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Old 07-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #21
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #22
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I think we're going to try and start Monday, the more the merrier!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:06 PM   #23
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I've got my yarn and it is lovely!!!
I have PM'ed Mary (MWhite) and asked her if she could possibly look at the pattern and give some pointers on which row she would finish on to do the best grafting join if doing it in 2 bits and joining.
So, yes I am ready to go.

I have just had a message from Mary and she suggests doing a provisional cast on and working from the centre out to the ends to get the leaves doing the same thing each side when it is being worn. I have asked her if I can reproduce her full answer for us all, and will write it up if she is OK about it. She does the most amazing lace work.

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Old 07-02-2009, 10:12 PM   #24
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Thanks for the info! I guess if I decide to go this route I will have to learn a provisional cast on. I'm still undecided though. I think it looks great as written, yet I really like the idea of the leaves going the same way. Think, think!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:22 PM   #25
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Here is a pic of the yarn I'm going to use. Sorry about the quality of the photo, they always get grainy when I re size them.
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I love the color. It is brown with small flecks of red and golden. I think it will look really good with the pattern.
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Thats beautiful! It looks lovely and soft.
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I think we have the same yarn, is it merlot?
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:00 AM   #28
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Welcome Maniago! I think this is going to be fun. I still don't have my yarn, though. yikes. I've searched two LYS and also Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joann. Everything is either the wrong weight, or not enough yardage in the colorway I want, or just shy of the yardage I need, and I don't want to double my expense just to get another 10 or 15 yards of yarn.

I think I'm going to try to dye some yarn. I have 2 skeins of white fingering weight wool that I was gifted, and one of the LYS in town sell the same yarn, so I can buy one more skein and have plenty.

Of course, I've never dyed yarn before, but I've been playing with some Kool-Aid. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something I like and get it ready before Monday. Any tips or suggestions?
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I think we have the same yarn, is it merlot?
No it's Autumn Heather. It really does look like the Merlot in my pic though. Here is a pick of the color from, Knit Picks:
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On my screen, that sample looks quite red and that's what I was expecting, but there is not that much red. It is more of orange/brown with the red and golden flecks. I was a bit disappointed at first but the more I looked at it, the more I liked what I got.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #30
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Of course, I've never dyed yarn before, but I've been playing with some Kool-Aid. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something I like and get it ready before Monday. Any tips or suggestions?
I've been playing around with Kool Aid also. I haven't had any overwhelming successes though. I did felt an entire skein, and it turned out a lovely shade of vomit! So If you want to do that, then I can give you some great advice, other wise....

Are you on ravelry? There are some groups over there all about dying. I can link to them for you:

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