jlvking

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About jlvking

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  • Birthday 10/29/1957

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  • Real Name
    Janet King
  • Biography
    Married to a college prof, 5 kids, one a special needs sweetie. Ask me about my princess!!!
  • Location
    East Tennessee
  • Interests
    Crocheting (of course!), computers, reading, watching old movies
  • Occupation
    SAHM
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    ForEVER... <rolling eyes> Seriously... my grandmother taught me in about 1965.
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Baby afghans and throws and Shawls, especially semi circular ones. I hate sewing squares together but I love making them!!! Go figure.
  1. Thanks!!!! I don't know why I was being shown only one page. It's showing both now.
  2. This is a free pattern on Ravelry but the link takes me to a file on the WayBack Machine and it only seems to go through round 5. Does anyone know where I can find the complete pattern or does anyone know of a similar one? Doesn't have to be a free pattern if it is a unique design. I do want something pretty solid though, not a lot of holes. And rounded points.
  3. Thanks, Reni. I've got some of Donna's patterns. I was looking for something fairly solid and I love the gentle curves instead of actual points. I can probably adapt that though. I will check them out. As for where this ended up... I have no clue how that happened! LOL... Will repost. Thanks1
  4. This is a free pattern on Ravelry but the link takes me to a file on the WayBack Machine and it only seems to go through round 5. Does anyone know where I can find the complete pattern or does anyone know of a similar one? Doesn't have to be a free pattern if it is a unique design. I do want something pretty solid though, not a lot of holes.
  5. I have some variegated yarn that I want to use to make something that shows off the color transitions. I thought about a "traditional" Tunisian 10 stitch type blanket but would really like to make it round. I have found round coasters or tubes but those aren't really what I'm looking for. I'm wanting to do a flat spiral round. Has anyone seen anything like this??? Thanks!
  6. I'm using the Marble. This is what it's looking like. Yes, you do have to get used to the feel. As for the dyeable bamboo... I have no clue. I'd like to get into dyeing so will be doing some research.
  7. Thanks, redrosesdz! I think I will crochet up a square and measure how much yarn it takes. And thanks to you as well, Kathy. I like the Jojoland and will check that out. I actually have some of the James C Brett Marble DK on hand. Yes, it's acrylic and a bit rougher that some yarns but not too bad and I'm slowly getting used to the texture. I would love to find some affordable bamboo or a bamboo blend. HL has a bamboo/silk blend that I love but it's solid colors. Even a bamboo blend I could dye would work.
  8. I am wanting to make a entrelac throw but want to use a variegated yarn. Specifically one that sort of just transitions to a different color every once in a while so that the blocks are different. NOT one where the colors pool into masses of a solid color. What yarn does this? When dyeing yarn, how is this type created? I appreciate the help!
  9. You are very right! That is it. I have a lot of her patterns so I should have figured it out! And, ironically, I just started another nonagon blanket about an hour ago. I will double check that I don't have it hiding somewhere and if I don't I will use the link to go buy it! Thanks!
  10. Does anyone know where I can find the pattern for this version?
  11. I've thought about the squares or a long rectangle, Becky, but I want fingers on them. It helps the arthritis in my hands. One of the things I liked about the pair I lost was that they went up the arm some. Not quite to the elbow but almost. Was thinking about using the sock yarn that has some elastic in it, too.
  12. Last night I lost my absolutely favorite pair of fingerless gloves. (Actually they had half fingers.) I must have knocked them off the electric cart I was using at the grocery store. Called the store but no one turned them in. So now I am again thinking about making a pair but have not been successful in the past. Can anyone recommend a basic EASY pattern? Even a regular glove pattern that I can leave the fingertips off of. Something that can be used with a DK or worsted yarn.
  13. Thanks, RoseRed! Good idea. Although it might end up being a birthday present and not a Christmas present. Any other suggestions on graphing? That site doesn't exist.
  14. My son just came to me and asked how good I was at putting designs in things. When I got him to clarify he was wanting something made with the Ottoman logo. What he showed me was this... But he said it didn't need to be this fancy and I was thinking this... Any suggestions?
  15. Afghaniac - no, not quite Bristol. Just south of Knoxville. We are finally out of the hospital. Hoping to finish the ruffle in the next few days. Thank you all.