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Darsa

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About Darsa

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 03/25/1970

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  • Real Name
    Rachel
  • Ravelry ID
    Darsa
  • Location
    Maine
  • Interests
    crochet, graphic art, frisbee
  • Occupation
    admin asst
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    2004
  • Favorite things to crochet
    short things!!
  • Favorite Hook
    Handmade
  1. Darsa

    Comfort/Prayer Shawl

    Hello! I have a coworker whose granddaughter (~6YO) was just diagnosed with leukemia. I'd like to make a comfort shawl for her daughter, and I was wondering if anyone could make suggestions as to a nice one that's fairly quick to work up? I've looked at Ravelry, but there are just SO MANY that I was hoping for some input from someone whose actually made one. Thanks in advance!
  2. Hey there I'm HORRIBLE at choosing colors that work well with each other, and I love ALL colors, so that doesn't help any, LOL! It seems like I've seen something at one point that helps you pick out coordinating/complementary colors (even if you don't actually think that they would), and am wondering if anyone might be able to point something like that out to me? Thanks in advance for any/all help! <3
  3. Amish looking? Really??!? Have you SEEN the handmade quilts that they sell in Pennsylvania in the Amish areas? They are BEYOND compare, and worth every penny. Anyway! I've always been really afraid to give crocheted gifts to those I don't know VERY well, for this very reason. Luckily, the worst reaction I've gotten so far was no reaction at all (no thank you card or call for a mailed crocheted baby gift), and when at a craft fair, asking me why they should pay this much for a hat I made when they can get it "at Walmart" for a lot cheaper. I asked her to go buy one and bring it to show me, and I would reimburse her. She never came back. I recently made a star-shaped afghan (Frank ORandle's mini Galaxy of Change) for my 8 year old nephew, and he went BANANAS!! He actually cried when he realized I had MADE it for him with my own hands. Totally worth it.
  4. Hi! So, I have a boss who has a milestone coming up. She's a pretty classy lady; she likes a lot of the crochet stuff that I do, but I've only ever made her a pile of washcloths to pair with homemade soap for a Christmas swap (since we had a $$ limit of only $10). I would like to make her a wearable that I can finish with some of the beautiful buttons I picked up a while back, perhaps a sweater or a shrug or something like that. Trouble is, I'm VERRRY impatient, and usually only make small things because of that. I'm wondering if anyone might be able to suggest a wearable that I could do fairly quickly, that would look classy and button-closed...?
  5. We went over to their house, since the husband wasn't at work due to the wife's first chemo session, so I just gave it to her there, and explained what it was (and that it was fully washable and dryable!). She seemed to really like it, even as tired as she was. I hope it gives her some comfort. Thanks to all!
  6. Darsa

    Too early?

    I'm going to be laid up for the next 5 days or so, and I thought I might start making hats for the upcoming winter craft fair season. I was planning on making the animal hats that I had such success with last year; is it reasonable for me to expect that they'll be popular again next season? I just don't want to make all kinds of, say, owl hats, only to find out that nobody wants those anymore! Any insight or thoughts are greatly appreciated!
  7. Hello! I am in the process of crocheting a "comfort shawl" for one of my husband's co-workers' wife, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. I would like to add a card with the shawl to accompany it, but I'm at a loss as to what to say. I do not know this lady personally, and am not sure if she has any religious affiliation. I was hoping to keep it non-denominational and tactful. I tried Googling but didn't have much luck. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! ~ Darsa
  8. Darsa

    Beautiful blouse

    Wow, what a gorgeous pattern! I love the design; I just wish I had the patience to make such things
  9. Darsa

    Monster beanie? Help!

    None of those are the one I was looking for, but the last one should work; don't know why it didn't show up for me! Thanks
  10. Darsa

    Monster beanie? Help!

    I know I've seen it... it's a beanie that's put together to look like the monster is eating the kid's head, with little teeth hanging down. I have a request for a hat that I think calls for that pattern. I tried to find it but haven't had any luck. Anyone know whereabouts it might be?? Thanks!
  11. Darsa

    Sunflower Applique

    Exactly my thought, RecycleCindy; I plan to make (at least) one of these to add to a tote for my sister =D Thanks so much for sharing the pattern, Rachel!
  12. Darsa

    Aphrodite Shawl Row - 16 Help

    Any chance we could revisit the "Row 10 Issue?" I'm working on this now, and am stumped by it! Row 10: Beg-trCl in first trCl, ch 5, sc in 5th ch of next ch-9 space, picot, ch 5, trCl in next trCl, *picot, trCl in next trCl, ch 5, sc in 5th ch of next ch-9 space, picot, ch 5, trCl in next trCl; repeat from * across, turn—24 clusters. In the bold section there, where it starts the repeat? I have NO idea where THAT particular picot is supposed to go! The way it reads it sounds like you're supposed to put the picot AND the trCl in the same place, but that doesn't make sense, does it?!? Help!!
  13. Darsa

    Butterfly Stitch Beanie

    I think I'll try this one out! I really like the look of it
  14. Darsa

    Cardigan in "INKA"

    Hello all! I really really want to make this: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=2535〈=us but I have to ask (and confess my ignorance); when the pattern says "crochet another front piece, but reverse"... reverse what, exactly? Start from the end of the pattern and work to the front? From the end of each row to the beginning? I just can't really reconcile in my head what is meant by "reverse"! Help!
  15. Darsa

    5 Spirals Rug

    I like that! And the yarn looks really cool, but it doesn't look like it's available here in the US Oh well, I'm sure we have something here I can use! Thanks for sharing the pattern
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