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Aunt Suzi
« on: November 07, 2005 07:45:38 PM »

Finally finished this!  Even though it was really frustrating to learn the lace pattern--kept having to rip out rows, over and over and over again because of stupid mistakes--somehow I really loved knitting it.  I think it may have been the yarn (Andean Silk from knitpicks.com, cornflower)--so soft and pretty.  The pattern is here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcozy.html

This is to be a present for my Grandma, who's now 101.  She taught me to knit years ago and I've never actually knitted anything for her (I've only been knitting seriously for a couple years), so I wanted to be sure I made her at least one nice thing.

Here it is.  I added a knit-purl-knit border along the sides.


And here's the lace pattern up close--it's totally not this color:


And modeled!  It's about 58 inches long--I used 8 skeins.


I love this lace pattern & I'm definitely going to use it again in something--especially after it took me so long to learn!

Hope you like it.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005 08:20:28 PM »

That's just beautiful! What a lovely, and appropriate, gift for someone who taught you to knit.

Fabulous that your grandmother is 101!
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005 08:37:28 AM »

That's beautiful, I love the color.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005 08:43:02 AM »

About how long did it take you?  I've been considering this for a looooong time (and considered the Andean Silk, so I'm glad it worked out!), but I just don't know if I can get it done in time for the person's birthday...

Probably not, but there's always Mother's Day or next year... haha!

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2005 09:10:51 AM »

thats wonderful!! i think its great you made it for your grandma ma -  you are sweet! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005 10:43:09 AM »

It's STUNNING!!!  You're Grandma is going to be sooooo proud of you.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2005 10:54:10 AM »

It's gorgeous!  It's been on my list also!  How was it to knit?
Your Grandma will be proud Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005 11:06:47 AM »

About how long did it take you?  I've been considering this for a looooong time (and considered the Andean Silk, so I'm glad it worked out!), but I just don't know if I can get it done in time for the person's birthday...

Well, it took me about a month of pretty diligent knitting.  But if you have a longer attention span than me, sammyb (say, longer than 12 stitches), you may make considerably fewer major goofs and spend considerably less time froggin and reknitting.  In other words, it could definitely be done in less time.  Maybe even half the time. 

Thanks for the comments!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005 12:16:25 PM »

the edging was a faboo idea.  if i ever make this again, and i might, it will be a definet addition to the pattern.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005 12:19:48 PM »

she's going to love it
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