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Everything posted by ManfaMae

  1. I was just on the Annie's Attic website and saw a pattern for a Cape Hatteras Lighthouse afghan (Item # 834758). It doesn't really give any details about it, but it's $8.99. I was wondering if anyone could look at the picture of it and be able to tell me what it might entail. Do you think it's done in tunisian crochet with a cross-stitched picture? I have never done anything like that before and was interested in trying it out. I didn't want to start out with something super-difficult, but being from NC, I liked the subject. Thanks in advance for any insight to this pattern anyone can provide!
  2. This is the round ripple I made for my 8 month old son to play on. I think he'll like the bright colors. It ended up being just 43" because I ran out of the varigated yarn and didn't want to go out and buy more just for a couple more rows.
  3. I just saw this thread and had to say that I absolutely adore this!! Daisies are my favorite flowers. I am so jealous that you were able to do this without a pattern. If you ever decide to write down a pattern for this, I'd be so grateful. I'd have to make one for each room! lol:manyheart
  4. I have TONS of scrap yarn, so I decided to make a rr using RH Mexicana and a bunch of other bright colors. I want to use this one as a blanket to put on the floor for my 8 month old son to play on. I think he'll really like the bright colors. I've done about 15 rounds on it so far, but I don't really know what size to make it. I want it big enough to be able to use later on as he gets older, but not so huge that it takes up the whole living room floor. What do y'all think?
  5. OH NO!! I got to Round 30 and realized I'd screwed up at the beginning and was missing a point! That's why the dang thing was curling up so bad!! So...I started frogging and started all over again. I hope I can get this thing finished by Saturday afternoon for the baby shower I'm supposed to be taking it to as a gift. I'm only able to work on it for about 45 minutes a day during my lunch break. I have a 3 hour car ride Friday afternoon, so if my DH will drive, maybe I can get a lot done. ugh.
  6. We went to visit the "out-laws" for Memorial Day weekend and my MIL gave me a huge trash bag FULL of yarn- Sugar N' Cream in all colors and many various colors of Red Heart. Most of them were full skeins, but some were small balls. I already didn't have room for the stash I had, but I couldn't turn down all that free yarn! I now realize I need to do some major stash busting. I was thinking about doing some round ripples with multi-colored stripes with some of it, but does anyone else know of some other projects that would be good stash busters (especially if they would be good Christmas gifts!)?
  7. I'm working on the "Baby's Round Ripple Afghan" from this website: http://project-angel-kisses.150m.com/roundripple.html I'm on round 21 and the center seems puffy and the edges keep wanting to roll up. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I don't know whether to keep going or frog it... Here's a picture of it so far:
  8. Hello everyone! I've been reading through the posts on this CAL for the past few days and I finally got the urge to attempt a RR myself. Everyone using such lovely colors! I'm using "I Love This Yarn" in Sea Blue and Retro Modern Ombre. I had a hard time deciding when to do color changes. So far, I've done 5 rows of Sea Blue, 5 rows of Retro Modern and 9 rows of Sea Blue again. I know as it gets bigger, it will take more yarn to do a round, so how do most people suggest the color changes to be done? Also, I only bought 2 skeins of each color and am almost out of one of the sea blue. It's supposed to be a gift for a baby shower at the end of the month. I thought it would be a good blanket to both wrap the baby in and use as a floor blanket for the baby to play on. Do you think 4 skeins was enough or should I buy more? I'm having so much fun making my first RR, I'm gonna have to do lots more as Christmas gifts when I finish this one!
  9. Thank y'all for your input. I'm going to go buy the yarn this evening and get started. This will be my first round ripple. I hope I can figure out how to do it.
  10. I want to make a round ripple afghan for a friend that's having a baby in July. The nursery will be in a beach/surf theme in light blue,darker blue, khaki, red, white and light green. Do y'all think that if I make the afghan using Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" in Retro Modern Ombre (http://www.craftsetc.com/store/item.aspx?dep=20&cat=60&subcat=12&IsOnSale=0&IsFeatured=0&IsNew=0&ItemId=77426)and Sea Blue (http://www.craftsetc.com/store/item.aspx?dep=20&cat=60&subcat=12&IsOnSale=0&IsFeatured=0&IsNew=0&ItemId=77402)it would match well? I'm terrible at making decisions and since y'all are so creative, I wanted to see what your opinions would be before I bought the yarn. Thanks:)
  11. How did you turn a placemat pattern into a rug? What kind of yarn did you use? This was a great idea- you are so creative!!
  12. I love them- especially the way you put the colors together. Just beautiful!
  13. Did anyone read the review on Betty Hechtman's website? It said in the book, the character was crocheting an afghan and left her needles behind! lol
  14. I just love the colors y'all used! I haven't attempted one of these yet, but I'm thinking they'll make great Christmas gifts. What pattern did you use?
  15. Yesterday, I was trying to get around to asking my boss if I could crochet when it was slow. He said, "It's almost 5:00 already!" I said, "Already?!! It's been a long day! Being on the internet all day is tiresome and the time goes by so slow...." And before I could ask if I could bring my crocheting in, he started giving me suggestions of stuff to do. He told me to walk around the building and talk to the other secretaries and take walks outside. ummm...I hope he doesn't expect me to walk around for 8 hours a day- especially now that the hot summer is approaching! hmmmm...I guess I'll ask about the crochet some other time. I just started this job this month, so I don't want to push that I'm bored just in case my boss starts thinking he doesn't need a secretary after all! lol
  16. You did such a wonderful job. I love how you put those colors together.
  17. I just found this little crochet quiz online and thought I'd share: http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Hobbies/Crochet---Happy-Hooking-224820.html
  18. Great job! I love the color:) I ended up making one for my 12 year old niece in Peaches & Cream teal ombre. I followed the pattern exactly for the strap. I hope it isn't too short for her, but since I don't live near her, I wasn't sure how long the strap needed to be. oh well. I guess if it's too short, she can always tie it to something.
  19. Welcome! I'm in NC too:) This is a great group of people here. I come here nearly every day to get inspiration, help and to look at all the pretty stuff everyone's making.
  20. Do any of y'all crochet at work? I started a new job this month and basically my job consists of sitting around playing solitaire while waiting for the phone to ring a couple times a day. I have asked my boss several times if there is anything I should be doing and he says, "no- sit back and relax. It's going to be busy in the office in a couple months and you'll be wishing for peaceful days like this!" Meanwhile, I'm guzzling Diet Coke trying to stay awake. Do you think it would be inappropriate to ask if I could crochet at work? I guess it's acceptable to play solitaire and be on the internet because the girl that trained me said she did it all the time when it was slow- plus, if someone important came in, it's easy to pretend you're doing actual work. What do y'all think?
  21. After seeing the segment on filet on "Knitting and Crochet Today", I'm interested in attempting filet for the first time. Can y'all recommend a good project to start off with? I've done some simple doilies before, so I have experience working with thread, but I have a 6 month old son, so I don't have much time to do something really detailed that has a lot of counting involved. Thanks for your help:)
  22. My sister asked me to crochet some sort of water bottle holder that she could attach to one of those folding lawn chairs since hers doesn't have a cup holder on it already. Do y'all think that if I crochet something like this pattern, (http://www.luv2crochet.com/girlswaterbottleholder.pdf), it could just be tied to the chair and work okay? I was thinking with that long strap, it would be easily removable and be used as both a bottle holder for the chair or she could carry it around with her. What do you think?
  23. I didn't realize that the joining circles were something separate I had to make first before joining. I thought the circles were the joining method. When I was trying to join them to the grannies, it was becoming a big mess! I think I might just make a shawl or scarf or something with the squares. I don't know what I'll do with it once it's done though. No one I know needs a black shawl or scarf- especially this time of year.
  24. I have been trying to make the Crystal Lace Bolero (http://crochetme.com/patterns/crystal-lace-bolero) since it was featured on "Knit and Crochet Today" in March. I made all the squares, but I can't figure out how to make them into the bolero. The joining instructions seem very complicated to me and I'm so frustrated, I don't even want the thing anymore! Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do with the 36 little squares I made? I used black RHSS. They aren't normal granny squares, so it's not like I can incorporate them into another granny square project.
  25. I like that the show introduced me to things that I'd never seen before like Tunisian crochet. I am not really interested in their knitting segments though.
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