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Chrome Kitty

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  1. I saw there were a few threads here about the sad closing of Celtwich's site and am happy to report she hasn't disappeared from the internet and has started a new Yahoo group. You have to register and become a member to access her patterns. She said on the main page that she doesn't have all the patterns from the old site on there yet, but that they eventually all will end up there in PDF format. I don't know how many she has posted on the new site because I just couldn't register myself until I told you all where to find her & to let you all know the patterns are not gone forever. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtsvintagecrochet/
  2. Hi Everybody! I haven't been to Crochetville for over a year now, but I stopped by today to set up all my picture postings in the new format. I'm posting here to let you know I added the directions for making the shell edging to this round ripple. It's now in the first post of this thread so it's easy to find. I also added two pictures of another one I made because my new camera captured the true colors better.
  3. I added some new pictures of this afghan, but even my new camera won't capture the colors well. Hopefully you get the idea, though.
  4. Thank you! The mommy-to-be got it today at her shower & she said she might have to sleep with it until the baby comes.
  5. Thank you! Birdlady-I did use two strands of one color for a few round and then one strand of the old and one strand of the new for two rounds then two strands of the new color. Debbie-This was my first time with BBC. I never really liked it because of the shiny strand and the "bendy" texture, but I like it much better now after seeing it worked up. It's really soft. I hope it holds up well. I'm estimating it's about 40" point to point. I lost my tape measure in the yarn pile, so it's a rough guess.
  6. Thank you all! Sorry, I don't remember if I used the magic ring on this one. It was a while ago. I'm going to guess that I didn't because I think the first round of stitches filled it up without stretching too much. I'm not sure, though.
  7. Hi Everyone, I've been stalking this CAL to see everyone's RRs. They all look great. I love seeing all the different color combos people come up with. I read that someone was wondering about the scalloped border on mine. How you make the shells really depends on how many stitches you end up with when you're done. My last round had 16 stitches on each side of each point. I made shells of 5dcs up the sides and 7dcs at the point. Starting at the valley, I skipped the two that you'd skip in a normal round, then did *(slip stitch, skip one, shell, skip one)3x, slip stitch, then skip two, 7dc shell at point, skip two, (slip stitch, skip one, shell, skip one)3x, slip stitch and that brings you back to the valley where you skip the last one of the "down" and the first one of the "up" and repeat from *. Of course if you have more or less stitches in the final round, you'll have more or fewer shells. You can do the shells differently to adjust to whatever your end count is. The first attempt I did was shell, skip two, sc, skip two, shell, skip two, sc, etc which worked out perfectly for the number of stitches I had, but I wanted a rounder shell so I changed the number of skipped stitches and switched to a sl st. My advice is just trial and error until you find something you like that corresponds to your number of stitches. If I can be of any help with this, let me know. Keep those beautiful ripples coming!
  8. Chrome Kitty

    I crocheted KENNY!

    ***! You crocheted Kenny! He's very cute, good job!
  9. Excellent job and what a great idea! I remember the ad too.
  10. You're all so sweet. Thanks for the compliments. mizduck - I loved the rainbow one too and considered making another one this time, but I've wanted to do one like this for a while and a pregnant coworker was a good excuse to try it. I think I like this one even better than the rainbow. I kind of want to keep it for myself. Selune - I used the sewonfire pattern. There's a correction and a bunch of notes on it here. There is a round ripple CAL going on now. Thanks again, everyone!
  11. Very pretty. Looks good enough to eat. I'd even eat the mice.
  12. Very nice! I like the black between the colors. It really makes the stripes very defined. Cool!
  13. I did a blended rectangular one this way years ago with LB Pound of Love, but I went in "rainbow order" of pink, yellow, green, blue, purple. This time I stole the color order from a Mary Maxim kit. I think it's called Peaceful Pastels. The color changes are made by using 2 strands of one color, then before changing to two strands of the next color, you do one strand of the old color and one strand of the new color. I did 3 rounds of yellow, 2 rounds of yellow & pink, 3 rounds of pink, 2 rounds of pink & purple, 3 rounds of purple, 2 rounds of purple & blue. Then I did extra rounds of the blue & green so those would be more dominant, so I did 4 rounds of blue, 2 rounds of blue & green, and 4 rounds of green plus the shell border in green.
  14. I'm in love with this blankie! It's for a friend at work who's expecting her first baby. She doesn't know if it's a boy or girl, but I think it will be a boy, so I tried not to use too much pink just in case I'm right. It's done with Bernat Baby Coordinates in their pastel shades of yellow, pink, purple, blue & green in that order. I used 2 strands and a J hook, so it was super quick to make. I had a hard time capturing the true colors on film. It's much more "cotton-candy-ish" in person. The color changes are made by using 2 strands of one color, then before changing to two strands of the next color, you do one strand of the old color and one strand of the new color. I did 3 rounds of yellow, 2 rounds of yellow & pink, 3 rounds of pink, 2 rounds of pink & purple, 3 rounds of purple, 2 rounds of purple & blue. Then I did extra rounds of the blue & green so those would be more dominant, so I did 4 rounds of blue, 2 rounds of blue & green, and 4 rounds of green plus the shell border in green. click to enlarge Edit on 5-10-9: I made another one of these this spring and my new camera captured closer to the true colors this time. Those pictures are posted below. The blanket is hanging on a clothesline, so that's why you can only see half of it. I tried to Photoshop out the junk in the background on the second new pic but that just made for a blurry outline. I'm also adding here the directions for making the shell edging. It was posted it in a different thread where someone asked about it, but I thought it should go here too. How you make the shells really depends on how many stitches you end up with when you're done. My last round had 16 stitches on each side of each point. I made shells of 5dcs up the sides and 7dcs at the point. Starting at the valley, I skipped the two that you'd skip in a normal round, then did *(slip stitch, skip one, shell, skip one)3x, slip stitch, then skip two, 7dc shell at point, skip two, (slip stitch, skip one, shell, skip one)3x, slip stitch and that brings you back to the valley where you skip the last one of the "down" and the first one of the "up" and repeat from *. Of course if you have more or less stitches in the final round, you'll have more or fewer shells. You can do the shells differently to adjust to whatever your end count is. The first attempt I did was shell, skip two, sc, skip two, shell, skip two, sc, etc which worked out perfectly for the number of stitches I had, but I wanted a rounder shell so I changed the number of skipped stitches and switched to a sl st. My advice is just trial and error until you find something you like that corresponds to your number of stitches.
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