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About Laurinda3

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  • Birthday 09/11/1972

A Few Things About Me

  • Location
    Camas, WA
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, fiber arts, and crafting with kids
  • Occupation
    Raising my Children
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Blankets for charity, hats & toys for kids
  • Crocheting since...
  1. I am definitely planning to be there! It starts the day after my birthday, so I'll be there to celebrate. It will be my 1st CGOA Conference, and I am very excited! I will probably be helping with the Crochet Liberation Front booth, but will let you know if it looks like I have some time to volunteer. I am looking forward to meeting people IRL.
  2. I do most of my toys with cotton, I like that it's washable and still a natural fiber. But then I don't do many dolls and such.
  3. Ah see now, I can never seem to bring myself to pull out all those stitches and frog a nice piece of fabric I've made, even if I'll never use it. So this is the perfect outlet for me. Read my blog post about how the kids at the festival made it into a sort of self directed scavenger hunt. The people who were excited about the yarn bombs around town were actually the non-yarny people. It even made the paper (with the picture of the little girl, whose sweater was also a UFO left from my mother's stash, she just never sewed up the sleaves), and the local business association specifically req
  4. Wow! I'm amazed noone chimed in to support Yarn Bombing. I just did my first installation last month for our town's 1st Fiber Arts Festival, and there are still a few small pieces around town. I totally agree that I have many other things I would rather spend my crochet time on. But every one of my yarn bombs were made using Unfinished Objects, including some sweater sleaves and parts of blankets that were given to me or came in bags from garage sales, which were all just taking up space in my stash. So yarn bombing can actually be an excellent way to show off all that work that went
  5. I see most of the posts are pretty old in this thread. Anyone working on it now? I ordered it a month or two ago, but have not really started yet (thank goodness they removed the 3 month deadline). But I am hoping to get going soon. Would love some company!
  6. Ooh, I am! And pretty much speachless! Thanks Kathy!
  7. Woah! I just heard that my Mystery Machine Afghan got "The People's Choice Award". *blink, blink* Is this true?
  8. Here is a link to 1st version I made for my son. The version I entered was basically the same but without the brocoli and tomato plants. http://rememberingrowan.blogspot.com/2009/04/griffins-crocheted-garden.html And here is the Mystery Machine as it was for my son's Birthday, with an open Window so the kids could pose for pictures: And the final version with all the characters in the window:
  9. Wow. Thanks so much for the report! I've been dying to hear how things went. Wish I could be there!
  10. This was my first time entering anything like this, and I'm totally blown away that both my items placed 3rd in 'Small Wonders' and 1st in 'Afghans'! I totally know what you mean about your feet not touching the ground!
  11. Check out the latest square for our Crochet Along! Check it out and discover why these are Katherine Wheels, instead of Catherine. With a bunch of new followers from Diaperswappers and Ravelry in the past couple weeks I have at least 20 people participating in my Crochet Along from as far away as Germany.
  12. :cheerGlad you got it figured out! The colors sound lovely. Say, do you mind giving your first name so I can add you to the list of participants? I just like to show how many people are participating.
  13. The NICUs I have donated to said as small as 12" x 12" blankets for the preemies. Does someone have a link to the round ripple pattern? Thanks!
  14. If you work the shells into the SCs of the row below, it will not be as "open". Nope. You must have an extra 1/2 shell in there. If you have the correct number of stitches, you should be able to repeat row 3 up until the last row. If you end with a 1/2 shell (or 3 shell) on every row, then you have start the next row with an SC at the start of the next row. Double check that you have 4 1/2 shells. Does that make sense? Click on the picture in my blog to see a larger, closer picture. I'm so glad you are enjoying the project! I am having a blast designing it and trying it in severa
  15. Check out this week's square pattern: Crosshatches Also have added photos of all the squares so far, the whole finished blanket, and some of the squares coming up in the next few weeks. Have a look!
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