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noah_natalies_mommy

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About noah_natalies_mommy

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  • Birthday 07/26/1982

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Mindy
  • Location
    Tn
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, cross stitch
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    hats, sweaters, purses
  • Crocheting since...
    2004
  1. Hmm. I don't get that indention, but I know that I'm starting to get a callous on my pinky finger where my needle rests. I think I hold my yarn differently then most people though, so maybe that's why I don't get that indention.
  2. When I flew to Vegas, I had a pair of scissors in my bag, and of course hooks and yarn. Well, they saw the scissors in my bag through their x-ray machine, and took my bag aside to remove the scissors, while they were in there, they found some yellow eyelash yarn, and decided it could be something that is used in explosives, so they scooped it up with this little wand thing, put it on a piece of paper, ran it through a machine, and of course came up negative. Anyway, point is, you can take finger nail clippers on the plane (I know for sure the small ones, but I'm not sure about the bigger ones), and they work pretty well.
  3. Just it let you know, "Knitting Worsted weight" is DK weight, or size 3 (bigger then sport but smaller the worsted) There is a difference in Worsted and Knitting Worsted, my grandmother handed down a lot of her knitting yarns to me, many knitting worsted, and it is slightly thiner. It's hard though, because most yarns come in size 2 (sport) or size 4 (worsted), they just kinda skip right over size 3. I hope this helps some!
  4. My daughter. I really love making sweaters for her. I think that I show to much favoritism towards her, and now my son is getting jealous. The other day, he said " I want a green purse, Mommy" lol. I'm working on making him a green sweater instead. I will not, however make anything for my neice, that takes a long time. I made her a sweater for Christmas, and she absolutely refused to wear it! Her parents ended up giving it back to me... it was suppose to be a guilt trip thing... "Fine, if you won't wear it, then we'll give it back to Mindy, who can give it to someone who will!". Of course, she didn't fall for it and was perfectly happy to be rid of it. Oh well!
  5. I usually stay up until around 4 a.m. I use to stay up till 5-6 am, but now my husband has a new job which requires him to be up at 4:30 am, so I have to be in bed before then, or he'll yell at me. I work until midnight, so really, 4 hours of crochet time, isn't enough! lol.
  6. I don't crochet at the computer... unless I'm at work, hehe. At home I have a big chair that I crochet in. Usually, I just watch t.v. while crocheting.
  7. That is beautiful. My parents bought me some recycled silk a few months back and it's just been sitting there in the box... I tried to make a hat with it, but with all the irregularities, it didn't really want to hold the shape well. Now I have a new inspiration!
  8. Actually, I am using the same sized hook. an "I" hook... it's what the original pattern called for (Homespun and "I" hook). I will just have to work up a swatch. Thanks guys!
  9. I'm not sure if this is where this goes, but I'm putting it here.... O.k. here's my question (I'm sure it's been asked a dozen times, but I'm going to ask again).... I crocheted a sweater using L.B. Homespun, which is a bulky weight... it took me 3 skeins to make the sweater... each skein is 185 yards... which total's to 555 yards... if I buy 2 skeins of S.S. which totals 630 yards... will I be able to make the same size sweater with the S.S.... They are so different in bulk, but the yardage would be the same-- right??? z/ <---my son typed that... he says Hi!
  10. Hello! My name is Mindy and I'm from East Tennessee... I've been lingering around here for about a month now, and I love this site! I decided it was time to finally introduce myself. I love to crochet, I've been doing for about a year, I had taught myself from a book. I love this site:manyheart , it has given me a lot of new ideas. I usually only use a pattern once...in it's original form, and then once I know what I'm doing, I like to change it. I'm a mom of two... Noah, 3, and Natalie, 2. They are my world. I love them to death, although I'm sure that they are tired of being the center of my crochet experiments (gotta see if it will fit!) Well, that's about it.
  11. As I am not a sleeve maker, or even a clothes maker, I don't know how to make "sleeves" However here is the pattern that I could dicpher from the sleeves.... also I'm not much a pattern writer, so I hope this is readable Row 1: *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 3, sk nxt two sts* (you will need to make as many of these to fit around the top of the arm) for the under arm, continue pattern as such *dc, ch 2, dc (V-stitch made), ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc, ch 2, sk 2 sts* in last stitch, dc. Ch 3, Turn. Row 2: *4 dc, ch 2 in every V-stitch. *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 3* in each ch 1 space of shell. Ch 2 , turn. Row 3: (ch 2 counts as first dc)1 dc, ch1, 2 dc in first ch 1 of shell, ch 3 . Continue in each ch 1 space with shell, ch 3. On last shell *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2* Dc in 2 ch from row below (this makes a V-stitch using the last dc in the shell, as the first dc in the V-stitch). *Ch 2, sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch, ch 2, dc* in last stitch dc. Ch 2, turn. Row 4:*4 dc, ch 2 in every V-stitch. In last V-stitch, 2 dc, ch 1. Continue with shells. Ch 2, Turn Row 5: Dc, ch 1, in ch 1 sp of shell, ch 3. Continue with shells, after last shell ch 2. Dc in 2nd ch of previous row, ch 2, dc. *Ch 2, sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch, ch 2, dc* in last stitch dc. Ch 2, turn. Row 6:*4 dc, ch 2 in every V-stitch. In last V-stitch, 2 dc, ch 1. Continue with shells. Ch 2, Turn. Row 7: dc, ch 1, in ch 1 sp of shell, ch 3. Continue with shells, after last shell ch 2. Dc in 2nd ch of previous row, ch 2, dc. *Ch 2, sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch, ch 2, dc* in last stitch dc. Ch 2, turn. Row 8: (ch 2 counts as first dc)1 dc, ch1, 2 dc in first ch 1 of shell, ch 3 . Continue in each ch 1 space with shell, ch 3. On last shell *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2* Dc in 2 ch from row below (this makes a V-stitch using the last dc in the shell, as the first dc in the V-stitch). *Ch 2, sc in 3rd dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch, ch 2, dc* in last stitch dc. Ch 2, turn. Row 9 - ??? Simply repeat the pattern : Row 6-8. Again, I don't know how to make sleeves, if you do them in a round, or a rectangle and the sew. Also, At the top of the sleeve, it looks like it's "CH 4" in between each shell.... This is confusing to me, because I don't know how to get the bell sleeve... I would have thought they would have had a larger number of "ch" in between the shells, as a way to increase, and make them bell out. Oh well, this is the best I could do. Someone, any one who is really good at reading confusing patterns, and can make them better, please do, but don't forget me! The bottom of the shirt (right under the breast line down ) is just a shell stitch, unfortuantly, though , from the breast up, it appears to be all knit.
  12. WOW!!! That is beautiful.... I am so amazed.. I hope I become as tallented...
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