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Je-Rel Drood

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  1. Hi! I know exactly what you mean. I feel like something is missing if I don't have my hook and yarn! Welcome!
  2. Li'l Sis has an emotional reaction to most shades of yellow, and I have the same response (negative) to Orange. We can handle the muted, fall-ish colors like pumpkin and buttercream. Black is tough for me unless I'm using a very lacy pattern and a hook in high contrast color. I bought 10 skeins of a silk/bamboo yarn in black (on sale) so I'm making a very lacy tunic, and considering it a lesson learned. I LOVE shades of blue and green, especially when it's the varigated blue into green. For some reason I absolutely love the varigated and striped yarns. Of course my Boyfriend, 2 best friends, 2 co-workers, and sister have each have a 3-year old daughter, so lucky me, I'm up to my elbows in pink and purple...
  3. I just can't believe that someone would THROW THEM AWAY. I mean, they're cloth! If she's afraid of germs, then why use them in the first place?! As for the other DIL not having any, I can sadly understand where that would come from. In my house the discloths like to run away with the socks, which is why we buy the economy packs from Walmart. And on the other side of the coin, when I found out my Bestie would never use any dish towels I made her, only display them, I stopped making them for her and switched to sweaters for her daughter. I understand both sides. Not agreeing, just seeing their point of view.
  4. As a basket weave is merely FPDS for X, BPDS for X, repeat for Y# of rows, then reverse for same number of rows (BPDS for X, FPDS for X, repeat for Y# of rows) I've always made my own basket-weave patterns by figuring out how many columns and rows of the yarn/hook combination I'm working with will take to make a square of my choice and then alternating the FPDS and the BPDS for the length and width of the desired finished product. Not sure how to add on the bobbles though.
  5. that would be a wonderful present for my nieces! can anyone point me towards the pattern?!
  6. I see something like that and I just am itching to turn it into a simple shell to wear over my tank tops. That is beautiful!
  7. wow. those are beautiful!!!
  8. I've only done russian joins for light and regular worsted weight yarns, haven't tried anything light (#2) or lighter. I must say though, that since I learned how to do a russian join, I rarely join my yarn any other way.
  9. is there such a thing as making them out of nylons???? Now I'm intrigued...
  10. I have a friend who says, 'it's not a flaw, it's a feature!' And the thing I love with crocheting is that often, 'design modifications' aren't noticed until they're pointed out! Congrats on being your own best friend!
  11. Off the top of my head, and without seeing them to know if they will even work together for a single project; - make scarves - use them to kick start smaller projects like ponchos and sweaters, - put a nice border around them to make trivets - pay them forward to some charities looking for squares for comfortghans - start your own comfortghan charity and ask for more squares to then donate afghan somewhere else - I KNOW i've seen slippers made in part from granny squares a couple days ago - use a couple of them together to make whimsical runners and placemats - freeform those suckers into something awesome like a skirt, or even a shawl or decoration to throw over the back of a chair or couch!
  12. that is awesome! I love it! I'm always wondering what to do with my stash, and I get scared that I'll start a project, run out and never find the yarn needed to finish it!
  13. that is beautiful! Is this pattern available anywhere? I'd like to try it out myself. I doubt I'd be able to use #30 thread, but maybe the #10 would come out just as pretty?
  14. you could also do a white border, maybe a white with metallic thread?
  15. yes, crocheting can be like that! lol, I decided to make a quick blanket for my soon-to-be niece, and haven't stopped since, and that was 4 years ago!
  16. oh those are awesome! what yarn did you use on the purse?
  17. I just joined! My fur baby is a 15 lb. chartreaux cat by the name of Angus. All he does is sleep and eat and occassionally look out the window at the birdies and the squirrels. And thank you for this group! I have more pictures of my Angie Pangie than anyone else I know!
  18. good luck with your search on finding a competition dress. Have you thought of finding a dress that's a little more daring (lower neckline) but adding some lace borders or a lacy modesty panel? I'm thinking that would really impress the judges with creativity and out of the box thinking as well as technical skill. Oh, and thank you so much for the China Doll pattern. That just went on my To Do list. Right after the Christmas Presents and 3 wedding afghans.
  19. I want to thank my 2 FGMs that PM'd me pie recipes! Labor Day weekend is coming up with all sorts of barbeque's and picnics for me to bring them to! And thank you also for the shrug pattern, once I'm done with Christmas presents, I'll get right on that one!
  20. I absolutely love shawl pins, the ring with a stick through them thing, and wish there were more variety of them. I think they're the perfect accessory to dress up a shawl, being both practical and pretty.
  21. http://www.lisavanklaveren.com/ I became such a fan of her work when I was looking for patterns for my 3 year old neice. I found her on Etsy then Annie's Attic, and she recently debuted her own website (I'd so much rather cut out the Middle-Man but they have their uses!) What I like about her patterns is that she has a flair for the feminine yet practical. She said that she's inspired by Anne of Green Gables (one of my favorite books from childhood, I even insisted on spelling portion of my name the same way - With an 'e' please!). What I also like about her is that many of her patterns don't rely on counting stitches, instead makes you do a gauge swatch first by saying, as many stitches needed to reach the armhole length plus 1/2" and she even kindly provides the sizing chart needed for the size you desire. I'm so happy I found her patterns, and I just want to share the love!
  22. that is beautiful. I mean really beautiful! I can't wait to use it on my scraps stash!
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