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emling
« on: June 23, 2004 06:57:29 AM »

Over the weekend, I gave Knitty's "Loopy and Luscious" a try.  I can't tell you how much fun I had with this scarf/stole.  It knits up amazingly quickly, and I got sort of a visceral pleasure out of working with two very different, but very high quality yarns (in my case, one ball each of  Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky).  Also a nice way to get some serious yardage out of some fairly expensive yarns.

Here it is modelled by my rocking chair . . .


. . . .and modelled by myself:


The end result is unusual, but somehow familiar--the only thing that remains is to figure out what it reminds me of.  Cotton candy accident?  Pink packing peanuts gone mad? Or, as my DH says, an explosion of cocktail shrimp?  What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2004 07:35:14 AM »

firstly that is beautiful!! Smiley secondly i was all for the packing peanuts until i read your husband's shrimp suggestion. my vote is for shrimp..hehe but i didn't think that till you mentioned it. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2004 02:29:14 PM »

yeah yeah yeah! that is so great-looking! the chubby pink yarn looks like cartoon earthworms to me, or maybe a small intestine? visceral pleasure indeed.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004 02:56:18 PM »

I love it!!  Been looking for a fairly simple, but funky piece to knit.  Thanks for sharing it -- and I LOVE your color choices!
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004 03:39:17 PM »

One of a kind!  How long did it take you to make it?  It looks terrific, and I have to say I go with pink styrofoam packing thingies, yep most definitely. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004 04:08:05 PM »

ahh, that looks so lovely! not to diss the knitty version, but yours looks better!

i want to make it now, but being sensitive to wool and mohair and a strict vegetarian (so silk is out of the question too), i'll have to use different yarns.

looks a bit like silly string!
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2004 11:01:28 PM »

ok i know i'm being redundant redundant, but you have crafted a beautiful thing!!   thanks for the pics.... and i second the shrimp thing.   but dammit, who doesn't love shrimp??   
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2004 10:31:01 AM »

Thanks, guys!

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chubby pink yarn looks like cartoon earthworms to me, or maybe a small intestine? visceral pleasure indeed

Hee, hee--I read that three times before I noticed the joke. 

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How long did it take you to make it?

It took one evening of TV (maybe 4 hours?), and an hour or two the next morning.  It takes a few rows to get used to working with the fine gauge yarn on huge needles, but after that it was smooth sailing.

i want to make it now, but being sensitive to wool and mohair and a strict vegetarian (so silk is out of the question too), i'll have to use different yarns.

Any combination of lace-weight and chunky yarns should work ok. Apparently in Debbie New's book, "Unexpeted Knitting" (I think) she uses sewing thread--that makes the backgroud fabric really unobtrusive, and the loops take center stage.  So there's one vegan option for you.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2004 11:49:28 AM »

i love fine gauge yarn on big needles.  the drape you get is absolutely luscious.  and i love your scarf, too.  it's different without being something a crazy old lady would wear to the supermarket.  fabulous.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2004 05:56:25 AM »

That is such a fun scarf!  I have to say it does remind me of coctail shrimp......and I think thats part of what I like about it!  Fun!
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