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  1. This one is the size you are requesting a gratuit for. It's so cute too! : HUSH-A-BYE BLANKET
  2. This one is the size you are requesting a gratuit for. It's so cute too! : HUSH-A-BYE BLANKET
  3. This one is the size you are requesting a gratuit for. It's so cute too! : HUSH-A-BYE BLANKET
  4. I have to say you are a blessing to your friend and her family! Enjoy every moment of friendship you can both have together and enjoy the winter crocheting. Such fun!
  5. For big pieces like afghans, I use the vinyl top of my spa that is foam insulated and stainless steel quilt pins. I also made with a 24"X24" piece of 1/4 " plywood that I glued 4 squares of thin corkboard to. I purchased the package of corkboard squares at Wal-Mart in the office/stationary dept. They are glued on with wood glue and it works great for doilies and such.
  6. I posted today here with a suggestion for fun fur covers: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=86964
  7. When the eyelash and funfur yarns came out I made some crochet club covers (woods) that turned out great. Just the top was acrylic yarn and funfur that matched and the "skirt" of the cover crocheted in just acrylic. On the top piece I used a sc in the round with the 2 strands of different yarn and the "skirt' was also a sc but in the back loop on each row, and lengthwise of the shaft of the club. The sc in the back loop helped it stretch when going off and on the club. Whip stitch the two together. Machine washable too. I did put wood numbers on top of the covers but can't remember what I used. It might have been wool felt and glues on. The prettiest ones I made were the lemon yellow fun fur tops and the black shaft covers. Hot pink and black were popular too. Hope this helps.
  8. ReniC

    Leaf pattern?

    This pattern is a leaf motif made seperately for a doily. Here's a video on a leaf.
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    purse pattern

    This purse at Naturally Caron Yarn is really. really pretty: Chakra Purse link
  10. Such great tips here! Also, I bought some foam type grippers at JoAnn's that fit over the small steel hooks. The grips are not very large but they do help some. They are purple and called Comfort Grip by Kahoot. They are on sale now online at JoAnn's.com: Grippers Link
  11. I'm not familiar with that particular brand but I know a lady that might be. Thank you for answering so promptly.
  12. This is a very pretty shawl: Drops Cotton Shawl
  13. I'm what would probably be a "medium" speed crocheter. I go for accuracy because of making too many mistakes on past projects and I get tired of frogging a piece. Also, I'm too much of a perfectionist (so I've been told) FYI: Here's a link to the fastest crocheter on record: Crocheter
  14. That is so very pretty. Love the color choice and you did a nice job. May I ask where the aqua thread came from and the brand?
  15. Maybe this one would work for you: TOTE
  16. Because you're special! Simple as that!
  17. Actually , I hold it either way, depends on the hook but I prefer like a handle. I don't think either way is wrong. My grandmother who was American and my mother who is European both hold it like a handle. I really think it is a personal preference.
  18. Thanks! I did check e-bay but no listings. I don't shop on e-bay but my granddaughter does. So I have her keeping her eye open also.
  19. Are you checking your gauge according to the pattern directions? This will determine if your stitches are too tight or not. Also, you can successfully block acrylic. I do it all the time with the afghans I make. After laundering on gentle cycles and using Woolite or Ivory Flakes, I toss it in the dryer on very gentle until it is almost dry, then lay it on my spa lid and use quilt pins to even it out. Or it can be laid on a bed covered with a plastic tablecloth or carpeted floor. Works great and makes a world of difference in how a afghan looks.
  20. I was one that posted a link for a finished Summer Lilacs afghan in Soft White, on Aug 13, 2008 Here's a link to that post. Hope it works: Post
  21. Debi Y- you are right! I had a e-mail from Teresa this evening and she did some digging through her yarn and found another skein of the mystery yarn. It is Dazzleaire by Caron, color#2662= "Blues" and discontinued and I'm heart broken. I will keep my eyes open in thrift stores and yard sales. But- I'm optimistic that this yarn someday will crop up! Thanks for the replies gals.
  22. Sarisue is correct. I have already PM'd back and forth with Teresa.
  23. UPDATE: YARN IDENTIFIED. Debi Y- you are right! I had a e-mail from Teresa this evening and she did some digging through her yarn and found another skein of the mystery yarn. It is Dazzleaire by Caron, color#2662= "Blues" and discontinued and I'm heart broken. I will keep my eyes open in thrift stores and yard sales. But- I'm optimistic that this yarn someday will crop up! Thanks for the replies gals. I think I put this in the wrong category so I'll post here also: Teresa Richardson who makes those great video tutes has graciously consented to me posting a link to her website to show a pic of some yarn she used in her Broomstick Lace pattern. I would like to know if anyone knows the name and brand of this pretty, blue and white yarn? LINK TO YARN
  24. Brenda In my neck of the woods here in AZ, the rattler we are blessed with is called a Mohave Green. It is basically a creamy color scaly looking creature and has diamonds starting behind the head, going down its back. The diamonds are light brown in the middle, darker brown dots around the diamonds, then light cream dots around those. The belly of the snake is plain and very light green (hence the name) that gets a little darker when threatened. Dark brown rings are by the tail and the rattler is creamy opaque color with dark "beads" inside. Hope this helps some and doesn't confuse you.
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