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About sammimag

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  • Birthday 04/05/1967

A Few Things About Me

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    I'm a mom of two, love to crochet and read.
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    tie dye, crochet, felting, knitting, spinning
  • Occupation
    Mom, Writer Wanna Be, NVC Trainer
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    I like everything
  • Crocheting since...
  1. Superwash wool will dye just fine with kool-aid. Actually superwash wool with acid dyes, which basically what kool-aid is, takes up dye really well. At least this is what I see and have heard in other dye forums. I haven't dye superwash yarns myself.
  2. Beautiful! I love the colors. Goes and looks for yarn now...
  3. You could get a Schacht Hi-lo which can do both. I was a bottom whorl girl at first but lately I've been really liking my top whorls. In a top whorl I personally get better spin if there is a bit of a the shaft over the whorl. If the hook is right on top of the whorl it doesn't work for me as well.
  4. Well they are new to me. With all the talk about Michael's new yarns has anyone seen the new wool/acrylic and wool yarns at hobby lobby? There's I love this wool , worsted, 219 yards skeins for $5.99 I think. The ombres are only 183 yards though. Yarn Bee Snowflake is DK weight 243 yards in lots of fun colors for $4.99, 56% Wool, 22% Polyester, 22% PTT. YB Rainbow Wool 204 yards, 5.99, 86.4% Wool, 5% Mohair, 8.6% Acrylic, YB Melody Bulky Wool Blend 70/30 wool/acrylic , 123 yards, $5.99 Bamboo Spun - didn't note info Lots of Sock yarns: Patons, Red Heart, and
  5. You don't have to dye "white" wool. You can dye light grays and oatmeal colors. It can actually tone down the colors and make them more muted
  6. Knitting hats in the round totally avoids seaming. I try to knit everything without seams if possible. There are good links in this thread how to do it too.
  7. LYS is short for Local Yarn Store.
  8. I wonder what you mean by expert? The pattern is not all that hard. The challenging part but doable is sewing it together. That's only because I hate sewing and avoid it if I can. I love this so much I had to make it. If you have crocheted any motif and sewn things together then this is totally doable. Go ahead be fearless!
  9. The very first post lists the pattern I used to make my shawl. It also lists some other options both for free or purchase. Happy hookin' and stay warm!
  10. He's adorable! You did a wonderful job.
  11. I'm glad those links were helpful. I don't have lots of dyeing experience with wools. I've been reading up on it bunches because I plan to do more. I've done a small bit of dyeing some of my handspun using a crockpot and hat lots of fun. I can't remember if the sites I linked to suggest this or not but if you do plan on using jacard acid dyes or something similar then you don't want to use anything that you use to prepare food with. I have a crockpot just for dyeing and will soon get either an enamel pot or stainless steel pot or dyeing. I did and still so some tie dyeing so I
  12. I made these for my mom. The Phoenix Mitts from the Crochet Liberation Front First Book Ever. I made them with Knit Picks Shimmer in Spice. I didn't get gauge so I had to another thumb gusset increase and some adjusting around the thumb as well. Now I want to make myself a pair.
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