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About mudpie

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  • Birthday 07/13/1955

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Donna Martin
  • Short bio
    Married, one grandchild
  • Location
    Pittsburg, CA
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, Knit, Vegetable gardening
  • Occupation
    Legal Assistant
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Thread crochet
  • Crocheting since...
    since 1961
  1. I would say that 99% of the things I knit or crochet are for others. I so rarely make anything for myself. Well, yesterday I decided that I was going to make myself a sweater for this coming winter. In my huge stash though, I don't have enough of one color (that I would wear) to make it. Money is tight, too, so I'm trying to figure out how to pay for it and not feel guilty. When I got home from work yesterday there was a box on my bed. I opened it up and guess what I found? 1200 yards of sage green sport yarn! DH said that he found it in the rafters in the garage. There were also 200 yards each of six other colors. I had forgotten that I bought a kit from Herrschner's about 6 years ago and never got around to making the dinosaur afghan that it was meant to be. And I never will make it because it is done in the afghan stitch, which I HATE to do. So, now I have the yarn for my sweater! :cheer
  2. Well, GeorgiaLee, that's even closer. Although I work in Lafayette, I live in Pittsburg. How's about a cup of coffee (or something else) and some crochet talk?
  3. Hmmm..... I found this on Craigslist: http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/art/807394561.html But it says that the location is Venus, Texas.
  4. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and this is just mine, but I think that rug is an insult to crafters everywhere, not to mention a danger to anyone walking across it. I think you should count your blessings that you don't make great pom poms.
  5. I am much impressed! TWO of them! And they are gorgeous.
  6. How pretty! The blue and yellow you chose match the variegated to a T!
  7. mudpie

    Sock Help.

    Or maybe bump. That's what I've seem in other patterns. Instead of putting your hook into the part of the chain you normally would, you are supposed to look at the back side of your chain and the bump will be very obvious. This is where you should insert your hook.
  8. The pattern is from Hooked on Crochet, Sept/Oct 1996.
  9. Katie, I used an old Caron yarn that I picked up at a garage sale. I don't think it is currently being made. It is called Crayon colors, but I think that's a silly name for it. It's more of a baby variegated, isn't it?
  10. Tam, the pattern is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket available at Schoolhouse Press (among other places, I'm sure) for $3.00. Shipping is very reasonable - less than the website says. I think shipping was $1.50. This pattern is addictive, trust me.
  11. I realize these are knit, but I want to share them with you anyway. The first one I gave to a gal at church. And this one is for my 1-year old grandson, Exaiden: These really are fun to make - all in one piece and very strange looking until you fold them up. I've already started on a third one.
  12. This thing had nearly 2000 ends to weave in. What was I thinking? Anyway, it's finally done and I can stop feeling guilty for putting it on the back burner every time I wanted to do something else (which was OFTEN).
  13. That is stunning! I really like the use of the blue.
  14. Oh, Aunty M, my feelings would be so hurt if that happened to me. But it might be a blessing that you can't remember who you gave it to (this tells me that you are a very generous person and give gifts to many). You will never know the story behind how it ended up at the thrift shop. On the other hand, maybe you will wonder about ALL of your friends. I hope not. Here is another for you.
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