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DawnofMarch

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About DawnofMarch

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  • Birthday 03/02/1988

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Aprildawn
  • Short bio
    Am 22, and while I love to crochet, my joints don't always let me.
  • Location
    Everett, WA
  • Hobbies
    I have many hobbies, including Crochet, playing Guitar and Ocarina, Writing, Drawing, & Video Games.
  • Occupation
    Child Care
  • Favorite projects
    Hats, Scarves, and Afghans.
  • Crocheting since...
    My Mom tried to teach me at the age of 7. However it wasn't until I was about 20 that I learned how.
  1. I'm not sure I want to trust the sites for Michael's and Joann's considering in the past they've lacked things in the store they have on the site and vice versa.
  2. That's odd I didn't see all the colors I needed on the Red Heart site for the Super Saver Yarn... If I had there wouldn't be much issue.
  3. I want to make a Sims 2 themed afghan/lapghan with Plumbbobs against a darkish blue background. I need a worsted weight yarn that is available in a Dark Blue, Bright Green. A Yellowish Green, a bright Yellow, an Orange, Red, and also a White or Platinum. I was thinking RedHeart Classic would work but the online pictures I've found don't seem to accurately portray the actual colors of the yarn. Any input? Thanks in advance!
  4. Has anyone here tried the Rosewood Boye hooks? I know they're pretty pricey (just under $20 for a single hook at Michaels) but I was thinking my Sister could get one in her stocking for Christmas since she uses the Boye style hooks. Does anyone else like them or should I just buy her a proper set of aluminum hooks as she only has a couple of hooks of her own.
  5. I use Susan Bates bamboo handled silvalume hooks for the most part and I use a knife hold, I find that with the bamboo handle, I tend to rest my thumb right before the spot where the lettering is.
  6. My Sister and I agree Hats are the number one project. Depending on the skein and the pattern or whatever, it is possible to get much more than one hat out of one skein.
  7. It merely aggravates my wrists, and in the winter especially, constant crocheting can cause joint pain.
  8. Lion Brand makes a really soft Wool/Acrylic Blend called Wool Ease. It's not the cheapest yarn around but I believe I've gotten it on sale for 2.19 a skein before at Joann's Fabrics and Crafts. I don't particularly like the feel of most acrylics either. As for a pure Acrylic that is soft, Vanna's Choice is very soft IMHO.
  9. Always do a Gauge Swatch for a new Pattern. I'm lucky in that I am usually pretty darn close if not spot on, but I never start a new pattern without checking that I'm getting the right gauge. Always read over the pattern completely before you start it. Reading a pattern is kind of like sheet music in my opinion and when I was in band throughout school, I was always told by my instructor to read the entire piece over before playing it. The same can be applied to Crochet Patterns because if you read it over completely you can get a feel for it better than if you just started it without reading over the entire thing. Always check dye lots if they exist for a particular yarn.
  10. I vote for Everyday items. Like a good Afghan. I wish I could cozy up under the Afghan my Mom made a long, long time ago before I was ever born.
  11. Vanna's Choice Mustardn plus Vanna's Choice Cranberry works very well for a Harry Potter Gryffindor themed project.
  12. TV Shows: Stashers (Hoarders) Neat Stash (Clean House) Stitch M.D. (House M.D.) Movies: The Dye Lot (The Sand Lot) Dinner for Hooks Yarn Story 1, 2, and 3 The Yarn King (Lion King) Books: The little Crochet Hook that Could Rainy with a Chance of Yarn Balls Green Hooks and Yarn The Cat in the (Crochet) Hat
  13. For me I usually start out with a person in mind. For instance, the Afghan I'm nearly finished with is for my Mom. The Scarf that is also nearly finished is for a friend who already has the Hat and the Wrist Warmers that go with it, and was supposed to be done a long time ago but my wrists started hurting and I just stopped working on anything crochet for a while. Now if I had been living somewhere with a better indoor temperature during the Summer, I probably would have been able to work on it more. Also, I know I want to get a very specific yarn for a hat that will likely be for my youngest niece. However, the yarn in question is pretty expensive for me to get, so it will likely have to wait till my next payday.
  14. The Lavender and Chamomile would probably put me to sleep even faster than Crochet and calming music normally does.
  15. Peggy, thanks for the tutorial link. It is the closest to what I will need. Wish it wasn't so complicated but I'm sure I'll have the Lapghan to my Mother by Christmas.
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