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About Kalliopeia

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  • Birthday 09/01/1971

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    Louisville, KY
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  1. Thanks! I used Lion Brand Amazing yarn. Each stripe is a different colorway (every stripe is two rows, and I would then switch colors so I had a lot of ends to weave in!), but every color is variegated so you'd get a lot of stripes that changed colors within itself. I believe the original pattern called for Noro, which I suppose would have the same effect.
  2. I started this three years ago for my cousin who was going away to college. I never finished it, and then we decided to have a surprise party for her 21st birthday last month and the heat was on. I finished it, barely (found myself weaving in ends on the morning of the party), and I'm glad I did because I really ended up loving it. She seemed to, as well. I used the Wave Rider Throw pattern found here: http://www.spinsandneedles.co.uk/blog/patterns/pattern-for-wave-rider-throw/ though I used a heavier weight yarn and made it bigger overall.
  3. Thanks for all the kind words. I'll definitely have it stashed away for the next time someone has a baby. No one will know what to do with me if I'm actually prepared for something like that.
  4. I made this for a charity craft fair at my work that I was going to take part in. As it turns out, I won't be able to after all. So...I have a random baby blanket laying around! No motivation left to weave in the ends, but otherwise it's all done! The links below the images go to very large versions of the pictures, as I couldn't figure out how to make them clickable. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3473241343_38b4003478_o.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3473244617_8030de4d77_o.jpg I made it with motif #109 from the book"Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs" by Edie
  5. I've thought of that, but most of the ones I've seen are bigger than what I'm looking for. I keep looking for a smallish one. And thanks to everyone for the suggestions. There are a couple that could work. I appreciate it!
  6. Ooh, I do like that. I'm not sure it'd really work for this though, as it doesn't look sturdy enough to be carrying around the relatively heavy things I'll need. I'm bookmarking that though, so thanks!
  7. I hope someone can help me out here. I'm going to a tennis tournament in August, and the last two years I've carried a big bag and I felt like a pack mule. This year I want to go lighter and smaller but everything I find that is even remotely adequate is too expensive. I thought I might try to make one but am having no luck finding a good pattern. What I'm looking for is a messenger type bag, roomy but not gigantic, sturdy and with a long strap. It needs to be big enough to carry, at minimum, a water bottle, a wallet, a cell phone, a couple of bottles of sunscreen, and a camera. And
  8. Thanks. I started to make a shawl for one coworker, but halfway through I laid it out and realized that it was turning into a triangle and it was NOT supposed to be a triangle! So I went with a scarf. Much safer.
  9. Oh, good. I'm glad it's not just that I'm dimwitted.
  10. I only started crocheting in November, and started off simple, with scarves. The first one was made as a Christmas gift for my boss: The second was also a Christmas gift for a coworker. I used this pattern http://www.yarnsandmusings.com/2005/12/re-post-snuggly-scarf-pattern.html but added a border: The third is one I just made for myself. The yarn I used was lovely but a nightmare to work with. Pattern found at http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=2132: I wanted to make the pictures clickable but I don't seem to be able to do it (I did see the tutorial elsewhe
  11. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Good to see some fellow (and former) Kentuckians here! Sometimes it seems like everyone I know knits, but no one else crochets.
  12. Hello. I'm Shannon. I haven't been crocheting for very long; I started right after Thanksgiving of last year. I'd have been doing it for a lot longer, but I'm left handed. In sixth grade (over 25 years ago), I joined a crochet club at school, learned how to chain, and then no one had any clue how to tell me to do anything else. I made lovely chains, while everyone else was making granny squares. Fast forward a couple of decades or so, and I for some reason decided to try again. I bought a little kit at Barnes & Noble, that had instructions and hooks, patterns and a little yarn. I
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