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  2. Wow Bailey...I think we are all excited for 2021, but you really are getting things going! Glad that you found some deals on the dolls you like. Last year I saw some My Life dolls marked down at Walmart. For whatever reason I didn't buy them and the next time I went back, they were gone. I'll keep my eyes open again. My hats need to get delivered somewhere soon. I have not had the time to get downtown to the veterans shelter. I have a day off next week, so maybe I will finally get them dropped off. What are you guys planning for Christmas? My brother from VA won't be coming this year because we decided that he just doesn't need to be on a plane right now. Tomorrow is the Bears/Packers game in Green Bay that we were supposed to go to this year. Watching it on TV will be bittersweet. I have one cousin in WI that is an ICU nurse and he has been working 56 hours a week in the Covid unit since March. I have another cousin in WI that works for Pfiser. She was involved with checking the clinic trial data for the placebo group. So hopefully we can get a defensive move on the virus soon. I love that Bailey is attacking 2021 and letting it know she means business!!
  3. I’ve managed to use up another skein this week. I have a LOT of yarn left over from the Seaside Afghan, so I’m using it to make the Modern Log Cabin Blanket (crocheted): https://www.yarnspirations.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master-catalog-spinrite/default/dwc2a1775d/PDF/CAC0502-001887M.pdf WTD +2, YTD -56
  4. NO! Katy you are wrong. Why would you say that??? YES, it will go away. The GREAT NEWS is: we will be getting Vaccine very soon! :). Look back at our history when it comes to Pandemics. Not only our history in a history of the whole world. Even long time ago when there was no Vaccines usually by the second year enough people got infected and developed immunity to stop that virus. Please do not get angry at me. But you need to "shake off" that kind a thinking. That is not good for you & it is not thru. Big Hugs:) Krys
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  6. hello all good to hear from everyone we are good, just the two of us this year for turkey day, but we felt ok with it, concerning the covid threat anyway other than that nothing new going on, same old same old lol love ya all, lacey, so sorry, but it will all work out, just the way it should.. owlvamp, so much huh you poor thing take care all, this covid is not going away no matter what you might here it is here to stay
  7. One skein will not be enough for a shawl or wrap. Krys
  8. Bailey4

    Lauryn

    I like the way they came out too. You can shape them as you attach them and sew them on. It takes practice but it really does take practice to get the extra pieces to attach the way you want.
  9. Granny Square

    Lauryn

    Good example Krys! Those ears on the purchased toy look like, I dunno, bean bags? Plus, elephants don't have (obvious) fur.......
  10. Bailey4

    Inv Dc

    Just making sure we are talking UK DC US sc? What thickness of yarn are you using with what size hook? I've made lots of these shapes over the years and honestly it looks like your hook is large for the yarn. If the hook size is correct when you crochet it should be tight enough that the stuffing doesn't show through but it isn't straining at the seems tight. You shouldn't have holes in your ami. The point of crocheting tightly is that you don't have holes the stuffing will come out. I honestly don't think this is the invisible decrease. I use it all the time both for ami's and other projects and I've never seen t create these gaping kinds of holes. It actually makes a nice neat finish for your toy. I started out doing the regular decrease and moved to the invisible because it does make a neater toy. I suggest Planet June's tutorials here.
  11. No link A lot of times looking at the finished item when you have a question, will answer the question. Meanwhile...wrong side / right side is just orienting you, maybe x rows from now it will tell you do something 'with right side facing', like the border perhaps. Round 1 makes sense. In both round 1 and 2, the part inside [ ] gets repeated until the point near the end when it tells you to do something else. Round 2 -the first stitch, it should have said whether the tr into the foundation chain goes in front of or behind the stitches in row 1; and as I keep reading, same with the rest of the trebles made the same way. Is this part of what doesn't make make sense? Will go into more detail of how to do this either way if so. I assume sk means 'skipped', there should be a stitch definition section. Do you know what the post of a stitch means? It means around the body of the stitch, not in the top of the stitch. By the wording it sounds like you might be making a post stitch into that stitch later. Those were the only things that struck me as possibly confusing (but let me know if I overlooked something); the ch2 (counts as 1) was odd wording, but makes sense - it counts as 1 chain space.
  12. USpolishgirl

    Lauryn

    LOOK at that elephant LOL. That picture just pop-up on my screen ( Toy for sale). I told you your ears are looking great! Krys
  13. Hi! For Christmas, I'm trying to make a blanket for my mom, and while I've been crocheting for a few months now, my current pattern doesn't really make sense. The first row is fine, but I don't know how to work the second row in a way that ends up looking the picture AND having all of the stitches that the pattern says I should have after completing this row. Does anyone have any advice? Could the RS and WS be causing my issue? Here's Row 1 for context, Row 2 that is causing my problem, and a link to what it should look like. (chain 175 loosely) Row 1 WS: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, place marker in ch2 turning sp just made, sc in next 2 chs, [ch 2(counts as 1), sk next ch, sc in next 3 chs] across to last 6 chs, ch 2 sk next ch, sc in next 5 chs, turn (should have: ch2 turning space, 131 sc, 42 ch2 sps) Row 2 RS: Trtr around sk foundation ch below first ch2 sp, place marker in top of st just made, sc in next 2 sc, place marker around post of last sc made, sc in next sc, [trtr around sk foundation ch of next ch2 sp, sc in next ch space and in next two sc] across to last ch2 sp, dtr in marked turning ch sp, remove this marker, sc in last ch2 space, sc in next sc, place marker around post of sc just made, sc in last 2 sc, sk previously worked turning ch, turn (should have: 42 trtr, 130 sc, 1 dtr) Thank you!
  14. Granny Square

    Inv Dc

    Use a smaller hook for that area, or swap hooks for just that stitch? I have to say, I've never bothered with a FLO ('invisible") decrease, but you are working with half the yarn as a regular one; might be worthwhile experimenting to see if regular decreases work better? No idea, but can't hurt to experiment...altho you' think you could pull tighter with fewer loops, hmmm... Part of stitch gauge is stitch height, and some people pull their initial loops up higher than others - that link is an interesting read from designer Doris Chan, I am a yanker and I've never had issues like your photo. I don't make tight stitches - for most patterns I hit width gauge with the recommended hook - they are just a little short. I'm wondering if the looseness is extra loftiness?
  15. USpolishgirl

    Lauryn

    Your elephant ears looks great the way they are. You can always get "thicker" ears by crocheting them in rounds, press that with your hand down to make it flat before you sew that to the head. You can create almost any shape of ears with that method. Krys
  16. You can always start on Christmas gifts for next year LOL HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Krys
  17. str8wberry

    Inv Dc

    Sorry to bother but i’m a bit stuck.. again 🙈 A lot of my inv dc parts on the end of a project end up very spaced apart and loose, i’m doing them as tight as possible but always ends up the same. any advice? thanks
  18. I am stuck on a pattern. I can get round one done but as soon as I get to round 2 I am at a complete loss. Can someone offer me some help? Chain 5 Row 1: starting in second chain from hook 4sc in original chain, 4ch= 8 st Row 2: (connect the last row into a round with your first st.) Sc2tog ×4 ( 2 times in the sc's from last row and 2 times in the chest from the last row)= 4 st Row 3: sc2tog x2= 2st, fo
  19. Granny Square

    Lauryn

    I'd say probably normal, actually unless the pattern called for it, it wouldn't have occurred to me to make double-thick ears because of the floppy factor. Edit, look at the top photo, an elephant's ears look to be mostly thin skin, this poor old guy/gal's thin ears have been actually torn.
  20. str8wberry

    Lauryn

    Thank you so much! 😊
  21. Granny Square

    Lauryn

    I think it's normal, really. If it's for a youngster, you probably don't want to put something that could cause harm (like a pipe cleaner), and the double thick ears seem plenty stiff. For floppy legs, firmer stuffing where leg meets body or the plastic canvas 'bones' + stuffing as I described should be relative safe.
  22. https://www.lionbrand.com/search?q=mandala yarn link to the manufacturer's site for the yarn, there are lots of different 'Mandala' yarns, apparently in different weights. What you need to do is find a pattern in YOUR yarn's weight. One skein may be enough for a cowl type scarf or hat, possibly not a wrap--so give us more details so we have more to go on to pick a pattern. The bulkier the yarn, the less yardage you will have per skein--I think beginners are drawn to thick yarn because they think it will be fewer stitches to finish a 'thing', but don't realize it's usually more expensive to create that thing because all skeins are not created equal--it's all about yardage, and bulky yarn skeins have a fraction of the yardage as lesser weight yarns. Example, mandala ombre = medium weight, 344 yards per skein. Same price (on LB website) as mandala thick & quick, super bulky, 79 yards. On the LB site, you can look at patterns, and then choose a specific LB yarn, then 'crochet', and the sort of thing you want to make--or better yet, pick the yarn weight, more choices will come up. Example, if you have ombre which is medium weight, you can select medium weight patterns - but if they use a medium weight in a different yardage skein, you'll have to do some math - how many total yards in # of skeins of the 'other' yarn does the pattern call for, divided by the # of yards in 1 skein of YOUR yarn of the same weight, will tell you how many skeins you will need to buy.
  23. str8wberry

    Lauryn

    Thank you! Though i’m trying to make it stop flopping all together. Is there a way t do that or is it normal with all pieces?
  24. I'm hoping to still finish up another skein today, but I'll definitely be in the positive for the week!
  25. Well the holiday sales have been good to the 2021 doll donation. I have secured 2 Our Generation Dolls online from Target with a buy one get one 1/2 off deal. I got the Lots to Love 10 inch and 14 inch dolls from a Black Friday deal online at Walmart which I was thrilled about because they had stopped selling the 10" for a bit and I was afraid I was going to have to go elsewhere for it. I liked the patterns I found for it last year. The 14" is new this year but I have some outfits I want to try and I'm sending some patterns to my Mom to knit that are designed for the 14" Lots to Love that I got at the Mary Maxim $.99 digital pattern sale. I also got her some 8 and 10 inch baby doll patterns and 3 new 18 inch knit doll patterns. I think she will be happy. The My Life Doll I usually get was sold out at Walmart but none of them were on sale so I have a year to get them so not in a rush or concern by any means. I need to get the 8" doll from CRC Crafts and they have a Rag Doll that I want to try this year as well. Again no sales so no rush there either. I also want to get some 8" dolls for myself to continue my holiday dolls. I stocked up last year on the 16" baby dolls when Amazon had a crazy deal on the ones I use so I'm good for a couple of seasons there. I'm feeling pretty good about getting started for next year!!!
  26. Granny Square

    Lauryn

    I think the ears look great, seeing your second set of photos! The part that folds at the top gives it just the right amount of support I think. Don't apologize, elephant ears was the only thing I could think of from their size, but by the photo's orientation, I was thinking the whole ear was supposed to stick straight up in the air, so I thought it must be something else.
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