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About yarntotingmama

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  • Birthday 09/13/1981

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  • Hobbies
    Knitting, crochet and sewing .. kind of.
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  • Favorite projects
    Doilies, afghans.
  • Crocheting since...
    My mother taught me in the early nineties but it's only been a hobby since 2004.
  1. I haven't made anything in what seems like forever so I just had to post a photo of my first completed project in some time. We recently switched to cloth diapers and it inspired me to begin knitting/crocheting up a stash of wool soakers and some longies for the winter. These are the very first and I'm pretty excited about them even if they are a wee bit big They're from a free online pattern I found here with just a few alterations. Thank-you for looking!
  2. Mel, she didn't mention that. Thank-you for the info!
  3. I looks amazing! I NEED to learn to sew!!
  4. I'm quite tempted to try making my own hook handles as per her demonstration. It seems easy enough for even me to do. The work itself is pretty neat too.
  5. I was never taught the second half of this rhyme in school: "I before E, except after C, or when sounded A, as in NEIGHBOR and WEIGH." I still remember discussing the "I before E" rule in seventh grade because I remember being the one that pointed out the word "their" didn't fit the rule and my teacher had forgotten momentarily how it was spelled to know that I was right. When I think about it, I don't know whether I've heard anyone say the world "skein" so in reading it I guess I just went by the rule "When two vowels go a-walking, the first one does the talking" (actually, I only learned that recently from my 2yo's language computer games but I obviously followed it without knowing the rhyme for it). Obviously that doesn't always hold true (their, neighbour, weight ..) but I had never heard it pronounced and I was totally robbed of the second half of that I and E rhyme in primary school! Now, if it had stayed with the Middle English spelling mentioned on Merriam Webster, "skeyne" then I would have known it was pronounced with a long A sound!
  6. I don't remember getting one but used my 50% off one item coupon last night and the receipts had coupons for 20% entire order for next week. Just an idea for you
  7. aw, I guess I'm the odd one. I loved the colors and had been deciding on a project for them before heading to Michaels last night but when I found them I was actually disappointed with how they felt. Maybe my senses have just been spoiled because DH thought it was plenty soft but I had to pass up the beautiful colors
  8. That is an awesome idea. Beautiful.
  9. I love the fabric. Great work
  10. I prefer functional beauty. If I put time into a potholder, whether for myself or as a gift, I want it usable as a potholder. I knit mine in cotton - I'm a huge fan of cotton. I haven't had any problems with what I've made but I have been considering making them double layered in future, just to feel safer.
  11. Wow, that is a lot of scarf. Great work
  12. I like it. Love the colors too I made this one in a single color for DH and love the slit as well. Pity it's not cold enough here to get any use out of it It's the thought that counts though, right? Great work
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