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  1. The pattern should be easy, but you will need basic knowledge of working in the round, color change, etc. Testers will need the following materials: Size F/5/3.75mm hook; 1 ½ oz worsted weight yarn^; (2) 12mm black safety eyes; 12” length of black embroidery floss (or similar); stitch marker; fiberfill; tapestry needle. ^Approx 1/2 oz face color, 1/2 oz tail color, and ½ oz assorted scraps for stripe color of Red Heart Super Saver was used for sample project. Darby is approximately 8 inches long x 3 inches tall. I need testers to check for any pattern errors, inconsistencies, or grammatical errors, and provide feedback about the pattern in general. I'd like to have testing completed by next weekend (3/23). Testers will receive a free copy of the final pattern. If you would like to test please respond here. Thanks for reading!
  2. Sorry Tiff, I will have more in the future I'm sure. I can add you to my earburn list on Ravelry if you'd like.
  3. I always have trouble deciding how to price my original designs. I try to get a feel for what others are asking for the same types of patterns, but I'm wondering if any of the long time idie designers have a formula they are willing to share. Thank you in advance for your input.
  4. I sometimes think I underprice my things too. But then other times I'm not so sure. So far I've just been going by what I see others charging for the same type of pattern, but then I wonder how they got their price. LOL
  5. Thank you Kathy! I got your pm and responed via email.
  6. Hi WendySue, I sent you a PM
  7. It's been a while since I've knitted but I was making some dishcloths for a friend recently and was inspired to make this for myself. I wrote down the pattern so I could remember how to make a second one and thought I'd share...
  8. I believe this is the stitch pattern you are talking about. To make an afghan start with a longer chain. If you want the colors different on each side then just alternate colors between rows. e.g. color A for all even rows, color B for all odd rows... This stitch would make a very heavy blanket.
  9. Looks great! I like the color changes
  10. Thank you!!
  11. My latest pattern is now available for free pdf download on Ravelry. Enjoy! For some reason it won't let me link to the direct download... If you have trouble accessing the link above please let me know.
  12. Thank you all for the compliments!
  13. Nope, Joann's haven't changed. I just bought a book there last week with a coupon. I've also used the coupon at Hobby Lobby for a book. ACMoore and Michaels won't allow you to use a coupon on books or magazines though. And Joann's has thier magazines "on sale" for 10% off all the time so you can't use the coupon on those. As for feeling guilty? Nah... it makes me happy to buy new yarn and such. As long as the necessities are covered why shouldn't I do something that will give me a little pleasure? No need to feel guilty about that!
  14. Thank you all for the compliments! I have another one in the works that will have a dragonfly in the center. I'm such a slow knitter though, it will take me a while to get it finished.
  15. Is there a legend near the top of the pattern that defines the stitches used? Although it does appear to be a typo because the first part of that row says fps, then it switches. But with the unusual "Cast off" instruction at the end I don't want to assume that it's a post st. Is this an antique pattern? Maybe the fps is an abbreviation that is no longer in use. Is there a picture of the finished project that you can tell what stitch might have been used? After looking at the picture again, I believe this might actually be a european pattern. The beginning is a ch 2, but at the end you tr and join to the ch 2... that suggests this is UK terminology... jmo, of course
  16. Thank you Pineknott. I hope she likes the pattern! I should have mentioned in the first post that I used Sugar'n Cream in the Playtime colorway. I didn't have a second skein so I bought the similar color in Peaches & Creme to finish the top. Theirs is called Candy Colors.
  17. Thank you for this post. I had figured most of it out but there were still a few things that had me lost. I do have one question though... I see that some of members have thier pixel icons (I think that's what they were called) indicating that they have patterns, are an indie designer, etc... Do we have to request those again? I was hoping mine would show up on their own but so far they haven't.
  18. Well that's pretty clever, love it!
  19. I was going to suggest the same thing as EBB but with only 435 yds there aren't many options, so I searched fingering weight (which is what the Shepherd Sock is) and came up with 15 pages...
  20. I am looking for a pattern I saw a while back. It's rows of colored hearts separated by rows of dc. It starts with a row of dc usually done in white, then you do a row of shells in a contrasting color, then you do another row in white that makes the shells look like they are hearts. It's a repeat of those three rows. I've tried several different searches, but get way too many results to weed through. It's not the pink and red one by Kim Guzman, although that one is lovely too! I honestly have no idea where I saw it. Could have been a freebie on a website, could have been in a magazine or book, or maybe even a paid download. I just don't know. My memory just isn't what it used to be! Thanks for any help in finding it..
  21. Yes, that's it! Thank you!! :hugs I knew someone here would have to know where to find it. LOL
  22. Hi, and welcome to the 'ville! Not sure if anyone else said it, but for double crochet you would typically do a chain-3. Also, when you are doing single crochet rows the chain-1 does NOT count as a stitch, BUT when you are doing double crochet rows the chain-3 DOES count as a stitch. I hope that doesn't sound too confusing! I'm sitting here right now looking at a sweater that I need to rip out that I was 3 skeins into, so I feel your pain! But sometimes we gotta do what needs to be done. If it's a minor mistake that can go unnoticed I'll usually just leave it, but if it's going to be seen I'll go ahead and suck it up and start frogging. It's all a matter of choice. If BF is happy the way it is, then leave it. Go buy another skein and make him another one in a different color... or make yourself one to match.
  23. Wow, I've never seen a pattern like that... I'm assuming since you've made the other parts you understand the terminology used. Can you tell us exactly what part of the muzzle you are having difficulty with? And keep in mind, they muzzle is not started with an adjustable loop, it's started with a chain 4, you work the first half of the round normally, then for the second half you work into the opposite side of the starting chain.
  24. Unfortunately, yes. There are some tutorials out there that show you how to hide that. I can't remember what it's called though. Maybe someone else will have a link? Edit: Found this link for you. I've never used it but it looks like it would work nicely.