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    Waterloo, Ontario
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    Crocheting, knitting, reading
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  1. That's just it: it's not well crocheted, IMHO. I also agree with the posters who say that this just reinforces all the stereotypes of clunky crochet. Tacky! Beth
  2. Well, it's really cool looking, so you should be proud of it! By blocking, I mean to try washing or fully wetting the afghan and then smoothing it to shape on a flat surface. Don't move it until it's fully dry. You may be able to manipulate the edges to flatten them. Try googling "crochet blocking" or "knit blocking" and see if you can find detailed instructions. Beth
  3. I vote for no edging too. Looks great! Have you tried blocking it? You might be able to ease the ruffles out. Beth
  4. That looks fabulous in size 10 thread! It's nice to know that you don't necessarily have to use tiny, tiny thread to make such a delicate looking piece. You've given me ideas... Beth
  5. I can't see the pink too much in the photo, but it looks okay to me. Great afghan! What size is it? Beth
  6. My knitters' guild accepts yarn at the monthly meetings and sells it to the membership for low cost. Do you have a knitters' or crocheters' guild in your area? Beth
  7. zagraham

    Amish tragedy

    Yes -- I was wondering the same thing. Do you think the community prefers natural fibers? Beth
  8. I found over half a skein in my stash. I've pm'd you. Beth
  9. Okay, I'll bite. What's the big attraction in Windsor? Beth
  10. Hi, Kids -- I'm desperately trying to clear out my closet and get a handle on what exactly I have in the way of knitting and crocheting projects, yarn, etc. I came across six completed crocheted 12 inch squares from the "Reversible Afghan Afghan" pattern from the old Acrilan Web site. PM me if you'd like these, along with a printout of the pattern. Made from Red Heart Super Saver in White, Country Blue, and Wedgewood (ombre). It's actually quite pretty so far, but my house has enough afghans already, so I won't be finishing this project. If you live in Canada, all the better -- postage will be less for me. My biggest concern, though, is giving these to someone who will either complete the afghan or use the already completed squares in a charity afghan. Enjoy! Beth
  11. Neener, neener, neener, Clocke! I really think the regular Bernat Handicrafter will be too thick for this pattern. Let me know how the Cool Crochet works -- I haven't seen it in the stores here. I worked on the blouse a little today -- but I've gotta tell you, I have the attention span of a gnat! I must have over 10 projects -- knit and crochet -- started already. I think this blouse will be a good one for long car trips, though, because it's relatively mindless. Beth
  12. Yup, it's thicker. What I'm using is about the same weight as Patons Grace yarn, which I'm guessing would work really well with this pattern. Beth
  13. Basically, I used the size 3 thread because that's what I had in my stash and experimented with a C hook because that's what I had. I achieved the stated gauge of 6 dc per inch; the top is looking just fine so far. I figured out that the first row was wrong: *Ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across when I got about three rows into the pattern:I discovered that the first row had become "ruffly" and the rest of the pattern didn't look like the picture. I called a good friend of mine who knows everything about crochet, and she confirmed that on the first row you do, indeed, need to single crochet in each chain across. I believe that whoever wrote the pattern misplaced the asterisk in Row 1. So far it's looking pretty cute! (Mind you, I'm only about 6 inches into the back of the thing and am already tired of crocheting it!) Beth
  14. Well, a C hook's not as bad as some of those tiny thread crochet ones! It's 2.75 mm, I think. The pattern calls for an E hook, which I don't think is that much bigger. Good luck with the swatches! Beth
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