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« Reply #380 on: March 12, 2005 11:42:04 AM »

hey everyone,

i never post here --just lurk A LOT.  but i have to chime in on this one cause this is seriously the greatest book.  all the patterns are wonderful, quick, beautiful and not dumbed down.  i like learning new things with these projects.  i have made the baby bonnet (i don't remember having ever attached an i-cord to the cast of edge of anything -so that was new) and i made the bunny (and that was done on 2 circs, again, i hadn't done that before).  you can see them on my blog if you are interested!  the bunny came out SOOOOOOOO cute.  the bonnet i think may be a tad large. 

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« Reply #381 on: March 12, 2005 02:29:30 PM »

So I was reunited with my camera (I had left it in another state), and so am now posting pictures of my bear:

It was my first non-scarf and non-hat project, so it was definitely ambitious for me...and it certainly didn't come out perfect (I lost track of exactly where the sides of the legs were to line up the ears, so it looks like he's slightly turned....) and I had some trouble with the face, but the person I gave him to absolutely adored him.  So, happy ending.   Cheesy

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« Reply #382 on: March 12, 2005 03:30:19 PM »

I'm working on the elephant as of now, and it is turning out so cute!  I had put it aside for a little while becasue it was going kind of slowly, but now i am pumped, after seeing all of your animals, to start it up again!

« Reply #383 on: March 12, 2005 03:43:28 PM »

Lani--your bear is adorable! So cute! And bravo to you for jumping into a big project like that after scarves and hats. Woo Hoo!!

I'm working on the bunny right now, and hope to finish tonight. It's coming out so cute! Now I want to make all the animals!

« Reply #384 on: March 18, 2005 11:04:24 AM »

I am kind of repeating myself, as I posted this on the Discussion & Questions board, but didn't get a lot of feedback...does anyone know why the Hourglass Sweater pictured in the book looks like it is not hemmed at all? The pics on this thread definitely look hemmed, but I really like the "raw edge" look in the book. I am not completely convinced that theirs is hemmed...I really want to make this sweater, but want it to look like that one if possible. Any thoughts on this?


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« Reply #385 on: March 18, 2005 12:36:41 PM »

I think I responded to your post there, but I'll attempt it again.  The reason why it looks like it has a raw edge in the book is because the turned row is purled.  You do your st st, then you purl one row, then do 5 more rows in st st.  The purl row is where you fold the fabric down and the last 5 rows are on the underside of the sweater and are hemmed down.  If you go to the KAL, you can see variations that people have made and those who have followed the pattern exactly.  I linked it in the Discussion board.

« Reply #386 on: March 19, 2005 08:28:40 AM »

I finally finished my bunny! Amobabe, thanks so much for your help with that part I was stuck on. I thought it was a fun pattern to work on... (it better be, 'cause I've committed myself to making one more by Easter for my little one!).


« Reply #387 on: March 19, 2005 10:53:34 AM »

Ok, Atouria, I think I see now....looking at the blog helped because those finished versions of the sweater do look much more like the one in the book. I'm just very mistrusting of the book because there are so many mistakes. I shall try this as soon as I can find a good deal on the Cash Iroha Smiley


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« Reply #388 on: March 19, 2005 12:06:31 PM »

SouleMama, that bunny is beyond cute!  What kind of yarn did you use?
« Reply #389 on: March 19, 2005 06:33:21 PM »

Oh, thank you!!!

I used Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair. I didn't double the yarn, as the pattern called for--I think my gauge with that yarn was somewhat right on with the pattern. I figured since it was such a small toy, it wouldn't matter too much. Wink I think the inner ear yarn (pink) is Lopi Lite--there was just a tiny ball of it in my stash.

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