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« Reply #330 on: February 21, 2005 03:31:52 PM »

So, I did a "bear" from LMKG but it looks more like a cat. I used wool felt for the eyes and nose and used a super soft alpaca from knitwits.com. Here it is:

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« Reply #331 on: February 21, 2005 04:35:06 PM »

What a great bear/cat!  So cute and I love the choice of colors.  Very untraditional and very cool.  Nice job!

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« Reply #332 on: February 21, 2005 04:41:18 PM »

ooooo... i love that. i really wasnt impressed with the bear pattern in the book. for some reason it just looked wrong to me. but i really like what you did with it. im inspired to try something similar.
« Reply #333 on: February 21, 2005 08:34:29 PM »

Hee hee...so I just finished the "boyfriend cashmere" scarf - but I did it in a yummy alpaca in a blue/gray (his choice). And I followed the incorrect pattern in the book. The whole time I kept saying "It doesn't look anything like the picture!" But I figured it was just my less-than-perfect knitting skills and it was looking nice anyway. In the end, it was kind of a relief to look up the pattern on the website and realize that it wouldn't look anything like the picture with the pattern I was following! So if anyone is curious about how it would turn out following the book pattern (hope you can see the detail - it is folded in half thus you can see how the back looks too):


It is a bit lighter and lacier than the original, but he likes it and wears it. What more can I ask for?
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« Reply #334 on: February 22, 2005 04:27:05 AM »

i love your bearcat! it's so funny, i just made one last week for a friend's new baby, and mine looks like a cat, too...we've been calling it the bearcat.. Cheesy...i'll try to get it back long enough to take a picture. i love what you did with his (?) face. mine looks kinda french...i'm not sure why. i used a soft alpaca/wool blend that i got from tearing apart one of my husband's sweaters. your stripes are very cute.

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« Reply #335 on: February 22, 2005 06:13:37 AM »

sqrlgrrl - i like your scarf! I still find it odd that they managed to put the completely wrong pattern in the book, but it's nice to know how it would turn out. I made one of these for my bf for xmas (in gray alpaca) following the corrected directions. It does look like the picture in the book, but it curls like crazy so it's just this narrow cord-like thing. It's still nice and he wears it, but I'm a little disappointed at the poor design.


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« Reply #336 on: February 22, 2005 07:30:32 AM »

I'm working on the bear too! It's my most ambitious project yet, but so far it's been fun.  I'll post pictures when I'm done. Smiley

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« Reply #337 on: February 22, 2005 07:48:53 AM »

I'm thinking about ordering this book, and I was wondering if they taught cables in it?
Everyones projects look so great

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« Reply #338 on: February 22, 2005 10:00:08 AM »

hi all.  so i finished one of the hats from lmkg, which i will post a picture of as soon as i have one (it came out great, and was the first hat i ever tried).  i also began the airy scarf.  but i noticed something weird.  for the eylet row, the directions read k1, k2together, yo, and to repeat that across the row, ending with k1.  however, if you do it with 22 stitches, like she says to cast on, you end with k2.  although i've been knitting for a year and a half, i am new to reading patterns.  am i seeing something incorrect?  will it even matter?  maybe someone who has already done this knows?  thanks for any advice.  i am using the recommended kid silk haze.
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help? - i tried, i really tried to put a scrollbar in my last post, but can't seem to do it. 
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