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Re: Tunisian gauge
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Stitchboard Admin message #391
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 6, 2014 at 6:12:11 PM
 
Sherry,

Or even better...in my stash!  Smile

I've been thinking of something even simpler, if I can find this fiber...picking up a row of scs at the very bottom of it.  I think that would make it pop!  Wouldn't that be cute?

After all, it is a pretty plain thing...has to be, I suppose, because of those stupid polka dots, but what if there was a cute edging that tied the whole thing together?  Smile


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BetwixtTheStitch message #392
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 7, 2014 at 8:51:06 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #1)
 
Melanie,

That would be soooo cute, and much easier. Kiss

I hope you do have it in your stash, and that the care instructions are the same as the yarn you used.


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Stitchboard Admin message #393
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 7, 2014 at 10:14:44 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #2)
 
Sherry,

Glad you like the idea!  Kiss  It won't stop me from wearing it in the meantime...though am hating the idea of sewing this on the sweater, sigh.  Undecided

I can't imagine that the care instructions would be terribly exotic, can you?  It would have to be a synthetic fiber...can't be a wool or cotton or other natural fiber.  So even if it's a different synthetic (probably is), the care instructions should be fairly similar.  Smile


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BetwixtTheStitch message #394
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 8, 2014 at 9:28:02 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #3)
 
Melanie,

At least it's finished enough to sew it on, though. Smile

Of course, one would think the care instructions would be similar, I can't imagine it wouldn't be either.
We can't assume anything though. Undecided What with the manufacturers not really caring much about what we really want.


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Stitchboard Admin message #395
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 8, 2014 at 8:20:00 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #4)
 
Sherry,

You're right...it is finished enough to sew it on!  Frown  Groan.  I didn't think I would be so not wanting to do it as I am now...had figured on feeling a small amount of resistance...but this is crazy.  Frown  I have to just get in there and do it already.

Yeah, I guess the "good" thing is the synthetics are pretty similar for care, no mystery.  Though you're right about not assuming...just because the care is the same, it doesn't mean there won't be other problems.  Frown  The yarns could pill terribly, or worm, or have some other problem that may not show up until after washing.  Frown

You know, maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way.  Maybe instead of just making this a ho-hum old sweatshirt bottom, once it's sewn on, I should pick up some stitches from where it's sewn on and perhaps do some kind of netted thing...thinking...it's got a stupid pocket on the front, and I don't care...I could just cover it up.  Maybe the thing to do would be to get it sewn on for the purpose of remaking it entirely!  Ooh, now I want to get it sewn on!  Smile


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BetwixtTheStitch message #396
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 9, 2014 at 8:16:12 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #5)
 
Melanie,

Great way to look at it. Wink
Getting it sewn on is just part of the process to get to more fun. Laughing


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Stitchboard Admin message #397
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 9, 2014 at 7:47:16 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #6)
 
Sherry,

LOL, sigh, I'm still not really looking forward to the "sewing it on" part, sigh, but anything to snazz it up after!  It's seen better days, but I can't bear to waste a perfectly good partial-sweatshirt.  Sigh, got the sewing pins all ready.  Undecided

You'll love the colors I got for the second go of the cowl.  Purple and a "grape fizz" variegated!  Smile


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BetwixtTheStitch message #398
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 10, 2014 at 8:55:43 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #7)
 
Melanie,

That sounds gorgeous! Kiss

You know I don't generally care to work with the variegated yarns, but I'm now curious about how the scarf pattern I'm working on would look in a variegated. Wink


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Stitchboard Admin message #399
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 10, 2014 at 6:40:06 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #8)
 
Sherry,

I think you'll like the color combo!  Kiss  I can't use a double strand of variegated (for obvious reasons), because the color variations will get totally lost, but hopefully the variations won't get lost with the strand of purple along with it.  I like the purple alone, but it's a very strong one.  Almost too strong by itself.

Oooh, I think you should try the scarf with variegated!  I love the way variegated yarns look with different stitch patterns.  They don't go so well with cables and such, but they go quite nicely with textured or even lacy patterns!  Kiss


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BetwixtTheStitch message #400
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 11, 2014 at 9:29:45 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #9)
 
Melanie,

Well you know I like the strong purples.

When I was working in sales I had a purple suit that I would combine with different colors of blouses. That suit always made me feel good. Smile

That's exactly what I was thinking, the scarf is sort of a lacy stitch. Now I can't wait to pick out a pretty variegated yarn to do it in. Kiss


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Stitchboard Admin message #401
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 11, 2014 at 10:09:49 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #10)
 
Sherry,

I know you love the purples just as much as I do...who couldn't?!  Kiss

Oooh, that purple suit sounds beautifulKiss  Years ago, I had a purple trench coat.  With a removable hood.  Loved that trench coat!  Never got tired of wearing it.  Got me through many rainstorms.

Bet that purple suit went with soooooooo many beautiful blouses!  Kiss

How about using the Grape Fizz for the scarf?  It's my fave of all of the RH WW variegated yarns Walmart carries.  It's got the most purple in it.

My second fave is the Monet...I had a zillion skeins of those pre-flood...I had planned to make a nice, long sweater from that colorway, but lost all of the skeins to flooding.  Cry  It doesn't have as much (if any) purple, but it's a very pretty variegated colorway.

Can't wait to see how the scarf turns out!  Kiss


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BetwixtTheStitch message #402
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 12, 2014 at 9:46:49 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #11)
 
Melanie,

I'll look for the purple fizz when I go to Jo Ann, I had thought of doing it in the blues because you know, it's safe. Wink

There are so many really pretty variegated, I've just always preferred to put my colors where I want them. But I have a feeling this pattern will show them off. Smile


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Stitchboard Admin message #403
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 12, 2014 at 7:37:43 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #12)
 
Sherry,

I hope your JoAnn's carries the Grape Fizz!  Kiss  I'm kind of surprised our Walmart does, since they got rid of so many RH colors...but then, they seem to have reinstated a few, so perhaps that was one of them.

I understand...I like to choose my own colors, rather than using something someone else has chosen.  LOL, sort of like veggies.  I hate choosing pre-mixed veggies, because they usually throw in something I really don't like.  And with yarn, they'll often throw in some green I don't like, along with the purples, pinks and blues I like.  Tongue Out  Unfortunately, though, sometimes the only way to get the effect of a variegated or self-striping yarn is to have it mixed in a yarn, because if I do it myself, it can look purposeful...and there are extra ends to work in.  Frown  So sometimes it's a trade-off.

It sounds to me like your pattern will show the variegated colors off very nicely!  Kiss


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BetwixtTheStitch message #404
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 13, 2014 at 7:22:54 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #13)
 
Melanie,

I'm the same about my veggies. Wink

I got the Grape Fizz and all I can say is "wow". Now I want to work it up in some of the other variegated colors.

I have a feeling that some people are going to be getting scarves instead of dishcloths for Yule. Laughing


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Stitchboard Admin message #405
Re: Tunisian gauge
April 13, 2014 at 4:33:53 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #14)
 
Sherry,

Awwww!  Kiss  Yeah, in my experience, veggie combos are hit and miss...and usually more miss than hit.  Frown

Isn't that Grape Fizz beautiful?!  Kiss  And out of curiosity I looked at the other colors on the RH site a few days ago, and there's a wonderful purple variegated Walmart doesn't carry, sigh.  Yell  Oh, well, at least they do have the Grape Fizz!

With such pretty colors, I'm sure the scarves will be a great hit for Yule!  Kiss


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