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Becky Morgan

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  • Birthday 08/09/1958

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    Rural Eastern Ohio
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    Anything different!
  • Crocheting since...
    Happy hooker since 1967, more or less

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  1. Thanks for the links. Years ago, I bought a kit at a yard sale that made a small Afghan with concentric squares, and man, was it warm. On the old Compuserve craft forum, James Walters taught a class to show how to use more than two colors. I like the zigzags; they’d make a neat cowl.
  2. Oh dear! As soon as this hurricane goes by, I'd like to send a square if you still need them.
  3. One of the Ravelry knitted/crocheted uterus patterns would work if you decrease where the cervix goes.
  4. The other thing is that not all hooks have the same type of head. I have a terrible time using the "Boye-type" heads. Some people can't use the in-line, or Bates-type, hooks. Some don't mind and an use both. Sneak a look at the hooks she uses and see what they look like, then compare them to the ones you're thinking of buying her.
  5. She can always measure across her back, the way she would for a shrug, and she would know for sure. If making it wide enough in the shoulders without having it too long might be a problem, you could add partial rows on either side of the center or work with extra-tall stitches so it forms an oval.
  6. I forgot they do these as well as the Advent calendar! Today's free pattern is a pair of knitted socks with bunnies on them. (Yes, the patterns are free. The "from (so many dollars)" refers to how much the yarn and needles might cost.) http://www.garnstudio.com/easter-calendar.php?cid=17
  7. Knitting is slower for me and I also learned crochet first. I knit Continental, so it isn't a huge difference, but crochet is my go-to when I need something fast.
  8. I think so, too. Once the basic stitches are sorted out, no pattern is really scary. Some might not be physically possible (thread crochet and my hands will never make peace, even with big-handled hooks, and a lot of people can't handle a big heavy bedspread all in one chunk, or what have you) but they're not a technical problem. Part of the fun of crochet is that there's always something new, but even the most elegant lace is still a combination of basics.
  9. Do just exactly what it says. The (81 sc) note means you have 81 single crochet stitches in each round. When you come to the marker, instead of joining and chaining one, just single crochet into the stitch and move the marker up.
  10. What Amy said about actual garbage. For what's left from production, you have numerous options. Kindergartens and preschools often need a lot of yarn scraps for various crafts, lanyards and so on. They may also welcome bits of fabric. Depending on how big the remaining pieces of fabric are and what they're made of, senior centers might want them for quilts. Many quilters use pre-cut "charms," which are two-inch squares. If you have cutting facilities, you might be able to cut stacks of charms or diamonds and package them as quilt bits. If the pieces are bigger, you might find a market,
  11. I do love it, and have a pound of (royal blue!) mill ends sitting here waiting to be yet another shawl for me, but it IS hard to work with. In crochet, linen stitch or the regular granny square pattern work well because you can see what you're doing. (Half-granny shawls come out really pretty.) Pulling it too tight or using too small a hook/needle will make a mess out of it. Also, the Great Fringe Controversy always arises: I don't mind a loose fringe, while a lot of people can't stand the way it looks and insist on tying the end of every fringe strand so it won't unravel. On the other han
  12. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Good (belated) Yule, and may anything else you celebrate be joyous!
  13. Blocking will often work. If it doesn't, the simplest solution is to put a border on the sides. I'd use the color you started with and single crochet in the ends of the rows. Since a crochet stitch isn't precisely square, you might need to skip every fourth or fifth row. If you think you'll need more than one row, I'd work the ripple pattern, make 3 sc in the last sc of the row (that should turn the corner without making it curl,) go down the side, make 3 sc in the first stitch of the cast-on row and work the ripple pattern across (it won't look exactly the same, but it will look decent,)
  14. Try this first, providing the back won't be that important From the front side, stuff the bobble to the back. Thread a yarn needle with matching yarn, fasten it on the back beside the bobble, go through to the front and weave the stitches on either side together. Take the thread to the back again and fasten it off. I can't guarantee it'll work perfectly, but it might get things to where you wouldn't notice from a galloping horse.
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