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  3. ibedi1

    Gauge swatch uneven

    Thank you, Granny Square! I will check these resources out. :-)
  4. bgs

    Obsessed and loving it!

    Welcome to the 'ville. We love seeing photos and hearing about peoples work so thank you for sharing. Nice horse and cute skirts but a gorgeous model. I hope you will join in on the chatter in the cals. So far I have avoided buying yarn online and mostly buy at Walmart and JoAnns.
  5. Lea I have days like that and lack of sleep doesnt help. Glad Ethan was found and ok. I suggest making ministockings on the trip. Katy they will allow you to bring two with you but when the first one dies you cant get another but can when the second one dies. They said we can get one after moving in. I am afraid to get another one because not really doing so well with losing TC. We spent a lot trying to save her and am afraid we wouldnt have the money if another one got sick. She liked being in our laps and being rubbed. She had such a good temperament----she let dh brush her teeth. I am afraid we might wind up with one like Miss Hissy. Also feeling a tremendous amount of guilt about leaving Miss Hissy and Grey. The other night we had another one visit that was very friendly and hungry. Dh fed her. Then we noticed the neighbors pull in. We think they had been gone for a few days and the food there ran out so this one came over here. Lyn glad dr visit went well. I think more people have problems with inactive ingredients than realized. I am allergic to talc---skin immediately turns red. I started checking the labels on everything for talc and noticed one of the otc allergy meds I sometimes took has talc so dont use that one anymore. I have friend that had taken the same med for years and all of a sudden not feeling well. Her dr ran all sorts of tests and was puzzled. Friend researched her meds and found that a manufacturing change had been made on one. They started adding iodine to it as an antimicrobial. Friend is allergic to iodine and it messed up her thyroid.
  6. RosieCrow

    Obsessed and loving it!

    Hi everyone! My name is Rosie. I used to knit but started crocheting a couple years ago. I fell in love and quit knitting altogether! I jumped right into amigurumi and have created many of my own patterns! I just can't stop! That being said I am also unable to afford my yarn most of the time. I use it as therapy for several issues. It is my one true love outside my family. I just wish I knew where I could get inexpensive yarn. At the moment all I can afford is Wal-mart.... but am trying to find an online store that I can afford and has a good selection of colors. Anyone have some advice?
  7. I received this email from W4W. Hi Brenda, your box of stockings arrived on Saturday .... my stuffer will be busy again. We just ordered and received some stocking stuffers so now she has something to do 🙂 We appreciate all that you do for us. THANK YOU. Chari
  8. owlvamp

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Good evening! did some grocery shopping and went to doctors this morning. other than that it was what I did today. Nothing exciting!!
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  10. Granny Square

    Gauge swatch uneven

    Hi and welcome to the ville! Width is (in my experience) influenced by the tightness or looseness of our stitch-making. Height has to do with how far we pull up the loops, which is a little different. I don't have a link for the tight/loose width part, but here is a video from Crochet Cabana and a blog from Doris Chan regarding stitch height. I have the opposite problem than you do - I am a 'yanker' on Doris' scale. Usually height doesn't matter as much as you can often add or subtract rows, but it does make a difference on some things like raglan construction.
  11. ibedi1

    Gauge swatch uneven

    Hello! I am looking for an article or video or post that would explain why I might have a gauge swatch that is the correct height but too narrow in width. Any recommendations? Thank you, Diane
  12. Granny Square

    help with cocoon?

    Oh dear, good luck and I hope it works out too!
  13. irisheyes

    help with cocoon?

    There are no gauges in the pattern or how much yarn or much info at all This is what it called for in materials Worsted weight yarn- grey, pink and black Hook-5.5mm and 5mm and this is a sample of the instructions for the cocoon Cocooon-5mm hook Ch 3 1)DC 10 in 3rd ch from hook join ch 2 (10) 2)2DC in each around join ch 2 (20) 3)2DC in first, 1DC in next, repeat around. Join ch 2 (30) No measurements, gauges, amounts of any kind. I am a doofus and it took me some to understand that join ch 2 did not mean to join to a chain stitch, but rather, join, then chain 2 lololol. I am used to more information when I pay for a pattern, but this was not an Annie's type purchase, and I haven't crocheted a thing in a number of years....so it's been rough going. I ultimately decided to just follow the pattern as we thought the birth would be today! but it has been a series of false alarms, and it didn't occur to me to make a few things instead of just buying things for the baby till just a couple days ago...see doofus comment above lolol. Anyhow, it does seem like it's getting bigger, and I hope it all works out. Thank you SO muich for your help!!
  14. Granny Square

    Horse appliqué

    I don't belong to Pinterest, but this image is on there and the designer is Jerre Lollman. I don't belong to Pinterest and couldn't find another site that didn't link back there, but maybe you'll have more luck with her name to search on.
  15. Granny Square

    help with cocoon?

    Everybody has a different stitch tension, so what works for the designer may not work for you. You may need to use a hook that is several sizes bigger. Does the pattern give final measurements? You may need to do some swatching, and calculating the width of 1 of your stitches and multiplying it by the number of stitches you are supposed to have at a point the pattern gives a total measurement for, if that makes sense. Example, this cocoon pattern gives a gauge of 10 stitches = 4' with an I hook. The cocoon is 20" in circumference. Without looking farther ahead, doing the math with the above numbers: 4 inches divided by 10 stitches is 0.4" per inch. The number of stitches in 20" circumference is 20 divided by 0.4, which is 50 stitches. And now looking at last round of the cocoon, it is indeed 50 stitches.
  16. pineknott

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    We had no internet this morning,had podiatrist this morning 4 month nail trim,found out I have athuritis in my big right toe cshort,the appt. yesterday was great,all numbers staying steady and the same yay,one of the cancer markers that they've been checking for 10 yrs has actually gone done,I think my doctor is learning from me,not everyone fits a cookie cutter mold,we've gone around on some things,him saying its not possible,and me saying well thats how it presents with me,I was having problems with in-active ingrdients in some pills,changed pills, problem went away. So yesterday he says I guess you run high numbers but don't have any effects or problems.... I'm like yes,thank you for getting that ( finally)
  17. I discovered JIMBO hooks here...however now it seems his page has not been updated for several years.  Can anyone tell me what happened to Jimbo???

  18. katyallen8090

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    oh i could color, lol i just opened an nice artists set of colored pencils my daughter bought me 150 or more of them and i have a brand new box of 64 crayons too, so maybe ill do that for a bit lol that always brings calmness to me, that and or crocheting lol i reccomend coloring for stree releif lol haveyou tried that Lea??
  19. katyallen8090

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    hi lea, like i said stress can be harmful to us and the shepard must have sensed unrest somwhow, i listen to my animal's when they ey "talk" to me like your doggie did they are more aware of our moods and states of mind, then we are, for sure Once my girl Ginger would not leave us alone, and we heeded her instincts, and soon later a tornado roared through about a mile or two away she sensed it and warned us Its as close as i ever wanna be to one, we felt it but passed our area thank goodness they are way wiser than we be i know for sure. i hope you get to feeling better, i wish i could sit with you a while, have a diet coke or tea and chat a while i guess this is the next best, huh lol consider yourself hugged lea!!
  20. katyallen8090

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    well hello all haven checked in for a day or two but im here!! Glad to see mini and lea, leagal woman, and ratdog too along with everyone else Brenda, can you have a pet in the new place cos i would highly recommend at least getting an indoor cat, maybe to keep your stress levels in check i know how hard tc's passing was on you, i was the same with my Ginger I for th life of ne, and for a few weeks after she passed, could not remember how to make a granny square for the life of me i held a finished one even and tried to figure it out but didnt even know where to start you know stress, and grief are just dangerous when levels are high you know least for me I think a small doggie, or an inside cat might help you some, when you get settled in i mean just my opinion i have never understood people that dont have any pets at all they miss so much you know hope all went well with dr appt lyn, how are you doing Every one is so busy enjoyng their summer, lol have fun all of you bright and sunny and hot is the word here lol then you add into that chance of rain to mug things up even more lol handy mailed off my package today for me, i sold some Homespun yarn on ebay, just six or eight i think but glad someone can use it anyway i really wasn't going to so,.... glad it went to a person that will lol oh i know, i had a headache the other day which is why i stayed off the computer, but seems ok today watched a couple weird movies too one is The bashment, feaky, and one was The Box both are strange and weird lol i will wait for toy story on netflix, or hulu, as i dont do crowded places well liol bout all for now, but ill see ya all later on take care now!!
  21. minwifeof4boys

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Enjoy the book ratdog! So have ya'll every had one of those days where there is absolutely no reason to feel down in the dumps but you do? We'll I am having one of those days..maybe its the stress of this bday party coming up...a ripple in the force? Lack of sleep? both dogs and one of the cats just would not settle in last night... the German Shepherd kept coming over to my side of the bed and sniffing me....then he would go to dh and do the same thing... then he would do that to the little dog, the cat.... he wanted out and just sort of patroled the perimeter of the house...( this was a 2:30am... when he came back in it seems he was back checking on his... I kept telling him I wasn't dead...LOL Yesterday at the museum we lost Ethan for a bit, he was with his mom and she thought he had come back to me...of course he hadn't... they locked down all teh doors..... Kathy was frantic...I had the other two boys... the finally found him in the connecting Imax theater... he was just sitting there watching about sharks I still have not figured out a project to take with me on the trip this weekend...guess I need to get my hiney in gear
  22. ratdog

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Not alot happenong today. Quick trip to the bank and laundry (I lead such an exciting life!) My husband gave me an autographed copy of Gary Sinese's autobiography which I started reading last night. So, I will read a bit today. Lazy day for me today.
  23. Tampa Doll

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Good Morning. Beautiful day today. Hope to get pictures of the basket and the vest today. See how my photographer feels this morning. I am off this morning to see if there is anything on the Wish List I can make, to send to someone. Have fun.
  24. Tampa Doll

    “Yarn enthusiast” 🤪

    Hi and Welcome to Crochetville from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Grab your yarn and hooks, put your feet up and sit a spell.
  25. cshort

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Good Morning. Everyone is up early today but they're relaxing on the sofa so it's still pretty quiet. Today I need to do laundry and packing since I'll be taking the older kids home tomorrow. The little one will be going home tonight when my daughter gets off work. Other than that we'll be playing. Lyn I hope all went well at your appointment. Ratdog sorry about the remote but glad to hear Universal was good. Have a great day everyone.
  26. irisheyes

    help with cocoon?

    I'm about to be a granny and bought a pattern for a stylized cocoon. I'm not the best crocheter, do it on and off over years, and need some help. The pattern says use a 5mm h hook, worsted weight yarn. I'm using lion brand feels like butta yarn and an h hook. The pattern instructs you to chain 3, make a circle, increasing by 10 stitches each round until at round 6 you are at 60 stitches, then no more increase. I have looked at other instructions that say the circle needs to be 10 inches across before you stop increasing. With this yarn and hook I am under 6 inches across, and even with more rows and at 80 stitches around, I'm still under 10 inches across on the circle. I've emailed the pattern writer but not received a response yet, and want to get this done. Does the pattern sound right, 60 stitches around..will it get wider as it goes up. I have either done something wrong or am misunderstanding something. Has anyone done these before and can guide me. They are all double crochet stitches.
  27. Crochet  Sharon

    cross I made.jpg

    Beautiful cross.
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