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« on: April 21, 2007 06:08:04 AM »

I finished my Cupcake!  Excuse the cheesy mirror-shot...

I had some - ahem - "issues" with gauge, but eventually I used a much bigger hook (7mm), and made a bigger size, and eventually made one that fits!  Update:  I actually followed instructions for the size 401/2.  Even with a 7mm hook I was getting 12.5 stitches to 4 inches, so it 's actually come out about a size 34, which is just right! First time around I actually made (2nd size) front, back and 2 sleeves (even though I knew the gauge was wrong - if only I'd got the calculator out sooner...) before I realised it was never going to go around my not especially ample bosom...  Embarrassed  At least I hadn't sewed the bits together...

Then I spent ages yesterday loitering in my local haberdashery shop choosing ribbon (too much choice = bunny in headlights!) finally decided to go for a sparkly gold one.  The good thing about making it in cream is I can change the ribbon to any colour I like!

Not sure what my next project is going to be... I like Prepster and Frou Frou, but not sure what yarn I would use.  Maybe I should be getting outside in the garden and catching up on all those jobs I've "not had time" to do cos I've been too busy crocheting... Wink

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007 08:38:06 AM »

That's lovely! What yarn did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007 11:22:43 AM »

It's beautiful! I love the color.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007 02:53:12 PM »

Congrats on finishing!  It looks great.   Smiley I'm doing mine kind of funny--from the top down.  I'd put it aside for a week, but you've inspired me to start again. 

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007 10:31:02 PM »

Very very cute.  I love the color you picked.  Cheesy


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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2007 03:53:40 AM »

Thanks!  The yarn is Patons mercerised cotton DK.  Which I seem to use for everything at the moment, cos it's easily available, cheap, and quite nice to use!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007 06:53:24 PM »

I love it! What size did you make? I always tend to make the bigger size if I don't know what to make and it tends to turn out huge....

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007 07:29:06 AM »

Great job - I nearly finished my cupcake this weekend - just bottom edging to do - as soon as I figure out how to post picutures I will.  I had same problem with guage - I was using a heavier weight yarn (Lion-brand Cotton Ease - colour Berry), used a 6.5 mm hook and did up the the 36" bust - it still is very form fitting on my 34 inch bust and the top isn't nearly as long as in the book- so I think I might add a couple of rows of hdc around the bottom before I do the edging or do the same 3 row pattern as the sleeve edging I haven't decided.  Did pick up some lovely ivory ribbon for around the neck as well as a perfect match in a berry pink too so like you I can interchange.

Yours is fab.
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