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« on: July 12, 2004 09:20:39 AM »

Okay, I had to teach myself to crochet (knitter here)  to make this shawl and I don't know that I will use it all that much, but I really fell in love with the pattern and the ease at constructing it. Needless to say, I am quite pleased with the outcome even if I think that I did the final stitches in the rows incorrect. I am planning on making another one out of the soy silk to see how that works. I bought the pattern off of www.stitchdiva.com for $7. The pattern calls for 1,000 yards (YIKES), but I used 600 yards and the gauge was right.

Jill

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2004 10:33:55 AM »

how pretty!
Great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2004 10:56:21 AM »

that's beautiful! i've been thinking about buying one of stitchdivas patterns...
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004 11:43:01 AM »

I'm humbled....I've been crocheting for almost 30 years and that is truly awesome work!  Better than most stuff I turn out now!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2004 12:14:06 PM »

Fabulous job!  Your petals look larger than mine.  I used a slightly smaller needle than what the pattern calls for, so that could be why.  I recommend Stitchdiva pattern's as well.  This is the first crochet pattern I've ever completed, so I was a little shy at first.  But her directions are clear, & if you ever have questions about the design, she's very quick with the answer.  I used the exact yardage for this pattern.  I still have to add the fringe, but it will be very close!  I went with a cheap acrylic yarn (Caron's Simply Soft-Surprisingly soft for acrylic) because I wasn't sure if I'd use it, so the shawl is heavier than need be.  I never understood why people said, "It was a fun pattern to use."  I do now!  I can't wait to find some spring/summer appropriate yarn.  Until then, I'll dream of fall.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2004 04:17:44 PM »

What a cute dog! You know, I read through the entire post until I realized it was you  Cheesy. I looked at the bed and thought, "Hey, I have that comforter, too," before I thought, "Hey, isn't that Charlie?" See you soon!

Jill
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2004 08:07:39 PM »

Yep, I thought I'd throw her in the mix.  Since I'm obsessed...

I'm heading to a LYS tomorrow & going to find some cheap fingerling or baby sport.  Just to see how those works up.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2004 11:46:55 AM »

i bought that pattern from stitch diva but have been less successful at the teaching myself to do it. i really need hands on instruction. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2004 12:34:30 PM »

Do any of the stitches confuse you? Maybe I could help.  I have a general crochet book that helped me through some of it & then Greenchick helped with the rest.  Once you figure it out, the pattern goes by quickly. 

One of my biggest problems, was where my yarn was sitting.  When I knit, it's on the right.  When I crochet, it's on the left.  That made all the difference.  Silly, I know.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2004 12:52:26 PM »

a lot of it is not knowing if i was doing it right or wrong. and the rest was just inexperience with crochet. i brought it to work where someone crochets a lot and she had trouble too. i need to sit down with it and figure out what the heck i'm doing. and then come back to ask questions. we couldn't get past the first row. and then there is the picking yarn problem. can't decide and not sure if i should spend the money for something good. i'm just trying it with a bag of 7dollar mill ends right now.
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