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  1. When I was working on what was supposed to be a blanket for my friend's daughter, I had already finished using one skein of yarn when I realized I'd been making a mistake all along. I was decreasing each row. So I unraveled what I could and used the second skein I'd been using for that blanket for a Scarf that became a Christmas Present for my SIL. I am using the 3rd skein of yarn from that project gone wrong on what had begun as a hat but transformed into a bag. Now if only I could find the hook I was using for it. Sadly I don't have a lot of extras of my hooks. The only hook I have extra of is my J hook, but I was working with my G hook. I think I will let myself enjoy 1 more cup of Tea and then I will tear apart my bedroom looking for it. I'm sure it has to be in here somewhere.
  2. I was so happy when my Sister decided to chuck the knitting needles to the side (She got bored with it) and learn to Crochet instead. I taught her to use half double crochet which looks pretty awesome. Now if only I could find the hook I was doing my bag with! Grr!
  3. I accidentally left a skein of yarn near my rats' cage and they are using what they chewed and pulled from it as bedding. Hmm, I wonder, if I make them a hammock will they actually use it or just chew it apart?
  4. Maybe if your workspace has lead...
  5. The one with the blue head looks kinda like a Chia from Neopets!
  6. Oh man... That's a bummer. Well, I'm sure they will, I mean, at least I think they will have it again, but if not, I'm sure there's plenty of other groups that could do with a nice scarf or two, or a hundred...
  7. Do I ever! Earlier this month Pacific Crafts and Fabrics (Or is it Fabrics and Crafts...) was having a sale on the Crochet Lites hooks. But they only had 4 sizes and all of them smaller sizes than the Crystalites I am using currently... But I did acquire two of them, one of them in the size I need for that Toe Up Sock tutorial in March... I would have bought all four sizes available but alas, money is a factor in purchases which is in low supply as of late... I've also considered seeing if my mom will let me rummage through her storage unit the next time I'm in Cali so I can try and find her ol Boye hook set and put those old things to use again. That is, if she still has them in storage... I should probably add that I'm hopelessly disorganized. There will be days that I get a bit insane about everything getting put in it's place, but that never lasts for long and eventually my hooks will wind up in different drawers of my desk.
  8. I can completely see how switching from using such a small fine tool, to using a bigger hook would cause ya problems. The same would probably happen if I started to hold my hooks like a pencil (I can't write with a pencil for very long at all) .
  9. Dunno much about Felting. I think you can felt in a front load WM. Ya might try the Felting section for info on that... Um anyway, here's an idea... Hat-Scarves, ya know, the Hat thingys with the long Scarf portions...
  10. Holy Toledo! Those are some great Pokemon, Braxxi! I'd love to see a Crochet version of Charizard! That's my favorite Pokemon!
  11. Haha! Well actually you could twist his words and make Pokeballs out of yarn! LOL! Now that would make a nice safe toy for kids to use instead of those plastic ones that break and stuff.
  12. If people have a problem with my crocheting, they can go jump off a cliff for all I care. I can tell you now that if I hadn't been so stubborn over Yarn colors, I probably would have learned and stuck with Crochet at the age of 7.
  13. Hehe, It's fun to learn. I couldn't learn even a tiny bit from the book my sis bought, but there's quite a few people on YouTube who do tutorials and that's how I've been learning! Patterns scare me even though they are so nice to look at the finished project!
  14. What else are you doing while crocheting? Do you put the TV on, or some music, or talk radio, something else to occupy the part of your mind that can't just "sit still" and let your hands to all the work? I know what gets me through tedious things like the three scarves I made for Christmas presents because I had no money to buy presents and a bunch of yarn sitting around, is putting on some music and singing along. The singing to music makes that part of my mind that's like "Jeez, how much longer is this gonna take" shut up!
  15. What needs to be done is just testing the toys coming from sources which have already proven to be horrible sources of lead and other hazardous things.
  16. My mom did both Knitting and Crochet. But mostly Crochet. My sister Spring does knitting. I prefer Crochet. Knitting looks so much more complicated than Crochet to me.
  17. I felt really guilty about not visiting my friends and family down in California this last year, so when I found out that the sister of my BFF was pregnant I started thinking, what could I send down in the event that I can't come down myself, that isn't some stupid store bought item that really has no meaning? The first thing that came to mind was a handmade baby blanket. I didn't even consider learning to knit, because if I recall correctly that was even more frustrating the first time I tried to learn, and besides, both my friend and her sister have a grandma who crochets and I would be the only one interested if I happened to go along with them to their grandma's house. (I am practically family to them as I very nearly was legally part of the family, if only my own mother weren't so stubborn.) So I went ought, bought some yarn and a cheap plastic hook and took it home, watched a youtube video and started to learn. Then I found this place!
  18. Unfortunately the yarn is 100 percent Acrylic. I don't really have the cash for wool or any other animal yarns and am just beginning anyway... I was kinda thinking maybe a bowl at one point, but there really is no place for it around the apartment as it probably would get ruined pretty quickly if it was just for decoration. I'm sure if it was wool and I felted it, it would fit somebody in the family as a nice hat...
  19. There is no way I am just frogging it... Hmmm. I might have to do some serious pondering on this one before I figure out which I want it to be...
  20. I started working on what I originally intended to be a hat... But then realized earlier today that it might be a tad too big around as a hat... And then my brain gave me the brilliant of turning it into a drawstring bag with some sort of straps that I would crochet later and then sew onto the bag... Should I go with the first idea and just let it be a funky slightly loose hat (if so I could probably figure out how to make it slightly like a bucket-style hat) or should I go with the second idea of the bag? If it's going to be a hat, then it's more than halfway done... I would really appreciate the input. I'd post pictures of what I've got done so far but alas, I cannot find the usb cable to the camera... As soon as I finish my cup of Chamomile Tea I will be putting it down anyway and go to bed.
  21. Heya from Western WA! Welcome to the ville!
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