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Songbirdy
07-28-2007, 10:21 PM
:woohoo::woot::woohoo:

I can not say how happy I am this is finished.

Here's the story. I have a great Aunt who is loosing her battle with B. Cancer. She offered me all her stuff since she knows I like to knit. So I thought it best if I tried out the craft first.

IN my cocky manner, I choose a pattern and bought what I wanted.

Saucily ignoring guage. When I realized that no amount of ironing would make the thing lay flat I had to rip out 15 rounds... I was not a happy camper.:tap:

Imagine my joy when the only pattern that "fit" what I had bought saucily was an Intermediate pattern. Imagine when I realized, about 20 rows in that the size was a wee bit more than 10 inches across.

Anyhow... it is finished and I am thrilled. I am to visit my MIL tomorrow. This is her mother's day gift. My excuse is my saucy ignorance and the fact that we moved since mother's day and now.

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BinkyKat
07-28-2007, 10:36 PM
:passedout:

WOW! Great work! I aspire to use crochet hooks for more than picking up dropped stitches. Will your aunt get to see it? She'll be proud of you!
Again, super duper job!

Riss
07-28-2007, 11:03 PM
Oh wow... it came out beautifully! Your Aunt will be so proud... and your MIL will love it...

robynbird
07-28-2007, 11:50 PM
That is beautiful!!

knitqueen
07-29-2007, 01:24 AM
It's gorgeous. Wow. :passedout:

ah
07-29-2007, 02:12 PM
Wow! What a beautiful first project.

mathwizard
07-30-2007, 10:23 AM
Wow, that is awesome!:woohoo:

Songbirdy
07-30-2007, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the compliments!

My MIL liked it but did ask if I was giving a message because it was black.

I said, "Yes, the message that you can put this out where my kids and nieces and nephews could touch it because it won't stain and is washable."

:think:

My great aunt won't see it because there was no chance to get it to her first. However, I have started the original project I wanted to make, in the right thread and with the right needle. My great aunt should see that as the next project is a Bridal shower gift and Aunt Ekka should be going to that shower.

winterblues
07-31-2007, 10:14 AM
That's lovely. I have never seen any in black before!

:thumbsup:

Mariblue
07-31-2007, 03:34 PM
That's beautiful!