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modkatie
« on: March 27, 2005 02:18:22 PM »



yarn: Katia's mohair in heathered grey (http://www.katia.es/)
pattern: Girly-Girl Capelet from the book 'Hip to Crochet'
buttons: vintage mother-of-pearl

I started this while living abroad, ripped it out a third of the way (!) to fix an error on my part, started over and continued it on a number of flights and in various airports, in hotels during a cross-country roadtrip and finally finished it in my new home...only to find that the trendy poncho/capelet look is NOT good on chesty girls such as myself!!  Circus tent anyone?

ha ha..oh well, at least it helped pass the time while traveling and the yarn was on sale. Cheesy
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lisascenic
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005 03:04:04 PM »

It really is beautifully done...

Can it be adapted into a skirt?  Do you have a friend who has a birthday soon?
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005 02:58:59 PM »

I'll be your friend.. and my birthday is soon  (April 4th)   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005 05:34:54 PM »

I totally know what you mean about the boobs and poncho combo.  I look like a table lamp!
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005 06:27:14 PM »

I too am one with the boobage, and I've found that a longer poncho/capelet diminishes the "table lamp" look.  Can you possibly rip out the last few rows of scallops and make it longer?  It's such a beautiful capelet, and it sounds like a lot of work was put into it, it'd be a shame not to wear it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005 10:37:23 PM »

"Table Lamp" !!!   LOL That is EXACTLY what I look like in this capelet!  Thanks for the longer-poncho tip, sadly, I don't have any more yarn, but next time maybe I'll try making one in the longer shape and in a draperier yarn/pattern. So, looks one of my lucky (and boob-less) friends will be getting a treat for their birthday!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005 11:31:01 AM »

yeah, I have that book, and picture of the capelet just looks so cute......I really wanted to make it for myself, but luckily I made a mock up with some scrap fabric first, just to approximate the size....that's when I realized that I CANNOT ever wear that.  I have made some longer ponchos and thought about doing that capelet, just longer, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.  I thought that I kind of looked like one of the umbrellas they stick in tropical drinks, but I can totally see table lamp too!
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