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Old 02-07-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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FO: Peaks Island Hood
Pattern: Peaks Island Hood
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Flannery Red

I made this for my co-worker Elaine’s birthday. It's the first time I’ve used Ultra Alpaca. It's light for a worsted, and I knit it on size 9’s rather than 10’s as called for in the pattern. The fabric was just too loose on size 10. It was a bit itchy but softened up some in blocking. The colors are gorgeous, though.
I decided to eliminate the buttons – just don’t like the way they look. If it needs to be secured I’ll recommend a shawl pin, but it seems fine just wrapped once around the neck.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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What a beauty! I love it, Slim.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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oooooooooohhh! lucky co-worker! are you hiring?
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:01 PM   #4
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I love it too and the color looks good on you.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:51 PM   #5
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Beautiful job and gorgeous colorway!

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:55 AM   #6
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Gorgeous I like the idea of the shawl pin better than buttons, too!
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:16 AM   #7
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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Oooh, that is so pretty! I like it better without the buttons too!


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Old 02-08-2010, 03:11 PM   #9
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That's beautiful! (and you could be a model too!!)
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #10
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As usual, this is another beautiful work of art, Slim!

BTW: your Rav link didn't I found your project and re-linked it.
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