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I have indeed mastered the HOOK!!! Mar. 17th, 2009 @ 08:03 pm
Okay, I have mastered the hook!  I have so far managed to do one hat, one scarf...   AND. (so proud of this)   A twin sized Ripple Pattern Blanket.
I am now working on a queen sized ripple afghan.
I don't have pictures.. 
In between the twin sized one and the queen size that I just started.  I learned how to make Granny Squares. 
But, I have a question about Granny Squares..  Is it possible to make one in a single color all the way through, without changing.
I have tried and I seem to come up a bit odd in the shape by the 3rd round..  it doesn't seem to want to hit the corner correctly.
I am so open to suggestions or ideas.

Truth is.. I do still like knitting best..  But then again, it is my first love.  But, I can admit to liking the speed of crochet. 

Now that they've finally arrived there... Mar. 9th, 2009 @ 11:59 pm
...I can post pix of my two afghans I made for laurapalmer813's boys! NOTE - that's my queen-sized bed they're resting upon...definitely afghans to last them a lifetime.

Her older son gets to choose which one he wants since he's the big brother.
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Somebody's Watching Me" - Mysto & Pizzi

Dec. 4th, 2008 @ 10:03 am

Originally published at Acorns to Oaktrees. You can comment here or there.


I made this 20 years ago, or there abouts. I lurvs it.

Dog sweaters? Aug. 16th, 2008 @ 12:41 am
I got this in my email:


I've designed a free crochet dog jacket pattern to be used for personal and charity use and am looking for dog owners for testing. The pattern comes in 15 sizes from Chihuahua size to Great Dane, but I need people who'd like to crochet one for their dog -- or a friend or family members' dog -- to let me know which size fits their breed. If you could share this with your group and help me find volunteers, I would really appreciate it.

Once the pattern has gone through testing, it will be published for free distribution and used for charity drives to give jackets to dog rescue homes.

The jacket is specially designed for doggy comfort and safety, not using sleeves, buttons, clasps or pins, while giving them plenty of room and ability to play and go to the bathroom.



If anyone wants to inquire about this, you can reply to their post in crochet_4_cause.
Current Mood: creativecreative

Fellow Ravelry Members Jul. 5th, 2008 @ 03:54 pm

I finally got my Ravelry invite, and am brand new.  Which, of course, means I spend most of my free time (other than crocheting) staring at all the wonders of this new website.

I found <a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babette-blanket">this beautiful blanket</a> by Kathy Merrick.  I see a lot of users have created it, and I looked at the difficulty rating.  BUT, I was wondering for some first hand accounts if anyone here has made the babette blanket.  I really think it's gorgeous, and love how gypsy it looks.  Anyone care to share their experience in making it?  Or attempting to make it?  I've never made a real blanket before, only a huge afghan of only dc throughout with shell border.  That's it.  Other than that, I'm a doll maker, lol.


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 Hi everyone.  New to this site.  Like to  crochet & knit ,  do beadwork, make jewelry, and garden ( Herbs & flowers - especially roses).  My passion is porcelain painting.  Also do oils, acrylics and am attempting to learn water color.  Plan to learn to tat one of these days, when I get 'a round tuit'.  Was born in Montana and have lived in many of the Western States + Illinois, Arkansas and now Mississippi.  Love animals and have 2 dogs named Pepper and Sweetie.  Am looking forward to making many friends on this site.  Everyone seems to be so friendly and hepful in the postings I have viewed.
» Pumpkin Argle
This weekend, I finished the argyle vest i was making for my nephew's birthday (july).  it goes with the pumpkin hat i made a while back.

» Moomin trouble
I got this pattern for a Moomintroll the other day because the picture was so cute and my goddaughter's birthday is coming up. The picture is still cute, and I got a Gromit and these Hello Kitties, also adorable and all three for £5.80 ($11), but having now made up the Moomin I have a grave sense of foreboding about starting on the others, which is sad. Whoever made the patterns clearly has a grand creative streak of which I am in awe. I'm a bit torn because I'm not sure I could improvise the others but I'm positive I could have improvised the Moomin if I'd had more time (Olivia's birthday is next week), and then I wouldn't have had to deal with the difficulties:

Pattern difficulties, cut to preserve a more positive outlook.Collapse )

I accept that it is entirely possible that I am just dim and can't understand diagrams, of course. I'll go to town on Monday and get different wool, and now I've done it once I'll be prepared for the bits I didn't understand the first time round. I'd still advise people to get the patterns, if only for their sweet appearance. I'll email the seller, at least to recommend that symbol guides be made standard in patterns where those symbols appear.
» Lace gloves
First post here, though I've enjoyed reading about all your projects. I've been trying to find a site or a book that will tell me how to crochet lace gloves like these, as it looks like a normal grid that's magically been made to go diagonally and, try as I might (and I have), I can't work out how it's done. Searches for every possible variation on 'lace glove crochet pattern' have yielded many patterns for nice warm woolly gloves but none that I like for crochet cotton ones. I just want that stitch, really, and sites keep giving me other stitches and more exciting patterns. I'm a simple girl, I just want a simple pattern! Any help would be gratefully received.

(cross posted)
» Mother's Day unwrapped
A couple of days ago, I posted this about what I made for Mother's Day. (Mom's got wrapped before I could take pix)

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