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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2006 03:56:05 PM »

Oohh... I think I'll change my mind too.  Is that allowed? I got the stitch n' bitch as my ll... and I want to try the cardigan.

Yay for first sweaters!

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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2006 04:00:30 PM »

I feel like such a loser... I'm doing Clapotis, if I can find some pretty yarn.
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« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2006 04:20:44 PM »

I am in 2 events:
1) Learning to knit continental
2) While knitting something in lace

I know...out of my mind.  It's ok.  It's not the first time someone has said that about me... Shocked
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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2006 04:35:46 PM »

I feel like such a loser... I'm doing Clapotis, if I can find some pretty yarn.

I thought about doing Clapotis because I've never done drop stitch anything.  
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« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2006 05:54:15 PM »

I'm doing this shawl from the Fall '05 Vogue Knitting:



I've done some lace before, but nothing like this. I'm hoping to post progress pics each day of the Olympics on my blog here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/meglawson/

That is, if my three-month-old will let me. Wink
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« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2006 06:32:23 PM »

Oooh how pretty.  Branching out sounds nice, well it's pretty too but I'm trying to knit something lace yarn right now and I want to kill the lace yarn so maybe it's not for me.
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« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2006 07:26:00 PM »

I did branching out with a worsted weight mohair - my first lace, my first mohair. I wanted to rip it to bits for about the first twenty rows, but then once I got the hang of things it went ok. I'm glad it wasn't laceweight though! I'm going to do this shawl in laceweight alpaca, but it's done on size 9 needles so I think it should be ok.
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« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2006 08:15:50 PM »

I'm doing this shawl from the Fall '05 Vogue Knitting:



I've done some lace before, but nothing like this. I'm hoping to post progress pics each day of the Olympics on my blog here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/meglawson/

That is, if my three-month-old will let me. Wink

I started doing that shawl shortly after the magazine came out...I still haven't finished it, and it's for my mom too!  I am only about 10 inches or so in. And I don't have enough yarn, because we bought the mag & yarn same day, and dumb me forgot to check for errors in the pattern - Vogue put the wrong yardage & yarn in the magazine. So if I do finish, I'll not put the pointy parts on the end.  Too bad I already started this or I would use this for my Olympic item as well.  Anyhoo, I ramble on. Good luck!
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« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2006 09:11:02 PM »

Ummm, the standard for choosing a sweater size is to take your own bust measurement and add 2 inches for a fitted sweater, or 4 inches for a looser one - so you're looking at 44".  Looks like you might have to fiddle with the pattern.  But really, in what universe is XL 42.5"? 

Actually, I emailed Marnie (the pattern creator, and she said because I am making it with 2nd Time Around Cotton yarn- 75% recycled cotton, 25% acrylic, (which stretches out alot) to make it in the L size which has the finished measurements of 39.25" bust!

You learn something new every day  Roll Eyes ... I would have made the XL size!

so bizarre.  I think I'm gonna stick to wool for now, then  Grin
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« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2006 09:15:35 PM »

Maybe I'm just deformed. I'm a 38DD, but both times I tried making the bodice, The portion that (supposedly) goes over my chest didn't even make it halfway. The lace is wide enough to cover part of the rest, but it's not exactly covering. The back part, on the other hand, seemed to be fitting perfectly.

I think I should just regraph it for more coverage...I'm looking forward to see how yours finishes up, though. I think it's a beautiful sweater. Smiley
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