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About Ms.Oz

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  1. So far I've only made two afghans, but I loved making "Peachy" from Terry Kimbrough's afghan booklet. It's the one in the top left corner of this pic: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/1574867091/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0
  2. I have both of these books, and they contain some of the prettiest baby afghan patterns I've seen: http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=LA3267 http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=ASN1451
  3. omg those are too cute...most crochet dresses I've seen are kind of "meh", but those are adorable! Definitely have to make for my 18-month old!
  4. Ms.Oz

    I need some info!!

    Looking at those hats, I really can't pick apart how they made them with just plain crochet...it looks like there is elastic running through each row, and there would absolutely have to be if they fit newborn through 12 months. Regular crochet is simply not going to stretch that much, and I can't figure out what kind of stitch that is with the spaces. Even a knit hat (knit has more stretch to it than crochet) would need to be made from very stretchy material to fit newborn to 12 months or more. It almost looks like they're made from a very airy stretchy nylon ribbon combined with an elastic, but how, I have no idea. The website says the flowers and bows are attached using clips...so, if it were me, I'd buy two hat colors that I liked, then make my own additional bows and flowers to attach and give them different looks. The main focus of the hat is the bow or the flower anyway, so you could have a lot of fun making different combinations. Just me though
  5. Darn it, now that's another project to add to my list! You ladies are wonderful but you give me too many ideas.
  6. Wool of the Andes is pretty soft...I've made scarves with it, but it does felt (quite nicely I might add) so I'd go with the superwash just to be safe in case you might need to wash the afghan someday.
  7. Definitely leave the buttons off, even though they do look pretty. Maybe instead you could make a crocheted "button", more or less just a round of double or triple crochet and that way you could sew the sides and center to the blankie for a similar look, but safer?
  8. Wow!!! Truly a work of art :-)
  9. Beautiful set! What a sweet idea...I may have to borrow it someday!
  10. Too cute! Love your yarn color for the pot!
  11. I like the wrong (back) side to show too, depending on the piece. Sometimes I turn the piece both ways to see which way forms the shape better. I don't think it should really matter, as long as the item looks how you want it to!
  12. SolarSoda--I was completely in your shoes and even gave up for two years as the books I had just didn't explain or show precisely what to do with each stitch or at the end or beginning of rows. I think some "basics" authors need to remember that a newbie can't look at a chain and automatically know what "next chain" means. I found a booklet at Michael's called "10-20-30 Minutes to Crochet" (that might not be the EXACT title, mine's on loan to a friend who was having the same beginner issues) and it had great illustrations that pretty much took care of the issues I was having. I'm sure the encyclopedia book is awesome too but if you're just looking for something inexpensive to get you going, I recommend it.
  13. Thanks RoseRed...I'm going to order some right now
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