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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2006 07:23:00 AM »

I made my mother a TINY little ascot scarf out of that metallic ladder yarn (not matrix, whatever Lion Brand's version is called) last Christmas and it KILLED me.  Then I got stupid and used the leftover to make a waist shawl/belt for myself (to wear at my recital), which took even longer.  And THEN I bought a couple balls of incredible to make a 'thank you' for a friend who accompanied at my recital, and that wasn't so bad, because it was just a simple dropstitch scarf, but it still stunk.

No more ribbon yarns for a while now.

Your shawl looks fantastic, though, and your mom will surely love it, as my mom loves hers.  She wears it over a caftan or loose top when she goes to fancy places.  Grin

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2011 09:37:22 PM »

i must say i absolutley love this shawl....you did an amazing job, personaly i love ribbon yarn...be proud of your shawls and smile Smiley
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2011 01:29:41 PM »

I feel your pain. Some ribbon yarns can work, if they're solid knitted tubes for example and you keep them from twisting as you knit. I can't abide any kind of fake 'fur' yarns or Snowflake fuzzy soft yarn. It's too frustrating to bother with. I even find then a pain to crochet with, though it's easier. I'm pondering if they'll be easier to weave with.. we shall see!

P.S. Your mum will love it because *you* made it. Us mums are like that. When my son brings home his artwork it's a real and genuine thrill that he made it for *me*. Even my master knitter of a mum appreciates me knitting for her, especially socks!

« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011 10:29:27 AM »

Well, you may not like it, but I'm sure your mom will LOVE it! It's beautiful and elegant looking and very impressive to someone like me who can't knit or crotchet a damn thing! Lol. Smiley

I second that!  It looks gorgeous and I have this EXACT stuff and about to make a shawl for MY mom with it too!! So as much as I'm not looking forward to fighting with this stuff, I am impressed with the final result.

I also love the bead and charm details - that's brilliant!

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