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About Coffeywoman

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  • Birthday 04/14/1960

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    Calgary, AB, Canada
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    Crochet, Reading, Gardening, Recycle/DIY
  • Occupation
    Retail Management
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    toys and unusual items
  • Crocheting since...
    since 1972

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  1. Hi Reni. Thank you. And yes. I had gone through most of the old posts before positing my question. I am determined to figure out how to make it. I swear I will because I love the look and that its bright and free and not huge. Might make a Lorenz Manifold as well, but there's instructions out there for that. Lol.
  2. Hi everyone. I haven't been here for quite a while but knew just where to go to get answers to my burning question. 😊 I have recently re-caught the hyperbolic crochet bug. I understand the principals of it but am having difficulty with one design in particular. It is a hanging structure by Gabrielle Meyer in an elongated triangular shape. How would this be done, do you think? A long chain and graduated sizes of crochet stitches on each side of the chain? This is the best concept I've come up with. Has anyone here ever tried it? I want to do this so bad I can taste it. Lol. Here's a picture of said sculpture by Gabrielle Meyers. Thanks in advance.
  3. I know I'm probably too late to help. One thing I've done with a problem like this is to "sew" the neck down or smaller. Use the same yarn as the body and try to create a fold in the fabric so it doubles over on itself and sew it together. I've always been able to make the change virtually invisible by blending my whip stitches with the crochet stitches. It also makes the material thicker and sturdier.
  4. I've begun "rescuing" doilies I find in thrift stores to honour them and those who made them. I hope to crochet them together into items such as curtains, bed skirts, lamp shades etc. The other day an elderly lady informed me that some of the doilies I held were not authentic; that they are machine made. Is this possible? When I look at them I see the same stitches I would make myself. I've been crocheting for 40 years and would like to think I couldn't be fooled so easily. Is it possible for a machine to crochet? If so, is there a way to tell them apart?
  5. Well I've had no luck. I thought maybe I had seen it on electronic back issues of Crochet! magazine, but had no luck there either, so the search continues. Thank you Daisy, for trying so hard to help me.
  6. Yes and no. I was just looking through some emails and discovered that I told my sister that the colours are black, gray and tan. Boy is my memory terrible. I just remember that it was very crisp and beautiful. But the one you just showed me is lovely as well!
  7. Do you mean the one called Argyle Cream Afghan? That's not the one I'm afraid. The pattern I'm looking for is more truly an Argyle pattern and the diamond shapes are much larger. I'm afraid I have no recollection of where I found it.
  8. Found! I recently had my computer crash and I've lost all the patterns stored there. I had designated this as an afghan years and there are a couple of specific afghan patterns I've lost and can't locate, event to re-purchase if necessary. One was the most beautiful argyle pattern I've ever seen. It has brown, cream and gold in it I think. The other one was a celtic knot pattern which I couldn't hope to describe and don't remember the colours, but I'll know it if I see it. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
  9. Thank you! I was trying so hard to find a proper pattern for it and couldn't get my head around it any more and this was just what I needed. They're all so cute and do-able! Thank you again!
  10. Hi everyone. I haven't been around for a while, too busy working and too many computer problems, but I do check in sometimes. It's nice to know you're always here. I'm looking for a cheerleader costume pattern for my grand-daughter who will be 4 in April. This is her heart's desire, and I can't seem to locate one. I will be so grateful for any help. Thanks.
  11. I love this! What a great idea for colour variation! Not to mention being my favourite colours.
  12. This is absolutely the most adorable amigurumi doll I've seen yet. Wonderful!
  13. Darski, what a beautiful shawl! Your patterns are always great.
  14. Wow. That is beautiful! I love the openess of it.
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