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About tamirive

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  1. Do kids still sneak into the quarry to swim? I think it was in Troy? I went to college in Rindge.
  2. My Abuelita (grandma) passed away a few years ago, I inherited all her crochet yarn and half finished projects (a trait I inherited). I was not sure what I could do with a bag of loose squares she had. this is such a fantastic idea! thanks for sharing, this will make some great gifts this holiday season for my sisters that don't have anything handmade from her. Thank you so much for the idea!
  3. The Secaucus AC Moore is up and running! It's open on Sunday too! No more trekking to Clifton on a Sunday!
  4. I made hat and scaf sets for my nieces last winter. Sometime later my sister called to tell me that the little one 7ys old would not take the hat off for anything because "her Titi made it 'specially' for her" That made me want to cry it was so sweet!
  5. I am soo excited about the Secaucus AC Moore! It looks like it might be bigger than the Paramus one.
  6. I forgot to add that you have one beautiful and very lucky granddaughter!
  7. Wow that looks so amazing. You are so talented! I wish I had the patience to do something like that. Maybe If I started one now It would be finished by the time I have a grandchild. I don't even have kids!
  8. Bergen/Hudson County over here. I must admit it took many years and going across the country to learn that taylor ham existed much less that it was a Jersey thing.
  9. Unfourtunately I am not home right now, but I have made this case twice. There is an error. I can't remember how I fixed it. Honestly I don't even think I know what I did. Sorry for not being much help. I plan on making one for a co worker when I figure out what I did I'll post.
  10. Hi every one ! Thanks for the advise. I have taught them to wrap the yarn around the pinky and that does seem to help alot! I do think It is something that comes with practice. I guess it will just click one day. I'm teaching busy adults who don't have time to practice. The only time they do is at our lunch time class once a week. So it's a bit frustrating that we are still making a chain for the 2nd week in a row. I know once they get the hang of it they will want to crochet every spare minute like I do. well... like all of us do I guess. Wish me luck! Tami
  11. tamirive

    teachin Tension

    I am teaching a couple of peaople at work to crochet at lunchtime. The problem that my students seem to have is keeping tension. What I'm trying to say is that the yarn from the finger to the hook is so loose and I can't figure out any tricks for them to use to keep that yarn taut. Also they seem to have problems keeping the yarn looped aroung their finger. Is this something that comes with practice or is there a trick? I learned when I was really young so I don't remember how I learned that. Please help! Thanks!
  12. As you saw I am making snowflakes for my christmas cards this year. Well I always leave end weaving for last (because I hate doing that task) anyway, so now I have all these pretty snowflakes with all loose ends. What is the best way to weave those ends in? Is it like regular yarn or is there something special I need to do. Help please!
  13. Thanks dor the warm welcome!! I never thought of adding glitter to my snowflakes! Now I know I'll have the sassiest christmas cards around! Thanks for the tip!
  14. Hello as you already know I am new here. I stumbled upon this site accidentally while I'm supposed to be working! My name is Tami I live in NJ and I am 29 yrs old. I learned to crochet from my Grandma when I was little. I usually work with yarn making afgans scarves and the oh so popular ponchos (What will I do with myself when they go out of style?) I have recently decided to pick up teeny tiny hooks and thread to honor my Grandma who is a "doily master"! I've started with snowflakes to put in my christmas cards this year. I look forward to getting better and tackling more complicated patterns. I also look forward to this board and learning from other crocheters. Thanks for reading!
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