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  1. While the pom pom idea sounds like it would look cute, I'd be concerned about one coming loose somewhere down the line and becoming a choking hazard. I'd fill them in with something that is crocheted on so it would never pull loose. Joan
  2. Very pretty hat.... you did a great job. Which yarn/color did you use? Joan
  3. Thank you sooo much, ladies! I've been wanting to crochet some scarves for this cause, and have searched 2 Joann's, AC Moore and Michael's. None of them carried the Delft Blue color. I even called Coats & Clark Consumer Relations, and they were less than helpful or sympathetic. I don't usually shop at Walmart's but went there today after reading this thread. Yes! There it was! Delft Blue! I bought 3 skeins, and 3 of the white. Gonna get started right now! Joan
  4. I was at the fashion show in Manchester, and Christian really stole the show! We were hysterical when he jumped off the runway and kept right on modeling. He's totally adorable! JoanB
  5. For smaller items such as bags, baby items, etc., I use a piece of poster board as a background. I have the boards in white, black and gray and choose one depending on the color of the item. I try to use natural light... either in the shade by the side of my house, or just inside a glass door. I sometimes try also adding flash to the natural light. I try different exposures and then pick the best one when I upload to my computer. Good luck! Joan
  6. Green is in, so... Mr. Green, or Mr. Greenlegs, or Lean Mean Green Machine Joan
  7. I've made lots of scarves using Solomon's Knot... here's one: I've also done a Mobious Shawl and the triangular shawl from Garn Studio. YOu can control how lacy the look is somewhat by the size of yarn and by the length you make each stitch. Joan
  8. If you combine the 'fuzzy' yarn with a regular yarn, it is much easier to work with. Also, it helps if you use a very large hook. If you want that fuzzy look, you'll have to use an appropriate yarn. Joan
  9. That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pattern source... got it saved! Joan
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  11. Precious! You did a great job! Joan
  12. That is just stunning. Love that yarn and really like the pattern. Joan
  13. I'll be there from Thursday through Sunday, taking a bunch of classes. Joan
  14. I've done two half moon shawls. The first one was in a hand-dyed Rayon... rather thin... and I used a large hook (I think an L). I was inspired by the person who did one in thread.... I wanted it to look light and lacy. I only wanted it the length of a capelet. I need to do the border on that. The other I did in a yarn called 'Romance' which is a fake mohair... real fluffy looking. I just kept going until I ran out of yarn. It could be a bit longer (it's about 30") but I'm leaving it as it is. If it stops raining i'll take a picture of it, and the other one when it's finished. Joan
  15. I finished one Half Moon Shawl and one other is finished except for the border. I really don't like the border on the finished one. What I'd like is a border of triangles (or maybe picot??). Does anyone know of a border pattern I could substitute. I did look at the edgings in CPC & really didn't see any I like (but I'll take another look). Thanks! Joan Edited to say that I found this edging: http://www.halfknits.com/cathedral-edge.htm which I think I will try. I may modify it somewhat.
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