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About Sleepystitcher

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  • Birthday 10/13/1948


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  • Biography
    I'm Nana to Lucy Marie who just turned 5 in September.
    As of September 2011 I'm in a wheelchair due to a fall and resulting back injury.
    Moved to MO from MI in 2002, in the process lost almost all my patterns and quilting fabric. I'm getting back into crocheting and also knitting.
  • Location
    Hollister, MO
  • Interests
    Crochet, quilting, knitting, genealogy, my cats, photography
  • Occupation
    Lucy's Nana
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    since 1974 or 75
  • Favorite things to crochet
    afghans and baby items
  1. Sleepystitcher

    Cat Potholders

    Adorable!! I love kitties!
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    What is this hook for?

    Thanks TampaDoll! Yep, that be it! Although the little doohickey at the end of the cord is different on mine, it's basically the same thing. Now all I have to do is learn how to use it. I've got tons of regular tunisian and afghan hooks as well as a couple double ended hooks and haven't yet learned to use them. Thank you, too, Shining_Star for your help!
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    What is this hook for?

    I recently purchased a large lot of knitting needles on ebay. Mixed in with the knitting needles were a few crochet hooks. There is one I don't know what it's for. It appears to be a normal aluminum hook, except that extending from the end of the handle is a length of nylon, much like what is used in circular knitting needles, and at the end of the cord is a cicular tab. I thought it might be for knooking, but the knook tools I've seen are wood and the hook part is sort of flat. Does anyone have any idea what this hook would be used for? Thank You!
  4. Sleepystitcher

    Join the Crochet Games of Ancient Greece

    Can someone tell me, please, if there is a team for working on WIPs?? Or should I ask this question on a different thread? Thanks!
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    Join the Crochet Games of Ancient Greece

    Haven't been here in months. (shame on me!) I'm very interested in participating but wondered if there's a "team" for those wanting to try to complete a WIP? I've got a baby afghan I started well over a year ago for my nephew's expected baby. She's 18 mos. old now and another niece is expecting in October and I want to finish it for her baby. I don't think I dare start a new project. I've got a sweater on my knitting needles too.
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    I'm Having a No Hair Day Hat!

    This would be a wonderful Chemo hat!
  7. Sleepystitcher

    Wish List Thank Yous

    I received an envelope from a FGM in New York today!! It smelled absolutely scrumptious! In it I found a lovely note, some African Roobibos Tea, some Indian Spiced Chai Tea, and some Vanilla Black Tea, a square of Ghiradelli Chocolate, and 8 of the most beautiful stitch markers. I've been dying for some of these kinds of stitch markers and I just LOOOOVE them!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!:flowerYou have really made my day!
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    jd in st louis checks in - finally!

    Welcome back, jd, from a fellow Missourian.
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    How Do You Hold YOUR Hook?

    I hold mine overhand, but can't get it to work right with steel hooks and thread. I'd have to hold it pencil style for that, but I just can't get the hang of holding it pencil style, so I don't do thread. My mother was a "threadie" and always held hers pencil style. Maybe that's why she couldn't teach me to crochet. I ended up learning from a book, with a little help from my DMIL.
  10. Sleepystitcher

    Hello from Missouri

    from Hollister (next door to Branson), MO
  11. Sleepystitcher

    Casting On w. Circulars

    Thanks everyone, so far. I'd like to learn to knit in the round. It's been at least 20 years since I attempted to knit on DPNs, so that reference is lost on me, unfortunately. I don't know why this is so hard for me to grasp. At one time I was proficient enough to attempt an Aran sweater. (never finished it because it got lost in a house fire) But now some things that should be simple just seem to go right over my head. I wish I had someone close by to actually show me. This is one of the times I really miss my late DMIL, bless her heart.
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    Casting On w. Circulars

    I was recently gifted with the SnB Knitting Handbook and was reading the section on circulars. Now, I've been knitting off and on for 34 years, but have never used circulars. Casting on isn't the question, really, but knitting the first row. On straights, the last stitch you cast on ends up near the tip of your needle. Well, in this book Debbie Stoller says after you cast on with circulars, "Then bring the ends of your circular needles together in front of you, with the first cast-on stitch at the end of the left-hand needle, and the last on the right hand needle." The way I read it, it sounds like I need to switch hands/flip the circulars over before starting to stitch. Am I right? Or is she not explaining it clearly? I'm really confused and want desperately to master working on circulars. Thanks for any help.
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    Here's a question for everyone...

    Same situation here. Maybe one day I'll try some bamboo, or maybe soy yarn, but it will have to be for a small project.
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    How many brands of crochet hooks do you own?

    I have mostly Boye, my preference for hooks. I also have 1 or 2 Susan Bates, an old Hero, and a Primus. I believe the Primus was bought in Canada. I also have a few with no brand marked on them.
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    Flourescent Froggie Hat

    Absolutely Adorable!!