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About Craftonite

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  • Birthday 11/11/1969


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  • Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Occupation
    Social Services Supervisor
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since 1979
  • Favorite things to crochet
    afghans, dishcloths
  • Favorite Hook
  1. Craftonite

    Tried new needles

    I really like the Kollage square needles. I've used dpn's to knit socks, and single points for many other things. I haven't really noticed a difference in hand fatigue, mostly because I usually find knitting to be less tiring to my hands than crochet anyway. I just really like way the aluminum holds yarn - they seem to have a bit better 'grip' with many yarns than other aluminum needles, but are still very smooth to work. That may be because of the needle shape. The stitches also stay even, which is nice if you have to put down/pick up a project a bunch. I don't know that I'd spring for a set in every size, but if I have the option to use them with a project, I do.
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    **Update**Tunesian Afghan

    Wonderful work! I love the way that this gift also helped bring you two a little closer - I love when a handmade and heartfelt project becomes something a little more. Crafts really do have a bit of magic for the maker and the recipient!
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    Maegan's Christmas gift

    These are fantastic! And especially on short notice! I love the colors in the one for your niece, and the one for her boyfriend is very cool. Great job!
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    Hemmingway's Cat by Picasso afghan

    I'm constantly amazed at the works of art that people here at the 'ville create. Every time I visit I'm impressed. This, however, has to be one of the most stunning and artistic yarn creation ever. The feeling of being inspired is one of the best feelings there is, and it came through in your work. Kudos!
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    Cha Cha Ruffle Scarf

    Really pretty. I love the color!
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    Wrap with Slits

    Very pretty! I really like the color, and it is a clever pattern. Nice work!
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    New Crochet Master Class

    I recently purchased this book, and I love it! I could not believe the amazing doily - the blending of the colors is breathtaking! This book is a wonderful "someday..." book to read through, especially after a long day. They made some of the more challenging techniques seem approachable as well, which was nice. I give it "two hooks up" :hook
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    Patchwork Pillows/Cushions

    I love the colors! They bring happiness.
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    mitre ghan

    Amazing! I'm sure the recipient will love it!
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    Crochet Dude - CBAP pattern question

    Thanks, everyone! Kbear, Ravelry was the place:clap I didn't follow that group, but the answer was there! I was not the only one with this problem, and people had different work arounds. Appreciate the help!
  11. So I don't know if anyone else is making squares for the Crochet Dude's Carnation Bouquet Afghan Project (CBAP), but I need some help with the pattern. The project is on his website - http://blog.thecrochetdude.com/2011/03/24/carnation-bouquet-afghan-project.aspx I've made a few flowers already (and they are a lot of fun to make) but when I started to work the rounds for the background I got confused. Here's the way the pattern reads: Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-2 space, ch 5 (counts as first dc + ch-2), 2 dc in same space, dc in next 7 sts, * [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch-2 space, dc in next 7 sts, rep from * two more times, dc once more in first space, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5 Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-2 space, ch 5 (counts as first dc + ch-2), 2 dc in same space, [fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc] 6 times, fpdc around next dc.... The problem is, Round 3 requires 6 "sets" of fpdc and bpdc on each side of the square, but Round 2 doesn't seem to create enough stitches (7 + 2 from each corner) on each side to allow for that many stitches. Am I missing something? Since these squares may be attached to ones other people are doing, I want to get the correct number of stitches in each round so I can get the correct size. Thanks for any help anyone can provide!
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    Shamrock Shawl

    Really, really pretty. Love the color!
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    Cell Phone cozy

    Very nice - love the beads too!
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    Alphabet Afghan

    So pretty! Great job!
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    Project suggestions for "extra" Plymouth yarn?

    It's 50g, about 102 yds. So in total I have about 200 yds./3.5 oz. I'd love to do a small mesh shrug or wrap, but I'm having trouble finding a pattern that works with that limited amount. The feel of the yarn is great, so wristlets or a long summer scarf are definitely on the short list of possibilities. Thanks for the suggestions!