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LeslieG

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About LeslieG

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  • Birthday 05/11/1957

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Leslie
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  • Short bio
    I'm 53 years old. Boy where does the time go? I've been married 19 years now. See second sentence. I'm the proud mom of two cats, Fidget and Boo. And a great husband, Jacque.

    I also work part time at A C Moore. Not good for my yarn habit.

    I also am an instructor with my husband for rope rescue and confined space rescue in our business. This all manages to keep me plenty busy.
  • Location
    Altoona, PA
  • Hobbies
    crochet, reading, horseback riding
  • Occupation
    horse trainer, riding instructor, technical rescue instructor
  • Favorite projects
    afghans and clothing mostly
  • Crocheting since...
    1967
  1. I got my dishcloth from Midds yesterday. I just love it. It's a great little cat. I have your pattern picked out and I'm going to get the yarn today, Midds. I'm a little slow but I'll get there.
  2. Susan you're going to love the Flannelghan. That goes so quickly. It will be done before you know it. Your DH will love it.
  3. Here I am again for April. I think I'll start with the finish up stuff first. I've got a few other things in the works and need a clean slate to get started. I've got in mind to do a cardigan for my daughter-in-law. I need to find the right yarn. I bought some but it's not going to work so I need to take it back and get a different color. I am definitely going to corner Anita and get that shrug finished up. I've promised myself I'll finish that before I start Chrissie's Cardigan. I'm also working up a sample for a class I'm planning on doing at AC Moore. So, I hope to have a productive month. In April I will: 1. Finish the ripple shrug for a friend. (It's about 80% done and I'm waiting for her to get me a measurment so I can finish.) 2. Finish up some more squares for the Friendship ghan CAL. (5 Done) 3. Do VA scrapghan number 5 of the 20 I'd like to finish this year. 4. Do dishcloth for swap.
  4. I did find the free pattern for the penguine. Here it is Joe Penguin Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - Inner Child Crochet
  5. I'd say March was a pretty good month for me. I finished the VA scrapghan. I've set a goal of 20 this year. I'm not sure I can make that but I'm going to try. That makes 4 of the 20 done. I finished the Navajo blanket. Now I just need to get a pic or two up, wash it and mail it to North Dakota. That way they will be able to use it before it gets warm. I have time. I think that happens in August. I got a couple more squares done for the Friendship Ghan CAL. Not as many as I'd like. I'll have to add that to the April list. I also got my ami's done for the swap. So, all in all I can say I've met most of my goals. The graphghan is going on hold. I've got a couple of things in mind for April. I would have finished the shrug if Anita had called with that measurement I need. I don't feel too guilty about that one. In March I will: 1. Finish 1 more scrapghan for the VA. (Done) 2. Finish the ripple shrug for a friend. (It's about 75% done and I'm waiting for her to get me a measurment so I can finish.) 3. Start new graphghan. (I'm still trying to make up my mind what to do). 4. Do another Navajo blanket. (I just finished one and it came out so well I'm going to do another for another friend.)(Done) 5. Finish up some more squares for the Friendship ghan CAL. (5 Done) 6. Finish my ami's for the swap. (Done)
  6. Before we close out the swap completely, does anyone need any Suncatcher Cat Eyes??? I ordered a bunch and got the sizes wrong. I asked if she could exchange and she wouldn't. So...If any of you want them I will sell them for what I Paid and I won't charge to ship. I need to order different sizes. I'll get a list of what I have to anyone who PM's me. Thanks.
  7. You could try Carbonite. They only charge something like $60.00 for a year and your backup is off site. My husband loves it. We keep a lot of business info in our computer, brochures and things like that. If he had to recreate it I think I'd be a widow real quick. Carbonite does automatic backups and stores the info in more than one place. It's easy and is cheaper than some of the other services who offer the same type of thing.
  8. Thanks ratdog, it took a lot longer than I thought. I have a lot more yarn than I thought I did. It's kind of surprising how much you can accumulate. The good news is that I found yarn I'd bought for a particular project that I'd forgotten I have. I want to make the Autumn Bag. I saw it in the Show and Tell Bags ages ago and the nice lady who made it sent me her pattern notes. It was so gorgeous I've wanted to give it a try for quite a while. The only thing is that once I finish it I'm going to have to find someone to line it for me. When it comes to sewing I'm hopeless. On another note I did finish the lap robe for the VA. Since I have more extra scrap yarn I started another one. I'm doing a Round Ripple this time. They seem to go faster for me. They work really well for people in wheelchairs too. You can wrap them around their legs and they don't trail on the ground as much. This CAL has really helped this month. I've gotten a lot done and really cut down on the amount of things hanging around. I hope we do an April CAL too. In March I will: 1. Finish 1 more scrapghan for the VA. (Done) 2. Finish the ripple shrug for a friend. (It's about 75% done and I'm waiting for her to get me a measurment so I can finish.) 3. Start new graphghan. (I'm still trying to make up my mind what to do). 4. Do another Navajo blanket. (I just finished one and it came out so well I'm going to do another for another friend.)(Done) 5. Finish up some more squares for the Friendship ghan CAL. (5 Done) 6. Finish my ami's for the swap. (Done)
  9. I finally got around to doing something I've intended to do for ages. I inventoried all my yarn. It took all afternoon. I entered it in my stash section on Ravelry and organized it all. I feel very virtuous. I finally know exactly what I have, how much and where it all is. What a relief no more wondering what I did with that last skein of black yarn. When I get started on a project I'll know exactly what I need to get. And, I finally picked up the lap robe for the VA. Now that the Navajo is done I'm going to push and see if I can finish it up this month too. If I could just get Anita to give me a call I could finish up the shrug. Then I could start fresh in April.
  10. The 2-Stranded Navajo is finished. I ended up adding a small border to each side to make it a little wider. It looked a little to narrow for the length. I did a row of sc in the Warm Brown and then just did sc in next stitch, then trc in next stitch across. I really like the way it came out. When I do another one I think I'll do the same thing. I post a picture later today. In March I will: 1. Finish 1 more scrapghan for the VA. (It's 50% done right now.) 2. Finish the ripple shrug for a friend. (It's about 75% done and I'm waiting for her to get me a measurment so I can finish.) 3. Start new graphghan. (I'm still trying to make up my mind what to do). 4. Do another Navajo blanket. (I just finished one and it came out so well I'm going to do another for another friend.)(Done) 5. Finish up some more squares for the Friendship ghan CAL. (5 Done) 6. Finish my ami's for the swap. (Done)
  11. The RS is the side of the hat you are eventually going to see when you wear it. To work the other side of your foundation chain, once you've done the 3 SC in the last chain, keep looking at the side you see when you got to that point. Rotate the work 180 degrees and work in the unused loops on the other side of the sc's you just did. These would be the free chain loops you see on the bottom of afghans. The chain 3 space is the 3 chains you originally skipped when you started in the 4th chain from the hook. It does work out to 15 sc. So at least the pattern is accurate up to that point. I hope this is as clear as mud.
  12. that's a great afghan. The simple patterns are so pretty. I love your colors.
  13. That is really pretty. I love the color and I'll bet it is huggably soft.
  14. Very pretty. I love making baby afghans they go so much faster than the big ones. Nice job.
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