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Everything posted by Roxiegirl

  1. Where's the best (and affordable) place to get good yarn for dyeing?
  2. How long does it take to hand spin a skein? I'd assume a long time
  3. Is it cheaper to spin (& maybe dye) your own yarn? That may be variable- Cheaper than red heart, lion brand, or Caron simply soft? Patons, cascade? High end (Ive never bough super pricey yarn so Idk the names)! Spinning tools are most definitely more $$$$ but in the end can you save anything?
  4. I was on pinterest today, found a beautiful stitch listed as "Russian bump stitch". I was so excited, it's really pretty and fun! So I clicked the link and the entire site and pattern in in Russian . Gosh http://domihobby.ru/499-uzor-shishechki-kryuchkom.html
  5. Thanks everyone, you're a big help!! Tnkycrochetnut- thanks for your thoughts, very helpful. I've loved using Caron simply soft. It's a great yarn and very affordable. Plus you get a good amount of yarn And knowing about your cold neck is helpful because I'm also really interested in the cowl patterns from tickledpinkknits:http://www.etsy.com/shop/AtelierTPK Having long hair your dont think of bald woman's neck being cold
  6. Thanks! You guys have me thinking I've just moved so I don't know a lot of places. I'd have to look around but I'm in a very large area so it's definitely possible You know as I think about it, some of that hats I'd like to make would probably be loved by woman with cancer at the local hospitals (I know chemo caps has guidelines) I'd to find a pattern for hats like these: http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?search_submit=&q=mojospastyle&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US
  7. I used to crochet A LOT and made tons of things for people I knew and different charities. Life got in the way and i stopped crocheting. Now things are slowing down and I'm feeling like I want to start crocheting again. I see so many beautiful things on etsy and pinterest! My only thing is that while they are so pretty, fun, and whimsical, they aren't all that practical or something many people would wear. I'd hate to work so hard on something that sits in a room. Any ideas of what can be done with the more whimsical or * high fashion things I make?? And i feel guilty if I not doing so
  8. I googles broomstick & its totally possibly she does something like that. I may even give it a try just for kicks!
  9. Thank you guys! I'm going to try drawing up loops & see what happens. I'm also going to find out what a daisy wheel is and how to use broomstick hook!
  10. Yeah, she said she didn't want to give it away. Some people don't like to share their design secrets. kindof like cooking...a family recipe is a family secret!
  11. Does anyone know how to make this stitch? I'd love a scarf like this but can't figure the stitch out. It's a little different than a normal popcorn/puff/bobble. If you enlarge the picture you'll see a number of chains in the back of the stitch. Any ideas? http://www.etsy.com/listing/56807806/multibubble-scarf-marble http://www.etsy.com/listing/56807806/multibubble-scarf-marble
  12. Not yet, I just found the site but I definitely plan on it!
  13. Check this out!! http://www.earstoyou.org/
  14. Great Ideas!! I did think about people with cancer and stuff, I just didn't know where to go. i know there is an orginizatin that gives woman with cancer makeovers I just don't know the name. What I'm wondering about cancer patients is that I have hoop earrings, they are 50 mm wide and I wonder if they would feel funny wearing them without hair? The hardest thing for me with charity is that they have patterns you have to stick to, I like letting my creativity flow and get bored with the same pattern over and over.
  15. Does anyone know of there are any charities that accept crocheted jewelry? Specifically hoop earrings. I know it sounds like a funny thing for charity but you never know. I like making earrings but have nothing to do with all of them.
  16. I'm new to thread crochet! I'm learning because I want to make hoop earrings I see a lot of people make doilies but other than that what do you & can you make out of thread?
  17. I just started a month ago, so I don't have many but I learned this week to wrap the thread around my pinky & then run over my finger. Also keep the thread taunt & your thread finger close to the sttches
  18. I just looked at etsy, it's amazing!!! I might become addicted thanks Kristie
  19. Does anyone know of any crochet threads that have a lush silky appearance? It doesn't have to be silk but I'd love to use something that has that sheen and look to it! Thanks, Roxie
  20. No worries exRae, I'm having a hard time with 20! If you practice a lot toucan probably work down!
  21. That's what I'm doing now-testing different threads. It's a real challenge. It seems everytime I go down a size I like the delicateness of it even more!
  22. What made you decide to work down to 80? I'm working on earrings too. I don't have a pattern though so I'm winging it I've got a base row that I like now! Does 80 look much different than 20 or 30 on earrings???? Today I bought some aunt lydia's bamboo thread. It's soooo soft , I couldn't believe it & just had to buy it for the softness. I hope they start making some more colors
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