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jrnylst

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About jrnylst

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  • Birthday 02/13/1960

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    Addicted to writing, photography, cycling, backpacking, crocheting, knitting, designing, dyeing, natural dyeing, baking...
  • Location
    Colorado
  • Hobbies
    All of the above, plus embroidery, quilting, journaling, genealogy, gardening, baking, stairclimbing
  • Occupation
    dotting teas and crossing eyes
  • Favorite hook type
    Steel
  • Favorite projects
    thread animals, snowflakes, embellishing clothing and quilts
  • Crocheting since...
    1969

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  1. https://www.snowcatcher.net/2018/05/cake-flake-monday.html?m=1
  2. I haven't been able to log in for a long while, and I just realized I had not shared links to the afghans or hats I've created... Summer of Color Afghan Wiggle Flower Afghan Fjord Beanie Super Slouchy Slopestyle Hat
  3. Snowflake season is upon us once again! I've posted an exclusive pattern for Crochetville to help kick off the season! http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/148900-village-snowflake/
  4. Starting Cluster: Ch 2, [yo and draw up loop, yo and bring through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and bring through all three loops on hook. A couple of months ago, Autumn and Emma from the Yahoo Sisters of the Snowflake group asked if I might consider designing an exclusive snowflake for the group. That got me started thinking I probably ought to do exclusive snowflakes for the Crochetville and Ravelry snowflake groups, too. I've been trying to keep a Snowflake Along thread alive here in the CAL category, and I'd like to see it keep going, even if the group isn't extremely active outside of winter. I believe there is no such thing as too many crocheted snowflakes or too many free crocheted snowflake patterns! Crocheted snowflakes make awesome gifts, gift toppers, decorations, window decorations, card embellishments and clothing/accessory applique. Some people would rather have crocheted snowflakes than real snowflakes. Me -- I love winter, and I love snowflakes, real or not. So here's an exclusive snowflake just for Crochetville: Village Snowflake Instructions Special Stitches Starting Cluster: Ch 2, [yo and draw up loop, yo and bring through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and bring through all three loops on hook. Cluster: [Yo and draw up loop, yo and bring through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and bring through all four loops on hook. Make magic ring. Round 1: Starting cluster in ring, * ch 8, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, cluster in ring; repeat from * 4 times; ch 2, 1 dc in starting cluster to form final ch 4 sp of round, ch 2, dc around post of dc just made to form final ch 6 loop of round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat. Round 2: Starting cluster in loop just made, ch 10, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 4, * cluster in next ch 6 loop, ch 10, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 4; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting cluster. Round 3: 1 sc in same starting cluster, * ch 6, cluster in next ch 6 loop, ch 6, 1 sc in next cluster; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat, sl st in starting sc. Round 4: 1 sc in same sc, ch 7, 1 sc in next cluster, ch 7, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc. Round 5: Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), 1 sc in next sc, ch 8, 1 dc in next sc, * ch 2, 1 dc in same sc (V-stitch made), ch 8, 1 sc in next sc, ch 8, 1 dc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 10 to form last V-stitch of round. Round 6: Starting cluster in same V-stitch, * ch 10, 1 dc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in same sc, ch 10, cluster in next V-stitch; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last cluster of final repeat; sl st in starting cluster; bind off. Weave in ends. ETA: forgot to add special stitches
  5. Thank you, everyone, for keeping this SAL alive while I was unable to keep up electronically! I love the snowflake photos that have been shared. Great job duplicating your swap flakes, Apak! I love snowflakes in color, MarshaRice! Special place in my heart for pink snowflakes. I vowed not to make a snowflake for a whole week after my blitz/blizzard througout January through the first week of February. Now I'm ready to make another after seven straight days of no snowflakes. (Gotta be a record in there somewhere!) Snow is coming down right now in Denver but not sticking. Adds to the mood and need to create a new snowflake. Here are a few of my February 14-themed snowflakes to help wish you a very happy Valentine's Day:
  6. Welcome to 2013! May this year be better than last! This Snowflake CAL was born about five years ago, and the goal is to make at least one snowflake every Monday (or whatever day of the week is best for you), with the goal of 52 snowflakes by Christmas, more than enough to decorate your tree with plenty leftover to gift. All participants are welcome and encouraged to post links to their own patterns and/or pictures throughout the year to keep us all enthused and motivated. Please help keep this thread alive by sharing your work!Snowflakes make us drool! Throughout the years, participants have asked if they must stiffen flakes, if they can use yarn instead of thread and how to do specific stitches and/or patterns. You may make your snowflakes with whatever fiber you choose. You may even make them with embroidery floss, plarn or ribbon! Stiffen them if you like, and don't if that's not your cup of tea. Feel free to ask questions here any time, and someone here is sure to try to help. Many snowflakers will pitch in and help whenever anyone has a question. Ravelry has a snowflake group here, and a new Yahoo group will be starting soon. I will update this post and add the link as soon as it is available. Let's cover the world with a blanket of snow that doesn't cause frost bite! Happy 2013! And let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Here is the best list of free snowflake links I know of. Here is the list of 2008 snowflakes. Here is the list of 2009 snowflakes. Here is the thread for the 2010 CAL. Here is the thread for the 2011 CAL. Here is the thread for the 2012 CAL. Snowflake Books or Leaflets 99 Snowflakes More Snowflakes to Crochet by Mary Thomas Our Best Christmas Thread Crochet has 12 snowflake patterns out of 42 projects. Copyright 1997. White Christmas in Thread Crochet 25 snowflake patterns. Copyright 2001. American School of Needlework's 101 Snowflakes by Delsie Rhoades and Kathy Wesley. Crocheted Snowflakes and Angels by Wilma Stash. Leisure Arts leaflet 255. Big Book of Thread Ornaments by Leisure Arts. Copyright 2009. 100 Snowflakes to Crochet: Make Your Own Snowdrift - to Give or to Keep by Caitlin Sainio. Copyright 2012. (Special thanks to Marikamum and Apak for helping compile the above list!) Other snowflake-related links: Stiffening Snowflakes Blocking Snowflakes Snowflake Blocking Diagram (Very special thanks to Noël V. Nevins for providing such timeless information for free for more than a decade now!)
  7. Those are awesome! What a brilliant idea to make matching fingerless gloves and a cell phone cover!
  8. The Connecticut PTSA says they have a semi truckload full of snowflakes. WOW!!! They have enough snowflakes. Read more here. Please send any snowflakes you are still making for this effort to your own elementary school. Thank you for making this possible!
  9. Thank you for all your wonderful snowflakes for Newton. The Connecticut PTSA says they have a semi truckload full. (WOW!!!) They have enough snowflakes. Read more here. Please send any snowflakes you are making now to your own elementary school. Thank you for helping make this possible!
  10. Happy November! I apologize for not keeping this thread active the last few months. It's been a wild and crazy year. But now it's time to get serious about snowflakes for this year's tree and for gifts, too. I'm hoping to make at least one snowflake for several family members and friends who appreciate handmade gifts, having learned the hard way some people think presents must come with a brand name and a hefty price tag. What about you? Do you have some crocheting in your gift list???
  11. Congrats on finishing your first thread snowflake! It turned out beautiful! I hope you will have many more to share!
  12. Mrs. Micawber and I each designed a hat in honor of those facing battles with cancer, an informal hat drive, and we hope many will jump on board to make a hat for charity this month. Curly Q Hat A Hat for a Cause
  13. Cara, have you heard anything about the job yet? I've kept you in my prayers...
  14. Welcome, Pink Cat! I hope you enjoy it here, and I would love to see photos of your crosses and egg jackets. I made a few egg jackets about ten years ago while I was trying to teach my adopted special needs daughter to crochet, and she decided to make up a pattern of her own because that's what I did. What she came up with was the most odd-shaped contraption I've ever seen, but she certainly tried! Your egg jackets brought back a very fun memory. (Wish I had taken photos of it!) Thank you!
  15. Wow, you too?!? I just got my cast off, and I feel 100 pounds lighter! (although I'm not...) Ditto on the Valdani. I had used some for snowflakes, but this thread is far too luxurious to be stiffened. The range of colors in unbelievable. If you sign up for an account, you receive emails when colorways are discontinued, and that's usually a good deal, as my only problem with Valdani is that it's a bit pricey. But oh, so lovely!
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