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About CatdaBrat

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    New Villager
  • Birthday 09/28/1951

A Few Things About Me

  • Short bio
    California native, mom of two grown sons. Hates telephones, hates to drive but has a vintage hearse. Loves Halloween.
  • Location
    Sierra Nevada mountains in California
  • Hobbies
    Crochets and knits, paints, designs jewelry and purses, writes fiction and nonfiction, likes ocean f
  • Occupation
    freelance writer/photographer
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite hooks
    Susan Bates or Boye.
  • Favorite projects
    Afghans, slippers, hot pads, snowflakes, nativity figures.
  • Crocheting since...
    Since I was about 8 years old.
  1. Thank you for your suggestion and taking time to help out. It is appreciated.
  2. I forgot about the copyright; you are correct. I don't know what I was thinking (not thinking is more like it)! I would just pick up where I left off, but there was a stitch that confused me, and I even had to contact the company to make sure I was reading it correctly. It's been a while, so I forgot what to do. I did verify my purchase with the company. I guess I will just wait and see what happens. Thanks for the response. I will delete my post because of that copyright law. Hmmm I don't see a way to delete, so I guess I just have to look stupid for all to see hahaha!
  3. I put my instructions away before I got holiday company and I have looked for weeks but can't find them anywhere. I am not even halfway through completing the afghan. It is Herrschners Jingle Jangle crochet afghan kit, in velvet yarns of red, green and white. Does anyone have the instructions they can copy for me? Would be willing to pay for costs of copying and mailing. Here is a photo of the afghan. Thanks, if anyone can help. I wrote to Herrschners twice but have not heard back. Calling on the phone doesn't work for me. https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-wgzqwlngdf/images/stencil/1280x128
  4. Thank you for the good info! Ended up ordering about 16 balls of Sugar & Cream from Herrschner's in various colors.
  5. I am hoping that the cotton yarns will be available in the worsted-weight thickness and in many different colors. Am still researching and hoping to use something besides the usual, thin kind used for the dishcloths. I think Michaels might have a selection.
  6. Thanks for all the comments and advice. I have never had any luck with potholders made from synthetic yarn, as the heat goes right through them, so I had no plans for those. But for some reason, the hotpads (used to place something hot on the table) I made many years ago have held up very well, and they were all made with synthetics. I guess modern synthetic yarns are just nowhere near the same as they used to be. Darn, as I already bought some beautiful yarn, and I guess I will just have to use it for something else. I will look at what choices are available in cotton yarns. I hope there are
  7. Hi, I was going to start crocheting a couple of hotpads for my table, but most of the patterns say do NOT use synthetic yarns or the yarn is likely to melt when you place a hot casserole dish on the hotpad. Makes sense, but more than 20 years ago, I made my mom a whole bunch of crocheted hotpads out of synthetic yarns and she has been using them ever since. None of them look scorched or melted. So are yarns nowadays really that much different? Has anyone actually had a hotpad melt? Thanks for any info.
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