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  1. Nadine, This is also very useful. It never occurred to me to measure as I crochet. Simply stumbling along wishing and hoping it fits is more like it. But these are learning situations for us newbies. I will definitely incorporate this technique into this project to stay on target. The size is important for fit as I see it but I am a newbie and so may place too much importance on this aspect that may not be as crucial given the pattern ie., poncho, one size fits all. Thank you for your contribution.
  2. Cat, What a wonderful idea! And Cat, you're so right about the everything being on the computer for viewing but what a difference to see, feel and experience in person what something is like, leave a legacy of sorts. I'm gonna do this starting with this pattern/project. It will be a living example of the accomplishments and "try again/learn again" (I just hate to use the word failure, it just doesn't exist for me either that or I'm a glutton for punishment!) that could help someone else. So, I guess the answer is yes; save it, use it, share it. I'm so inspired.
  3. Hi All, This maybe a stupid question but here goes: After making your swatch as per the gauge from the pattern, are you supposed to keep it for comparison to make sure you're continuing to crochet at that gauge or tightness/looseness as you go? I'm worried that the stitches will not stay at the correct gauge as I crochet & don't know how to keep everything at the correct size. I'm making a poncho and I very much want it to fit once I'm finished. Is it possible to really screw this up or is this a pattern where close enough is literally close enough? My swatch measured exactly the gauge called for using 6.5 MM hook for the Martha Stewart Coming Home poncho. The pattern recommends hook size N-13 but I'm using a less bulky yarn for summer and so my hook is different. I would love to hear from someone who has tried this pattern and hear your thoughts. You guys are experts!! Thanks for your time!:)
  4. Sorry, apparently masquerading as my girlfriend doesn't sit well. Here it should be now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22319678@N04/2150131690/
  5. Hi Everyone, I'm looking for a pattern to a hat I'm hoping someone here has seen. I've looked at so many links my eyes are cross eyed. My boyfriend has dragged me to so many stores looking my feet will never recover. All in vain so far. I found a hat that has the cabling vertically but I'm having to much trouble converting that to a pattern with the cabling around the brim. I've included a picture my daughter sent me. Has anyone seen something similar? TIA
  6. Hi, I'm new to the site and to crochet. I've been lurking for a while and thought it was time to introduce myself. Hopefully I will be able to increase my skill level and meet some new friends participating in Crochetville's forum. I find crocheting very relaxing and a big stress reliever at the end of the work day. I work for attorneys in the bankruptcy field so you can imagine.... Right now I'm very much the beginner and know very little regarding crochet so any pointers would be greatly appreciated. In fact, the only items that I've crocheted is a black kitty purse from Lion Brand site and a skull cap which I found pretty easy, only a few gliches both projects turned out well enough that my niece wanted them so I take that as a good sign. My next project is a winter hat for my daughter who wants a hat like the ones that American Eagle sells, the ones with a pom on the top but not the close fitting skull caps you so so much of...I'm having no luck finding the pattern so it maybe a lost cause. Glad to meet you all.
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