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My Mom's Prarie Shawl

Well here it is blocked and finished. The model is of course not my mother but my friend Al. I gave the shawl to my mom on Sunday and she loved it.

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Blocking - a mystic experience

Well this is the first piece that I've ever blocked and let me tell you it was frightening. This is the Prarie Shawl form Folk Shawls done in Cascade 220 (no color name on the label) #8 needles.

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Vicuña

My lys lady let me hold a $300.00 skein of Vicuña the other day. It was approximately 2" in diameter x 2" tall. Not much! It was very soft though.

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the Himalyan Tote - a never again project

Well here it is. I' m so happy it's done, recycled silk is horrible to work with. It's dirty, overly twisted, breaks in the middle of a stitch and is impossiple to keep even tension with.

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my first chart

I think I understand this chart but someone tell me if I'm wrong. Row 1 - *k2, p1,k1 repeat from * to last stitch k1, Row 2 - k1, *p3, k1 repeat from * to end of row.

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socks for Shaquille O'Neal (or my first pair of socks)

I think these would fit him. I'm obviously having a guage problem. It's time to start taking guage swatches seriously. I don't think they turned out that bad - just huge.

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silly novelty hat

This was done on commission and the client liked it but not on her. I thought it was fun but maybe a bit too much for a middle aged women in the midwest.

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moratorium on knitting book purchaces

Someone make me stop. I just got Folk Hats and Folk Bags and ordered Fold Shawls after seeing it at the lys and Folk Vests not to mention the Knitting (Man)ual.

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lace cocktail napkins/costers

I have some fine weight yellow linnen yarn (270 yds) and I think it would make cool lace costers. I'm pretty sure I can get a set of eight 4"x 4" costers out of what I have.

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fun neck tie

I finally got this done after frogging it the first time. It was much faster working it in Continental then my other wierd way. Anyway, I like how the color landed up where it did.

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