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the Caity Cat

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About the Caity Cat

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  • Birthday 11/12/1984

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  1. Wow, that's nifty. It would be fun to accessorize around it!
  2. I used a sport weight rayon boucle, which I double-stranded. I was able to use a size I hook. The yarn comes from an eBay shop called Mystical Creation Yarns and the colorway is "amethyst". It looks really blue in the picture, but it's a lot more pinky-purple in person.
  3. I whipped this one up over the weekend for my sister, who saw the pattern and picked out the yarn from my stash. I adore this pattern - It's easy and I may have been able to figure it out on my own, but it was well worth the $7 I spent on it. Check it out here: http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-021
  4. If that had been done in different yarn and in a monochromatic scheme (or even just in a single color) then this scarf would be acceptable. The way it's done in the picture? Hideous. I wouldn't even have worn that as a beginning crocheter at the age of 9.
  5. I'm crocheting a baby hat and blanket for a friend and I'd like to use a yarn other than Red Heart or Lion or whatever else you'd find at Michael's Crafts. The problem is that all of my favorite yarns aren't exactly appropriate for babies. I tend to like ladder yarns, alpaca, and subtly sparkly yarns. What are your favorite baby yarns? There are several local yarn shops in my city, so I can probably find anything suggested here.
  6. I like the hummingbird! It'll make a great pillow.
  7. Here's the eBay store from where I bought the thread: http://stores.ebay.com/Yarntopia-Treasures_10-2-Tencel-Yarn_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ12692928QQftidZ2QQtZkm I would say it's a little thinner than regular size 10 crochet thread, but not much. I used a size 9 steel hook and it seemed to be the perfect size.
  8. Tencel is much softer than cotton, but it's very strong. It's pretty easy to work with. I had to use some spray starch for the finished product because it was a lot floppier than a doily made from cotton thread.
  9. Pardon the messy carpet underneath - this doily is over 17" in diameter and wouldn't fit on my ironing board. Here is my first doily in about five years! I used handpainted 10/2 tencel thread rather than cotton thread and I'm very pleased with the result. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with this.
  10. Oh, your daughter and the shawl are both beautiful!!! Congratulations!
  11. I don't have any crocheter friends, save for one who I haven't seen in about two years. My mother crochets and knits and sews; however, she's also a Special Ed teacher who doesn't have much time for such things. Most of my friends think it's cool that I can crochet, though, and one of them wants me to teach her.
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