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CyM

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About CyM

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A Few Things About Me

  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    charity baby items, blankets, hats
  • Crocheting since...
    2006
  1. Since those pieces are all worked in the round, it will be easier to join them because you will have the stitches to work in, rather than the rough edges. You can sew them together with a yarn needle and just a whipstitch. Some people prefer to go only through the back loops (http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares.htm) or you can go through both loops if you prefer. Another method is to crochet them together with a slip stitch (http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares2.htm) or single crochet (http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares5.htm)if you prefer the texture. This is also usually through the back loops only so that the blanket will lie flat. You can slip stitch on the back or on the front (different looks, but both are pretty). That is a beautiful blanket; I am glad you guided me to the pattern!
  2. hee hee. Thanks for the suggestions. I could think of a few people I might like to make a scarf for. I may try the fleece lined headband thing, because it is a really pretty yarn, just itches! Otherwise, I may pass it on to another unsuspecting person and donate it somewhere. I won't feel so bad about that now that it's been suggested. Thanks!
  3. I have received some old yarn called Kitten (it's been discontinued) that is an acrylic with some wool. It is sort of thin, but I think it is supposed to be worsted weight. It is kind of fuzzy and really pretty. However, it is super itchy to me even after being washed. Any ideas for what kind of projects and patterns would work well? I don't think it would work well for a bag because it doesn't seem that sturdy, and I don't have enough for a humongous project. Any suggestions would be quite appreciated!
  4. I had problems finding pictures, but the closest I could come to is here. http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/rectangle-grannies-p1.htm Basically, when you get to the end of the chain (in this case you'll have 25 stitches), the pattern wants you to put three in the last chain (so stitch 26 and 27 go in the same spot as stitch 25), and then just keep going. You'll have only one loop to worry about on the opposite side of the chain. When it's done, you should have 25 stitches on the bottom, 25 stitches on the top, and one stitch on each end. I hope that isn't even more confusing. The picture is for a granny rectangle, but hopefully it will give you the idea of how to get to the opposite side of the chain.
  5. It figures that it would come for free about a month after I bought it. Oh, well. I'm planning on turning it into a cardigan, and probably changing the main cable because I read that on the larger sizes it is not symmetrical (for a cardigan). Too much too think about right now, though.
  6. http://www.hjsstudio.com/kneesock.html This site, combined with her regular sock pattern, which is linked in that one, lets you customize your own knee socks.
  7. I'm going to try to keep up with this for this year. I have too much yarn in my closet! +2 for my mom's shawl
  8. I once cut a hole right through a baby sweater I had just finished, trying to pull out some ends that I had woven in too well. I managed to fix it, but I couldn't believe I had done that. No more shortcuts for me!
  9. CyM

    Thrummed mittens

    I've never seen them using rainbow roving, only white. Those are really cool!
  10. In that case, I'm even more impressed!
  11. Cute! I love the colors and how you did the raglan increases. It looks really nice.
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