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Old 05-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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WIP - Green Gable meets the 'Monkey' sock
I'll give you the short version of the story -- I bought the pattern for Green Gable and started with the size M. Got all the way to the armhole, tried it on, too big . So I ripped it out and decided to go with the size S. I also got to realizing that I wasn't too crazy about the mesh lace pattern so went searching for something to substitute. I decided on the lace pattern from Monkey. It was just the right stitch count to fit, and not too long of a repeat so it fit perfectly. Charted it all out, started with the size S and got the lace portion done. Realized this was going to be way too small . I think the mesh lace is a bit of a loose knit, and the lace from the Monkey was tighter and pulled in a lot more, so I ripped it AGAIN and started over with the size M. This is what I have so far. It will need blocking but so far I love it!
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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Wow, knitqueen! What perseverance you have! That is going to look great, love it!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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Now that's dedication! It's going to be gorgeous!
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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I think the Monkey lace looks fabulous on that! I hope you are able to finish it without any more frustration!
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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That looks amazing so far, and I'm amazed with all your perseverance! I would have given up by then and just started the Monkey Socks instead.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Knitqueen, great idea and I bet its gonna turn out fabulous!
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:03 PM   #7
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that is gorgeous!! i love the monkey lace pattern.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:02 PM   #8
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Oh, how pretty! I love the color, and the pattern is just beautiful!
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:48 PM   #9
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What a brilliant idea!
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:13 PM   #10
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That is a great idea! It looks beautiful so far.
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