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mwedzi
04-08-2007, 03:53 PM
So I got some Touch Me on sale. It is crazy soft. If you haven't touched it, it's likely you've never felt any yarn like this. It is a rayon/wool chenille. I think it's just the binder down the middle that's wool. I'm told if you felt it (hot washer AND dryer), it comes out even softer, and gets rid of the worming problem chenille is known to have, and it doesn't get much smaller, since it's just the wool binder that tightens.

Anyway, I made these two pieces from last night. This stuff is so expensive to have such little yardage. Combine that with the fact that I crocheted the scarf, knowing that crochet eats up yards faster and generally goes faster, means that once I figured out how I wanted to do it, the scarf was made in less than 2 hours. If all projects were this fast and this expensive, I would never have been able to build up a stash. Anywho, it's a modified stitch from the Harmony Guide 220 More Crochet Stitches.

The choker band is knit in 2x2 ribbing. The flower is crocheted with another modified pattern (I modified from 8 petals to 5 petals) from the same Harmony Guide book. The leaf is knit from the Berroco free pattern "Tornabuoni".

Funny, the choker doesn't want to stay on the side where I put the flower. If I move my neck around a lot, it ends up on the other side, and that's where it stays. :teehee: I know my shoulders are not even height because of different muscle buildups (because of my marked spinal curvature? carried too many bookbags all my life? :shrug: ), so I guess that's why. I wish I had realized that before, cuz with the flower on the other side, the buttons are right at the front in the middle of my neck.:doh:

see that sweater neckline and sleeves? my absolute favorite. store bought, I've worn it out. that's going to be the next thing I design.

Jan in CA
04-08-2007, 04:55 PM
Those are pretty!

callmesusan
04-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Beautiful, and oh so soft in that yarn!

stargazingchild
04-08-2007, 06:16 PM
I love the scarf pattern and the choker came out great as well.

Veery nice!

Braden
04-08-2007, 06:17 PM
Very Nice!

MommaG
04-08-2007, 07:04 PM
Those look really nice and soft too.

sara_jayne
04-09-2007, 11:58 AM
They look wonderful! The back of the scarf looks just as wonderful as the front!

momwolf
04-09-2007, 01:28 PM
That is so cute :cheering: And it looks great on you :happydance:

bobi1218
04-09-2007, 01:46 PM
Very cool choker, and the scarf looks great!

saracidaltendencies
04-09-2007, 03:31 PM
Those are gorgeous!

Abbily
04-09-2007, 03:46 PM
Those are both beautiful!! Would it be hard to move the flower to the other side of the choker?

carmabelle1191
04-09-2007, 04:27 PM
I love the colors of the scarf and especially how it's wavy! Great job! :hug:

Godiva337
04-09-2007, 05:31 PM
:muah: :muah: :heart: Wow very beautiful!!! :cheering: :cheering: The yarn looks sooooo SOOOFT!!!

dewdrops
04-10-2007, 01:56 PM
Great! :cheering:

jamadian75
04-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Gorgeous! (As usual) :teehee:

What I love about the choker is that it looks one-of-a-kind, but classic, which is great!

mwedzi
04-10-2007, 09:54 PM
thanks you guys, y'all so sweet. one of my friends said the choker reminded him of women in certain types of movies, you know, the ones kiddies aren't supposed to see. :shock:

YouCantBuyThisMovement
04-13-2007, 09:41 PM
That just looks well....Tasty. Yup thats the word tasty.