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starywary

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About starywary

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 02/28/1977

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Star
  • Short bio
    I'm a divorced proud mommy who is just trying to stay sane.
  • Location
    Western Mass
  • Hobbies
    crocheting is all right, I guess, if you like that sort of thing.
  • Occupation
    Full-time Mommy. No Overtime, vacations, or sick days.
  • Favorite hook type
    Steel
  • Favorite projects
    I really like amigurumi, but the projects I like are the ones I actually finish.
  • Crocheting since...
    since 2007
  1. starywary

    Cable beanie

    OK. Sorry, lol, I totally just realized what the problem was with my initial question. I was reading over the pattern and saw that the asterisk is at the beginning of the round, and I wasn't repeating from the right spot, so those ridges SHOULD be there throughout the round. LOL. I guess sometimes just having to write out stuff asking for help actually makes me look at the pattern with new eyes. I apologize for posting a thread and then answering it myself, lol. And I guess my second issue I had would resolve itself if I did the pattern right, starting the repeat from the beginning and having those ridges.
  2. starywary

    Cable beanie

    Also... sorry, but just realized another problem. On round 5 it ends with 48 stitches (I'm going with the bigger size hat in the parentheses) but then at the end of round 6, it says I should have 64 stitches and I end up with 78. Round 6 says to do 2 fpdc in each of next 2 fpdc. Where am I going wrong?
  3. starywary

    Cable beanie

    Hi, I am making a cable hat, and so far it's going good (cables are really fun!) but I am unsure about something in the pattern and wanted to get some feedback before continuing. Here is a link to the pattern : http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=8 The part I'm unsure of is that at the beginning of each round, the pattern says "fpdc in next 2 fpdc". But that just makes a vertical row of an uncabled, straight ridge. Is there something I'm missing or not understanding right? There is a note before the pattern that says : "Note: Every round in the pattern (with the exception of the brim) starts with 2 fpdc, when joining this means you need to: slip, ch 2, then fpdc down into the fpdc you slipped to (overtop of the ch 2, ignore the ch 2 from now on, like it doesn't exist). So for example each round would start with slip, ch 2, fpdc down into previous fpdc you slipped in, then fpdc in next fpdc. You'd then continue each row as it's written. " Am I right that those first 2 fpdc are just going to make a straight ridge, or am I not following the pattern correctly? Any help would be appreciated!
  4. thank you for the ideas!
  5. The school nurse has been wonderful with my special needs daughter and I wanted to make her a little something for her office. I did find a amigurumi nurse doll on crochet pattern central, but I'm not 100% crazy about it, so does anyone have any ideas on what I could make? maybe like a amigurumi band-aid, of thermometer, something like that...Or would a crocheted cactus or potted plant make more sense?
  6. oops, well I couldn't figure out how to post a pic or link to the pattern since it's a pdf.
  7. I got help finding the pattern I needed on the seeking patterns forum. I now have a one way sign graph pattern from microrevolt. I tried to attach it but it didn't work so hopefully the link below is for the actual pattern and now just the site. Anyway I have never used a graph to crochet. I looked it up but am now even more confused! From what I gather, I count the number of boxes at the bottom row, chain that amount + 1 , turn and sc in ea row, doing a ch 1 and turning at the ends and making the color changes according to ea box. Is that right? Also, from the pic I think I need black, white, and TWO grays? If anyone can recommend a clear and simple instruction for crocheting from a graph pattern I would so appreciate it! http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/index.php
  8. Thank you so much!! I actually remember stumbling across that site when I first learned how to crochet, but never would have remembered about it now. I printed out the graph pattern and it's awesome! Only problem is- lol, I have never used a graph to crochet. I looked up a few tutorials, but they don't all say the same thing and so I am a tad confused. I will seek some help a more appropriate forum. Thanks again!
  9. Hi Does anyone know of or know where I might find a One Way sign or symbol??? My friend owns a screen printing shop called One Way, and the sign is their logo. I have been trying to find the right gift for him. I was going to make a cactus for his front desk, or possibly some crocheted sushi on a tray since it's getting too warm for the sushi scarf I was making him.
  10. HI all. I bought this huge white plastic hook a long time ago at a thrift store and this is the first time I am using it. I am making a dog sweater that uses a size P - 15 hook, and I always thought that is what size I had bought, but it doesn't say anything on it and the little "cap" at the end fell off a long time ago. I thought maybe it said what size it was on there. I looked up a P hook on Lion Brand site but it's hard to tell from the pic because it also could be a Q? I have an N hook and it just looks so much bigger, like it can't be only 2 sizes up. It seems to be working with the sweater though, lol. I'm using homespun, my first time using it, the sweater was so floppy and stretchy, so I started over using a strand of worsted weight together with the homespun. I just want to know if it is indeed a P hook, for future reference. And of course my camera is not working and I can't buy a new one until I get my tax return! Any help would be appreciated.
  11. I posted this in the wrong section, so I'm reposting here, lol. I was watching the Barbie movie, Princess and the Pauper, and the poor girl Erica was singing about how great it would be not to have to make dresses for people and she said something like, no more wedding veils to crochet!!! I got my kid upset while I rewound the movie, and said, I think she just said the word crochet!! LOL. It doesn't take much to excite me.
  12. lol, oops, I should have probably posted this in the tv and media section.
  13. I was watching the Barbie movie, Princess and the Pauper, and the poor girl Erica was singing about how great it would be not to have to make dresses for people and she said something like, no more wedding veils to crochet!!! I got my kid upset while I rewound the movie, and said, I think she just said the word crochet!! LOL. It doesn't take much to excite me.
  14. Thank you Darski. I don't post here often, but when I do, I remember that you are usually one of the ones to post and help me out. So... after attempting the pattern a couple more times today, I have concluded that there is something wrong. It just doesn't make sense to me. I am not an expert crocheter by any means, but I know I've made much more complicated things than this apple, which is essentially a ball. I read over the guidelines trying to find the rules about posting patterns, since it has been so long since I've posted, and I apologize if I've misunderstood how to go about it. From what I understand, you can post the link to the pattern only. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80839AD.html Can somebody help me to figure out what is going wrong with this apple or with my understanding of it. Thank you!!!
  15. thank you! Sometimes I just have to doublecheck. I tend to rely so much on every single detail of the pattern that I start doubting myself if I have to assume certain things. Don't know if that makes sense, lol.
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