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ManfaMae

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  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

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  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...:eek

     

    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? :think

     

    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 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


  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 they liked it.


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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" and "Soft Pale Yellow" and I'm not even sure if Hobby Lobby sells Lion Brand yarn so that I can use the gift card. Does anyone else have any ideas?

     

    Thanks!

    Samantha


  10. 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


  11. 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


  12. Hi everyone! I was thinking about starting the Lion Brand "Circle Vest" (Pattern #90556AD). It calls for Vanna's Choice Yarn which I know is worsted weight acrylic, but would RHSS be a good substitution for it? I haven't worked with VC yarn before and wasn't sure about the softness, draping, etc. I have a ton of RHSS in my stash and would like to use that up before going out and buying more yarn...


  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. My boss' last day of work is this Thursday. I wasn't planning on giving her anything other than a card, but then she gave me a $100 Hobby Lobby gift card before I got off work on Friday, so now I feel like I should give her something. I went all through my patterns yesterday and can't figure out something to make her. Does anyone have any ideas for something quick and easy?


  16. I'm looking for pattern ideas for a novelty scarf for my 14 year old niece. Every year for the past few years, I've made her a scarf for Christmas. So far, she has a school bus, a pencil and a cupcake scarf. Over the weekend, she asked if there were other school-related scarves I could make- ruler, crayon, etc. I haven't seen any other patterns like that, but I'm also not experienced in tunisian crochet or embroidery, so I wouldn't know how to do anything like that anyway. Does anyone have any ideas of another scarf I could make her?

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