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Old 05-16-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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Yippee! I finally got this one finished. And I'm fairly happy with the end result. I did buy some very lovely wooden buttons that look very nice on, but I would have to take them off every time I wash the piece. For that reason, I opted for the plainer plastic (and washable) buttons.

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When I posted this as a WIP, I was having difficulty with the broomstick lace collar. As you can see, I did manage to complete it. The directions said to use a large knitting needle to make the loops; however, that method was way too unwieldy for me. So I ended up using, of all things, . . . a broomstick! (I know you're shocked!)


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Old 05-16-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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I'm glad you persisted with the collar. It looks great! And the broomstick was the perfect size. Beautiful sweater.
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A pretty top. It looks old fashioned, which is always "in" with me. They don't call it broomstick lace for nothing.
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It's a lovely top!
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Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
A pretty top. It looks old fashioned, which is always "in" with me. They don't call it broomstick lace for nothing.
Thank you for your kind words.

Does it look old-fashioned? The jazzy model in Doris Chan's book certainly doesn't look old-fashioned wearing this cardi; of course, I probably will since I'm not in to being hip!
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Does it look old-fashioned? The jazzy model in Doris Chan's book certainly doesn't look old-fashioned wearing this cardi; of course, I probably will since I'm not in to being hip!
I didn't mean to imply that you would look old fashioned wearing it. Retro can look very up to the minute with the right outfit. It is cool.
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I didn't mean to imply that you would look old fashioned wearing it. Retro can look very up to the minute with the right outfit. It is cool.
Oh, I wasn't thinking you were. Sorry if my post implied that. I just didn't think of the top as looking old-fashioned, but I guess lace and particularly broomstick lace has a way of doing that.

And I'm just not a very trendy dresser. I'd much rather go outside and play and get all sweaty, so why bother dressing up for that?
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Very nice indeed! Crochet creates the loveliest lace!!! Great work!
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