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  • Hobbies
    Crochet, Reading, and cooking
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Sweaters, thread, and afgans.
  • Crocheting since...
    Since my grandma taught me many years ago
  1. I have not been able to get to the site for a while so I'm a bit out of the loop so to say. But, I don't think any progress has been made on a crochetville get together. However, the knitting group I've mentioned a few times is very welcomeing to crocheters (several of the members know how to crochet, and several don't). I was the first crocheter to show up, but since then a few more have stoped by. (Though, I sometimes knit at the meeting.) It might be a bit far if you don't live in the Lawrence area, but anyone is welcome. We meet the second and fourth saterday of the month at 3:30 at Miltons (it's a coffee shop on Mass street, a few doors down from the Yarn Barn). Please feel free to stop by if you're in the area.
  2. My husband likes socks (in "manly" tones without any facny patterns), Scarfs, hats, sweaters. Basicly anything, assuming the stlying, colors, and stitches are simliar to what he already has. The real trick is the colors and the stitch patterns. So many of the stitiches are "girly" that I have to be careful when picking something. Usually, the planer the better. Several times, I've made up a swatch, and looked at it, and said, "no, he wouldn't wear this". Also, color is another big issue. Make sure you pick a color that they like and will wear.. Regardless of how nice a new color might look on them, I've noticed this for all of the men I make stuff for (dad, husband, brothers....) that it has to be simliar to something they already own. If it's to differnt, they won't like it.
  3. Dejhia

    Left handed Help

    I'm a left handed knitter and crocheter. The inital learning might be a little harder ( i learned from a leftie), however holding the hook or needle like a right handed person felt so wrong to me. Go ahead and learn left handed ! You have to do waht feels correct to you, no matter which hand more people use. I've never had issues with patterns. You will just make a mirror immage of what the rightly would do. No real problems. I'm not sure where this "myth" that it's hard to read patterns if your leftie comes from. I hear it a lot from both lefties and righties. Most of the lefties just think it will be hard. But, once they get up the confidance to try the pattern, they are fine with it. I agree with sitting in front of your grandma instead of next to her. When I teach righties that's what I do and it works out great. And, the same goes for getting help latter on, after you've learned. There is no reason why you as a leftie can't get help from a rightie or vic vera.....
  4. You are not alone. I always have a project with me. I even made myself a little bag to carry my project around so that i could have all the tools I needed with me.
  5. Finding patterns specificly for men can be a bit challenging for crochet. (But then again, depeding on your sence of style, it can be hard to find women's sweater patterns. ) I have found that many of the "womens" patterns can be made larger for man, assuming that the sweaters don't have a lot of extra shapeing for hips and such. The sweater I most recently made for my husband, I used a pattern that was modeled on a women, but I changed the color and the neckline (it was a tutleneck, and he wanted a crew neck). It turned out great.
  6. I like my local store. I've had great luck with the clearnce racks. I have never really found a yarn that only they carry. But, they always have a good supply of it. I have found that like with any chain store, the supply can vary a lot from store to store. Hopefully, you will get a good yarn section.
  7. I am so excited, and I can finally talk about it. I crocheted a baby blanket for a friend who organized my knitting group. (I knew that everyone would knit something so I had to crochet something. ) I made the Double Shell Stitch afgan from "Snuge-Up Baby Afgans" by Carole Rutter Tippett. I used Carron Simply Soft. I only used two colors instead of the three the pattern recomened. I am really happy with how it turned out. There are pictures of it here and here, or just check out my blog post about it. I'm really excited about how it turned out. I love shell patterns. And, most imporantly, the mom-to-be who got it loved it.
  8. Dejhia

    RS***WS help

    Well, since you are really desiging the blanket yourself, you get to pick which one is which. Which side do you like the best ?
  9. Welcome to Crochetville from Lawrence, KS.
  10. Thanks for catching the mistake. I did mean saterday the 22nd. This group always gets together on saterdays. Sorry about that.
  11. Susan, Welcome to Crochetville. I'm also in Lawrence. In fact, I just responded to your post in the Kansas crocheter thread. That must have been so exciting living overseas. I've done one trip out of the US, and would love to do more traveling. I would love to hear about your experiences one day.
  12. Susan. I am in Lawrence, along with a few others here. I would be happy to get together with you and crochet together. Also, my knitting group welcomes crocheters. Several of the knitters crochet, too. Though, I'm the only one who really does it at the group. We meet the 2nd and 4th Saterdays of the month a 3:30 at Miltons. So our next meeting is on Sunday the 22nd.
  13. I've flown with crochet hooks and knitting knittings many times. I've never had a problem with it. Of course, those were all internal to the US flights. When I flew internationaly, it was in 2001 before the regs had been loosed up to allow knitting needles and such in the plane. I would suggest going on line and trying to find the reguatlions for the countries you are flying to/from. I know that in the US, you can take crochet hooks and knitting needles on the plane, but it is still up to the indivual TSA screener to allow/not allow them. So, while the regs say you can, some people have problems. IF you are reallly worried, either take a plastic hook with you, or bring a self addressed stamped envolope with you so that you can mail yourself your hooks if they are not allowed.
  14. I've seen it before. But, then again, I have made several Hyperbolic planes. I got the pattern out of an Interweave Crochet magazine a year ago. But, I found the pattern (as part of a professional paper) here. It's not the best written pattern, but it's there.
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