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Old 04-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #31
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well, you got me hook line and sinker. I don't remember ever having been really april fooled before either. I agree, it was fun having the wool pulled over my eyes.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #32
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well, you got me hook line and sinker. I don't remember ever having been really april fooled before either. I agree, it was fun having the wool pulled over my eyes.
Thanks for being a good sport about it.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:28 PM   #33
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There was a little discussion in the Mods only thread.....
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #34
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Oh, I wanted it to be real I wanted to make a rainjacket Then again, my stash doesn't need anymore yarn. So its a good thing.
Can't wait for next year's joke... Maybe an Impossible Pattern (Of course you're going to do it again. or I will. It was fun and funny)
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #35
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Brilliant, both of you!!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:27 AM   #36
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That was fabulous. I think the pictures really made the story...
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:14 PM   #37
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Oh, I wanted it to be real I wanted to make a rainjacket Then again, my stash doesn't need anymore yarn. So its a good thing.
I'm sorry it's not real!

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Can't wait for next year's joke... Maybe an Impossible Pattern (Of course you're going to do it again. or I will. It was fun and funny) FV
There's no telling WHAT will happen in the forum on April Fools Day. We always have fun with it. By the way, did you see Sheldon's "Groundhog Help" transformation of the forum that day? It was hilarious. Especially the knitting groundhog.

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Brilliant, both of you!!!

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That was fabulous. I think the pictures really made the story...
Thanks! My hubby had fun taking them. He could not BELIEVE that I was doing an April Fools joke. I'm usually a very serious person, and I think he enjoyed seeing me be more playful.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #38
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Yep,I was fooled too. I studied the sample cap and wondered if the water would go through the gaps in the knitted stitch and how it would run off etc etc. Very good Aprils Fool Joke. But.... we will be on to you next year!
I thought the same thing...
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Originally Posted by lulubell View Post
Yep,I was fooled too. I studied the sample cap and wondered if the water would go through the gaps in the knitted stitch and how it would run off etc etc. Very good Aprils Fool Joke. But.... we will be on to you next year!
I wondered the same thing too. I studied that picture to see if I could tell how big the holes were.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:21 PM   #40
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I "designed" that cap in about 15 minutes. I went to my craft room, grabbed a skein of Bernat Softee Chunky and a size 15 circular needle and did a garter stitch swatch. Then, I measured around my head and figured out how many stitches I would need to cast on to fit it tightly.

(I stretched out the gauge swatch to see how many stitches would stretch out per inch. The resting gauge was 11 stitches per 4 inches, and the stretched gauge was 6 stitches per 4 inches.)

Figuring that I would need to cast on 36 stitches, I got to work. After knitting for 6 inches, I did a normal decrease like other hats I've made, then ran the yarn through the stitches when I had about 8 or 10 stitches left on the needles.

I think it only took about an hour to make it. Next, I remembered that I had the flower pin with my sewing stuff, so I pinned it on the hat for the final touch.

Then, I grabbed my hubby, and said, "Come and take my picture wearing this silly hat."
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