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Old 04-09-2010, 07:25 AM   #111
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Becky,
I belive that anyone can do anything if they are willing to. This is why I didnt put an experiance level on the pattern.

It also depends on how bad you want the goal.....

This pattern has lacework, knitted on border, and advanced grafting...you can find out how do to any of that if you want to.

I wouldnt start it if you get frustrated easily, but if you are hard headed(like me) and are determined (like Crycket)....or just interested in learning lace.....(i dont recomend this piece for a lace starter) but we'll take ya....

What do yall think?
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:23 AM   #112
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I probably wouldn't reccomend it for a first timer; but in my opinion, for anyone who has both a first lace and a first cable experience under their belt this is appropriate.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #113
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why do i keep forgeting about that dam cable??? lol
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #114
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Gosh...with my 7 pages of complaining I am surprized people are joining in...but very happy! Welcome! *LOL*
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:58 AM   #115
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You were the pioneer, blazing the trail, clearing the way for those behind you; discovering the passage across and over the mountains of confusion and the morass of confusion....opening the way for eager knitters to ....

oh heck, lost my train of thought....but it was a good metaphor.
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Crycket, I believe we love the challenge.

I just printed the pdf this morning.

I am going to knit Harvest in burnt red alpaca lace weight on size US#6.
This will give me a smaller shawl but I like shawl widths in the mid to high 20's and the length in the mid 70's.
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You were the pioneer, blazing the trail, clearing the way for those behind you; discovering the passage across and over the mountains of confusion and the morass of confusion....opening the way for eager knitters to ....
Common Mario....this was some good stuff!!! I was about to stand up and applaud. I could hear the music behind your talking and everything....
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:18 AM   #118
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I am going to knit Harvest in burnt red alpaca lace weight on size US#6.
This will give me a smaller shawl but I like shawl widths in the mid to high 20's and the length in the mid 70's.
Im not sure how it will knit up in lace weight, because of the difference in yarn weights, it may be smaller anyway on the regular needles. Be sure you do the gauge swatch before you start and play with needle size....i think i would go with maybe a 7 or so....but its what you like.
but im excited to see...be sure to post pics along the way!!!

Crycket---yours isnt lace weight is it?
I know you were thinking about it...that pic doesnt look like it....you prob told me this already...

speaking of pics....
ITS PICTURE TIME!!!!!
Everyone stop what they are doing...(or get to the end of the row) and take a picture and post it!
This is gonna be GREAT!!
i cant wait!!

You too Mario...i wanna see what your doin too.
For the new folks...MMario is our tecnical adviser...a consultant, a professional knitter of LACE!!!!
We (I) are happy to have him with us thro this wonderful, frustrating, pain in the.....ummm...journey to the end of this beautiful shawl...LOL and might i add its a beautiful model too??
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I ended up having enough of something I suspect is fingering weight. So, in the end I went with "fingering" weight Luxury Alpaca Cashmere. I asked for yarn for my wedding shower, and I got 3 bags of yarns that Diamond supplies. That was one of them....

I am however using a 5mm needle instead of a 5.5mm
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:17 AM   #120
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And without further ado...

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What is the easiest way to make pictures smaller, I have been using Kodak Easy share and saving the pics as "Best for Web" is there an easier way?
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