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Old 06-11-2006, 02:51 PM   #31
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I'll bet that Simply Soft would work just fine!
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:28 AM   #32
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Just bumping us up.

Still stalking my LYS. Stopped by yesterday and the yarn still hasn't arrived. I ordered it 2 weeks ago, and they originally told me it should be in on the 9th. :( I compared the color I ordered to the ones they had in stock, to see if I could persuade myself to get one they already had. But I just love the color I chose, and my friend who was with me agreed. So I'm still waiting. :rollseyes:

What's everyone else up to?
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:42 AM   #33
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I've started mine with some alpaca I got on eBay. I'm wondering how it will look, since it's dark brown!
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:28 PM   #34
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LYS called today and my yarn is in! I'm going to pick it up in about an hour and hope to cast on tonight.
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:53 PM   #35
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I'm so happy you get to start Stacey!

Sandy - how is Cozy coming in the brown? Do you like it?
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:03 PM   #36
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I love the way the alpaca feels, so that part is wonderful! The only thing I don't like is the way the alpaca has some stray hairs interfering with the lace pattern.

I might decide to change to a different yarn. Time will tell.
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:30 PM   #37
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I too love Alpaca (or apalaca or alapaca as I prefer to pronounce it )!

Do you think you'll have to block the alpaca hard? If so it might show more of the lace pattern that way. I used a yarn that had a lot of cotton in it and it didn't show the lace at all until I blocked it - just a thought!

This almost makes me want to knit another cozy!
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Woo hoo! I haven't cast on yet, but I've been admiring my Pima Silk.

Maybe this weekend I can get started after I get caught up from being out of town!
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:07 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by sara_jayne
Do you think you'll have to block the alpaca hard? If so it might show more of the lace pattern that way. I used a yarn that had a lot of cotton in it and it didn't show the lace at all until I blocked it - just a thought!
Thanks for the advice. This is my very first "real" lace project, so I'm learning as I go. The only other lace I've done was the Feather and Fan baby afghan I made.

I've never blocked anything in my life. Yikes! I'll be learning that too. This whole "Cozy" business is going to be good for me.
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Well, here's a pic of my progress. I'm really enjoying the project so far, except for my problem with the edges. I've ended up making the edges look different from each other b/c I'm slipping the first st of each row purlwise but not doing anything different at the end of each row (like knitting the last st of each row). So one edge looks sort of stockinette-ish and the other looks sort of garter-ish. Argh.

I think I'm going to have to frog. :crying:

sara jayne, do it, do it, start another Cozy!
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