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Tikki

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  1. I live in Burien and could bring a friend who crochets too. I think it would be nice to just get together, work on our projects, chat and share crocheting tips. I don't think we need any formal structure to our meetings. My only problem is if my friend can't come, then I'd need to take the bus, unless I can get a ride from someone else. So I hope whatever place you pick is near a bus line.
  2. I'm also a Pink. When working with a size F or smaller, I've found I like to grip my hook about an inch closer to the tip. I even filed a flat spot on the shaft of one of my F hooks so it wouldn't roll under my thumb when I use it and I've found I rather use that hook than my other F. So, adding to Jimbo's question, do any of you find you'd rather have the grip closer to or farther from the tip than what is provided on commercial hooks? I'm curious.
  3. Tikki

    My Swap Purse

    Boy, that sure is nice. Wonderful work!
  4. That's a good point Jimbo. (It's hard not to write Patman. ) Put me down as an overhander. I'm all for doing whatever is most comfortable for you when crocheting but underhand always looks so awkward to me. That's interesting about what MissieJ said. Tell her I said she should register here. If that worked on you then maybe it'll work on her too. I'll even add, "Pretty please with sugar on top" just for her. Cheers!
  5. We use Troll-B-Gon in liberal amounts to keep them away so until a more virilent strain comes along, we should be safe. About finding straight pieces for the crochet hooks, have you considered using somewhat gnarly ones? I've been thinking about this for a while because I've collected some gnarly driftwood sticks that I've thought of using for crochet hooks (though I'll probably never get around to making any.) If you held the piece in you hand to see which way it naturally wanted to rest, then you'd have a rough idea where the hook should be facing. (I'm just full of ideas. It's the doing part that bogs me down. ) Anyway, I sent you a message. Cheers!
  6. I'm just west of Sea-Tac Airport. Glad to see you here!
  7. This summer I made a doily and had to frog a row three times because I kept making the same mistake in the same spot. I wasn't about to frog it a fourth time so I fudged it and continued on my merry way. I entered that doily in the Western Washington Fair and, wouldn't you know it? I got third place! It was the first thing I'd ever entered so I was pretty happy with that. But next year, I'm going to get something perfect and try for first place!
  8. Patman!!!!! I'm so glad you finally came and introduced yourself! Told you all these nice people would love to see your hooks. I only found out you were in eastern Washington today though the woodworking post you answered at craigslist. Last year, I wanted to look for fossils at a public digging place near Colville but we wound up west of there in Osoyoos instead. I'm over in Seattle and love that there's so many Washingtonians here at Crochetville. I think it's wonderful that you got back some of the land that was so much a part of your childhood and that you give your sister things you've made from there that have such great sentimental value. Things like that really show how much you love someone because you took the time to make it. Welcome to Crochetville!
  9. Hi Brie, glad to have you here! We have a bunch of Washingtonians here. I'm just south of Seattle, myself.
  10. Got both mine and my friend's today. It's pretty but I'm betting my friend won't like it. Oh well, it may be the more for me!
  11. I was going to recommend this one too. I made the one called Name Design A for my Dad several years ago and have just finished one for my sister too. There is another name design pattern, plus an monogram one, a "Welcome" table runner and a "God Bless Our Home" wall hanging too. To keep track of what row you are on, cut a strip from the sticky part of a stick 'em note and use that to underline the row you are on. I used the same strip of sticky note for both filet crochet pieces and it still hasn't lost its grip. Nor has it damaged the paper in any way.
  12. I tend to change a pattern as a I see fit. Sometimes it's something simple, such as swapping out bobbles for popcorn stitches and sometimes I'll start with a published pattern and segue into one that is made up as I go. If I can see a way to add my own personal style to something or will improve the original a bit, then I go for it.
  13. Wow, a real spinning wheel! As you can see, I'm green with envy. I hope you and Louise have many happy years together but if you don't, you can always send her my way. Really! I wouldn't mind!
  14. I especially like the pink tote! You do great work!
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    TWIN STITCH?

    Well, I found this site but no sooner did I find it than it went down. It did have a picture of the twin stitch plus instructions but since the example was done in a dark green and didn't show well I decided to search further. Bad idea. I only found one more reference to a twin stitch but that site didn't work either. The internet can be so fun sometimes. Anyway, I think it is like a V-stitch but done in sc's instead of dc's. It gives a more solid, less lacy look overall. In the event the site comes back up sometime soon, here is the url: http://members.fortunecity.com/pattyna/companion/solid_stitches.html
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