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jlvking

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About jlvking

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  • Birthday 10/29/1957

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Janet King
  • Short bio
    Married to a college prof, 5 kids, one a special needs sweetie. Ask me about my princess!!!
  • Location
    East Tennessee
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting (of course!), computers, reading, watching old movies
  • Occupation
    SAHM
  • Favorite hook type
    Aluminum
  • Favorite projects
    Baby afghans and throws and Shawls, especially semi circular ones. I hate sewing squares together but I love making them!!! Go figure.
  • Crocheting since...
    ForEVER... <rolling eyes> Seriously... my grandmother taught me in about 1965.
  1. jlvking

    Charting issues

    I had actually gotten my graph paper out already. The design is on "graph pixels" right now. :) Thanks.
  2. jlvking

    Charting issues

    I am trying to create a blanket for my husband for our anniversary. I have a design drawn out and have tried to run it through several different programs but I can't seem to get anything workable. It's a labyrinth but my husband is 6', maybe 6'1", and since I want a useable blanket, I've done a very simple design with nothing but straight lines. I thought that would be a fairly easy thing to chart but I guess I have the ratio off and I can't find anything that will make anything workable. Is there anyone who can help guide me on how to get the ratio right so I can make this surprise? Or point me in the direction of someone who makes charts for people. Depending on the charge I am very willing to pay for it to be charted. Thanks!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. Thanks!!!! I don't know why I was being shown only one page. It's showing both now.
  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. And rounded points.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. Does anyone know where I can find the pattern for this version?
  15. 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.
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