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About TheKnottyMale

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  • Location
    The land of 2 peninsulas
  • Interests
    Tapestry Crochet
  • Occupation
    Factory Worker
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since the 80's
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Tapestry crocheted items
  1. TheKnottyMale

    American Flag Afghan

    Check out this webpage www.tapestrycrochet.com Scroll down just a bit and there will be a technique for working tapestry crochet in a flat fashion. I have to admit though, this DOES take practice! I've only done it a few times and had to really slow down and take my time. I chose to use the "switch hands" method. Tapestry crocheting is what I mostly do. However, I make bags and use the "in the round method." I've made bags with stars on them and the lines look very neat and crisp. Not choppy like a star would look if it was cross stitched onto fabric.
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    It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas - CAL

    I've already made 8 pair of mittens to gift. They are made using a double ended tunisian hook. I live in the Midwest and it gives me a smile when I find a pattern that makes up something that's VERY warm. They look really good and because they are made using 2 different colors, you can really get some interesting color variations. I made one pair using homespun for the inside color and they look like they have a thick fleece lining http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/tunisian-%E2%80%9C-round%E2%80%9D-mittens
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    How much time a day do you crochet?

    I don't finish things very quickly either. I work in a packaging warehouse so there are times that I'm just WAY too tired to even think of picking up my hook. I've been able to tell myself that "I will get it done when it's done" and honestly be OK with myself. If you like what you do, then it really doesn't matter how long it takea to finish. And if it's a gift for someone, I'm sure that they will understand that it just takes a lot of time to make nice things. We are human beings - not machines for mass production.
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    Hello from Michigan!

    Hello from Burton, MI
  5. TheKnottyMale

    Hello from Michigan!

    Hello from Burton, MI
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    Wedding Rings Doily

    I definitely agree with Granny Square - no doubt at all that it will become an heirloom. As the years go by, someone will see it and go NUTS trying to find the pattern for it
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    Favorite Crochet Stitch

    I'm most always tapestry crocheting so The SC stitch is definitely my favorite. I also like it because it's such a tight stitch. I'm sure it's a "guy" thing... I just don't like things that look holey or lacey if it's going to be for myself.
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    Three (so far) granny square bags of summer

    WOW. A big THUMBS UP for you. Those look amazing
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    Eight crochet baskets

    Those turned out VERY nice. Great job you've done
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    FOUND--------Crochet Today Jan./Feb. 2008

    Darn... I took a look at the few paper issues of mags I have around here and the only one I have that is published by Crochet Today is the April/March 2010 issue
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    FOUND--------Crochet Today Jan./Feb. 2008

    If you buy a subscription to Crochet World magazine, you will be able to get all of the issues dating back to the beginning of 2007. And your subscription will get you 2 years of the current issues. I'm thinking that by the time you paid someone a nominal fee for the issue, plus the postage, you would probably end up spending close to what the subscription would cost you. Here's the website if you are interested www.crochet-world.com Adding an edit to this: Oops..... didn't think about the fact that you may be looking for the actual paper issue. The above that I mentioned is for digital issues. At first, I didn't think I'd like them, but it's SO much easier to keep track of all the issues and I don't have to find somewhere to store all of those issues in my small home.
  12. TheKnottyMale

    Hi every one

    Hello from Michigan
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    New Design - Lacy Tote Bag

    OOOohhhh yeah VERY nice job you've done.
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    hello From Alpena Michigan

    Hello from Burton Michigan