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About adagio

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  • Birthday 08/02/1952

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    retired AF, single mom
  • Location
    east texas
  • Hobbies
    crochet, needlepoint, reading, puter', internet
  • Occupation
    self-storage manager
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  • Crocheting since...
    about 1968, give or take a year or two
  1. Yes, they changed their sizing a couple of years ago. They added a size 7 between the G & H, I think. I don't have my hooks handy to check. That's why I prefer to buy hooks by the mm size.
  2. The charts seem to be primarily for the color pattern of the panels. I didn't look at the PDF, so there may be more there than what they put on the page. I would read all the directions completely before starting. And I would make sure I knew how to do the embroidery stitches. Otherwise, this looks to be single crochet.
  3. Someone here in the 'ville a while back did some test knitting and crocheting to see which used less yarn. And surprisingly, under certain conditions, crochet won! But that's about all I remember. Earlier this year I joined a kal on ravelry: a shawl based on "Around the World in 80 Days." and being OCD I started not one .... But 3 of them. as I love to upscale thread patterns to worsted weight, I have one in Vanna's Choice. I have another in lace weight merino. And the third is in crochet thread and I started it on toothpicks! I'm having a ball! With all kinds of options regarding beads and nupps, each one is entirely unique in which techniques are used. I'm also playing along in a CAL there as well, making a couple of 12" squares a month to have an afghan by the end of the year. But I'm about 4 months behind on it. If you're on Ravelry you can see most of them on my project page.
  4. Welcome to the 'ville from Ruth in East Texas!
  5. Welcome to the 'ville from Ruth in East Texas!
  6. Welcome to the 'ville from Ruth in Longview!
  7. Welcome to the 'ville from Ruth in Longview!
  8. Welcome to the 'ville from Ruth in East Texas!
  9. Welcome to the 'ville from Ruth in Longview!
  10. I've used this yarn often for shawls. And I hated it at first, but with use, adjusted to it. Learning how to 'feel' for the stitches helped tremendously. Although I seldom use Bates' hooks, they have a line 'Quicksilver', I think, size L, that works real well with it. I've also successfully used a Brittany hook, also size L, I think. Recently I used this yarn for a clapochet shawl. The way the pattern brought out the color changes in the yarn was almost breathtaking. Friends who'd watched me work on the shawl were amazed when I laid it out, and they saw the beautiful colors. It takes some getting used to, but definitely is worth it.
  11. adagio

    Clapochet help

    My bad. I don't do the chain 4. I chain 3, then do a linked treble to it. Then the other two trebles. The pattern, as written, treats the chain 4 as a treble, so there ARE 3 trebles there! Sorry if I confused you further. But you saw what I meant about overlooking those chain spaces in row 2. Keep your eye on those spots throughout the shawl, as it can trip you up every other row.
  12. adagio

    Clapochet help

    I'm making my second one of these. It is real easy to miss a stitch. I've found that on the odd number rows, trebles all the way across, they begin with 3 trebles in the first stitch, then a treble in each treble and chain across. I often miss that first chain space after the three tr in the first stitch. Hope this helps.
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