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Trinket

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About Trinket

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    Villager
  • Birthday 05/09/1981

A Few Things About Me

  • Short bio
    I'm a Southern girl living in the Great Frozen North!
  • Location
    Minneapolis
  • Hobbies
    crochet, drawing, knitting
  • Occupation
    Retail
  • Favorite hook type
    Handmade
  • Favorite projects
    I like to try everything.
  • Crocheting since...
    Since 2005
  1. Trinket

    WW Wool

    I love wool yarn and use it primarily. Like others have said, caring for wool is a lot different than caring for acrylic, but it's worth the extra effort. You can find hand dyed wool yarns in a ton of interesting colors.
  2. I always seem to have a lot of blue and purple in my stash. And a lot of green as of late.
  3. I would use it for a scarf or neck warmer.
  4. There are some sellers on eBay that are located in China that sell quite a bit of hand dyed yarn. Given that the yarns and selling/shipping methods are so similar, I believe that the "different" sellers are actually connected somehow. I've purchased from one of the sellers before. I don't think it's wrong to mention the name of the seller here, so I will (mods, please edit or let me know so I can edit this to remove the name if it's not appropriate). The seller I bought from goes by "Pleasureshop88" on eBay. I first bought 3 hanks, then needed some more, so I did a Buy It Now on some more
  5. They probably removed the signs after you brought the price difference to their attention. They may have been busy and forgot to remove them before that. I know sometimes we forget to take down signs like that where I work. If it's an issue, we give the customer the cheaper price and apologize for the trouble. Likely, costs of production are just going up. I've noticed that with some companies, they'll shrink the amount you get in their product to avoid raising the price so it's a little less noticeable. With yarn, it looks like they just raise the price instead of shrinking the amount you
  6. I'm going to be 29 in less than a month. Not really very happy about that. I've been crocheting for over five years now. I taught myself.
  7. I don't think it's going out of style. There is clothing with crocheted detailing on it at Walmart right now.
  8. Trinket

    Lace Scarf

    I've been a member of Crochetville since 2007. ..? Thanks for the compliments, everyone.
  9. Trinket

    Lace Scarf

    It's actually pretty dull looking without anything at all on the edge, so I would have to recommend you add something there. Maybe some picot edging just for a little interest. However, I'd more likely alter it so that there weren't so MANY of the shells. I think it's elegant with the shell edges, but there are just too darn many of them there.
  10. The only yarn I ever saw that made me think "calico" was some hand dyed wool I got on eBay. So far as I know, the seller still makes yarn in that color. It was black, yellow, orange, and white like you said. But then there was blue in it, too...
  11. There wasn't any Lee Wards around where I grew up, so I never experienced the store myself. But once I moved to an area in which there had been Lee Wards, I found a lot of the yarn from there at thrift shops and garage sales. I had several skeins of it in my stash. I used up a lot of it, gave away some, and still have a couple left now. Just some white now, though. Though I did have green and some rusty colored before that got used in a "vintage" afghan I made and gave to a friend who loves the 70's.
  12. Ah, yes. I know where you're coming from. It's happening to me... I bought some Plymouth Fantasy Naturale yarn, which is 100% mercerized cotton, for a summer shrug. I find that my hands get very achy while I work with it, which is unusual. I've never experienced that with any other yarn before. Maybe because it's heavier?
  13. Trinket

    Lace Scarf

    Thank you. And hello to you, Monique! Always nice to meet a fellow Minnesotan!
  14. Trinket

    Lace Scarf

    Apologies that I don't have the actual photos shown. They're larger than the forum rules allow, so I'll just link to them instead. Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 I fell in love with this scarf when I saw it in the Spring '09 issue of Interweave Crochet. I started on it shortly after receiving the magazine in the mail, but was so, so lazy about working on it that it took me a year to finish it! Also, I kinda went overkill on it and made it much too long. I do like my scarves to be longer than most others seem to, but this was a bit too much. Oops... The design is pretty and not at all d
  15. I have 2 favorites. They really are tied for which one I like the most. It just depends on what color I want for which one I'll use. They are: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Cascade 200
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