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About Finnbar

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  • Birthday 06/19/1958

A Few Things About Me

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    married, no kids. Recoveriing from Leukemia via bone marrow transplant. Healing shawls and chemo f
  • Location
    Crystal Lake, IL
  • Hobbies
    reading cooking crochet
  • Occupation
    own insurance agency
  • Favorite projects
    Healing shawls, chemo caps, afghans, pet coats
  • Crocheting since...
  1. Hi, Your blanket is gorgeous and I've just spent about two hours trying to find the pattern through Ravelry and Caron.com without any luck. Could you help by directing me or showing a link. I'd like to make a few to distribute at our Rotary Club's Coat a Kid project. Thanks Kat
  2. Thanks everyone for the help. When you explained it Granny Square I understood. I was getting hung up on the word "divide" and took it literally as in "to separate". This thought was reinforced when the pattern rows started again as Row 1 & Row 2 instead of continuing on as Row 14 and 15. Thanks again everyone; I really appreciate the help. Best, Kat
  3. Greetings all! I am doing a pattern from a pattern book called "Sweet Baby Crochet" by Craftside. I am working the pattern called Baby Sweater and Hat. I think this an Australian pattern because the sizing appears to be Australian. My problem is coming after I do the body of the sweater. The next part of the pattern says "Divide for Sleeves and Body. In the section for crocheting the sweater, after Row 13 is a section called "Divide for Sleeves and Body" with two rows of pattern. I don't understand what this means. Am I to add these two rows to either side of the pattern where the sleeves begin or ?? I don't know if I'm having a problem with the terminology or translation (for lack of a better word) or more likely, that I'm just an idiot. Either way, I sure would appreciate any help. Thanks, Kat Following is an except from the pattern SWEATER Starting at neck edge, with MC, ch 58, Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), 1 dc in each of next 7 ch (right front section), V-st in next ch (inc made), 1 dc in each of next 9 ch (right sleeve section), V-st in next ch, 1 dc in each of the next 16 ch (back section), V-st in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 9 ch (left sleeve section), V-st in next oh, 1 dc in each of last 9 ch (left front section), turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc, now and throughout), sk first do,*1 do in each dc to next V-st, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st. rep from 3 times, 1 do in each dc to end, 1 do in top of turning ch, turn. Rows 3-13 : Rep row 3, inc 8 sts in every row. DIVIDE FOR SLEEVES AND BODY Row 1: Ch 3, sk first dc, do on each of next 21 sts of left front, ch 2, sk next 35 dc of left sleeve, do in each of next 42 dc of back, ch 2, sk next 35 dc of right sleeve, dc in each of last 21 dc of right front, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn (86 do). Row 2: Ch 3, sk first do, 1 dc in each of next 21 sts, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch sts at underarm, 1 dc in each of the next 42 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch sts at underarm, 1 dc in each of the last 21 dc, 1 do in top of turning ch, turn (90 do). Fasten off. Next section gives pattern instructions for doing the sleeves, which clearly states to make two.
  4. Great afghan and good timing. I have been looking for a baby pattern as I have committed to making a blanket for a friend for a January shower. since their don't know if it's a boy or girl, this will be good. I'm thinking yellow, mint green and white. And, I get to try something new. Thanks, Kat
  5. Was there a pattern for the border anywhere?
  6. That's just beautiful. I am sure they will treasure it. Kat
  7. Welcome from Crystal Lake, IL. Happy you found your way back to the 'ville. Kat
  8. I'd also like to know how you did the border.
  9. Anytime I make something as a gift (after finding out their colors) I provide washing instructions along with a note asking that 1. they actually use the item and 2. if they don't like it for any reason to please either return it to me or pass it along to a hospital, charity, put in a fundraising auction, or just give it to someone that likes it and will use it. I know we all don't have the same taste. I assure them I will have no hard feelings and I don't. I'd much rather know that something I made is being used and loved by someone.
  10. Looks great and the pics are good also.
  11. Greetings all, I have been searching online and at various fairs to find a local crocheting group. The closest I can find is about 20+ miles away. That would be okay, but after working all day - 25 miles away- I know I would not be up to driving home then going out and driving another distance up and back to a group. I was wondering if anyone here had started group and any info you could share. The local college doesn't have any available, nor does the park district. There may be some through local churches, but they meet during the day. If you started a group, did you have any success? Thanks, Kat
  12. Finnbar

    My first afghan

    Good job! What a beautiful afghan. Your mother must love it. Kat
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