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Swayde

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About Swayde

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  • Birthday 12/04/1976

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  • Real Name
    Barbara Huskey
  • Location
    Tampa, Florida
  • Occupation
    Housewife
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    September 2004
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Doilies and Afghans
  1. I purchased a cross stitch chart online for it and simply used SCs for each square instead of cross stitching, changing colors as called for along the way.
  2. Each row took 20 minutes minimal. Some rows took longer due to lots of color changes. There were 240 rows of the pattern. Then it took me about 15-20 hours or so to sew in the ends. Then I added additional rows to make the blanket bigger for another 10-15 hours. In other words, a very long time. I'm not a super fast crocheter, but I'm not extremely slow either. It was a big project. People keep asking me to make them one, but when I tell them I wouldn't do it for less than $1,000 they seem to change their minds, but I figure I spent at least 100 hours on it and should be paid accordingly. Not to mention the cost of materials. Seems perfectly reasonable to me, not that I am eager to do that again lol.
  3. He said he's going to wrap himself up in it for every game to give them luck. The one game he had it for, against the ATL Falcons, he did just that and THEY WON! So maybe next year will be better =)
  4. After a few years of planning, purchasing materials and then lots of work. I finally completed this project and gifted it to my brother for Christmas 2012.
  5. I hold the base of the stitches as I go. I started doing that with the tiny thread so I could guide the hook through easier and see everything better and the habit carries over to yarn. I do notice that I tend to be a fairly tight crocheter, but since I mostly do thread work, which I happen to like tighter stitching on anyhow, and blankets which I hate holey blankets, it works fine for me.
  6. Swayde

    Calypso

    It's lovely! Excellent color choices =)
  7. My camera batteries are dead, but my doggies did love their cookies. Rocky gobbled his up real fast and was looking for more. Sara, who thinks anything even remotely shaped like a ball is a toy, tossed hers around for a bit chasing it and wagging her tail like crazy before she settled down with it and ate and came running back for more =) Thank you very much!
  8. Walmart or Joann's. Typically I go in person, but sometimes order online.
  9. Oh my goodness... that is amazing! It's absolutely adorable!
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