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  3. Collette I thought the area was very pretty. We had a good time. We were doing research at a genealogy library nearby and had some time to kill waiting for it to open. We found ourself just by chance at the memorial and had time for the tour and video. In my area you always hear about William Clark of Lewis and Clark so it was interesting learning about his brother and that because of George's taking Fort Sackville the US boundary would be the Great Lakes instead of the Ohio River. We also visited with the lady working over at the info center and she was helpful with some of our genealogy research. She printed some things off for us and was familiar with the area we were headed to next. I think we were literally the last people to go thru the memorial before it closed for repair work. They let us go thru because the guys hadnt showed up yet to start doing the prep work. Cindy I hear ya about the constant gloom---very little sun this past week along with rain, sleet, and freezing rain. Thankfully today its warm enough it was just rain. Had to laugh about the positive spin you put on it about the dust not showing. I told my eye dr at my last checkup that I would know it was time for my cateract surgery when I could no longer see the dust in my house. I like to make the ministockings this time of year because they make me happy so working on them helps get me through the winter time blues.
  4. Just a fly by. Hope everyone is doing good. It was really nice here today.
  5. Well heck, it's been kind of quiet around here, then BOOM, everybody checks in with so many great projects. I don't know where to start...the stocking stockpile is so colorful and fun. You must have really been in a groove! The star afghan and the matching tiny hat are so cute. And Darski's matching sets are so cheerful! Lol, I already forgot what Bailey did because I looked at so many fun posts tonight. i finished a scarf using the C2C method. I had no idea how much yarn that pattern uses. I went through a skein and a half of yarn. I still have to tuck in the ends and then I will get a picture.
  6. Tribble I am so sorry for the ache in your heart and empty space left in your life from losing your Frenchie. Thats a really neat looking castle and goodness it looks like Little Tribble has grown a lot. Its rained a lot and is muddy here too. Mary Jo thanks for the tips. I have seen a heart c2c block and hotpad I sort of want to try. Well Lyn you are getting down to the wire on #25 ----aren't closing closing ceremonies tomorrow? Spent the afternoon with a sis and niece not doing much. Just got my MO Conservationist magazine and they have an article in there about female agents specifically three that graduated last Oct which included my other niece. She is in 5 photos and it has a bio on her. It was another rainy day here but thankfully it has stayed above freezing.
  7. What brand is the thread? Is it cotton? Is it on a cardboard tube? Usually with cotton thread on a cardboard core, I put it in a big bowl or something like a basket or box, put that on the floor, and just let it roll around in there as I crochet. It usually doesn't kink up much if any.
  8. I'm working with crochet thread and steel hooks for the first time, doing a filet crochet project for my mother. I've used everything from bulky to sport weight yarn and have never had the problem that I'm having with the crochet thread. It won't quit twisting as I'm using it. I know it's from the motion of my hand, but it's making knots down the thread towards the ball. Every few stitches I have to stop and pull it out and untwist it. Any advise on how to stop or counter this? Is this something I just have to live with when using thread?
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  10. It's been raining cats and dogs here in Ohio! A huge muddy mess. We put 4 bales of straw down where the dogs go out - and they are still tracking mud throughout the house! Little Tribble is getting big - he's halfway through second grade and reading at a 4th-5th grade level. We are reading a Shark wars series. It's pretty cute. Little Tribble had a dress up day at school last week, so I am adding a couple of pictures for you all to enjoy. Mr Tribble and Little Tribble made a castle for castle day at school and of course, it had to be Little Tribbles favorite color - gold. We lost our French Bulldog this week. She started having seizures - never had them before. She was 13 We're really going to miss her. I kind of think she had a reaction to a flea treatment we used because that is the only thing that changed. But we had used these before - so I am still unsure. But so sad. I'm considering getting a rainbow bridge tattoo. Havn't decided completely yet. Have a great night all.
  11. Hi everyone!! This week I was focused on making baby things for the new niece coming in the next little while! I made a dress, two blankets, a jacket, and most of a second jacket and used up 4 skeins with them. Pretty sure that's going to be enough for me to count the gift as done lol so next week I'll be going back to making stuffies for the kiddos at church. WTD: +8 YTD: +82
  12. Maddening...STILL working on my skeins, so: Stashbuster Total: WTD +0 YTD -12
  13. iso a free pattern for amigurumi baby doll size of a newborn...that can wear newborn clothing
  14. Thank you for your response. It is very confusing to me! So just so I understand: So I start off with 6 sc in the magic ring, then R2 I inc in each sc for a total of 12. R3 I do 1 sc inc & repeat 5 X to get 18 stitches. R4 I do 2 sc inc & repeat 5 x to get 24 stitches. So, I'm going to do 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2sc in next stitch and so on for 5 repeats after the first set. R5 I do 3sc inc & repeat 5 x to get 30 stitches. So, I'm going to do 3 sc, inc in next st and repeat that 5 times to get 30 stitches. And on and on. Phew!!!! LOL And thank you for the link. I'm beginning to think that I've taken on a confusing project!!!! Again, I really appreciate your input. I think I understand it now. ~~Diane
  15. row 4 will have 2 plain stitches , then an increase, so your increase is actually in the 3rd stitch. row 5 has 3 plain stitches , then an increase in the 4th stitch. My personal feeling is that this way of writing patterns is too much of a shortcut and is confusing, for some of us at least. it would be more clear if they would use a few more words and say "in each of the next two stitches make 1 sc. In the following stitch, make an increase" or something along those lines. I don't know what the pattern does after the parts you quoted, but so far it is following the standard formula for making a flat circle in single crochet, often used for the beginning of a top-down hat or for amigurumi. here's a blog post about making circles with different stitch heights, just for reference https://jessieathome.com/stitchopedia-flat-circles-in-single-half-double-and-double-crochet/
  16. I am starting a new pattern with increases. For example, Row 1 says to magic ring sc 6 x in ring. Then Row 2 says "increase in each stitch around (12)" I get that. Row 3 says "(1 sc inc) repeat x 5 (18)" Row 4 says "(2 sc inc) repeat x 5 (24)" I guess my confusion is let's say in Row 3 do a sc and then do a sc inc in every other stitch? In Row 4 do I do 2 sc and then in every two sc do an increase? And so on. Row 5 says to do (3 sc inc) repeat 5 x.......so do I do 3 sc and then a sc inc and do the inc with every 3rd (the 4th) sc? Pulling my hair out LOL thanks in advance!!!!!
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  18. I just wanted to post a follow up on this. I donated the dolls and the clothes to our local Women's Shelter and they weere just thrilled to get these toys for the kids to enjoy while sting in 'the house'. I do think God helps us to find ways to help others with the skills and talents He gives us.
  19. Rolled a couple balls, that's all this week. WTD +2 YTD -37
  20. I am starting a new pattern with increases. For example, Row 1 says to magic ring sc 6 x in ring. Then Row 2 says "increase in each stitch around (12)" I get that. Row 3 says "(1 sc inc) repeat x 5 (18)" Row 4 says "(2 sc inc) repeat x 5 (24)" I guess my confusion is let's say in Row 3 do a sc and then do a sc inc in every other stitch? In Row 4 do I do 2 sc and then in every two sc do an increase? And so on. Row 5 says to do (3 sc inc) repeat 5 x.......so do I do 3 sc and then a sc inc and do the inc with every 3rd (the 4th) sc? Pulling my hair out LOL thanks in advance!!!!!
  21. you are very welcome - enjoy
  22. Used up a skein...+2 WTD +4 YTD +140
  23. Finished the afghan that was started last week. So this week's score is okay. WTD 8; YTD 42
  24. well didn't get too much done but a little bit of this, then some of that and then ate lunch lol and more of the same i think handy has some home made chillie on for supper tonight its a good day for it still sleeting or freezing rain or snowing out lol doesn't seem to know what it wants today lol I think its all but stopped now though! well that all i got for now will be back later if time permits lol
  25. wtd + 26 ytd + 89
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