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  1. Oh man the pressure out here.....lol How many oz of yarn does it take to make a full size one? I need to make sure I have enough of each color to complete a certain color sequence.
  2. Thanks MSMUSIC. You are tempting me! I have 21 squares left to make for an afghan I'm making for a wedding present! I can't stop now. The wedding is in September. Ok ok......now I have to go look at my yarn supply to see what I have and what colors go together. I guess it wouldn't hurt to do a few rounds, huh? shhhhhhh..... I really like the color scheme of Candy#### (I can't remember the numbers after her name) afghan. I need to come up with something like that. Very attractive.
  3. I shouldn't have looked at this thread! Because NOW I want to do a round ripple!! I can't though because I already have 2 afghans in the making. Ugh! I have visions of the colors I'd use too! Maybe in a few months!
  4. I think I'm going to just add another row of squares. I don't have a trim pattern yet. I'm going to have to make something up. Add shells or something.
  5. Ok, as I'm making my 30 squares for my afghan for a wedding gift I decided to measure my squares. Mine are 8-8 1/2" and the one in the pattern is 9 1/2 inches. I'm wondering if I should go back to all of my squares I've completed and do another round on each one (I have 21 done) or if I should just make additional squares to make it one row longer and one row wider. I think I'd have to make 11 more squares. What do you suggest?
  6. The wedding is September 29. I wish I would have known it was going to go this quickly I might have made something a little more colorful or more challenging. Oh well! I think they will love it just the same. I guess I was thinking too that if I only use one color less ends to have to weave in! lol
  7. I think I'm going to go order one of these! Thanks for the heads up!
  8. Can I still join this CAL? I just got a wedding invitation and decided to make an afghan as a wedding gift. I needed it to be a quick one and one that I could take back and forth to work with me. I found this pattern http://members.aol.com/JSchlossma/ezsqa.html I had already decided I'd make a solid colored afghan so I bought enough to just do a plain ripple or something back and forth. Then I decided I'd better make squares so I can take it back and forth to work so I can do it on my breaks. Therefore it will be a solid square afghan. I still think it will be pretty. The pattern calls for 30 squares and I have 18 done so far. That will make it about 45" x 54". Should I make more squares to make it bigger? The color is called dusty teal. http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Crochet%20Projects/?action=view&current=amyherricksafghan.jpg I think I'd like to make this afghan again when I have more time with my scrap yarn from my stash.
  9. Welcome to the VILLE! You are going to love it here. I think it is just great when a man crochets. Before I ever learned to crochet I used to watch my late father in law knit blankets and sweaters all the time. Very impressed with your dragon. You're daughter is going to enjoy him for years go come.
  10. Has anyone seen this video? I think I'm going to try this!
  11. OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I've got this one bookmarked now.
  12. http://home.inreach.com/marthac/links.html Almost every link I click on is broke!
  13. Now those are COOL! What did you stuff them with? I was thinking those plastic pellets would be awesome!
  14. Here is a felted bowl pattern that was posted on this site. I've made 2. VERY EASY and I think they look pretty cool. THis pattern is basically a granny square. http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46673&highlight=felted+bowl
  15. I love that movie! That is so cool. Did you do the tunisian stitch or is that sc?? GOOD JOB! I want one!
  16. I agree with everyone else. Yours looks so much better than the original. How large did it end up being?
  17. This is our STATE fair. It is highly competitive. Our COUNTY fair is nothing. It is small and I think they can fit most of the fair projects on 3 banquet tables.
  18. There were a lot. Especially doilies and afghans. That is where the most competition is. I took some pictures of the other items, but I didn't take a picture of everything. Check out my other posting.
  19. Thought you might be interested to see what other crocheted items were entered. http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=statefairstuff2007.jpg http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=crocheteddolldressesIowaStateFair20.jpg http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=afghansatIowaStateFair2007.jpg http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=allthedoiliesIowaStateFair2007.jpg http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=babyafghansIowaStateFair2007.jpg
  20. Tonight I went to the reception for Threads and Fabrics at the Iowa State Fair. I received the following Ribbons: First Place on my snowmen http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=snowmenornamentsIowaStateFair2007.jpg Second Place on Blair the Bear http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=BlairIowaStateFair20072ndplace.jpg Third Place on the Framed Crinoline Lady http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=CrinolineLadyIowaStateFair2007.jpg Third Place on my Felted Bowl: I think they thought it was a hat because they have it displayed on a hat tree! DUH!! http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=feltedbowlIowaStateFair2007.jpg Third Place on Felted Purse --Sorry the picture is blurry http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=feltedpurseIowaStateFair2007.jpg Fourth Place on my grab ball! http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/yarnlover66/Iowa%20State%20Fair%202007/?action=view&current=ToyIowaStateFair20074thplace.jpg My baby blanket and my large heart doily did not place at all. I am kind of disappointed with the way my items were displayed. I don't like the idea of my bowl being displayed as a hat. I am now wondering if it was judged as a hat and not a bowl. Then they lost the little purse that goes with my Blair bear. The purse was not with her at the reception tonight. My snowmen ornaments have their hats pointing straignt up in the air. I'm not quite sure why they look like that when I put a hanger on the top of each one of their heads so their hats would hang down their backs. I'm not disappointed in my ribbons. I knew it was going to be tough competition. I was surprised to get one ribbon of any color. So that I'm pleased about that. Thanks for looking!
  21. I've admired their patterns and would like to make one. I printed one off and read through it and gave up before I even started. I wish they could translate them completely to American/English crochet.
  22. I want to see yours "dressed". You know on mine I had thought about adding fun fur to the brim of their hats, but I never got around to it. Maybe with my next ones.
  23. It is a great pattern. I'd recommend it to anyone. I'm going to go out to http://crochetadventure.8m.com/snowmen.html and order more so I can make them for the ladies in my office. It would be nice if they aren't all the same. Just think of all the options you'd have just by changing out their hats and scarves. Or you could make just little stocking hats with a pompon on top. The ideas are endless. Thanks for a really fun and cute pattern!
  24. I'm going check into those books. I have the Cool Crochet one. Better dig it out and look.
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