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About Amibel

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  • Birthday 12/26/1980

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    Geek married to a nerd in the land of rednecks with twin bebehs!
  • Location
    Crossville, TN
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting, gaming, forum browsing
  • Occupation
    Desk Clerk
  • Favorite projects
    Shawls, scarves, hats for all ages but specializing in preemie through child sizes
  • Crocheting since...
    Since 1990 or thereabouts
  1. I JUST got my yarn in today. I didn't really have anything I wanted to use in my stash. Ohhh yes, I bought yarn LOL I'll be starting on it here shortly, and I don't like the really short shawls so I will add a 10th row and maybe even an 11th.
  2. My twin 2 year olds LOVE Sesame Street and Abby's Flying Fairy School is my girl's favorite part. They love Abby Cadabby but Emma especially asks for Donegan when it starts. Since Hasbro doesn't really make any Donegan toys, I thought maybe I could find a pattern for a male faery (including wings) that I could just switch out the colors and maybe a design element or two so it could look like Donegan. I don't mind if its a pay pattern (as long as the price isn't outrageous) or a free pattern.
  3. My store got rid of most of their arts & crafts stuff, including a bunch of yarn. Now its a very pitiful selection of yarn. Most of the other craft stuff is just pony beads and puff paint. I keep hoping my store will expand their yarn selection but I'm not that lucky. I'll keep buying Brava instead
  4. No crochet this week, spent time on soap and lip balm instead. Won't have any time to crochet tomorrow and won't get anything finished tonight, so posting now. Week Ending 3/24/2012 WTD: 0 | YTD: +166
  5. Sadly, its not really the size of the color swatches that throws off picking a matching color. It is that monitors are all color calibrated differently, plus the lighting and post-processing done on the photos that cause the issue. What companies SHOULD do is say that XXX variegated matches with XXX solids. Red Heart has a PDF floating around somewhere that actually does that. However, if you look at ILTY Agean Stripes, it looks like the lightest color is white, but its not, its one of their light greys. <-- web design and photography geek
  6. I'm slacking. I haven't picked up an afghan to work on it in 6 weeks. Maybe once I can get over this hump in a few weeks I can start on it again. Looks like MIL will be temporary receptionist in FIL's office while we're there on vacation at the end of the month, so I likely won't have MIL to watch the kids so I can work on the afghan Ahh well.
  7. I know its Friday and barely noon, but I know I'm not doing any crochet tonight or tomorrow because I have company coming so I'm going to post my score. I hadn't posted my score in the last month because my power cord for my computer died so I had to wait on the replacement, the kids were sick, then hubby pulled an ab muscle and was on a lifting ban which included not lifting his kids. On the other hand, we got rid of a chair, reclining loveseat and a dining table w/4 chairs, and I bought a regular matching loveseat and full-length sofa and a new dining table that has a leaf and 6 chairs.
  8. I've been MIA for awhile, sorry I didn't get anything posted the last couple weeks, but I didn't use anything up, didn't hardly crochet anything. However, this week, there is a HUGE change in my score But I will let people wonder if I will be the STM winner or the gold medal winner
  9. I'm pretty sure I'm not getting any skeins or balls done today so.. I'm pretty sure that leaves me with an even score. Week ending 02/11/2012 WTD: 0 | YTD: -20
  10. I'm slacking so badly. I've been trying to get other stuff done that I haven't touched the afghan for my mother I hope I feel like doing some today.
  11. Well, that would be just about all of it for me Amy I can only get Super Saver here, and in limited colors at that. Any other RH stuff I have to order online, which is how I ended up with the Smoothie that I despise.
  12. I love Moon & Stars, its so soft and fluffy. I also like the Stitch Nation items. I HATE Smoothie! I have 2 skeins of pink and 2 of blue, and I have made 2 hats out of one skein of pink and I am giving it away when I find the rest of it - it splits horrrrrrrrribly for me.
  13. Which pattern are you working from? Maybe if we can see it and look at the pattern in its entirety we might be able to better help you. Though it sounds like you're obviously having to add on this earflap so maybe that slip stitch is how she's joining the yarn?
  14. For afghans & hats, I stick to H & I unless its more than one strand. For ami, I tend to use the F the most, E if its a thin worsted. I've only worked with thread twice for very very short amounts (literally 2 little granny squares) so I don't have a favorite steel hook
  15. I Love This Yarn is by Hobby Lobby and it is pretty soft right off the skein, and it washes up wonderfully soft. CSS fuzzes up horribly after its washed, at least with what I've used it for. Red Heart Soft is nice as well, but like Simply Soft, it gets fuzzy after being washed in my experience. I try to stick to using RHSS for testing a pattern out before trying it with the project's chosen yarn, or for amigurumi. I really like Washable Ewe (100% superwash wool) from the Stitch Nation line at Red Heart. They also have Bamboo Ewe (55% viscose from bamboo, 45% wool), Alpaca Love (80% wool, 2
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