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About Suebee42

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  • Birthday 04/02/1974


  • Real Name
    Sue Meredith
  • Biography
    I'm a graphic designer, I teach crochet, I have pet rats, and I am huge fan of Barenaked Ladies!
  • Location
    Rochester, NY USA
  • Interests
    crochet (duh), beading, quilting, reading, pet rats, Barenaked Ladies
  • Occupation
    Graphic Designer, and Education Coordinator at my local Jo-Ann's
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    November 2000
  • Favorite things to crochet
    I still love to make scarves... simple, fast, great gifts.
  • Favorite Hook
  1. I've got a non-holiday-gift afghan started, so I will keep working on that. I am also usually working on blankets for the animal shelter, so that never really ends. Other than than, no real plans...
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    Is Joanns having a "Black Friday" sale?

    That I don't know... the web site and the store are affilliated, but basically run independently. You'd have to check the site itself on those products on the day to see if they have the same offer. Oddly, I have notice that sometimes the "sale price" on the web site is the same as the regular price in the store. That's just wacked! LOL!
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    Is Joanns having a "Black Friday" sale?

    For some reason, the edit function is taking forever... I'm too impatient to wait for it to decide to do some work... LOL! The 3-Day Sale is not this weekend, it's next weekend. I meant to include dates (11/23 - 11/25), and forgot.
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    Is Joanns having a "Black Friday" sale?

    Just got mine yesterday... Oddly, I know from my boss that there aren't many major changes between the rest of the sale week and Black Friday. Usually I end up stuck there until 11pm on Wednesday night, helping with sale set, but most of the sale is being set on Saturday night for Sunday, with minimal changes on Wednesday night... I'm only scheduled until 9:30 pm -- WOO! SO... for most of the sales, you DON'T have to wait until Friday... I'm looking at the ad now... items of interest: Friday Door Buster (6 am - Noon) - $34.99 rolling totes, including a yarn one - $29.99 folding 13 watt Ott Lite - 20% total purchase coupon (6am - noon only) - 50% item coupon (all day) Saturday Door Busters (6 am - Noon) - 20% total purchase coupon (6am - noon only) - 50% item coupon (all day) (no knit/crochet doorbusters) Fri-Sat-Sun 3-Day Sale - Patons Classic Wool - 2 for $6 - Knifty Knitter Gift Loom Set - $12 - Red Heart Super Saver - $1.89 - Sensations Rainbow Boucle or Rainbow Classic - 2 for $10 - Caron Pounders - 2 for $8 Holiday Kick-Off (Sun 11/18 - Sat 12/1) - Classes 25% off, with 20% supply coupon - had to throw that in... it's my department Tomorrow, btw, is Class Preview Day. - Lion Brand Homespun - $3.79 - Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick - $4.29 - Lion Brand Wool Ease - 2 for $4 - Lion Brand Chenille Thick & Quick - 2 for $10 - TLC Essentials - 2 for $6 - Lion Brand Fun Fur - 2 for $5 Enjoy!
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    Day After Thanksgiving Sale On Yarn

    Way to proofread, whoever originally posted that find on that site... LOL! Shouldn't it be Patons? *giggle*
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    Working Vertical or Horizanital?

    Ditto. I love to make them lengthwise, and work in the back loops to make it ribbed. But... I also do them width-wise. I totally depends on what look you want!
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    How Long Should A Scarf Be?

    Oh, I loooooove them long. I like them to stick out of the bottom of my coat WITH them wrapped around my neck... LOL! I'm 5' 7", so that's a lot of scarf! LOL!
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    How Long Should A Scarf Be?

    That's a nifty guideline. I make scarves for the Red Scarf Project, and their suggested guideline is 5" wide and 60" long. I usually make them wider and longer. They say that your "wingspan" (fingertip to fingertip) is equal to your height... so when I am making scarves, I usually try to make them that long (I'm 5' 7").
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    Iron On transfers with crochet???

    Or a fabric glue, like Fabri-Tac... I've used that with iron-on patches, and it works great!
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    Do you tie knots?

    I don't tie "knots," per se, but I do tie them like the first step of tying your shoe. Just enough to twist them together to keep them in line until it's time to sew in my ends.
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    Federal Jury Duty

    I had Federal jury duty in 2005, and I had no problems getting my crochet hook in. I did use plastic. I put my yarn pendant cutter on my keychain (I have a big keychain with lots of junk hanging off it); they didn't even flinch. They made a bigger deal about a package of 8 roller pens I had in my bag, which looked funky on the x-ray. LOL!
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    What started it?

    I usually always have something going on, between gifts and class samples, but yeah, I get burned out and need a rest. Right now a baby blanket has gotten me back in gear, but even so, some nights I am just not in the mood, and it sits there. Everything cycles. Heh.
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    BF's friends comment

    When I first started teaching myself, I was in my mid-20's, and a friend stopped by to visit my husband... I got the usual raised eyebrow and "granny craft" comments. I've been there. LOL!
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    An Afghan wedding gift??

    In general, crochet does tend to require more yarn than knitting... about 30% more. The only down side, in my opinion. Here are two afghans I have made for wedding gifts... one is a DC mesh with yarn woven the other way to make a plaid, the other is a filet pattern. Both were found in Afghans for All Seasons books by Leisure Arts, so I can't post the patterns... sorry... Here's another I made for a wedding gift... I used the Lattice Chevron pattern on page 163 of The Encyclopedia of Crochet:
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    Hair problems

    Yup! That's my theory! I really throw myself into my work.