it off to Ohio for my mommy for M-Day!

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« Reply #222 on: May 04, 2005 10:33:04 AM »

Kadreath---  Yes indeed, I adored the Silky Wool as I was workin' it.   It's really splendid yarn.  And it's seriously perfect for this pattern, since when you're tired and you're messing up and have to frog, it doesn't stick to itself, etc. 

I am totally jealous that your LYS has it in stock and practically half price, to boot.  Mine doesn't.  I had to order it online.  I'm about to get some more though, since I'm going to try my hand at designing a scarf using an old lace pattern from the 1800's.  (I'm evidently a masochist.)  Wink



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« Reply #223 on: May 04, 2005 02:07:07 PM »

rincaro   : Mine is exactly like yours!!  but i mess up 3 times all in row 7 th  Undecided


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« Reply #224 on: May 04, 2005 04:03:49 PM »

Crabby, your scarf is really pretty-- very versatile for any season.  How is working with cotton?  Does it split?  I can't wait to see your finished scarf!

My first B.O. scarf had tons of mistakes.  I was just glad I survived the experience of knitting lace for the first time.  For my third B.O. I'm using a lifeline (Thanks for the idea, poordumbbird) and am able to rip out any mistakes.  I also wrote out the pattern on spiral-bound index cards, one row per page and highlighted lines in different colors. 
Thanks Sewer Rat!  So far, the cotton has been easy to work with.  It has the potential to split pretty badly, but it hasn't been a problem (yet!).  I've finished a few more repeats, and the cotton is growing on me.  The pattern is definitely becoming more obvious, and should improve after blocking, too.  Still, I think that the Silky Wool version is my favorite. I'm going to look up how to do a lifeline today - they seem like a real lifesaver for lace projects!

I'm not sure if anyone has suggested this yet or not, but if you color code your chart, it makes it even easier to deal with.  I printed my chart bigger (just opened the chart image in photoshop and resized it and printed it from there) and using colored pencils, colored each kind of stitch a different color. 

It made a WORLD of difference, let me tell ya.
OMG - that is such a fantastic idea!  Colored pens got me through college - I can't believe that I didn't think of using colored pencils (or even different color highlighter pens).  Thanks for passing along the tip!
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« Reply #225 on: May 04, 2005 05:10:32 PM »

justlease yours looks PERFECT!!! I love the color! WOAD! Grin

rincaro: yours is turning out lovely as well! I am going to get some silky wool & make one for my mom's b-day gift as well!
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« Reply #226 on: May 04, 2005 05:36:28 PM »

A friend gave me a couple of skeins to knit things her, and one of them is a blue, green, and purple varigated number. I'm thinking about using it for this, but I wonder if the color is going to compete with the pattern. I guess I'll just have to try it out and see!
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Lili
« Reply #227 on: May 04, 2005 05:41:22 PM »

how did i miss this thread!

i have 5 hours of flying in my near future, is it too late to join?
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« Reply #228 on: May 04, 2005 06:13:16 PM »

I'm using the silky wool and just getting into the groove of the pattern. I've done about three repeats. (I'm only surviving because I started using lifelines - or 'save points' as the boy likes to call them.)
Did anyone else find that the scarf was kinda lumpy before blocking? Maybe I'm knitting some kinds of stitches tighter than others? Maybe I should take a photo. anyways, just wondering id anyone else had this happen, and if blocking got rid of it.

Woo Hoo branching out!
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« Reply #229 on: May 04, 2005 08:03:23 PM »

Worthwhilegirl.... thank you. Smiley

Elysium....no, mine wasn't lumpy, and I used the silky wool.   Blocking definitely flattens it out though.  Can you take a pic of it?

Lili....join right in.  I think everyone is enjoying seeing all the different looks with different yarns!

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