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About yarn_monkey

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  • Birthday 03/21/1984

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    I'm a 26-year-old crocheter/student
  • Location
    Richmond, VA
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting, making jewelry, and being generally crafty
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Accessories- bags, pins, scarves- and stuffed critters
  • Crocheting since...
    I first learned in about 1993, put it down for a long time and it's been an obsession since 2004
  1. Hi all! Sorry I didn't get checked in last weekend. We were way out of town in the boonies and I didn't have any data or WiFi. I only had 0 anyway. This week I used 2 skeins on my mile a minute so... (I'll update my signature when I can get my tablet hooked up to the WiFi here) WTD +4
  2. Tablet again so I apologize for the lack of good colors! GOLD MEDAL... TIE! MalisaMeesa & SamT87 +13 SILVER MEDAL... TIE! Owlvamp & yarn_monkey +8 BRONZE MEDAL... Inkked0317 +7 Using up that yarn... ShanaEirin +6 Holding steady... Greyhoundgrandma 0 HowieAnn 0 PBLKNP 0 Yarnscrapper 0 And nobody in the negatives this week! I'll update later this afternoon for anyone I missed.... don't worry if you haven't posted yet because I know I'm way early!
  3. Working on scores now... I know it's early but I'm going out of town for a birthday lunch so if I miss anybody, I'll add you in later! Finished more skeins on the mile a minute so... WTD +8
  4. Glad I could help! Lol! I've got lunch plans on Sunday, so I'll probably be posting early... around 10:30 or 11. So far I've used up 2 of the skeins (+4) I bought last week on my Mile-A-Minute afghan. I refuse to shoot the moon for a 3rd week in a row! Lol!
  5. Okay, sorry I don't have all the good colors today! GOLD MEDAL - Inkked0317 +155 SILVER MEDAL - HowieAnn +6 BRONZE MEDAL - yarnlover1987 +4 USING UP THAT YARN... addicted2patterns +2 SamT87 +2 ShanaEirin +2 HOLDING STEADY... PBLKNP 0 yarnscrapper 0 ADDING TO THE STASH... owlvamp -2 MalisaMeesa -10 greyhoundgrandma -12 SHOOTING THE MOON... me again! Yarn_monkey -18 I'll post scores again next week!
  6. Working on scores now! I used up a skein on a braided cowl, then went to michaels and bought 11 skeins for a retirement present afghan... I've used up one of those so far. WTD -18
  7. Okay I still haven't gotten out the laptop to edit my signature and I can't use fancy colors or change font size on my phone, but here's my score anyway! WTD -248 YTD -137
  8. Inkked0317, I went to the sale on Wednesday so I'm about to give you a run for your money on shooting the moon! I'm mobile for now so I'll update my signature hopefully tomorrow. Okay let's see... up to today... I used up 2 balls and 2 skeins making squares for Warm Up America and the tent sale (+6) and 3 skeins of Peaches & Creme working on a tote bag that's not quite finished (+6). Then I went to the tent sale... I pulled it all out today and took inventory and I bought 130 skeins (-260), including the free yarn for donating squares. I know I went overboard but I couldn't h
  9. Hi all! Sorry I haven't checked in the last 2 Saturdays. We've been on vacation and I totally forgot! I haven't finished anything off anyway so no changes. I'll be back this weekend though with a big fat negative from the Yarnspirations tent sale!
  10. Hi ladies! I haven't completely disappeared, just haven't had time to post so I've only been reading and keeping up in the background. We're still at my dad's, got here late Saturday night from Florida, and we'll head back home Wednesday. We're hitting the Yarnspirations tent sale on the way home and I'm super excited! I just hope they don't run out before I get there. Apparently they had more people show up today than total all week last year! I don't have much to report really, I just wanted to say hi and let you know I'm still here even if I'm not being vocal about it! If I don't get ba
  11. Well I've got my 15th square almost done and I think that's all I'll be getting finished. I didn't have nearly as much time to work on things as I wanted while we've been on vacation. Isn't that always the way? Oh well, I'll take 3 free bags of tshirt yarn over no free bags! People are all over the Facebook event page this evening complaining. It makes me mad because this isn't something the company has to do for us, they're offering HUGE discounts, these people made the decision to come on day 1, and the company had no way of knowing more people would show up on day 1 than the whole week
  12. Finally remembered to send my message to Katie with all my info. If I forgot anything, let me know and I'll get it right over to you! The Tee Tee and Uncle playdate with Peanut went off without a hitch. He was so excited to see his "ca ca" (DH) that he squealed and just took a flying leap at him when we walked in the door. He fussed for about 30 seconds when he realized Sister was putting him in the car and we were leaving without her but he got over it real quick. We took him to Starbucks and he got a cake pop and we ran him ragged at the park. I'm sure Sister is still finding sand in v
  13. Hi all! Katie, I'm so glad you're up and running now. It's such a pain when things won't work like they're supposed to and you're out of contact. I'll message you all my details! Carol, congratulations on the beautiful new grandbaby! DH and I had our glassblowing Saturday evening and we made mini vases. We picked them up tonight and I got pictures but since I'm on the tablet I can't post them. I'll get the laptop out tomorrow hopefully so I can share. Tomorrow DH and I are taking Peanut out by ourselves to give Sister some time to herself. I think we'll stop at Starbucks for
  14. They don't say anything about a limit... the examples go up to 20 and it says that for every 5 additional squares, you get another bag. I'm just going to see how many I can crank out!
  15. https://www.facebook.com/events/538648132965447/?active_tab=highlights Hopefully that link works. It's in the discussion section, 3 posts down in the comments of a post by Heather Lydic. I would imagine that as long as they're close to 7x9, we'll be fine. I'm definitely switching to dc!
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