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About AngiR

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  • Birthday 07/02/1970

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
  • Location
    Anna TX
  • Hobbies
    Knitting, crochet, painting. I'm kind of an ADD crafter. I'll try anything once.
  • Occupation
    technical writer
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Stuffed animals, afghans
  • Crocheting since...
    Since about 1977
  1. AngiR


    From looking at the pattern (which is cute, BTW) it seems that the front post stitches are used to give a raised pattern around the head. Have you ever worked a Front Post Double? I would say it's the same thing, except you put the hook in through the post of the single crochet below. Depending on the type of yarn you used, that could be easy or hard. Here's a link with some general information: http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=65
  2. And all these years I've been thinking wrong. Thanks for correcting me!
  3. Actually we did it ourselves. One of the ladies I know got the name of the person who handles group sales for the Stars and they worked with her to get the event set up. Try it! You could start a new Annual Event!
  4. Last summer, my friends and I attended Stitch & Pitch; an event where knitters and crocheters could receive discounted tickets and a bag of goodies at a baseball game. The Texas Rangers were good enough to host the even in Arlington TX. This was in July. Outside. In Texas. Which made those of us there wistfully thinking of cooler temps. Like Ice Hockey game cold. Which got us then thinking, Dallas has a hockey team, and doesn't hockey and knitting just seem to go together? Hmmm? After all, players don't wear jerseys, they wear sweaters. So, to make a long story short, and with the help of several people, there is going to be discounted tickets available to knitters and crocheters who are willing to actually knit or crochet during the game. The tickets are going to be $22 for a game at the American Airlines Center near downtown Dallas on March 18. To order tickets call 214-387-5549. I'm also going to be posting a link to a PDF of the order form on my blog, so you can go ahead and find it there. Just click on the link and save it to your drive. It won't be there for very long. We'll see how my bandwidth holds up. Here is the location: http://www.justanotherblog.com/?p=137
  5. I think I may have it figured out, but here are some of my assumptions about where you are: The pattern is worked from wrist to fingers. There are only 38 stitches in the circumference of the palm. Here is how I read that section. You sc 25 stitches. Stop. Count backwards along the round, starting with the stitch you just finished, 12 stitches. Stop. Sort of fold the 25th stitch to match up with the 12th stitch back and make a slip stitch through the two stitches. This creates your thumb. Work back and forth (you are turning and working in the round) until the thumb is created. After cutting the yarn. Start the palm again at the base of the thumb, probably at or near where you joined the two stitches to create the thumb. I hope that makes some sense. Good luck!
  6. Another option for you is to find a picture of a deer in the pose you want, and then graph it out. I have a cross stitch pattern generator that I have found works beautifully for creating filet, crochet color work, and intarsia knitting graphs. PM me if you have any questions. I would be happy to help you.
  7. Thanks for correcting me. I must have had my head in the sand on that one. I knew there was a stitch term the US used the UK didn't. For some reason it got stuck in my head that it was "slip". I think I got them turned around in my head. So, don't mind me. <G>
  8. The main thing you need to know about British patterns is the names of the stitches are different. The guage swatch says "4 tr groups in the width and 4 rows in the height = 10 x 10 cm". An American gauge instruction for the exact same thing would read "4 dc groups in the width and 4 rows in the height = 10 x 10 cm". So, to avoid confusing you even more, you will find a complete "translation" so to speak here. http://www.angelyarns.com/yarn/charts.php Scroll down a bit and you'll find the crochet terms chart. But to give you an idea: US UK Slip Stitch Single Crochet Single Crochet Double Crochet Double Crochet Treble Crochet and so on... Good luck.
  9. It depends on the yarn I get. My sock yarns generally come in hanks, so I have to wind them. If it's already a center pull, I'll just use it. That is until it turns into a tangled mess from frogging it and I have to ball it up anyway. If I am frogging something, I will usually ball it up though.
  10. I'm not sure if I saw a "where". With me it's going to depend on exactly when. March/April/May are really big travel months for me when it comes to work. I'll keep an eye on the posts. I'm hoping I can come. It sounds like fun!
  11. Just to throw out another place to muddy the waters: There is a place in Pilot Point, on Ray Roberts Lake, called Lantana Lodge. It's actually within the State Park up there. It's absolutely beautiful out there. My department went there for a team build. And of course I took my knitting. The food was good and the pricing is decent. It is a bit north of Dallas. Acutally, it's just East of Denton, so it is in an area my friends like to call "**** Near Oklahoma". http://www.lantanalodge.net/index.htm
  12. Changes to the Avatar. Checking to see if it comes out okay.
  13. So you have to be mad to buy chocolate? I know what you mean about crochet getting a bad rap. I have shown some people what I have made and the response is usually "That's crochet?" There are some really cute patterns out there.
  14. Yes I also go to the dark side from time to time. The pattern central link is a good one. For a few more... http://www.knitty.com If you go to archive, the patterns are listed by type and also list how easy/hard they are. Knitty has some really good patterns. I've done some of their sock patterns and they are generally well written. MagKnits is another one: http://www.magknits.com. Another alternative are the Stitch 'n Bitch books. A couple of the sweaters/pull overs are fairly easy. And you could check them out from your local library if you don't want to buy them. Have fun!
  15. I actually just won Book 2 on eBay. Only $4 (+9 shipping). It should be here tomorrow. I'm pretty excited about it. And I know that I'm missing a few of the patterns from book one. I saw a few auctions selling the single pattens. I think I'll have to peruse eBay a bit. And yes, moonspinners, I think we need to compare notes.
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