Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bauble Cowl

Malabrigo + pompoms + reversible + really, really fast to make =

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It just makes you want to hug a weird pillar, what can I say.

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The good news is, you can probably whip out at least two before the holidays! (If you're aiming for Hannukah you'll have to work a little bit faster, but I believe in you.) Last minute gift knitters, rejoice!


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7 comments:

  1. GAH! I love it!!! Now, if only I felt the least bit inclined to make that many pompoms...

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  2. It's wonderful. Just love Alex. Now who to rope into pompom making.

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  3. Thanks guys!

    You guys should get your hands on some of these:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41yXglXDoAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    They really cut down the drudgery that is pompom making, haha.

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  4. Those baubles are such a great idea, they look fantastic!!

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  5. I've come across your blog a couple times and found you to be very advocatory on plagiarism, which seems quite hypocritical since you seemed to have stolen this design from a japanese knitting pattern book that was published in october of 2009 called Knit Friends Volume 2.

    http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.116116642.jpg

    sorry to put you on the spot but I too am an activist for copyright laws and feel that it is unfair to false advertise as you have done.

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    1. How funny! I've never seen that magazine before (I don't usually look at the Japanese craft magazines since I can't read them and all- I don't even think I can get them around here.) They are similar though- but I assure you it's a coincidence :-) You'd be surprised how often simultaneous designs come up- we're all being influenced by the same fashion trends and what not, I suppose. This was actually inspired by a one of those pom-pom edged fabric scarves that was ombre dyed (I think- maybe color blocked?) so the two ends were different colors. Let me see if I can find what I mean...

      http://pinterest.com/pin/235735361714674241/
      ^^ very much like that, but multicolored.

      Anyway, I saw a girl wearing it and thought the layered effect with the pom poms was cool around her neck, and tried to figure out how to translate it into a knitting pattern.

      FWIW, though, the copyright laws in my country (the US) don't actually prevent anyone from taking an idea and working it up on their own- hence all the fashion knock-offs that you see. I avoid doing that as I think it's lazy, but it's not plagiarism or a copyright law violation in the US.

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    2. (That is very frustrating though. I even did a search on Ravelry for pom pom cowls (I usually do a little bit of a search before I pursue a design) and it didn't come up. Arg.)

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