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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2006 09:36:16 PM »

Oooh! Me likey!

Beautiful colors and totally gorgeous yarn.

Have you ever gone to Wendy's blog Knit & Tonic? It's great!
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2006 09:40:08 PM »

Oooh! Me likey!

Beautiful colors and totally gorgeous yarn.

Have you ever gone to Wendy's blog Knit & Tonic? It's great!

Everyday. I've knit a couple of her patterns so far (this and Fad-Classic) and found both of them fantastic. Plus, she's super funny and nice. Maritimah <3 Knit & Tonic!

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2006 09:56:41 PM »

aww i love it!! so pretty!

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2006 08:13:26 AM »

I made this a few weeks ago with some red noro lily I'd ripped out of another project.  I took one repeat out of it (for better or worse) and I love wearing it as a headband.  it rolls a lot, though, even after some vigorous blocking.  I think I'm going to make a black one (with more lily from yet another ripped project) with all the repeats, but in a garter stitch this time so I can wear it as a scarf, too, without all the rolling.

but this is now one of my favorite stitches -- so pretty!

I'd take a picture, but our digital camera died recently...
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2006 09:59:18 AM »

Love it...I was looking at it yesterday.  I too want to find the perfect yarn.
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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2006 03:34:57 PM »

Beautiful!  I am working on one in bamboo yarn, and it is turning out pretty well.  The X's do take a bit of wrangling with such slippery yarn, but it's worth it.  The silk is gorgeous.

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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2006 06:00:58 PM »

Very pretty. I'm going to start my dream swatch tonight
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2006 04:58:46 AM »

that is really an awesome stitch pattern and ther yarn you chose complements it so well. Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2006 06:07:58 AM »

I love the Knit 'n Tonic Dream Swatch pattern! Its delightful. Its fairly easy... after the virgin attempt at the whole dropping stitches/reorganizing stitches row you can totally memorize the pattern. If you are going to drop and lose a stitch it will be one of the loopy ones, just to let you know... I've asked a couple of people and we all had the same (strangely for me it happened on my second swatch and not my first... go fig).
I used recycled sweater yarn (yarn I got from a sweater I took apart) that I did not stretch out first, so the yarn was wavy which made the X's look a little funky. I've got kids who mess with everything so traditional blocking was out of the question. Here is a picture of me torturing my knitting into shape with plain old average clothespins:

The weight of the clothespins pulled the stitches tight, but not too tight... and the creepy centipede impression it does keeps inquisitive kids who just watched King Kong at bay.

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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2006 08:47:26 AM »

I love this pattern. Your yarn choise looks fabulous, I wish I could touch it to feel the yummy silk:)

I'm making my own dream swatch out of some cotton tape and I have altered the pattern to make it a little wider. I have about 2/3 of it done so far, but it's coming along fast. Here are some pics of my version:


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