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About lilygirl115

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  • Birthday 06/05/1967

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    I am a former public school teacher. I have been homeschooling my son for 8 years.
  • Location
    Middle Georgia
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting of course! Reading, Gardening, Education
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  • Crocheting since...
    I did some as a child but just got serious about it 2 years ago.
  1. spiritwalker, Thanks! It is 74in by 52in. I used one skein per color. 7 solids 7 verigated 1 black and 1 white. I had lots of yarn left over.
  2. lynnf2012, Yes, that is what I did.
  3. The has become the most popular afghan in the house. It is made of Red Heart Super Saver, single crochet and I used a K hook. The pattern called for 3 rows of colored and varigated but you will need 5 rows to acheive the look if you use a single crochet. I made it really big so it would cover my XLarge Husband. :-) http://scottys-place.blogspot.com/2010/05/some-talk-free-pattern.html
  4. In the past, Redheart Super Saver was my least favorite yarn. It seems to be very scratchy and stiff. But, recently, I wanted to make a Native American Blanket and I could only find the colors I wanted in RH so I went with it. I noticed the new skeins I bought were much softer than the old ones I had in my stash. And just recently I needed some lime green and bought RH and it is just as soft as the Love this Yarn I usually buy. Is it just my imagination and some colors are just softer or have they changed?
  5. So I go to the orthopedic doctor because I have developed really bad tennis elbow. I am thinking it is from lifting hand weights or attempting (not succeeding) push ups. He tells me it is from crocheting. Even wearing a brace, I can't crochet without severe pain after. Anyone else ever have this? What can I do? I am in the middle of a beautiful afghan and I just have to sit and look at it.
  6. Ok I see now! Thanks! I knew how to do it with dcs. I just couldn't figure it out with hdcs.
  7. lilygirl115

    square help

    I am trying out a square for this afghan. http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW1669.pdf Rnd. 3 doesn't make sense to me. It says hdc in the next hdc, dc in the space before the next hdc, hdc in the next hdc. But as you can see from Rnd. 2 there is no space between the hdcs.
  8. Yeah I love the scrap one too! I think I will steal that idea~!
  9. I will try washing it and drying it. I don't think I will bother with blocking. The kids will just be rolling up with it on the couch. I just tend to be a perfectionist (with everything but housekeeping!LOL) so it just bothers me more than anyone. I just don't think it was a really good pattern and wanted to share. Next, time I will look very closely at the pic and if the first block buckles, I will stop and make something else.
  10. Just gorgeous! I would love to make one but I think the weaving all the ends would drive me crazy! Do you have an easier way of doing it in this afghan?
  11. Here is the pattern and pic. http://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC00820&cat_id=302
  12. This was a free pattern that I found and I was just not happy with the results. The pineapples in the squares all buckled and looked 3 D. Is this normal? And when attaching them, the squares all pulled making the edge uneven. Now that I look closely at the picture on the pattern, I see this is the way it was suppose to be. I put a wider edging on to make the sides look even. Even though it is pretty, it doesn't lie smooth and It was disappointing to put that much work into something. Anyway, I will post a pic so if you are thinking of doing the same one, you are forewarned.
  13. Oh THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Granny Square! That is exactly what I needed! It is not going to be a baby afghan. I just like this wild crayon colored yarn and I love the feel of the yarn.
  14. I am making a rectangle granny afghan with Baby Bee Hushabye yarn. It is 50% Cotton and 50% Acrylic and unravels very easily. I want to put tassels on the ends but it would be a mess so I am thinking of long chain loops across the ends. Do you think that would work? And other ideas?
  15. I friend gave me a box of knitting and crochet stuff. It is very old and looks to have never been out of the box. What it is? Any idea what it is worth?
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