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31  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lace Leaf Pullover HELP! on: June 30, 2006 05:28:23 AM
Right Twist

wyib, knit into 2nd st, but do not drop off needle, wyib knit into first st, slip pair off left needle tip

Left Twist

wyib, open out left-hand needle so that ws (back loops) of sts are accessible, knit into the back loop of 2nd st, but do not drop any sts off needle, wyib knit into front loop of first st, sl ip pair off needle tip.

I took that from the stitch guide under the chart.  I'm going to work now but I'll be back later if you need anything else  Grin

I'm going to make this in the future; can't wait to see yours when it is done!
32  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Ladylike Lace Gloves in Ecru on: June 25, 2006 02:37:50 PM
where did you get the pattern from?

Thanks! This is in the Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller, a GREAT book.
33  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Ladylike Lace Gloves in Ecru on: June 25, 2006 01:43:39 PM
Just finished these and I love them!

Top view

Palm side

I dug this yarn out of my remnants bin; I made socks of it years ago and had a bunch left. The labels are long gone, but I remember it is Schoeller, and cotton/wool blend, two shades of cream/ecru plied together. It made great gloves. (Also great socks Wink)

This really is a wonderful pattern and the short-row shaping is lovely. (That is something I had never done in crochet before.) I did want to note that I downloaded the errata (Thanks!) but I think Row 44 instructions are still not right; in order for the pattern to work it should say hdc in next 28 stitches not 29.

Thanks for looking everybody!
34  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Butterfly Shawl from knit 1. on: June 15, 2006 03:43:03 PM
I'm about to rip it to shreds and toss it in the trash!


Your shawl is gorgeous; for real.
35  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Butterfly Shawl from knit 1. on: June 13, 2006 03:30:20 PM
It took me a long time to decide how much worsted and how much fingering to buy. I even took apart the orange and yellow butterfly and measured the yardage I used for each part (24 yards for the butterfly and 26 yards for mesh) but I got stuck on the fringe. I COULD NOT figure out how to take into account the fringe.

Another thing I thought about doing was just taking the total yardage needed (4800) and dividing it by 4, on the principle that part of the time it is used with 4 strands held together (that makes 1200,) and then just ordering 1200 yards of both. I wasn't sure if that would work, either.  Undecided

I ended up, more less at random, just ordering 6 skeins of Cotton Fleece and 1 cone of Cotton Fine. (I planned to use both in the fringe.)

But then they came yesterday and I didn't like the color so I sent them back today.

And then, rather than reorder and wait some more time, I went to Wal-Mart after work and bought Aunt Lydia's #10 bedspread cotton.

Also today, I got a note back from Soho publishing explaining to me what Butterlite explained to me loooooong ago (I wrote them both on the same day) about my misunderstanding the pattern, and Lisa, after kindly telling me the same thing Butterlite told me, mention that there is some errata for this pattern posted at the Knit.1 website now. She sent it along and here it is:

Knit1 Summer '06 
#10 butterfly shawl  photos on pages 42 & 43, instructions begin on page 83

1.Yarn color listed is incorrect.  Correct color is #124 ecru.

2. The large butterfly instructions are correct as written.  All but 2 butterflies in the original shawl have ONE tr coming from the head.  Unfortunately, those 2 butterflies with TWO tr are shown in the photo.  The designer's instructions are written for ONE tr.

3. The small butterfly instructions are incorrect, see correction below. 

Triangle Butterfly Motif (Make 7)
Butterfly body, Head, Neck Shaping and first wing are correct.

First wing
Ch 7, sc to top of st at row 1 of body...(Same st as base of ch 7). 
Second wing
Pull up a long loop, sl st in top of st at top of Row 3 on 2nd side of body. Ch 7, sc to top of st at Row 1 on edge of body. Rep rows 1, 2, and 3 ending Row 3 with sl st to top of st at Row 1 on edge of body. (Same st as base of ch 7). Fasten off. DO NOT pull up a long loop as with first wing.

Sorry for the superlong post. Will return with photos soon!
36  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Short 'n sweet question on: June 10, 2006 05:01:43 PM
You're right: that is the side that will form the neckline -- in the middle part. On each end it will be, basically, the shoulder seam. Here's mine:

The pattern construction on this is so cool; No seams, hooray!
37  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro whirl away dress! on: June 05, 2006 05:29:05 PM

That is gorgeous!!
38  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Butterfly Shawl from knit 1. on: June 05, 2006 03:08:57 PM
I ordered my yarn today! I debated a long time (all weekend) over the "white" versus the "antique white" and finally decided the antique was more what I had in mind for the project. Of course, when I called, they told me it was backordered. Only for two weeks, though. That's the Cotten Fleece that is backordered. The Cotton Fine will be sent right out. Which doesn't help so much....
39  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Butterfly Shawl from knit 1. on: June 03, 2006 01:32:46 PM
Thanks guys!

Seriously, butterlite, I could NOT have done it without you. It was easy after I got the hang of it; after you explained I was hitting my head Du-oh! style, but, until then, I was having a complete brain block with this pattern. Don't know why, just one of those things.....

Since I first saw the sample shawl in the magazine, I've had my heart set on one in the traditional white. While I was working this, though, and seeing how pretty the colors came together, I started thinking maybe I need two shawls! I couldn't make one out of these colors, though. I think I mentioned that I used random stash pieces for this swatch. The butterfly is Wild Orange but the mesh is Chamois, which Brown Sheep doesn't make anymore, and I don't have enough for a whole shawl.

I think there are a lot of color possibilities for this pattern. One could make all the butterflies different colors, for instance, and do the mesh in green or blue or tan. Or you could mix it up within the butterfly, with the four strands held together by using four shades of the same color or four different colors or for one or more strands use variegated thread or metallic thread. When I was first thinking about what yarn to use, I thought about using both white and natural bedspread cotton. That could be interesting.

Right now, though, I'm still going with the white. Smiley
40  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / 2 FOs: Fat-Bottom Bag & Short 'n Sweet on: June 03, 2006 06:20:32 AM
Love, love, LOVE this book....

I was in such a fever when I bought it, I don't even remember now which of these I made first  Cheesy

Here's my Fat-Bottom. Bag, that is.

I used remnants from my stash: Bernat Dishcloth cotton for the bag, and a bit of yellow Dale Kolibri for the trim. Flower from Wal-Mart! I had trouble sewing it on, so I ended up just pinning it with a safety pin. So now I can change it around if I want.

Like someone else who has posted, I made my Short 'n Sweet longer than the pattern specified

Stash yarn again: 4 (I think) balls of Reynolds Saucy in Light Emerald.

There's lots more in this book I want to make!
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