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« on: March 08, 2006 02:38:59 PM »

Wooooo!!! My book arrived at 11 am this morning, and look what happened this afternoon!!:



(It hasn't been steamed yet, I was just sooo excited I had to show you!!! Embarrassed)

I'm still very much a novice crocheter, and it was brilliant to be able to manage a pretty stitch pattern like this - the instructions are super clear and the schematic made such a difference!

I pretty much want to make everything in this book - I love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006 04:13:24 PM »

Wow, are you a fast crocheter?  That definitely looks like a pattern I'd like to try.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006 04:16:08 PM »

Oooh, thats lovely, the colour is so nice!..
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006 07:00:57 PM »

Ooooo.. wow!
By "novice".. what do you mean?? Smiley

I've done single crochet but not attempted anything further but would love to make this capelet!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 08:45:56 AM »

That looks beautiful!  I've really started to love shrugs and caplets, so I think this is in my future... I love the color, great job!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006 09:17:09 AM »

That looks wonderful!!
What yarn did you used?
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006 09:24:30 AM »

Thank you for all your lovely comments. I used an aran yarn (I think it's worsted in the USA) with 20% wool, so it can go in the washing machine, but still feels nice.

Fluffyhelen, this capelet only uses 2 types of stitch - doubles and trebles, and the instructions really are incredibly clear to follow - I'd definately recomend this book to a newbie crocheter.  I've had a bash at a couple of crocheted things, but this is the first "proper" crocheted thing I've managed, and as a knitter, I'd say this capelet looks a LOT more complicated than it really is, because to knit a lacy stitch like that would be a lot harder.

I'm a big fan of schematic diagrams, and even though the written instructions are very clear, I find that the diagram helps me so much. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006 09:39:35 AM »

Oh la la!! that's gorgeous and such a pretty color.  Great job - oh, and I wish my pom poms turned out that good...
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006 10:43:52 AM »

Oh la la!! that's gorgeous and such a pretty color.  Great job - oh, and I wish my pom poms turned out that good...

I used to have really crappy pom poms too, but Debbie has an awesome tutorial in the origianal stich and bitch that has since made mine perfect. I don't know if she has the tut in the crochet book though...
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I'm so impressed by everyone's projects here! That looks beatiful.
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