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  1. I know the topic has been discussed, but not in a very very long time. So...I’m interested in buying a yarn ball winder. I have what some would consider to be a LOT of yarn that I would like to wind into cakes for easier/neater storage and use. Ideally I want one that can wind smaller amounts of yarn (for the smaller specialty yarn skeins) and one that will also handle larger skeins. Everything from sock weight to bulky. I’ve searched around the internet and there seems to be some options. I do not want a cheap small plastic one. I would prefer manual over electric because I want to be in cont
  2. For some reason I ended up with 22 squares, not 21. I guess I need to go back and check my numbers again. Although I may just go with the 22 and keep working. It doesn't seem to interfere with the pattern. How does the row of sc interfere with the border? I really liked that idea.
  3. Thanks for all the help and suggestions. My foundation chain also has very large holes where the shells are made. I may try that row of sc to see if it helps. Shari - this pattern is wonderful! Thanks so much for creating it. I showed it to someone at work and she wants me to show her how to work the pattern so she can make one, too. I am a prosecutor in Illinois and in my office (between the attorneys and support staff) there always seems to be 2 or more people at a time expecting babies. There must be something in the water here....
  4. I fixed the gap issue. I was building the squares straight up. I kept working at it last night until i figured out what i was doing wrong. This is my first attempt at Tunision and it is easy and I do like it. However with this pattern I am now having the same problem of not getting it to lay flat. It seems like the squares lay flat and it makes the shells underneath puff up. I am going to try using smaller hook for the shells and larger for the squares and see if that helps. I will let you know.
  5. I found a pattern in July 2011 Crochet World called Tunision Shells Baby Blanket. It is so pretty I want to make one for my best friend who is pregnant. I'm stuck on the 2nd row - it just doesn't turn out right and I don't know where I went wrong. Here is the start of the pattern: Notes: Shell - 9dc work loops off hoook - yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, *yo, pull through 2 loops on hook across, rep from * until 1 lp rem on hook (last lp on hook is first lp of next row) bind off - insert hook from right to left behind front vertical bar, yo, pull lp through st and through lp on hook t
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