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51  Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 08, 2006 09:37:01 PM
Pictures!!!

Seamed up mostly by v. kewl gal nicotirono, and I sewed on the button and back part... yay!!!

I tried to get the true color of the purse more than the lace pattern, so its a bit dark...






Lined with hot pink satin, interfacing, then brown old movie print fabric.

Emms
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52  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 08, 2006 05:21:33 AM
Hi y'all!

I read through all 37 pages over the last few days, because I was nervous about starting this pattern. Roll Eyes Thanks all of you for posting such useful info about not using stitch markers and yarn subs, etc.! Cheesy

I just started my "Clap" tonight... I am using the same yarn luv2stitch (Carolyn) used, Moda Dea Sassy Stripes but in"Crush" which is a really yummy pink color:



I really love it- soft warm, and machine washable. Clapotis is only costing me $10, which is great, because my budget right now doesn't go farther than that! I was thinking of using the SWTC bamboo, in Bougainvillea, but that was a little more than my budget at the moment. I am so happy to find a sub... and I think this Clap will come in handy... I went to see a movie with DH today and was freezing... I think they had the air conditioner on!  Angry  I was totally wishing for the clap!

I think my next one will be made out of this yarn. i just didn't have the patience to wait for it to come in the mail, lol.

Thanks luv2stitch for answering my email about the yarn!

Emms  Wink

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53  Re: Yarn so pretty I nearly wept.... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 06, 2006 05:27:28 PM
I have been pining away for some of this stuff but saw a post that this stuff felts and pills at this blog http://www.knitfix.blogspot.com/. Any one had any experience with this? I've been wanting to make either Glampyre's bulky cabled sweater (did you see the pic of it at knitfix?) or Blue Alvarez' Hot Lava http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/.

It seems yummy and I must have but I'm concerned that it might start pilling.
Also I am a size 16 and wonder how huge a bulky cardi is gonna make me look?

I have a few tips for this. This yarn is gorgeous after washing, but only if you do it right. Any wool will look the way you described if the person washes it wrong. I washed mine according to thisarticle, and it turned out great! Not felty or pilly at all.

And I am a size 16 or 18 depending on the clothes... and I look great in bulky sweaters! Just make them a little formfitting, if you go loose and bulky, it will look lik a sweatshirt  Tongue Here is a pic of me in another type of bulky yarn sweater:



Emms
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54  Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 04, 2006 08:43:11 AM
I'm FINISHED!!!!!



Now to line and put a button on it-  Grin!! I am soooo happy with this purse pattern, it was a fun easy knit and so rewarding for so little time  Wink Next one will be in sugar and cream cotton, would be better I think, stiffer and sturdier  Smiley

Yay!!

Emms
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55  Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 03, 2006 02:32:57 AM
here it is being washed (I used Lavendar Eucalan Woolwash, and it smells heavenly)




Here it is blocking its lovely self:



I can't wait until its dry so I can crochet the sides and make the strap!

Emms  Cheesy
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56  Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 02, 2006 07:40:23 AM
Here's my progress, I finished the body and am now working on the sides.



This is such a quick knit! I can't wait until its done! I don't have a button or lining tho... I am going to look at Dressew today!

Emms  Grin
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57  Re: Does any one else buy WAY too much yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 01, 2006 11:43:53 PM
I was thinking this might be a good stashbuster for some of you- Isabeau. I am doing it up in Cascade 220 in Teal, but it only takes less than 120yds! Its pretty much just worsted weight cotton yarn, but you can use any type of yarn....and its really pretty! I started a KAL here.

Here is a pic of my progress:



Take a looksy!

Emms  Grin
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58  Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 01, 2006 11:19:25 PM
Oh thanks for making it too Necia! yay! I am totally in love with this yarn and the pattern, and I have only cast on tonight Kiss I have pics of my small progress made at Starbucks this evening:



Oh too be so in love with this yarn... its probably unhealthy.  Tongue

Emms

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59  Re: How do I wash Handpainted yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by loisgriffinwannabe on: February 01, 2006 06:36:36 PM
Hi y'all, I took a leap of faith and used the directions that yahaira posted, and it worked out great! Shocked

I used really hot water, and Dawn original scent dishwashing liquid. I let it soak(no agitation or wringing or whirling at all) in a bucket for 45 minutes, drained in a giant colander (I scooped it up instead of picking it up, thanks killerdaisy for that tip) and left it to soak in clean hot water (to rinse) twice. Then I rolled it up into a towel  and stood on it in my bathtub, 3 times with 3 different towels. I left it to dry on my ironing board, and didn't pin it to it, just left it there. It dried within a day, and it didn't felt at all! And it smells great!

Here it is drying:


Thanks for everyone's help!!! I will be washing all my sweaters this way!

Emms Grin
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60  Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 31, 2006 09:59:48 AM
I bought a skein of Cascade 220 yarn here is a pic:


...and I want to use it for the Isabeau Purse, its so gorgeous, and I need a quick knit because i am in the middle of Cleo, about to start Forecast and waiting to start Bella Paquita for the Olympics. Whew- got all that?

Here is the link:
http://www.chezplum.com/pdf/isabeau_purse.pdf

I hope someone joins me... this can be made v. cheaply using Peaches and Cream or Sugar and Cream cotton too!

Emms
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