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Everything posted by DawnofMarch

  1. I know. I'll be so engrossed in my crocheting, I'll forget to go to the bathroom before I leave for work, or before I leave work to get home and during the bus ride to or from work I will realize, oh noes, I need to go potty!
  2. I myself feel that a video is the best way to start learning Crochet if one does not have a person close to them that can teach them. My sister had bought a book to teach crochet and only now (a year and a half after I started to crochet) am I finally able to clearly understand the book itself, and just started to do a pattern from it. I don't know if it's just the wording used in the book or the lack of good pictures showing what to do, but I never would have been able to really learn from the book from the get-go.
  3. I figured out how to do the quadruple crochet stitch just recently and it was just because I was fussing about with a new skein of yarn and experimenting because I was bored with making hats for the time being.
  4. :crocheting:crochetingGet ready for bed... No wait, I'll do another row and then I'll do the dishes really quick... Just one more single row and I'll brush my teeth and then I'll turn out the lights, and then I'll go to bed... :crocheting:crocheting Ever have this happen? Where you know you need to go to bed because you have things to do in the morning, but you still want to keep working on a project even though you could easily squeeze in time during the next day to do it? I keep telling myself I'll get ready for bed after such and such row on the Granny Ripple Afghan I'm working on, but no matter what, I keep coming back either onto here, or taking it out and working on it some more. Three rows was enough to get the pattern stuck in my head that I'm pretty sure that when I finally do turn out the light, that I run the risk of doing some sleep-crocheting. Maybe it's just the heat, making me want to not be completely still, or maybe it's just that I want to have something to show off on my way to work on monday.
  5. I totally had the same issue at first, thinking that the Slip Stitch was Single Crochet, but I frogged what I had and started over, because it was just some cheap yarn I was practicing on anyway. I still have trouble sometimes and have learned to be able to pretty much see where I went wrong and get to the point just before it. Just pray you didn't slip stich too tightly or you won't be able to easily rip those slip stitches out.
  6. I think I shall watch that movie tomorrow with my sister in law when I go over to watch her.
  7. I decided recently to get a head start on Christmas gifts, particularly for my family out of state. As I sat pondering exactly what I could do, I was inspired by my favorite book series: Harry Potter. But what to do exactly. I was kind of stuck with the idea of exactly what to do. I am pretty much a beginner at Crochet, and nervous when it comes to doing anything more than than single crochet and am not much good at following patterns, but I managed to make a decent hat in Gryffindor colors and am in the process of making a scarf to go with it. I really do need to get some metal hooks considering my Crystalites always snap in half at the same area. I had to redo the first earflap I made but it turned out great, all that's left is to do the strings to adhere the earflaps onto ones ears on a blustery day. It's for my nephew, James. Here is a picture of the WIP: http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/childofdarkness1988/Picture14-1.jpg I'm also working on a Scarf to go with it. I will post pictures as I continue getting projects done. I will be doing a nearly identical set for my eldest sister (James' Mother) as well, and a Slytherin set for his father.
  8. I am not superstitious at all. I have a black cat who is like 7 years old now. If there is anything I believe is bad luck, it was being born into the family which I was born into.
  9. I must say that before now, every single crochet pattern I've seen has confused me and made me scratch my head like a cartoon Ape. Yesterday I was buying yarn at Pacific Fabrics and Crafts (I wish they had a larger Yarn section...) and I saw a free pattern for a hat. I decided to grab it and try it with the yarn I got. It's been about 4 months since I first started to Crochet. I made my first scarves not following any pattern because they just didn't make any sense. While I didn't get the pattern just right (Probably because I kept getting bugged while I was trying to make the darn thing) I was able to do most of it... It was the last couple of parts that I realized I had made a mistake somewhere, and for the most part, I understood what to do. (I'll have to take some pics of the nephew with his cool hat on later to show ya'll later!) Here's my question: For those of you who can follow patterns; How long after you first started learning to Crochet did the instructions in an easy pattern start to click?
  10. Oh wow that looks very nice! I don't have the money for something so expensive, but I'm still a beginner when it comes to crochet. Maybe one day when I'm old and don't enjoy computer games anymore...
  11. I know how you feel. Yesterday I got so frustrated when I was making a cap for my Nephew. Somehow I managed to mess up despite that I was very carefully counting stitches and paying close attention to what the pattern said. Luckily I had my nephew on hand to try it out on as I was working on it and I managed to decrease enough that my problem with bye-bye... It didn't come out as good as I had hoped, but it is a decent cap anyway. Last night it got cold and snowy so it turned out to be a good thing. I just hope he doesn't take it off and forget it at school... That would be a major bummer. It was the first pattern I'd ever tried to make so I guess I'll just get better as I go. We all have our mistakes. At least you can unravel it right?
  12. That sounds way too much like my Sister in Cali's hubby...
  13. When I come across a chunk of tangled up, knotted yarn, I try to work it out...
  14. I think what ForesterGirl was saying was that her Mom used the spun wool for various things or sold it. Would YOU be using it at all?
  15. Oh man, I need to keep an eye on Pickles... Such a good comic!
  16. They could learn to do it left handed. As it is a new skill, there should be no problems...
  17. Writing with a pencil does that to me... If I keep to the keyboard and stay away from pencils of any sort... (Which is kinda a bummer because I like to draw with colored pencils) I don't get tendinitis flare ups. It helps that I do not hold my hook like a pencil.
  18. I buy colors I like. I'm also a newbie crocheter, (I am not to the point of being able to follow a pattern in a book or anything like that, though earlier the pattern on a yarn label was starting to make sense...) so I am not doing any huge projects. Most of what I've been doing are one-skein projects. I also have had experience as a child in working with colors I don't like. That was what kept me from keeping with crocheting as a child so... I don't buy if I am not fond of the color, or colors if it is a multi-colored yarn. Maybe if I were you, stick with the colors you like working with. I have however bought 1 skein of sock yarn with a future project in mind. There's a class being offered here a week or so after my birthday that deals with making a pair of socks. I chose a multi colored yarn that looks good to me, though I wish there had been more selection in the brand I found... (It was a pain finding yarn that specifically said it was for socks at the crafts store down the street from my residence...) I still like the colors of that specific yarn even though it has an odd name that I don't really feel goes with the colors used in it... There will probably come a time when you buy your yarn with a specific project in mind, but until that time comes, buy what you can afford and also like. I would love to be able to go into a crochet store and buy all the yarn I want and stash it away, but alas, I have nowhere to put it. My desk can't fit much yarn in the biggest drawer I have named my Crochet Storage Drawer...
  19. Yep! I kinda owe her a Christmas present anyway... She got me a game I wanted, but at the time I didn't have enough money nor enough yarn to make scarves for the entire family...
  20. Yesterday I nearly completed the Hat/bag I was making... Unfolded, it goes down to my chin, but with it folded up a bit, it makes a good hat... Especially on my sister. So I decided instead of it being a bag like I intended after I realized I made the circle I started for it too loose, it will be a hat, for my sister. And I'll use the rest of the yarn I intended on using for the rest of the "bag" for a scarf to go along with it... Amazing how some projects turn out. I'll post pictures as soon as I finish the hat and scarf and have my sister model them.
  21. Okay I'm sorry it's very difficult to understand what you mean. Crochetville has a section where you can show off items you've made via Crochet. It's called the Show and Tell section. As for Clubs, do you mean locally in your area? Well I think there's a few West Virginians around here. Maybe one of them know of a Crocheting Group in your area? As for books, what exactly do you mean? Do you mean that you're trying to learn to crochet through books and don't understand what they mean? I have the same problem, but if you search for Crochet tutorials on YouTube, I'm sure you'll find quite a few tutorials that can help. That's what I've been doing Since the books make absolutely no sense to me. If they used real life pictures of people doing the stitches it might be easier for me to learn. Or are you talking patterns in books? Do you not know how to read patterns? Neither do I. There is a section on here in which you can ask for help, but you need to be specific on what you need help on.
  22. I just found my G hook in the depths of the couch earlier today. It's weird because I could have sworn that I'd had it in my bedroom last... I also found my niece's Nintendo DS and her old cell phone... Funny thing is, now my Cell Phone has gone missing.
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