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About ManfaMae

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  • Birthday 09/18/1976

A Few Things About Me

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    I'm a mommy to a little boy born 10/1/07 and I've been married since 2000.
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    crochet, movies, internet
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  • Favorite projects
    afghans, amigurumi, quick and easy stuff:)
  • Crocheting since...
  1. I have a glider rocker in the corner of the living room where I usually sit and crochet. I have a little table on my left that holds my laptop computer (I usually either have a crochet pattern pulled up on it or something like Netflix or Hulu if I'm working on a pattern that I have already memorized). On my right, I have a plastic 3-drawer container filled with extra yarn. The thing is, my glider rocker has seen better days and I'm thinking about replacing it with a more comfy chair. If you have a "crochet chair", what kind is it? Hope you're having a great day! Samantha
  2. A lady I work with is moving to another state next month and I would like to give her a going-away gift. I don't know much about her other than she likes the beach, yoga, socializing, and wine. She recently helped me get a promotion, so I would like to make her something nice, but I only have a month to complete it. Does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking the "stash baskets" from the sugar n' cream website with some dishcloths or a market bag, but I'm not sure that's "enough". What do y'all think? Thanks in advance for your help! Samantha
  3. Hi! A fried just brought me some Yarn Bee Enchantress yarn to make some wrist warmers for her, but I can't find a pattern or anyone on Ravelry that has made wrist warmers out of that yarn. Does anyone have any pattern suggestions? The yarn is supposed to be worsted weight, but it has sequins in it. I'm a little worried about working with this kind of yarn in the first place because of the sequins. I have a feeling it's going to end up a tangled mess... Thanks, Samantha
  4. I want to make the "Piano Key Scarf" in the latest issue of Crochet Today magazine (http://www.crochettoday.com/crochet-patterns/piano-key-scarf), but it calls for Red Heart with Wool. I haven't seen that in any of the stores in my area. Does anyone know what stores usually carry it? If you have used it, is it much different than any other WW acrylic (other than the wool content of course). Could I get by with RHSS or Vanna's Choice or something instead if I cant find the RHw/Wool? Thanks, Samantha
  5. Hi everyone! A friend of mine just saw my "Save the Earth" bag (http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/WR1795.pdf )and said that it would be cute over a tank top. I'd like to surprise her with it for Christmas since she had such a fit over it, but I have no idea how to modify the pattern to make a size large tank top. I found this pattern (http://www.knitting-warehouse.com/free_knitting_patterns/NY_Yarns/29_06_FreePatNYYCapriceVKcrochettankpat.pdf)that looks kind of close to it, but the top band and straps are different and it's not crocheted in the round like the bag. Does anyone
  6. When I was at Michaels today getting yarn to make the "Ships Ahoy Patriotic Throw" (pattern from the Red Heart website), I saw a yarn brand I'd never seen before: Craft Smart. The WW acrylic skeins are the same size as RHSS, but 50 cents cheaper. They had the red and white that I needed for the throw, so I got what I needed of those colors in that brand and got the navy blue in RHSS. It isn't very soft, but hopefully it will be like RH and soften up after going through the washer and dryer. I didn't see the brand in Ravelry, so I thought I'd check and see if anyone here had tried it and how
  7. Thanks everyone! I guess I'll give it to her after all (maybe with a little penguin amigurumi to go with it)!
  8. A while back, I was looking for a penguin scarf pattern. http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131988&highlight=penguin+scarf I couldn't find a free pattern, so I made my own version of the suggested pattern. Now that it's time to wrap and put it under the Christmas tree, I'm unsure about it. I would love to get your honest opinions of it and possibly suggestions on how to improve on the finished project (or should I scrap it and go another direction?). What do y'all think? http://ravel.me/ManfaMae/ps Thanks! Samantha
  9. Thanks for the reply @kittyloverdeb I saw that RH has "aruba sea" and "pale yellow" which look close to what my friend wants. RH isn't as snuggly soft as some other yarns, but the blanket will look as good after the 100th wash as it did when I first made it.
  10. A friend asked me to make a round ripple afghan for her daughter's baby. She knows nothing about yarn and brought me two skeins of Yarn Bee Baby Fleece and a $50 Hobby Lobby gift card to get more yarn in case the Yarn Bee didn't work. I told her it might be easier and get more use if I just used regular worsted weight yarn. She liked the colors she got of the other yarn and asked me to use that as a guide: "Soft Sun" (pale yellow) and "Infant Teal" (light aqua). So far the only thing I can find that would be cost effective and comparable to those colors is LB Pound of Love in "Turquoise" an
  11. Thank y'all! I think I'm going to try it with the smallest hook I can handle (E or F) with some scrap WW and see how it goes.
  12. Has anyone tried the pattern for the "Snot Owl/Penguin" on Ravelry? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snot-owl---snot-penguin I am confused about the hook size on the pattern. It says 3.00 mm and to use 100% cotton yarn. I don't have a hook that small, but it seems like it would be too little for the kind of yarn in the picture...It doesn't look like they used thread. What do you think? Also, I think the person that designed the pattern is Danish. Would their terms be the same as US? Thanks! Samantha
  13. Thanks so much for your help!
  14. I have a tradition of making a new novelty scarf for my niece every year for Christmas. So far, she has a cupcake, pizza, school bus and pizza scarf. This year, she began collecting penguins so now I'm looking for a cute penguin scarf. Maybe an applique of the penguin's face for one end, a black and white striped body and an applique of the feet for the other end? Does anyone know where I could find a pattern kind of like this? Thanks, Samantha
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