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About kookaloo_starr

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  • Birthday 09/22/1967


  • Real Name
    Karan also known as Kookie
  • Biography
    I suffer from FMS/CFS & use crochet to keep me sane - and awake!!
  • Location
    K in A, Notts, ENGLAND
  • Interests
    My husband always says that my hobby is having hobbies : )
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    since '07 with yarn & '09 with thread
  • Favorite things to crochet
    I NEVER thought I'd say this: I LOVE TO CROCHET DOILIES
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    Sneaking yarn in the home

    I don't have to hide anything or justify it in any way, even though I have no income of my own my Beloved is happy for me to spend what I want on what I want so long as the bills are paid first. He's the best
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    Faux Cable Socks

    oh, your socks are lovely I'm learning to knit socks too
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    Casting off?

    I often check youtube for help when I'm stuck on a technique
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    Bohemian Shawl designed by Doris Chan

    Thank you She should get it next week, I hope she likes it as much as I do
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    My sewing adventures...

    WOW!! Meg they are fabulous I love how they all have a story with meaning too.
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    Bohemian Shawl designed by Doris Chan

    link to the free pattern. http://www.caron.com/vickiehowell/patterns/bohemian_shawl/bohemian_shawl.html I made this recently for my friend Lynda. She wanted a nice wrap that would stay in place. This one fits the bill perfectly as the shaping means it stays on your shoulders. I used a 6.5mm hook and 8 strands of superfine yarn in 3 colours, a brown ombre,a golden boucle and the rest a kind of mango/orange shade. It's supposed to look like the colours of Autumn. I think it does I didn't do the edging specified in the pattern, I just did a simple sc edging on it.
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    Clips for crochet fascinators???

    I use wig clips like these http://www.lace-front-wig.com/accessories/lace_wig_clips.html I haven't had any of my creations fall off of my head yet
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    My first doily lantern

    LOVE it!!
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    Looking for Wedding Ideas

    Congratulations to you both one of our members Apak posted these recently that would make pretty table decorations although I think you'd have to use the battery operated tealights. http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=135211 My eldest son gets married in 2012 so I'm also looking for pretty little things to make to help out with decor.
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    Yeh, you read that right I came across a free pattern on Ravelry for a beard and as my younger sister is a really good sport and a total nutcase I thought she might appreciate one You're supposed to add toggles to each end so it can be worn with any crocheted hat but for now I just used hairgrips poked through and into my hair.
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    Tribute to my Grandmother

    That is a beautiful tribute to your Grandma and an extremely thoughtful gift for your Mom. I'm sure she will cherish it.
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    EVERY little boy needs one...

    I'm actually planning on making these for my sister and sister in law they go kayaking with the beardie blokes and want to fit in
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    Does anyone else's SO not support you?

    It's your time to "waste" in whatever way you see fit I'm one of the lucky ones in that my hubby encourages me in all of my hobbies even when rolling his eyes and biting his tongue because he can't use the kitchen table because it has my sewing on it or he sits on the sofa and gets a hook jab him from a wip lying around
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    Queen Anne's Lace Scarf

    Very pretty, I'm sure your Mom will love it
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    Play kitchen to go with play food - What do you think?

    That is so cool!