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About crochetstepmom

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  • Birthday 12/23/1969

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  1. Wow! Thank you for all of your replies and suggestions. It's nice to know that I am not the only one who has had this happen. I'll try some of the things that you all suggested over the next few weeks and see what happens. I'm afraid, that for the time being anyway, I'll have to stick with acrylic yarns as I am in the middle of Mother's Day gifts for my mother and mother in law. I'll try the cotton sleeves and see if that helps. On a side note, early this morning DH and I were watching the news and saw something on the economic stimulus checks that start going out this week. We dis
  2. That's a good suggestion about cotton yarn...thank you. And you know what that means, don't you? I get to buy more yarn!!! :woo
  3. ...really, I am... I have a strange problem, and I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this thread. Whenever I crochet for more than about 2-3 hours or so at a time, my forearms develop a nasty rash. I use mostly acrylic yarns, so I am assuming that I have a sensitivity to something in the acrylic yarns. It happens no matter what brand I use, and I remember it happening when I was a little girl when I first learned to crochet. I doesn't happen if I crochet for a short period of time...just during marathon sessions like I had last night. It's not painful (although it does stin
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