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  1. I undertook several rugs in 2013, too, but didn't bring freeform thoughts to their creation. This is an inspiration! I love how painterly it is, something to look at again and again! Delightful eye candy. Thanks for sharing.
  2. More great structure in the service of beauty. This looks regal and warm!
  3. Love this structure -- such a wonderful design in that it is collar, capelet and neckewarmer. The buttons make it easy to remove. Another brilliant creation of functional adornment!
  4. Gorgeous work. Love the cabled tree on the back! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing the wonder and beauty.
  5. CrochetSavvy, a free online crochet magazine, is offering a copy of the book 30-Minute Crochet to the winner who submits a crocheted Breast Cancer Awareness project. Details The project must be crochet, must be your own work, based on your own pattern or freeformed. Color must include pink, hot pink, and/or baby pink. Project must be for Breast Cancer Awareness. Winner will get a copy of the book 30-minute Crochet and will also be featured on our blog and social networks. Deadline OCTOBER 15th, 2013. Email must be received by midnight. Include brief overview of your project, why you decided to create it, and at least 3 photos of your project. In your email, please include your full name, address and contact email. Winner will be selected by October 20th, 2013 and will be announced on CrochetSavvy website, blog and social networks. Email submissions to akua at crochetsavvy dot com.
  6. :chookDescription: Three houses may be used as appliqué, amigurumi, or motifs. Created for a freeform project on healing and home. Skill Level: Intermediate Time to Complete: 20 minutes each -- one hour total for all three Deadline: June 3, 2012 Materials Needed: About 10 yards of yarn, hook two sizes smaller than recommended for yarn, tapestry/yarn needle. Other Information: Thanks! Found Three testers sought. Testers should be able to read charts. If you’re interested, please send me your email and I’ll send a pdf of the pattern set. Testers will receive a pdf of the pattern when the pattern is published. Testing Requirements • Make each house • PHOTO of all. • Communicate typos, discrepancies, omissions and anything else you think relevant. • Provide feedback in this manner: Please Do NOT put actual pattern instructions or version of pattern instructions within the public thread~give an example or tell where and what the concern is without giving out the actual pattern wording. These are very short patterns.
  7. I would like the purple jacket one and the pink? shawl cover. I've got paypal. I thought all printed matter was Media Mail , BTW. "Media Mail shipping is a cost-effective way to send educational materials in 2 to 8 days. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be sent. This includes a restriction on sending video games and digital drives." it's 2.41 for up to a pound so first class may be less expensive.... Thanks!
  8. Still need this to finish the hat. Hope someone can help. Thanks!
  9. 2-3 Testers Sought for IPod Case Felted and Not Pattern Level: Intermediate Time: Approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours Deadline: January 6, 2012 **Tools and Materials** **Felted** G/4.5mm E/3.5mm Heavy/Worsted weight wool yarn approx. 80 yards (Feltable, no superwash) **Non Felted** F 3.75 D3.25mm Dk/worsted weight yarn approx. 80 yards **For Both** Stitch Marker Tapestry/Yarn Needle Optional: Button (pattern includes button) Thread (For attaching button) Please send any questions or comments via p-mail or e-mail. Thanks for looking!
  10. :cheerWowee! Five! Super congratulations! And thanks to all for the well wishes.
  11. Me too! I forgot that I sent in two and one of my designs made it! Happy New Year!
  12. Elephant Mask Seek 2 experienced crochet testers Deadline: November 25 Skill Level/difficulty: Advanced Beginner Format Available: pdf Pattern Style: written Need digital photo of FO? yes Time: approx. 3 hours Tester Responsibilities: picture of mask, check for typos and errors. Note type /mfg of yarn, amount/weight Correspondence, Questions, Comments to designer via Email only. Tools and Supplies Adult 19”W x 9” H G hook/4 mm 1.1 oz/30 g worsted weight yarn Gauge 4 rows/5 sc = 1”/2.54 cm Yarn/Tapestry Needle Optional Stuffing- small amount for trunk Stitch markers Ribbon/ lace for ties Beads, buttons for embellishment Fabric Stiffener Compensation: free copy of final pattern Thanks for reading!
  13. my first crochet pattern in a magazine! My Blooming Lariat is on pages 1117/1119 of Interweave Crochet Accessories Special Issue 2011! HOORAY!!!
  14. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/akua-bird-mask-necklace There’s a red cardinal who has become my friend. He let me watch him and sang/spoke, so now I know what their song is. There used to be a female who watched me through my kitchen window. They inspired this bird mask. Masked balls, Mardi Gras, Halloween, cosplay, this imaginative mask will fit many imaginative occasions. It lends itself to embellishment and many colors. The smaller, child size, makes a lovely neckpiece as well as a mask. The pattern includes a recipe for homemade fiber stiffener, as an alternative to commercial products. **Adult** 12” x 8”/30.5cm x 20.3cm G hook/4mm 1.5 oz/42.5 g worsted weight yarn Gauge 4 rows/5 sc = 1” **Child/Necklace** 10” x 6”/25.4cm x 15.24cm F hook/3.75 0.8oz/22.7g DK weight yarn Gauge 6 rows/6 sc = 1”/25.4mm 20-gauge nontarnishing brass/copper/tin wire approx 1 yard/1m wire cutters, pliers **Optional** Stitch markers Ribbon/ lace for ties Beads/jewels for bird eye embellishments Fabric Stiffener Skill Level: advanced beginner Format Available: pdf Pattern Style: written
  15. I use stitch dictionaries in designing and teaching. Each one offers some new insight, so I would deeply appreciate getting a new one. Thanks!
  16. Sigh. Got my samples back today, 10 /22. am sad.
  17. Need Lion Wool Black to finish a hat. Even a half skein will do. I'm in NY 14830 and have paypal. Thanks in advance!
  18. I would like Susan Bates (Metal), Clover Soft Touch or Etimo in exchange for one (or more) of these Boye and Boye-ish type hooks: 00 U.S.A. 1 steel Boye 2.5mm unnamed (steel?) 3 Inox 3.50 mm size 9 unnamed grey metal 4.00mm size 8 unnamed grey metal 4-1/2 Inox F Boye blue I Made in Germany J “Gem” N Boye
  19. Spock/Elf EarWarmers I've watched every incarnation of Star Trek since it was black and white. This design joins my sci-ft hats as my homage to that enduring vision of an evolved humanity. Tools and materials Adult 4” x 2.75” Worsted weight yarn 0.4 oz G hook 4 mm H hook 5 mm Tapestry or yarn needle Child size DK yarn G hook 4mm F hook 3.75mm Optional Stitch marker Number of Testers Needed : Two. One for Adult and one for Child Size Skill Level: advanced beginner: working in the round, increases, decreases Format Available: pdf Pattern Style: written Need digital photo of FO? yes Comments and questions: via PM or Email only Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 1 hour Deadline: October 24, 2011 Tester Experience: experienced testers preferred Tester Responsibilities Make two ear warmers. Take picture. Report on fit (and adjustment instructions, if needed). Identify any typos/errors. Report on yardage/weight and dimensions. For child size: size achieved and fit. Compensation free copy of final pattern
  20. My requirement was just worsted or dk... I didn't specify yarn mfg only weight....
  21. Woolco-- couldn't find any info. from Woolworth's
  22. AKUA BIRD MASK There’s a red cardinal who has become my friend. He let me see watch him and sang/spoke, so now I know what their song is. There used to be a female who watched me through my kitchen window. They inspired this bird mask. Number of Testers Needed: 2 for adult size (FILLED) one to try child size Tools needed: G hook/ 4mm, yarn/tapestry needle pliers wire cutters Material needed: 1.5 oz worsted weight yarn For child size F hook For child size: dk yarn 1 yard/ 1 meter 20 gauge copper/tin/ brass nontarnishing wire For test purposes, I will forgo the wire and wire tools, though it’s important to help the mask work. Optional Stitch markers Fabric Stiffener ribbon, leather or laces for ties Skill Level: advanced beginner Format Available: pdf Pattern Style: written Need digital photo of FO? yes Comments and questions via PM or Email only Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 2.5 hours Deadline: October 24, 2011 Tester Experience: experienced testers preferred Tester Responsibilities Make the mask. Send a picture of it. Any typos or inconsistencies should be noted. Need to know the amount of time it takes, the amount and type of yarn used. ( I used some old gifted acrylic and there was no yardage on the package, so I only know the amount used by weight) Compensation free copy of final pattern
  23. That is a delicious looking hat! I dig it! If I wasn't busy testing, I would have volunteered! Good luck!
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