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  1. Thanks everyone for the nice comments about my wife's shawl and our beautiful daughter! It's really quite simple - starts with a ring at the bottom point, then expands outward. The pattern site even includes a chart. After the first few rows, it's a 3-row repeat - just keep going until it's the size you want. Stitches are ch, sc, dc, and tr.
  2. Thanks for all the kind feedback. This is my very first shawl, so I was very particular about the pattern, which is very easy and I recommend it. I made it a couple of repeats longer than specified for personal taste.
  3. My wife has been asking for a shawl and we both agreed on a pattern. This is a free one from Drops Design at Garn Studio The yarn is Sugar 'n Cream in Natural Twists. I used a J hook (4 sizes larger than the yarn specified) for a lacier look. She loves it, but doesn't like her picture taken, so our daughter is modelling the shawl.
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    Yosemite Sam

    That's amazing!
  5. I really like the look of Bavarian Crochet - it's so versatile. And yes, this is a simple way to learn the technique with a quick (and useful) project. Yes - my daughter took (one of) hers to her Mom's club and came back with several orders. One of the Moms even ordered several for gifts.
  6. Thanks, everyone! These are my favorite cozies. And the opportunity to change colors often makes it easy to get your favorite look. I've attached another pic.
  7. Debbie, Very nice! Blue is my favorite color.
  8. Kathy - congratulations! Beautiful designs.
  9. Well, I couldn't wait for my printed copy to come in the mail, so I subscribed to the digital version, just so I could see it! Again, thanks so much for the kind words.
  10. Thanks, everyone. I really enjoyed the experience of being published. I've been bursting to tell the news for awhile, but was not allowed to until it was announced. I loved making this hat - I enjoy working with thread and my "thing" is hats, so it was a "fit". The staff of Crochet World came up with the name, so I can't take credit for that, but the design is all mine.
  11. In the April 2011 issue of Crochet World magazine - my first pattern published in a magazine.
  12. Fantastic! One of the best scrapghans I've seen.
  13. Thanks so much. Yes, it's a great way to learn Bavarian-style crochet.
  14. I've been enjoying making these for friends and family, so I thought I'd add another pattern. Done in Bavarian-Style crochet, these coffee sleeves, or cozies produce a great texture for a nice slip-free feeling. Done in #3 Crochet Thread, the result is not bulky, but just right. The pattern includes both sizes of diamonds and is available on my Ravelry and Etsy Stores
  15. Very pretty - a real standout.
  16. Here's one: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2873&PRODID=prd45956
  17. I used an S hook (19 mm) for the 4 strands. Link to original post: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1557366&postcount=3257
  18. Judy - it's beautiful. Yea, that's the way I do it too - whatever works. I've seen that stitch combination referred to as the sedge stitch. I really like it. I've also used a modified version which makes it easier to end the corners/valleys in the right spot: sc, dc in same st, sk 1, repeat.
  19. Shell, I really like the creativity you've shown with these new blocks. I'd love to see one of them put into a project.
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