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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. 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 know how I could either adjust that top pattern to make it in the round or start the bag pattern without the bottom piece and make it bigger to make a top? Thanks so much for any advice you can give me. Samantha
  5. Thanks everyone! I guess I'll give it to her after all (maybe with a little penguin amigurumi to go with it)!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Thanks so much for your help!
  10. 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
  11. I made this tissue holder a few years ago and have it sitting on my desk at work. A lady I work with has been begging me to make her one for a couple years now and finally told me today that she would bring me the yarn to make it. Now, I can't remember for the life of me where the pattern for it is! I remember that the pattern for the "flower pot" called for it to cover a Shedd's Spread container, but I never had one of the big containers, so I used a large baby formula can and it holds a roll of toilet tissue which pokes through a hole at the top. Does this look familiar to anyone? Thanks, Samantha
  12. Thanks, everyone, for your great suggestions! I have a friend that is expecting a baby this spring, so I think I have decided to do a granny square baby blanket with the cotton yarn.
  13. I bought a pack of three skeins of Sugar N' Cream yarn- 12 oz "Mod Twists", 12 oz "Mod Ombre" and 14 oz solid "Mod Blue". I loved the colors in the store, but it was purely an impulse buy and I have no idea what to do with it now. The only thing I've ever made with cotton is dishcloths and I really don't want to make a bunch of dishcloths. I checked out the Sugar N' Cream website's free patterns, but since the package was three different colors, I'm having a tough time figuring out what to make. Does anyone have any ideas of what else I could make with cotton yarn? Thanks! Samantha
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