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Old 05-27-2006, 03:50 PM   #11
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Hey Sean - glad you're joining us! Your Amazing Lace challenge post was awesome. [p.s. so cool to see the savedarfur link in your sig line here]

Kristen, glad to hear your yarn is on its way. I'm sure I'll be checking tracking obsessively soon!
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:35 PM   #12
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Stacey, the Cozy that you are going to make is simply gorgeous! I look forward to seeing the progress you all make. How long does it usually take to make something like this?
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:49 AM   #13
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Robin - the length of time it takes to knit something like this depends on how quickly you knit and how much time you have to knit! I started mine mid-April and finished May 12th. Part of that time was me trying to figure out the pattern and swatching it. I'd say probably between 30 - 50 hours would be a good guess. It is a great first lace pattern to start with and the finished product is beautiful!

Here is a picture of mine (well, the one I gave as a gift) - the stitch detail in the second one gives you a better idea of the pattern than the knitty one does (even though the color washed out in the photo).



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Old 05-28-2006, 05:03 PM   #14
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Oh, Sara, it's lovely! Wow - I hope I can learn intricate stitches like that eventually.
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:06 PM   #15
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thanks, Stacey! I'm having a lot of fun with AL already, now just have to try to knit it some more.

I deliberately avoid all forms of the news so I had no idea about Darfur until shopping for knitting stickers at CafePress, ironically enough. It's just devastating. :(
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #16
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Oh, Sara, it's lovely! Wow - I hope I can learn intricate stitches like that eventually.
Actually, Robin, there is nothing intricate about it - just a series of K, K2tog, yo and slips....not in that order of course It is all in the simplicity of the pattern!
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:56 AM   #17
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Woo hoo, guess who just showed up? Mr. Brown with my box of Pima Silk!

I have no idea when I'll be able to cast on, but I'll wait for you, Stacey! I haven't even looked that closely to see what size needle it takes. I may even go up a size for a more open and lacey effect since it's going to Florida.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:16 AM   #18
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I love yarn deliveries!!!!

The pattern uses US 8 needles. My pattern didn't show the lace effect at all when I started. I blocked it VERY hard and the lace pattern finally showed (I used a mainly cotton based yarn). Going up a needle size would be a great idea if you want it more lacy.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:20 PM   #19
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Yay, Kristen! Dontcha just love those boys in brown?

My mailing news ain't so great. :( I double-checked my Herrschner's order page tonight and it says my yarn is BACKORDERED! I'm in shock. The site didn't say anything like that when I bought it. And they haven't sent me an email saying that. I'm going to email customer service tomorrow and ask about it. But I am so bummed out. :rollseyes: I really wanted to get it in time to photograph it for the first Amazing Lace challenge (deadline Sunday) and also to enjoy it as a kind of birthday present to myself (also Sunday!). Waaah.

Kristen, it's sweet of you to wait on me, but now I have no idea how long my yarn will take. You might want to start without me and then send me bunches of "catch-up" vibes! :XX: :XX: :XX:
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:50 PM   #20
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Well let me know what you hear from Herrschner's. When I had ordered my yarn from Webs (in three different colors...for three different projects, but Cozy will be in Natural), they had e-mailed on 5/22 saying that one color was back ordered and could be up to two weeks before it came in, but it all came today, so it may not be that long!

In fact, I think I'm going to fondle my yarn now...
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