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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2006 06:01:25 PM »

LOVE it. love. love. *bookmark*

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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2006 09:15:56 PM »

YAY, Of course! Lean over here so I can touch it... Wink
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2006 10:10:41 PM »

k8kre8s  thank you!!

poppysmum hehe, it is really really soft!!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2006 10:44:19 PM »

that is so luscious! i love it...

i have a half finished shrug, okay, i have several, because i have a short attention span (some say no attention span at all), but apparently i just need to do them in a larger hook size and thicker yarn!

just out of curiousity, how much yarn did you use? i'm always so hesitant to buy handspun yarn because i really have no clue what the yards relate to. i'll fall in love with something and it'll say it has 45 yards, but what will that make?

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2006 05:05:47 AM »

Hey hyena, you were on the hot new topics page. Pretty cool eh?

That is really great yarn.

If you could give a guess, about how much yarn did you need for the shrug both in weight and yardage?

Its really cool that you found someone who made enough yarn to actually make a project out of. It seems that everywhere I look people are selling "one of a kind" 30-40 yard skeins of super bulky thick and thin, too bulky for edgings but not enough for even a scarf, nothing to do but pet it and admire it, it seems.
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2006 05:16:44 AM »

the shape the colors-also your hair is awesome.  is it on purpose? or just extra cute bed head?
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2006 05:56:34 AM »

Love it and I am not a huge shrug fan. How easy do you think it would be for someone that can crochet but cannot follow a crochet pattern very well?

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2006 06:48:24 AM »

omg.  this is glorious!
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2006 10:17:09 AM »

First, thank you very much everyone for your super kind words! It really touches me!  Grin

crafty_dame and AgentAlmost : with 45 yards, you can make a neckwarmer if you have a skinny neck like mine. For that shrug, I used something like 350 yards. It cost me around 70$. I know, it is really expensve, but...the result totally worth it, I cherish my shrug now!lol
And you crafty people knows it, nothing better than something you did yourself, not a poor chinese people for 2 cent/hour, with wonderful material, and plus something no one else will wear!! hehe
The lady who did the yarn do it since 20 years or so. She is a fiber artist and I can tell you, she is awsomelly talented!

shelleibean LOL!! I am dreading my hair, it is not my beadhead (which is worse!). I don't dread the front cause I want to be able to change the color of it. And as I am still dreading the rest, it is a little mess!

knitting_nyxxie As I wrote in my little explanations it is really easy. You start a large rectangle, you decrease regularly, once you have enough lengt to make a sleeve (wrap around your arm), you go on for the lenght of your 2 arms and your back, and you increase at the same level than the beggining. It has to be symetrical. I am not big on explanation, sorry, as I learned crochet in english and knitting in french, it is a big bilingual mess in my vocabulary!

Again thank you everyone, and I was so impressed to be in the hot new topic page! Shocked)
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2006 07:34:04 PM »

very, very nice!  I think I'm inspired to go spin some slubby yarn now...I love the way it turned out.  You are definitely talented!

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