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« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2009 09:29:45 AM »


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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2009 05:12:11 AM »

So cool! Love it!

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« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2009 08:06:04 AM »

The beet capelet is amazing and how awesome that your sister has an asparagus tattoo!

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« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2009 10:09:32 AM »

This is just stunning, amazing work. You have one lucky sister.  Shocked

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« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2009 02:19:46 PM »

When I first saw the pictures, I too thought "Huh, a lover of Jitterbug Perfume?"  I am so happy to be right, one of my all time favorite books.  And lovely, lovely work on that capelet!  Pan would be all teary-eyed....
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2009 05:48:30 PM »

that's beautiful and unique and wonderful.
personally, i cast a vote for no pollen. maybe a little dirt? i could go for that.
the workmanship looks perfect and the colors? are amazing.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2009 06:00:28 PM by whimsy10510 - Reason: failure... i clearly didn't read the whole thread before posting. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2009 08:04:18 PM »

I'm another Tom Robbins fan.  I get very excited about beets in general and this capelet it just darling!  It's the sort of thing I would put on and go walk around downtown, just so everyone could admire it.  Wonderful work.

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« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2009 02:45:41 PM »

Jitterbug Perfume is my favorite book too!! I've read it at least 25 times..

I love the capelet and I want to steal the idea.   I think the french knots would be beautiful.  I like the bracelet idea too.

What about a little knit scarf in green yarn (matching the beet leaves) with yellow "pollen poofs" and jasmine flowers and bees.. might be cute..


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« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2009 10:12:16 PM »

I love this!

and now i have a new book to read so i can understand what the beets are about.  Wink

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« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2009 11:27:32 AM »

This is more of a structured cape than the capelet I made over here: https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/61623_apo_122.jpg  which was basically 1/2 circle, and a two piece hood.  It was made in two pieces and had no facings.  The beet capelet is 3/4 circle, made with 4 pieces, and facings and collar.  here are some informative views:

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If you don't have a pattern for a shirt with facings ( I have this one and used it as a reference: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4849.htm  Its a good pattern and you get two for the price of one)
then just kind of look at how its there to stiffen the part that overlaps and has the buttons.  Medium weight interfacing is fused on the facings.

this was soo informative, thank you! how many yards/meters of fleecing did you use? when cutting each 3/4 circle, did you wing it and then trace it? this is just so darn beautiful - i cannot wait to try to make one  Grin

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