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NaProus
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Posted - 02/27/2005 :  4:10:02 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
picked up the last 4 skeins at the closing sale for an LYS near me yesterday. Gorgeous color -- lavender? very muted, very elegant.

It's 240 yards altogether (60 yards a skein). I don't really know what to do with it, however! I live in the frozen north, so a cotton winter scarf would be a bad idea. And while a summer shawl would be lovely, this is clearly not enough yarn for that (unless I went mega mega lacy, I guess). I'm not really into knitting things for small children, so that's not really an option.

Any ideas?

WIPs: clapotis, leper bandages, another Ruffles scarf
Recently finished: lacy scarves out of Filatura di Crosa Magico, Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles! (can you tell I like ruffles?)
Can't wait to start: Assymetrical jacket from The Knit Stitch

knit_chick
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Posted - 02/27/2005 :  4:41:49 PM  Show Profile Send knit_chick a Private Message
Have you checked the Jo Sharp books?

In the Holiday Island book, there is Siesta (basic headscarf). In the Family book (which I personally like the designs), there is there is a scarf. It's more of a summer scarf, not a winter one.

Since Desert Garden is an aran yarn, there's also a bucket hat.

knit one chic too
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NaProus
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Posted - 02/27/2005 :  5:04:36 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Hmmm... that bucket hat looks interesting. How on earth does it hold its shape? The Jo Sharp yarn is so soft that I can't imagine it doing it on its own, and summer hats need to shade the eyes!

Some nice designs in the second book especially. Pity I like the sweaters the most!

Thanks for the ideas!

WIPs: clapotis, leper bandages, another Ruffles scarf
Recently finished: lacy scarves out of Filatura di Crosa Magico, Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles! (can you tell I like ruffles?)
Can't wait to start: Assymetrical jacket from The Knit Stitch
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diana.enky
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Posted - 03/01/2005 :  5:13:59 PM  Show Profile Send diana.enky a Private Message
You can always buy some more Desert Garden to make a sweater and use the lilac colour you have as a highlight in stripes or edgings

Diana

2005 stats: 3 WIP, 3 FO, 2 Frog
Purchases: 9 books, 11 yarn
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NaProus
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Posted - 03/01/2005 :  6:16:22 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
I *could* do that... but I'm scared of working in colors! Texture doesn't faze me, lace doesn't faze me, but I've never ever knit anything in more than one color.... What a wus I am!

Thanks, though...

WIPs: clapotis, leper bandages, another Ruffles scarf, Best Friend Jacket from The Knit Stitch
Recently finished: lacy scarves out of Filatura di Crosa Magico, Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles! (can you tell I like ruffles?)
Favorite yarns: mostly the ones I can't afford!
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scottjohn@comcast.net
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  07:22:40 AM  Show Profile Send scottjohn@comcast.net a Private Message
What about mixing it with a another yarn and making a simple lace shawl for the summer. Alternate the two yarns and you'll be able to make the yarn go further.
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