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on: December 14, 2006 08:35:22 AM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by blck_celebrtion
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For myself, but isn't so fabulous.  The back acts up and my arms are too fat. ;( So any tall, skinny amazons are welcome to have it.

Isn't it funny how projects gone bad get into your mind and act like "The Tell Tale Heart"?  Or Lisa Simpson's diorama in that 'Simpsons' episode?

For my little cousin on the way.  Love it!


on: November 11, 2006 03:08:17 AM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by lovely_gangster
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So it would appear that I am the laziest person ever.

I finished my first version of this some tim in January this year:


And as I recall, finished my second version about two weeks later, but never got around to taking photos or posting them.  I wore the capelet out to breakfast today and I thought "better late than never" so here are the pictures.

It's knit with 2 strands of a 4 ply merino (I think), handpainted by Marta's Yarns.

On me:

On the hanger front (I actually store it flat):


Artsy shot:

Hmm, the colours don't look very vibrant.  The colour looks a lot better in real life, I'd say closest to the in focus bits of the last shot.

on: May 22, 2008 07:30:21 AM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by iamacliche
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OK, I made sure to do all the yo, om, p1, yo and I checked to make sure the stitch markers were all in the same section.  Seriously, I was really careful, but my slants are still all facing the same direction.  I've never done yo's before, so maybe that's where I went wrong.

The sleeves matched up the same throughout, but I know I made a mistake somewhere.
The first section before the first stitch marker is way too short also.
Can anyone help me figure out what I did wrong?

I'm thinking about redoing this in a looser gauge and I'd like to know where I went wrong before starting.





No they should not slant in the same direction. Each of the five sections (front, sleeve, back, sleeve, front) should be getting wider which makes the eyelets get further apart kinda like this (except with 2 eyelets at each red O). The purple is the fronts, blue is the sleeves, green is the back.


I would guess there is a problem with where you are doing the yarn overs. As you get to each marker you should:

Hope this helps.
on: November 15, 2005 04:54:24 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by Illanna24
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Hi everyone! I found this shrug pattern and knitalong last night. I knit all night on the shrug, and finished it at 3AM! The yarn is Lobster Pot Bulky, and handspun from My Paper Crane. It didn't drape right with the pin at the neck, so I added buttons on the bottom part. I pull the buttons through the stitches, because I didn't add buttonholes. The knitting is loose enough that the buttons fit right through.

Thanks for posting the pattern Julsey!

on: November 10, 2005 11:31:34 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by Tamantha
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Really, this pattern could not have come along at a better time. I'm going to a wedding tomorrow... and guess what I'm wearing?

Please ignore the blurriness of the photo- I had to use the auto-timer, and it's not the best. Please also ignore the fact that this photo makes me look about 40 years old.

A close up-

The clasp is actually a hair clip. Also pictured- my sunburn.

This is such a great pattern. Pretty, fast, easy to knit... could one ask for anything more? (Well, I suppose it could come with margueritas and cabana boys...)
on: December 17, 2005 10:53:50 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by loisgriffinwannabe
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Hi Gals, here is mine:

And w/o me in it:

I second the wish lizbot had about making it in wool and blocking it... I also used Bernat Softee Chunky, but in Black. I also made it a bit longer, and love it this way. Let me know whatcha think!

Emms  Grin

on: December 22, 2005 12:58:32 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by taloola
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waaah!  i knitted this up and it feels too small...i guess i thought myself a wee bit smaller!  Grin
anyhow, i think i will give it to my neice.  here are a couple pics for ya!

heres a close up of the collar...i decided that it looked more vintagy in seed stitch...i did the collar and ribbing in seed st.  i also added a little seed stitch border to the front edges.

heres a pic that is more true to the color.  it is actually a minty green...my camera doesnt like light colors!

hope you like!
on: December 23, 2005 04:14:39 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by Kimbabwe
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Here is yet another...!

I bought a sparkly pin to close mine, but then decided that I liked this silk flower instead -- at least for today. I love that you can change the look of this thing by using different decorative things to close the front.

I used KnitPicks Sierra (alpaca/wool blend). It's the first time I've used it, but I really liked working with it and like the look and the feel of it a lot.

Thank you Julsey for creating and sharing this pattern with all of us. It's been a big hit! And I guarantee I will be making more of these babies.
on: February 14, 2006 02:01:45 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by nixx
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november lies, i LOVE the color of yours!  i'll be joining you with the 3/4 sleeve version, just as soon as i get more yarn.  :]

here's my capelet!

angle view


and back

sorry for posting so many, pictures... i was just excited  Tongue  i don't have a brooch right now, so i'm using a safety pin.  also, i must admit... the pictures don't do justice for the color.  it was knit in sierra cranberry, which is such a rich, beautiful red and i'm really happy with it. Cheesy
on: February 19, 2006 10:26:10 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by kookoosp
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Cheesy   Cheesy   Hooray!  I finished mine!   Cheesy   Cheesy
I finished it, and it actually FITS!  Once I find a good brooch for it, I will post pics of me wearing it! 
For now, here's my Brown-Sheep Lamb's-Pride Bulky 1.5 skeins, turned into Antrhopologie-Inspired Winter Capelet:

Oh happy day!  I love it!  Thanks for the awesome tute and the even more awesome knit-along!  I'm seriously considering doing this in Noro Transitions next!  You haven't seen the last of the kookoo!   Grin
on: March 04, 2006 03:09:37 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by primashonna
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I went with double stranded caron simply soft....

on: March 05, 2006 11:49:44 AM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by kookoosp
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Finished my second one today.  It took me a little longer since I kept falling asleep while knitting.  I also took a three-day hiatus from knitting for no good reason.  P.S.  I will never do that again! 

I made the sleeves a little bit longer and went with the seed stitch instead of ribbing.  First time I've done seed stitching.  I did two rows of seed stitch around the bottom, too. 

I also made the body just a tad longer.  Mister said the other one was too short.  What does he know?  But I thought I would try it.  And *shhhh!* he might have actually been right...

Here's the finished product in all of its glory.  I really like the way this one turned out. 

Sorry for all the pics, but I really enjoy looking at everyone's pics, and in turn, sharing mine.  Cheesy  Hahaha.
on: May 19, 2006 06:15:27 AM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by needleaddict
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Long time lurker, first time poster.
Here is my version of the Anthropologie inpired capelet.

I used Ornaghi Filati: Marte yarn http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm  which has a crimp to it. This accounts for the sort of uneven look of the stitches, that I think sort of give it a punk rock look. The actual colour is sort of a salmon pink

You can't really tell from the picture, but for the fastener I used a giant safety pin that has a diamante Hello Kitty head on it.

This was such an easy and enjoyable project that I'm making another one out of Ornaghi Filati: Land
http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm which is apparenlty quite similar to Rowan Polar- and is great to work with.
on: July 11, 2006 07:55:20 PM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by theresa24
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Here is my version

I made some modfications

Pattern is here
on: October 21, 2006 10:48:50 AM 
Started by loisgriffinwannabe, Message by tinybits
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oh i love this pattern and i made three (one as a gift) with the original version.. .i love how everyone add up their own tastes, wish i would keep an eye this thread before... but i love these anyway. .they were great for the end of the summer..

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