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  1. Our puppy is 10 months old. She came from a rescue group and we got her in April. She's a lovable beagle - very cute and distinctively marked. But she's in the doghouse (figuratively, not literally) with me right now. Yesterday I got a package in the mail. I found a copy of a crochet pattern booklet that I had a long time ago and wanted to purchase it again to make Christmas ornaments. She chewed it up! She picked up the package, carried it into the bedroom and chewed it to bits! Luckily, the same Etsy seller had another booklet available. I had to repurchase it. Ever have your pet ruin anything for you? I notice that if I don't put my crocheting back into the canvas bag I keep it in, she will pick up my project and "take it for a walk". I find a long string running from my skein to wherever she has carried my WIP. I love her but she's frustrating. I hope she outgrows this chewing stage. And her digging stage too. Our back yard looks like the surface of the moon. My husband buys filler soil by the 50 pound bag to keep the holes filled in.
  2. I have had a lot going on in my life lately. I had an issue hanging over my head involving unemployment compensation. Thankfully, at a hearing the matter was decided in my favor and I didn't have to pay anything back. I've been eating antacids like candy for months now because of that. I picked up my baby blanket project today and gave it a try. I finished 9 short rows. This is the afghan I want to finish. https://www.herrschners.com/product/herrschners%26%23174-++bubbles+baby+afghan+crochet+afghan+kit.do?sortby=newArrivalsDescend&page=2&from=fn The baby in my photo is my second grandson. I happened to snap his photo as he was sticking his tongue out at his mom. It was taken last fall. He will be two in October. He and his brother (who is 7) are the sunshine in my life.
  3. I've been so down in the dumps lately that I can't get started on any new projects. I do have a baby blanket I want to make and give to my grandson - maybe for his second birthday. But I can't seem to be able to pick up my hook and get started on it. I crocheted some NICU items earlier this year and really should box them up and send them out. Have any of you been in this situation? Any ideas on how to motivate myself? Thanks.
  4. I updated with a photo of a hat made for a NICU donation - Mickey Mouse. I want to make a few more and then some Minnie mouse hats too. http://yarnjeanniescrochetcache.blogspot.com/2016/02/hat-for-preemie-nicu-project.html
  5. Congrats on the soon to be born grandson. Very pretty blanket.
  6. Very pretty. I wish I had a little girl to crochet for. So many pretty items out there to make.
  7. Kathryn, I started a few hats and one blanket, but thought I should check with you. The blanket is basically a larger size granny square. I'm wondering about the holes in it. I don't think it's suitable for a preemie or newborn. If I make it larger, do you think a one-year old child or a toddler could use it?
  8. Kathryn, I've gotten away from crocheting lately and want to jump back in. I was thinking I would make a few more of those baby jackets. i hope that was something they could use at the hospital.
  9. Hi It is Annie's Attic Sweetheart Bedroom, an out of print booklet. In fact, that photo is my actual finished set, which I made for an online auction to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. My ravelry ID is icrochet247. You can sometimes find these booklets for sale on ebay, but seeing as they are out of print, they are very expensive. Contact Annie's Attic and ask them if they would consider reprinting the booklets. If enough people showed an interest in them, they might. I have seen them issue reprints of other patterns.
  10. I crocheted this set years ago when I was really missing my mom. I remembered how she always put out a ceramic nativity set at Christmas and I saw this Annie's Attic pattern and thought I would make one for myself in her memory. Finances got really bad when I finished it and I almost sold it to someone! But I got a full time job out of the blue (thanks, Mom!) and I was able to keep my set. It's 21 years old now and looks nearly as good as the day I finished it. Not much wear and tear on it. The camel needed some minor adjustments to keep him standing by himself. I inserted wooden skewers into his legs and body to help him stand. Other than that, it's in pretty good shape. I love this set and wouldn't part with it now for any price.
  11. Thanks, all I have tried the hot glue gun to fasten the plastic eyes into position (They are the plastic safety eyes with washers. I push the post of the eye into the foam, and anchor it in place with the hot glue.) It's been working just fine and keeping the eyes secure. Thanks for all your suggestions.
  12. Crotch-it! Hahahaha! Better learn to pronounce it first!
  13. I tried the glue gun. It works fine and anchors the eyes in place solidly. Thanks for the suggestion.
  14. Can anyone recommend a good craft glue? I am crocheting over foam balls and want to glue the eyes in place in the foam so that they don't come loose. I purchased E6000 which according to the package could be used on all sorts of items, but when I went to glue an ornament hanger back in place with it, I see that it ate away at the foam ball! So I definitely need to find something else to glue the eyes in place or they will just fall out when the glue eats away around them. Any ideas?
  15. This hat spoke to me. The pattern doesn't call for a pom pom on top of the hat, but I wondered if it would add anything to the hat. I'm not sure what I think about it. Let me know.
  16. I finished the blanket and love the way it turned out. I made it with Red Heart Super Saver, and after washing the finished afghan and drying it with a softener sheet, it is as soft as can be! I gave it to my daughter in law and she loves it! Now to start a hat or two and then pick up the yarn for a special order scarf!
  17. My posts have been few and far between lately, but I've updated today with a few of the things I'm working on: http://yarnjeanniescrochetcache.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-snowstorm-approaching.html
  18. On my hook right now is a granny ripple afghan for my grandson.
  19. I'd like to make a baby sweater for my new grandson for Valentine's Day. My preference in yarn is worsted weight - usually Red Heart. He is 3 months old, but it seems everything I make to fit a 3 month old is too small. He doesn't seem to be an extra big boy, so maybe it's because I crochet tightly. So I'm probably looking for a 6 month size. If you can recommend any patterns (preferably free, but I am not ruling out paid patterns) please point me in the right direction. I'm easily overwhelmed right now, so the easier the better. Thanks!
  20. Hi, I had 2 forum members who contacted me regarding this destash. Since there were only the 2 responses, I was able to send a total of 10 leaflets/magazines/booklets to each of them instead of the 5 promised in the post. I still have enough remaining at this time to offer 10 items instead of 5 for the original $2 plus shipping to 3 more members. If you would be interested please contact me via messaging. You will receive a guarantee of at least one magazine or booklet that offers multiple patterns, and not just single item leaflets.
  21. I love the show, but I have to wonder where the afghans came from (realize the set decorators buy them). But for the story line? Her mom and sister don't seem like the crocheting type to me! LOL!
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