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  1. The stitch is not new to me, I've done it a million times! However, I am designing a hat that uses fpdc and in the rounds after I've done all the increasing I need to do, the stitches have started leaning more than I would like. Is there a secret to keeping them all lined up? I know that some leaning is natural, but this is to the point that the entire design is off! Should I be missing a stitch and then placing it somewhere? First 6 rounds of pattern (my design) are as follows: *Note: 2 dc are worked in the st behind the fpdc on increase rounds, do not skip the stitch behind the fpdc Magic ring, ch 1 Rd One: 10 dc in ring, join, ch 1 (10 sts) Rd Two: 2 dc in joining st, dc and fpdc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc & fpdc in next st*. Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 1 (15 dc & 5 fpdc) Rd Three: 2 dc in joining st, dc in next 3 sts, fpdc around fpdc, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, fpdc around fpdc*. Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 1 (25 dc and 5 fpdc) Rd Four: 2 dc in joining st, dc in next 5 sts, fpdc around fpdc, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, fpdc around fpdc*. Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 1 (35 dc and 5 fpdc) Rd Five: 2 dc in joining st, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around fpdc, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around fpdc*. Repeat from * to * arouud, join, ch 1 (45 dc and 5 fpdc) Now here is the issue, when working the next few rounds the stitches start to lean. I have it written as such: Rd Six: dc in joining st, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around fpdc, *dc in next 9 stitches (missing st behind the fpdc from now on), fpdc around fpdc*. Repeat from * to * around, join, ch 1 (45 dc and 5 fpdc) Can someone work this up and tell me where I am going wrong? The fpdc should all stay in line but instead they are doing some major leaning! Any hints/tips are appreciated!
  2. Ann, it's beautiful! I still haven't finished mine. Took some time to myself & spending it with family & friends in my very short summer break from school. The summer term just started and it is going to be a pain! More work in this 8 weeks than all other weeks previously combined! I might not even have time to finish my shawl to enter in the fair this year, but it will be an ongoing project regardless, as I want to make another couple of them for gifts this year. Back to the homework, hope you're all doing wonderfully!
  3. Hi ladies! Was a busy but fun weekend. I sort of unplugged, spending time with the hubby & our friends. Yesterday was hubby's birthday and we didn't do a thing! It was kinda nice, just to relax, watch some TV together, eat pizza and not stress. Today I am paying for the time "off" with more to do than I care to think about, but wanted to stop in to 'see' you all! Estee, so glad you finally got your yarn untangled. I actually don't mind untangling yarn anymore but I have felt frustrated and annoyed more than I care to admit. Now it's sort of therapeutic! Yeah, I'm strange, I know! LOL Congrats Laurie on winning the squares! My homework is calling and today is the last day of this term! That has me excited, as does knowing that if I plan it right, I can graduate in December instead of sometime next year. I am sooooo over being a full time student, mainly because I haven't put it to good use yet I think. But when I finish, I'll have it and be super proud of myself for sticking with it! I will probably procrastinate a bit longer over on Ravelry so I can favorite the square Skoggy designed (beautiful!) and just browse the patterns, like I don't have enough already. Hope to check back in soon!
  4. Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't checked in for a few days, took a few to "unplug" and went fishing, spent time with the hubby & some friends over the weekend. Of course that didn't leave much time to crochet, but today is the last day of class for the term, so it's on the list for this week! It won't take long to finish up my shawl, I just gotta make myself sit down to work on it. How is everyone? Hope you're all doing great! Check in again soon!
  5. It's just one dress It's reversible. LOL I haven't ever had any issues before the needle hitting the plate incident yesterday so I just kinda freaked out. A new machine is in order tho, as this one is not quite all that I need given that I am really wanting to expand into more elaborate sewing. For now I am just a beginner that can follow a tutorial. LOL Love that flash back. I am pretty sure my first square came from Mom w/a Motif back in late 2010 or early 2011. Time flies when you're collecting puffies! Today wasn't quite as productive as I had hoped, but there's always tomorrow. Can't wait to see more squares roll in for the queen! She has worked so hard keeping this thread going! Again Katie, thanks so much for all you do!
  6. hope you are back to normal soon too! And to everyone as well! This being sick stuff is no fun
  7. Hi all! Dropping back in for a quick minute before hitting the pillow for the night. This girl is TIRED to the millionth power! Doc has issued an extensive blood screen. He only did a screen for thyroid issues with the tiny bit they got the other day. So back to the office Tuesday for lots of vials to get drawn. Headed in the right direction and not going to freak out, but sheesh this gets old. Been dealing with it for a long time but it's finally gotten to the point that I am miserable just to get up. I love & need to stay busy so we can't be having too many more of these lousy days! Gorgeous eye candy ladies! My 'ghan still 21 six inchers shy of being done, but here's the 'so far' pic: I didn't pick up a hook at all today. Had a bout with my sewing machine. First, needle kept hitting the plate and I scrambled, panicked and even called my Mom to bring me her backup machine. Then, after I took practically the entire thing apart, cleaned it and reassembled, it still caught the plate. Finally, I decided to change the needle! Boy, did I feel like a major goof after that, because it has sewn beautifully all day ever since! LOL So here's the goodies I made today. I know they're not squares or even crochet but I still think they're pretty The little 0-3 month dress is totally reversible!
  8. Pattern added to my library! It's so pretty, gonna have to work one up! Got blood test back, perfectly normal they said. So now waiting to hear back for the next course of action. I'm hoping my doc has a plan and doesn't refer me out to a specialist! Homework grind today & tomorrow, going to finish up the term a few days early since the summer break got cut a week ...
  9. Should be finding out the results of my blood work later this afternoon. I kinda feel better just knowing that I'm on my way to figuring out what the issue is. Doc says since my swelling didn't go away totally after going wheat free (it came back after the 3rd day) that he's very sure I'm not allergic but staying low carb isn't a bad idea... The blood work is to check for a thyroid problem, which might result in a pill to take every day, but that is something I can live with, where this swelling and feeling fatigued I can't! Blood pressure was perfect, right on the money at 110/80 and he was happy about that, so at least that is not an issue for me! No puffy today, but I know it's on it's way and I will wait (read 'Stalk the mail lady') patiently until it arrives!
  10. No puffy here yet! Hoping it won't be much longer as I am getting super anxious to know who my FFA partner was! Doc appt in a couple hours. In the meantime, been cleaning all morning (that happens when your Momma calls and says she's on her way! LOL). Almost have the office cleaned back up from my fabric tornado yesterday. Trying to find the right combinations for some baby dresses I'll be making soon... Didn't get to my (Katie's) squares last night but when we got back from taking Bentley home I just couldn't keep my eyes open!
  11. Hi everyone! Hope you had a fab weekend! This girl has! when a plan works out. We had a bbq at our friends (we loaded up the stuff and they provided the yard), kids played all day on the slip n slide in the rain, rain finally moved out in time for the food & bonfire with S'Mores! Oh I can't remember a day that fun in quite some time. Def keeping my appt for tomorrow, as I need to know what is going on with me. Have put it off long enough! Katie, excellent packages! Your reign as Queen has definitely started on the right foot! Kuddles, love that hat! Since I didn't get any work done yesterday I am in the office today trying to get everything going. With luck on my side I'll even get to work on my shawl & some squares tonight!
  12. I know what you mean! Seems my swelling only took a small vacation instead of going away. Now it's back, the past 2 days and I haven't eaten a single thing with any type of wheat in it at all, just meat & veggies. Not even a crouton on my salads! I also have some weird like, chemical burn type of spot on my face. Nothing in my routine has changed at all, soaps, perfumes, detergents, nada. Although I have even tried just washing my face with water, no soap or cleanser and it is still feeling like it is on fire and even though I have an oily T-zone, the skin is like I have been burned & peeling off (sorry for anyone getting a gross visual..... ) and has fluid under it. It isn't poison ivy, as this has been going on for quite some time but has recently just gotten suddenly worse and is localized in just the area on my forehead. Really starting to freak out, so scheduled an appointment for Monday to look at that, have a steroid shot (I hope) and get some blood work done. Seems like the harder I try to do better, the harder my body fights me. I am still going to avoid the wheat products as much as possible, even if I find out there is not an allergy. I need to work out, walk or something a bit more often but that's my own fault.
  13. Hi gang! Popping in for a quick minute to catch up. Kuddles, pretty squares! Love the bright colors. No complaints today (yes, you might want to write that down somewhere!) ... I got to visit my Mom & made a pit stop to Michaels for some beads while I was in town. I behaved, in a craft store, and only got the supplies I need for the piece I am making this weekend! :O Off to finish up the bumblebee outfit that just needs embellished! No homework until Saturday, weather *might* get a little rough later but I don't think we're in the line of the most severe stuff here, thankfully! I live in a mobile home and the slightest breeze usually has me freaking out. I tend to get a bit paranoid & anxious. LOL Of course we've had some 80mph wind & stuff come thru here and things were fine, but that was straight wind, not a tornado. I've seen 2 but not touched down and it is insane! But, even with my fear, they're intriguing to me. When my boys are at grandmas and it's storming, I don't worry nearly as much as they have a shelter there. I dunno, maybe that's weird that I only seem to panic when they're home but I think it's the Momma Bear in me wanting to keep my babies safe. Me & hubby are constantly watching the weather and he gets the other kind of anxious when it storms, he looks forward to it (strange, strange man!) LOL
  14. YAY! So glad it finally made it and that you like it! I loved making those squares. They're out of the Leisure Arts book 99 Granny Squares to Crochet (1998) The stones in the bracelet & earrings are amazonite (the ovals) and aventurine (the rectangle) on copper findings. Jewelry is my second passion. The lip balm is from my first batch and not the consistency I hoped for, but I hope you like the peppermint flavor. Would have sent more but sheesh the P.O. tries to take an arm & leg nowadays! LOL
  15. Busted! I'm going, I'm going! LOL I feel like I should insert a "Yes Ma'am" here.... *hangs head in shame for being caught slacking in such pressing times* LOL Thanks, I def need all the luck I can get....*forcing mouse to top right corner to close tab....must...pry...self...off...the 'Ville*
  16. My mojo is gone for the day, but I only have 3 hours to finish my homework. It started off as a super good day with me finishing my paper in record time and turning it in... but life interrupted! I have a friend with a crisis so when she showed up on my door today I could hardly turn her away. However now I am scrambling in hopes of getting my tests done in time... Smith, beautiful squares (and I am sure a beautiful afghan made from them!) and of course the awesome bike is not exactly an eye sore either! Congrats on your new toy! I've only been on one bike but I absolutely loved it. One of these days! LOL crochet321, a fabulous package! Those colors are super pretty! Hugs to you all, I gotta get back to work before I fall out and ruin my 4.0 GPA... LOL
  17. Been keeping an eye on the mailbox ... anxiously awaiting to find out who my FFA partner was! Also still waiting to hear from the receiver of the puffy I sent out...
  18. I worked on mine some last night. Thought I was going to get to work on it tonight, but time is not my friend today, as usual. I overslept, had a friend with a life crisis (for real, poor dear!) and only managed to get one of my items done that needs it. But, there is always Wednesday since my Tuesdays are forever homework days. I can't wait to graduate!!! LOL
  19. Braxxi, that is gorgeous! I love the effect the yarn created, reminds me of a late sunset in the sky! I haven't finished mine yet, but did do a few more rows so I am plugging along on it. The yarn I used is soooooo soft and stretchy when it's worked up. My mom is going to love her shawl, after I enter it into the fair it will become hers
  20. Still waiting here too! It's just been a couple of days since I mailed out tho, so not time to worry just yet!
  21. I think I will buy some lemons and make it fresh rather than using this store bought stuff, it is bound to taste better fresh!
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  23. Thanks Ann! I am on day 2 and still down those 2 lbs and woke up without being swollen again today! Plus, I think I was able to get a more restful sleep! Of course I am also drinking some lemon water each day. Lemon oil is supposed to help flush out toxins. Be advised if you try this stuff, which is just lemon juice in water, it does NOT taste like lemonade! LOL But I'll take a little bitter glass of water over possibly having serious health risks any day!
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