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jlvking

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About jlvking

  • Rank
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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.
  • Favorite Hook
    Aluminum
  1. jlvking

    Caron Latte Cakes - are they history?

    Yes, I should have mentioned that I looked there. Unfortunately, the two colors I need aren't in stock. And from what the employee said, they might not get restocked. But I'll be watching!
  2. I'm not a huge fan or multi-color yarns that have abrupt color changes but I liked the way Caron's Latte Cakes looked so picked up a few cakes. I have since decided that I really like it! Now, what happens a lot of times is I find something that I really like and it then disappears! I know it's a Michaels exclusive. The first time I got it there was a huge center aisle display and I bought some again last week. Since the "buy 2 get 1 free" sale was still on I went back yesterday for more. There was none. Some of the cake style yarns were in a bin they told me was clearance but none were the Latte version. The employee also told us that sometimes they big center aisle display can mean that they are not going to be carrying it anymore. Has anyone heard about the Latte Cakes being discontinued??? I made a large blanket out of it and it's nice and heavy and soft and, since I used the moss stitch, very breathable. I really hope they are still making it. I sure don't want to buy it second hand. I've seen it being offered for $20 or more!
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    Gentle Waves Round Ripple

    Thanks!!!! I don't know why I was being shown only one page. It's showing both now.
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    Gentle Waves Round Ripple

    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.
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    Gentle Waves Round Ripple

    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
  6. 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.
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    Tunisian Flat Spiral?

    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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
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    Looking for this round ripple pattern

    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!
  12. Does anyone know where I can find the pattern for this version?
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    Wanting to make easy half-finger gloves

    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.
  14. 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.
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    Assassin's Creed pattern for logo?

    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.
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