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Topic: one ball half moon shawl (that took 12 balls!) and matching scarflet  (Read 3154 times)
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« on: December 02, 2007 10:09:53 PM »

i bought this yarn AGES ago, at least a year ago, knowing that i'd one day find a use for it, and when taloola and i were matched up in the stocking swap, i knew i'd found the reason for the yarn! it's totally her colours, and i was so excited to use it! i also knew that she and her hubby were hoping for a new addition soon, so i decided to make it a "wish shawl", and spent the time crocheting thinking about them and what fabulous parents they'd make.

i only had 14 balls, and the balls were only 38 yards long, so i went searching for a pattern that used chunky yarn, but not too much of it!

i found the one-ball half-moon shawl on the lionbrand website, and got all excited... except that it calls for one ball of yarn that's 480 yards long! much longer than my 38 yard balls!

after much use of the google calculator (as IF i could find one of my three calculators in my mess of a studio! Grin), i decided to try it, figuring if worst came to worst, i'd just leave off the last row or something.   

as it turned out, i only needed 10 balls! yayy!

all spread out on a towel to protect it from cat hair -

(though note the paw peeking into th picture! sofie was curious!)

and on my dress form, with flash -


and without flash, which is probably the most accurate representation of the colours -


it's super cozy and comfy and warm!


and then, since i still had two balls left, i decided to make her a scarflet as well.

i just chained 15, then double or triple crocheted across (i forget which now). i added the vintage button to secure it, and ta-da!
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 10:23:21 PM »

They look so incredibly soft! and squishy. I love squishy yarn. Ive already told you this, but you did a wonderful job! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 10:44:51 PM »

thank you! it's really lovely yarn.

i forgot to mention that the yarn i used was the cat's meow brand, which i think is no longer available, i got the yarn on a discount because it was discontinued, and the website hasn't worked for over a year!

i wish it wasn't though, cause it was great to work with.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007 05:00:03 AM »

Delicious fall colors!  I could cozy up in it and fall asleep!
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 08:13:35 AM »

I agree with sweets4ever: I could totally take a nap with that cozy shawl!!!  Awesome color choice, too!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007 08:48:58 AM »

thank you!

it is super cozy.... it was really hard to keep the kitties away from! plus, it has some wool in it, and they LOVE wool!
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007 09:20:26 AM »

Oh myyyyy that looks so warm and comfy!!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 05:28:22 PM »

i love my wish shawl! it works you know! Wink

and i also loooove my scarflet right now! it is blustery outside and that is so handy have! and warm! and gushy soft!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007 11:11:04 PM »

hee hee!!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007 10:40:26 AM »

I'm actually making this shawl right now.... but somehow I ended up with more stitches than required and on one of the sets of 3 I have like 3 double crochet... 3 granny square type and then 2 double.... oops.... gonna keep going tho.... no one notices but me anyways... Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2007 11:53:41 AM »

i'm sure it'll be fine! honestly, after i got into the groove, i stopped counting every row. a few extra stitches never hurt anyone!
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