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About Reenev

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  • Birthday 05/01/1972

A Few Things About Me

  • Location
    about 30 mins north of Cincinnati Ohio
  • Hobbies
    crocheting, reading, church activities, crafts, camping, biking, to name a few
  • Occupation
    wife and mom
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    new projects :)
  • Crocheting since...
    since about 1980
  1. Thanks. I never thought of using finger puppet or fridgie patterns. Usually the first place I go to is Crochet pattern central. Sheesh I guess when the pressure is on the mind refuses to think right. Thanks everyone. I'm checking into all of the above.
  2. Can anyone share oz patterns with me. Perferably small things that I can whip up in a couple weeks. Having a surprise 40th for hubby who LOVES oz and we're doing an oz theme. I'd like to make some things maybe to decorate tables with and/or hold place cards. Thanks in advance, Reene
  3. I mailed avon to Canada and it took almost a month. It took about a week to get to the port and then it stayed there. The person who purchased it was extremely upset because it had taken so long. The main reason was someone had sent her avon before and sent it as "media mail" yes it was cheaper but seems like the port opened and checked to make sure it was media. She had paid the person money to ship the package as a regular package but they chose to make a little profit. Sad thing is when she was finally able to track it down she had to cover the cost, take some heat from her post office, and was threatened with "whenever packages come through for you we will inspect." Don't ever ship it media no matter how tempting it may seem. At least when it has to go through customs.
  4. I didn't read all the posts yet on this thread so I hope I'm not repeating someone else. When I read your post I was picturing Calvin on the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes making all those mini snowmen.......
  5. ditto to all the above, well except for the one from the wife.
  6. Thank you for being braver than I am. I've crocheted since I was about 7 and I sure didn't know what felting was. Now I'm really getting curious since I have some wool that I don't quite know what to do with.
  7. http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-4halfHourAfghan.html I've tried the 4 1/4 hour one. I doubled it and I love it. It was for dh who never asks me to make him anything but decided one day last year that he wanted a blanket. I can't remember exactly. I know I doubled the foundation chain but I don't know if I totally doubled the whole pattern or just kept working it until I liked the size of it. It covers our full size mattress. I'm sure you could fudge around with the amount of stitches and just come up with what you want. I will say that once this pattern gets going it works up pretty quickly. I didn't time myself because I did it during spare time , you know 15 minutes here another 20 there from day to day. I think I finished it over the course of a week.
  8. You have every right to be proud. That is beautiful. I love thread projects.
  9. I'm just north of Cinci. Fairfield Township, Indian Springs...whatever. Right on the edge of Hamilton.
  10. Reenev

    Adjustable ring

    I hope this is what you mean. When making a round like for maybe a coaster or a hotpad this is what I do. chain lets say 4 and slip stitch into the first chain. This makes your loop. Chain 3. Then do double crochets. What you're going to do is you'll have a loop on your hook so then yarn over insert your hook in your loop (not a stitch but your big loop right next to your chain 3) yarn over, bring out that loop. Now you have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and go through 2 of them. Now you have 2 on your hook. Yarn over again and take it through your last 2 loops. Now you are back to one look. Repeat this until you have 12 ( counting your beginning chain 3) laying next to each other. they are moveable. You can scooch them over a little. When you have 12 then do a slip stich into the top of that chain 3 that you did. ROUND 2: each one of the double crochets you did now has a loop at the top of it. To begin round 2 chain 3, do your first double crochet at the base of your chain 3 then do 2 double crochets in the top loop of each double crochet from round one. Join to your round 2 beginning chain. Round 3: now again each double crochet you made on round 2 has a loop at the top that you're going to build on. This time every other one will have two in it. Chain 3, double crochet in the NEXT loop, single crochet in the loop after that, 2 in the next loop, 1 in the next and so on. join with slip stitch and repeat round three until it's as big as you want. I hope this is what you needed and that it helps. Sometimes this comes as a second nature to me. I learned when I was about 7 so it's hard to explain. There are some tutorials with pictures on a site http://http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/index.php Here is the direct link to a list of tips. http://http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/instruction_directory.php Lots of info there.
  11. What a neat idea. DS has "adopted" a couple grandmas and this woulda be great for them. We do several outdoor activities at church and these ladies freeze when everyone else is gulping gatorade. I think you just helped them get an extra nice christmas present. Thanks for sharing.
  12. I'm soooo excited. I've been doing purses with the boa on it. Well as everyone knows it can be expensive. Good ol' walmart sells it the cheapest for about 3.20. WELLLLLL I was waiting in a parking lot for a game store to open. DH and DS slid into the game store and I went into Hobby Lobby too browse around a little. They had boa on clearance for 1.24!!!!! I couldn't believe it. I don't normally shop there bec Walmart is much closer but I had some time to waste and found some bargains in the meantime. BTW if anyone is in the Butler County Ohio area it's the West side Hamilton store. Colors were a brown and gold, blue, white, and some othes. They also had some eyelash and other frilly trim items from 75 cents and up. worth the trip if you need to stock up and live withing 30-40 mins.
  13. First time?!?!?!?!?!? WOW! Need I say more.
  14. Jayme, to be honest I've never set down and crocheted a scarf. Do you have a pattern that works up quickly? I'm in the middle of many things but I'd try to do something. Oh and what is the date you needed them?
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