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  1. Okay, I hope these are in the right order...here goes, for Row 4:So you slip stitch in each of next 6 chains of the ch 11 loop. (what it originally said was, "Sl st in 6th ch...") Now for the tricky part: ch 2, the wrap thread around your hook 3 times and in the 3rd ch of the same 11 ch loop you will crochet 1 loop (or simple act like you're doing a sc but leaving the other loops on your hook. Then yarn over and insert your hook into the 3rd ch OF THE NEXT 11TH CH LOOP. yarn over and crochet like you're doing like a double treble stitch...working off all the loops. Hopeful
  2. So almost a year later and the doily is still not quite done. It is a big doily. I'm working on the pineapples that ring the edge now. I had two emails regarding the infamous row 4 and since it had been so long since I had made up the motif, I had to make another motif to figure out what the problem was. Now I have taken pics and I cannot figure out how to upload pics here now. So if any one can help me with uploading pics, that would be great and I can post pics of how to work Row 4 along with, hopefully slightly clearer verabe. Once you get the concept, the row, as written is fairly cl
  3. Thank you everyone for testing this pattern. Great job Marisa and Mona! This will be a free pattern, and just to put it out there, if you wish to make shawls to use for your own prayer shawl ministries OR personal use OR even for sale, you totally have my permission. I won't be selling the pattern nor the shawls I make from it and my only thing is that this pattern not be sold, but finished objects, if you wish, may be sold. Thank you so much again.
  4. Great job Mona and thank you so much for testing my pattern. Very much appreciated.
  5. This thread is for the testers of the Trinity Shawl to show off their work.
  6. Okay, I have all the testers I need...thank you to everyone who has agreed to test for me.
  7. Pattern Information Pattern Description: This is a fairly simple rectangle shawl worked in different colors, using half double and single stitches, measuring approximately 24" x 60" Pattern Style: Pattern is written only pattern Pattern Photo: Photo will be included with the pattern. Skill Level: Easy Yarn/Material/Tools Required : Tester will need to have or acquire yarn (approximately 6 skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn) and hook H or other to meet gauge of pattern Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 5 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 4 to 6 weeks Dead
  8. Yes, yes, yes, and yes again...I belong to CGOA and went to the Chain Link in Reno last September. Was extremely helpful in so many way I can't begin to tell you. I'm still riding off that high. I'm 53 and the only college that I took was classes for broadcasting...I do other classes on line and where I can for this and that. I'm basically a newbie at actually getting patterns written, self published and sold, but am working on submitting to magazine (have submitted one proposal thus far.) If you ever get the chance to go to Chain Link, by all means sign up for the Professional Develop
  9. More often than not, I end up crocheting during Prime Time. It actually bothers me a little because I would like to crochet early afternoon until dinner...but life gets in the way no matter how much I try to get up early and get the daily stuff done...
  10. While I understand being on a fixed income and you have the money set for this, that and the other thing, I do think that one is allowed and "allowance" or "pin money" to with what they want (within reason.) If you have an interest or hobby and you've set yourself up with a budget for how much you can spend on that interest or hobby, then why the guilt? Save the guilt for if and when you go over your budget, are you not entitled to something for yourself? I get concerned about my own spending simply because in my first marriage and for the majority of my adult life, I was really bad with
  11. Man I hear ya about the containers...some of mine are in the attic temporarily and out on the cover porch...and it's been like working a puzzle to get things just so because there truly is only so much room. Thanks...
  12. Thank you Pinkrose...yeah, I know I'm blessed to have two dedicated rooms...
  13. Thank you both! Good luck TallGirl, you can do it...and when you do, take pics and share...
  14. I won't tell Mr. Skoggy...I hope you get your room...totally make it your own.
  15. This is the 3rd time I've tried to write this post and I keep losing the post...the top 3 pics are of the craft area...there is a computer in the computer cupboard by the window for design purposes, the cutting table is awesome as it can fold up as in the picture or extend to three times it's size and has space to store stuff. I have my crochet, craft, knitting, sewing and writing library on the corner shelves; children's books from my youth on the shelves under the window and extra shelves to storage odds and ends. Still a work in progress. The yarn and project storage in the next two pict
  16. I am blessed to have two rooms to do all things crochet, craft, knitting, sewing, card making and office work...It's taken me over 4 years to get both areas set up to where they are easy to work in. At one point I had to literally both rooms apart, flip their use and focus and start over. This is what I have to show for it:
  17. It's only been in the last decade that I started hearing other people say that others have made such unkind or thoughtless remarks in regards to handwork, crochet in particular. It just was never said when I was growing up and even in the '80's when it seems like any kind of domestic skill were frowned upon because a woman should be out working a job and bringing home money...not that that stopped those of us from knitting, sewing, crocheting and cooking, etc...but no one ever seemed to make the comments about, "it makes you look old" or "that's for granny's..." I have a theory that because
  18. Not that it really matters, but I'd like to know the age of the person who made the comment that crocheting makes you look old...jeez. I started knitting when I was 9/10 and crocheting when I was 11. Throughout my life I've always made things, crocheted, knitted, sewed...it didn't matter. Never had anyone comment on my age about these things...worse that was ever said to me was, "Must be nice to have the time..." but that really is the other person's problem and not mine... If you love to crochet, crochet...let whatever rude or otherwise negative comments fall away...
  19. Thanks for the warming "welcome backs..." I love that Tall Girl Googled "haus frau..." Yeah, I gave myself the title of Eccentric Haus Frau after I got married in 2001 and was, for the first time in my life, a "stay at home wife." I didn't want to tell people, "I'm 'just' a house wife..." so I came up with EHF...and also knowing more or less that that would be the name of a future micro business for myself...it's been a long time coming...I gave my business card to a German guy who sells and installs Euroline windows at a home show a week ago and he busted out laughing at the name of the bu
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