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hartleystudio
04-11-2010, 07:21 PM
And not a moment too soon! It was a fun knit but not as easy as I thought. The pattern was written really poorly so I had to get some help from you all and from a woman on Ravelry who used to work for Paula Lishman. It really turned out very well, I'm super pleased and my friend is too!

Thanks so much for all your help and encouragement!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2246/4512799992_04e8751ece.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2402/4512799602_d5bd9d4ef2.jpg

Yeah!!! :muah:

kmaclean
04-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Great job ... looks warm!

Jan in CA
04-11-2010, 10:42 PM
That stuff isn't easy to knit with either. Looks great. :thumbsup:

JudyD
04-12-2010, 06:55 AM
Nice scarf!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

margz3
04-12-2010, 09:05 AM
very nice! looks soft and warm :)

hartleystudio
04-12-2010, 09:41 AM
Thanks guys! It wasn't easy to knit with, very slippery and it got up my nose, A LOT! It was also like knitting with a bag over your head, I had to learn to knit by feel because the fur was so fluffy. Luckily, it was only 2 rows like that out of 7 most of the time. AND, I had to learn how to sew the leather together because you can't weave in the ends or just tie it together. Unh.

Man, I'm so glad this is done!!! I could not have finished it without your help! Thanks a bunch!

Lighting57
04-12-2010, 01:23 PM
What kind of fur is it? It's pretty.

I bought a rabbit fur coat at a thrift store and I've been looking for ideas on what and how to recycle it into other items.

hartleystudio
04-12-2010, 01:38 PM
It's sheared beaver. It's so incredibly soft. The "yarn" was actually very very thin strips of pelt with the fur attached that was twisted around fingerling cotton yarn. They weren't really spun together, just very loosely twisted. That was another problem with knitting, if the cotton was too loose it was easy to knit into it AND the fur and you had an extra stitch.

It's Paula Lishman and there is info here:

http://www.furyarn.com/main/

GinnyG
04-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Nice job!

ArtLady1981
04-13-2010, 03:27 PM
Looks so lovely and luscious!!!

yarndolly
04-13-2010, 09:58 PM
That's nice. It looks nice enough for a dressy occasion. Beautiful job.:yay:

bambi
04-14-2010, 10:29 PM
Wow! That is stunning and must be very warm. It does look like a difficult project to complete. COngratualtions!

hartleystudio
04-14-2010, 11:39 PM
Seriously, you guys are so great!!! I had a crummy week and all your comments are brightening my spirits!!!