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Old 11-17-2005, 06:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by rebecca
Ingrid, this is for you, right?!
Nope. I just wanted to knit it. I'm not a shawl person--they just get in the way. I wasn't sure who to give it to--my older daughter or my son's girlfriend, so I showed to to my dd and she said basically that it was nice and her apartment has cold spots, so she'd wear it around the house.

It's going to my son's girlfriend. I know she'll wear it with style--not leave it bunched up on a chair somewhere.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #12
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That is one lucky girl! Your shawl is so beautiful.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #13
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It is as beautiful as I thought it would be Ingrid...fit for the First Lady ...what will you do with yourself now that it's finished?

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:46 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by foothills
It is as beautiful as I thought it would be Ingrid...fit for the First Lady ...what will you do with yourself now that it's finished?

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That's the funniest thing I've heard all day!!

Thanks for the compliment! I think I might have a thing or two around here to work on. :rollseyes:
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:52 PM   #15
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Ingrid! Fabulous job on it. Just breathtaking. Your son's girlfriend is one lucky chick!

What yarn did you start with and why didn't it show the pattern? I haven't started mine yet, and won't for a while still, but now you have me wondering if I should go with a different yarn. What do you think?
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:59 PM   #16
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Absolutely fabulous! I can't believe you're giving it away. You should hang it on a wall in your house!
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:23 PM   #17
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:30 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Silver
Ingrid! Fabulous job on it. Just breathtaking. Your son's girlfriend is one lucky chick!

What yarn did you start with and why didn't it show the pattern? I haven't started mine yet, and won't for a while still, but now you have me wondering if I should go with a different yarn. What do you think?
Thank you, Silver, and everyone else!

I started with a mercerized cotton--Lara from elann. It's a dk weight. I think it didn't work because it's got a sheen to it which makes it slick and the yo's just kind of closed up.

I used merino dk on the finished one.

I don't know how the fingering weight will work. The pattern is done with the stockinette and garter stitch, with the yo's/p2togs mainly for definition between the sections. The pattern starts with the bottom points, though, so you don't have to knit too much to see if the yarn will work. I was in denial, I think, and kept hoping things would improve.
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:00 PM   #19
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I also think that the lighter color showed the patterning better.

Ingrid, honestly.....Im just AGAPE!

They should re-write that pattern starting at the CO edge so it goes FASTER as you move along...
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wow, Ingrid, that's absolutely beautiful!
I can't believe you're giving it away...girl, I'd LEARN to like shawls. hehe.

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