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June 04, 2006

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Alexandra

Looks good! I can't see anything wrong with the back neck.

Jill

You look GREAT in the lime green. Wear it more often! Another lovely, beautiful creation you have finished. I'm green with envy. ;o)

BTW, I have pictures today. lol.

Deneen

Looks terrific and the color looks great on you.

Vera

CeCe looks great!!!

Jenn

Looks great! Ah, nothing like the power of blocking - or steaming in your case!
Love the green!

Joan

It looks gorgeous on you. Who knew killing would look so good!

Wanda

I'm so happy that CeCe worked out for you. Awesome! It looks great and lime green definitely works for you!!

jess

Bron: congrats! I love it on (and yes, you do look great in that shade of green).

woohoo!

Bron

Thanks, everyone. For all the nice compliments today & for listening to me piss & moan about this for the past week! I'm crossing my fingers that my knitting will be worry-free for awhile!

Alexandra - You can't see the neck problem because of the camera angle - believe me, it's there! DH even noticed it & for him to see something wrong, you know it sticks out! But I'm SO done with this & ready to move so I'll leave the neck alone. :)

And Joan - It's good to see you well enough to be "making the rounds." I'm still holding good thoughts for your recovery!

Wendy

Now you have me contemplating if I can "kill" my cotton twist tunic to give a bit.

Your CeCe looks great and that green is funky!

Leisel

YEA! I'm so glad it fits, and it looks fantastic on you.

Garnet

Bron CeCe looks fabby! Gosh I wish I could knit that well! I would love to attempt an actual wearable garment! Greens always look good on people with red tones in their hair! :o) Keep it up!
BTW, LMAO at "used the F word, with gusto and wild abandon" :oD

Silja

WOW! CeCe looks great! I am speachless!

By the way, I got you the paris yarn in color nr 38. But I did not get to the postoffice before it closed on saturday, so I will post it you tomorrow.

Sara

Love, love, LOVE! your CeCe! The green is bright and springy and looks great on you.

I've got the pattern and some lavender Cotton Fleece in my stash, but by golly, now I want a green one.

Bron

Wendy - thanks! "Killing" works on 100% acrylic/viscose/unnatural sounding yarns. ::grin:: You're melting the plastic to make it flatter & in the process it expands. I don't do it very often, but it's a useful technique to know, especially for someone like me who ISN'T a yarn snob & who uses a lot of acrylic. :::wink:::

Everyone: I knew that, in general, green looks good on me. However, I was concerned about the neon properties of this yarn. I figured it would either work, or I'd look like a lime popsicle. ::wink:: I'd always thought that very bright colors were best for the young. Yeah, I know - that was old fogey thinking! hehe

Garnet: Give yourself a bit more time to get comfy with knitting, then just go for it! Knitting a wearable isn't nearly as hard as you think and the longer you put it off, the harder it will seem! I probably wouldn't start with CeCe, but something nice & basic would do worlds of good for your confidence.

Margaret

Absolutely Gorgeous! The color, the design, and am so very Thrilled for you that it fits! Horray!!!!

And you are not an "old fogey." You are Very Hip!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Erica B.

That looks fantastic! I love it!

jillian

Bring on the steam!! It looks fabulous - and yes, lime green is a great color on you!

Willa Jean

Wow! That looks great! The green is super on you. I'm afraid it would make me look like a candidate for some new drug trial or another. On you it's great! I need a couple of lightweight summer things to wear over tanks in the heat. Maybe I'll try CeCe. Yarn suggestions? Since you own all the CE in the known universe? lol. BTW did you sell that last cone of Silk City? And would you do me a favor? Go to Colorsong.com, click Skirts, Shells, and Tanks, and look at that first kit, the lace jacket. (Sorry, I don't know how to make a link, and since I'm not teaching, I have no kids to show me how.) I'd loooove to do that but a $100.00 jacket is just nevah gonna happen noooo. How hard do you think it would be to make up something along those lines? Am I out of line for asking? Sorry. I'm getting wordy here. But whaddya think?

monica

It looks fab on you!

Julia

Wow, I love it, it's perfect! Great fit. I love Bonne Marie's stuff too. I just started my Cece last night. I can't wait to finish. I'm using a cotton/rayon/linen by Plymouth soooo, no acrylics will be harmed in the knitting of my cece.

Kristen

Congratulations on taming the CeCe monster- looking good!

Bron

Thanks & more thanks everyone! Y'all are great for my knitting ego. This is especially nice coming off of the "Red" not-so-great experience. It's always nice to have a real winner. :)

Dang, Willa Jean. You can sure pick 'em. That is a gorgeous lace jacket & it would probably be doable but would take some time. I love the construction - it looks like the two fronts dip down & are "stepped" up to the waist on the sides. You'd probably knit a bit on a panel, increase for the next, knit a bit & so on, adding panels as you go. The saving grace is no sleeves - no armhole shaping that I can tell. So - if you had the lace pattern (or one similar) you could probably work it out. Sizing might be a problem, though, depending on how many stitches your lace pattern was across. You'd have to be careful matching the pattern to your gauge. I wouldn't even attempt to copy the lace pattern of the jacket - if it was crochet it would be easy, but copying knitted lace isn't my strong suit. ;) But that's just me - maybe you're a whiz at it!

Regarding CeCe - Bonne Marie had tons of yarn suggestions on her site at one time - not sure if she has them listed with the pattern now. However, something lighter than what I used, certainly. A dk or light worsted weight would be perfect. Something as heavy as CE probably wouldn't work well. Frankly, the only reason the Lipomo I used worked is the "killing" - otherwise it would've stayed to bunchy & bulky for the lace pattern to shine.

Yep - all the Silk City is gone. :)

Julia - Good luck with your CeCe - I'm so glad you're taking the kinder, gentler route & avoiding killing innocent acrylics. :::grin:::

Terri

It looks beautiful on you Bron! Congratulations on a job well done. The green is lovely. I'm SO glad you were able to steam it into submission. Good for you. :o)

Bron

Thanks, Terri. :) It was definitely touch & go - I hit all the highs & all the lows with this sweater! hehe

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