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  1. Just gorgeous. I'll hold her in the light.
  2. :woo:woo :party:flower:dance:flower:cake:soap :woo:woo
  3. I opened this post to read about why you made your cat a hotpad. I was afraid my two would get jealous! They're cute.
  4. My cousin's wife is expecting her first baby. I'm told she's a knitting fiend and will probably make lots of her own baby stuff. What are unusual things or things she might need duplicates of? I never had babies, so I'm not really sure. What about a hooded blanket (think Pound o' Love label), perhaps done for after a bath and some washcloths or bath mitts? Or a floor activity mat? (to put an infant on the floor), maybe black and white and red? Suggestions?
  5. The secret (mine, anyway) is to read the directions first and refuse to make anything that gets that fussy!
  6. There are a bunch on Ravelry. Good Luck. (I have a pug, and have a devil of a time fitting his chest.)
  7. from Chicago. I'm left handed, too, but I'm afraid I'm not one that can give you tips and advice about making clothes--I'm scared, too! I'll be watching for the answers.
  8. :cheer:cheer They're quite ugly (or at least funny looking) but I made things actually recognizable as doilies! OK, so the first ones were made of thick WW yarn, using a K hook, and the others weren't much nicer or smaller, but they're all round and have the right kind of stitches in the right places! You might not see my work in a gallery soon, but I'm happy! YAY ME! clap:clap:clap:yay:yay: :cheer:cheer :woo:woo:
  9. A white hooded baby afghan to go to the abused women's and children's shelter near me. Off the hooks (done) and across the room are the two baby afghans, taunting me that "Nyah-a-nyah-nyah, we haven't been mailed yet!" and another saying, "Wash me, wash me, before you give me to the shelter!" Don't you just hate talking projects? Although sometimes it's helpful, as in, "Not that color!" "The N is better than the J, don't you think? Besides, if you use that, you can start on that scarf sooner." "Surely there's time for ____________ more row(s)."
  10. I would like to crochet things for Christmas and birthdays for my neighbors, a married couple with no children. I have no kids either, so we get along. Although I've known them at least 15 years and spend time at their house I have no idea what colors or styles they like, or things they want or need (Oddly enough, we consider ourselves pretty good friends. We just get along really well.) Anyway, she and I talked, and I said the only thing I know for sure is that she hates pink and things that are heart shaped. I told her I don't want to pay for materials, and spend weeks or months making something she puts away and never looks at again. I made a list of lists (Ravelry and CrochetPatternCentral) where she could go, look at pictures, and choose what she wanted, the texture, and the color. I made sure I have veto power and I also specified I'll pay for the yarn it's a gift for her or him, but not if it's a thing she's getting for herself. She agreed to all that. (I trust her to remember and not to take advantage, and I also know if we disagree we'll talk about it.) I felt good about it all when I told her all that and I still do, but now I'm wondering: has anyone here done anything like this? Is it going to come back to bite me? Sorry this turned out really long. ?
  11. There is no total recovery: "Hello, my name is ____, and I'm a yarnoholic."
  12. Now that I'm done (for a few weeks) with making Christmas presents I can get started on those baby afghans that I've been dying to do! They're gifts (not Christmas ones) for twins and I got the exact yarn I wanted for them just days after Thanksgiving. They've been sitting in the living room, making sure they were in my direct view, taunting me, saying, "Naa-nanana, you can't work on us yet!" It's snowing:snow, so maybe this is the day to stay in, start them:crocheting, watch the NCIS marathon, and think about taking the tree down . And have hot tea, cookies, and leftover turkey and gravy. (Sorry for the overuse of smilies; I've just always wanted to do that)
  13. I said SOMETIMES, but meant SOMETIMES BUT VERY VERY INFREQUENTLY. Also ANNOYING to have to open.
  14. Housework is an intrusion upon my inalienable right to crochet whenever and as long as I like. (Our foremothers wrote that in their Bill of Rights.)
  15. Clean kitty litter or rice in a kneehigh stocking? It would spread out, covering his whole bottom (assuming he's sitting).
  16. Cute. I saw instructions for making one; it was styrofoam with yarn around it, and glued. but it also had a real crochet hook stuck through it (E? F?)
  17. I'm making a baby afghan (not baby colors, Aran design). Like Topsy, it "just growed." Instead of the 34 by 28 inches it should be, it's 50 by 20something! What have I got? An oversized lapghan? (it's quite pretty, though)
  18. I saw several on Ravelry.
  19. I'm making baby afghans for newborn cousins. Can I add fringe? I don't see it on many baby afghan patterns. Why? (I have no siblings, no children, and haven't spent much time with any babies, which is why I don't know the answer.)
  20. I made this; it's really pretty, and worth the time and trouble. In fact, I'm making two baby afghan-sized ones now.
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