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About sammimag

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  • Birthday 04/05/1967

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    I'm a mom of two, love to crochet and read.
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  • Hobbies
    tie dye, crochet, felting, knitting, spinning
  • Occupation
    Mom, Writer Wanna Be, NVC Trainer
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  • Favorite projects
    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. All my bins are rubbermaid bins 14 gal size I think. 1/2 full bin of cotton yarns 1/2 full bin of blends and sock yarns 1/2 full bin of acrylics and some novelty yarn 1/2 full bin of cotton threads one large basket with yarns for wips and wims dear hubby has one 18 gal bin or so full of wool yarns that has some some of wool yarn that I want to make some swatches with for some future projects
  6. I feel like I am am "experienced" but not an expert by any means. I can figure out so far anything I REALLY want to figure out. I may have to frog and go and frog and go several times before I figure it out. Two years ago when I picked up a hook again, I gave up on a few patterns because it was too hard to follow the pattern. I'd get lost, now it's easier to keep it all straight. I have a good grasp of the crochet language so to speak. I also feel more confident in my ability to help others. At least I HOPE I have helped others and not confused them in the help section. I'd l
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