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Ellie 13

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About Ellie 13

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  • Birthday 02/13/1961

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  • Real Name
    Ellen Boucher
  • Biography
    Birthday: Feb./13/1961
  • Location
    North of Boston
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since I was about 13
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Afghan and stuffies
  • Favorite Hook
    Other

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  1. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I made 10 flowers and sent them to Abbie today. I also made 3 Christmas stockings, 1 snowman and worked out a 6 inch star hexagon pattern. I used up 5 small balls, a skein and about 1/3 of a pounder (not enough to roll yet). I have to make another penguin and more wreath pins. I bought a skein and got 2 small skeins from the church knitting group. So, 5 + 2 - 6 = 1 add the 5 I posted yesterday = + 6 . WTD: + 6 YTD: + 137 Ellie 13
  2. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    Thanks for getting the link posted, I didn't know how to do it. This week I made 2 hats, 3 snowmen, 2 penguins and repaired an afghan for a friend (her deny the damage). I used a skein, 2 balls and rolled a skein down (+ 5) , best score I've had in a while. I'm going to take my scraps and make some flowers for Abbie. WTD: + 5 YTD: + 136 Ellie 13
  3. Ellie 13

    bottom wider than the top

    Did you stop for awhile and started again with a different hook by mistake? I've put things aside and forgot what hook I was using and it came out wonky. Try a few rows with a smaller/larger hook, see if it matches the beginning part. If it works, frog it to the where it starts to change, and redo it with the new hook. Good luck. Ellie 13
  4. Talking Crochet Update news letter (e-mail) put out by the people of Crochet! and Crochet World magazines. This issue has an article about a university student, Abbie David, in the U.K. who covered some car tires with crocheted flowers for a school project. I can't really explain what she's doing, but she wants lots of crochet flowers to cover the in side of a car. I wish I could add a link so you can can read it. I copied her name and address in case anyone wants to send crochet flowers. Will be a good way to use scrap yarn. Abbie David 3 Geoffrey Avenue, Widley, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO7 5BG, UNITED KINGDOM Ellie 13
  5. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    Here's the name and address if you want to send crochet flowers. Will be a good way to use scraps. Abbie David 3 Geoffrey Avenue, Widley, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO7 5BG, UNITED KINGDOM
  6. Ellie 13

    How to figure amount of yarn needed?

    I add the yardage of the balls called for, then take the yarn I want to use and add the yards until it equals more than the yardage called for. Yarn called for 207 X 2 = 414, yarn wanted 168 X 3 = 504. Since you get more stitches/per 4" with the yarn you want, you should add an extra skein (4 skeins), better to have too much . If you want the pattern to be the same size, make a swatch.
  7. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I forgot to add my score. Did some , used some then bought some today, so it evened out . WTD: 0 YTD: + 131 Ellie 13
  8. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    Talking Crochet Update news letter (e-mail) put out by the people of Crochet! and Crochet World magazines. This issue has an article about a university student, Abby David, in the U.K. who covered some car tires with crocheted flowers for a school project. I can't really explain what she's doing, but she wants lots of crochet flowers to cover the in side of a car. I wish I could add a link so you can read it. I copied her name and address, am I allowed to post it here so we can send flowers? If I can, should I put it here or in the charity section?
  9. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I finished the hat request, didn't use the whole skein though. I was told to keep any extra . Only about 1/4 left, so I rolled it down (+ 1). I might use it for a hat band on another hat. I have to leave in 30 mins (+/-), so I should pack up my suitcase now. WTD: + 1 YTD: + 131 Ellie 13
  10. Ellie 13

    elephant

    I finished the elephant ! It's in the pic at the left. Thanks to all who sent links. Ellie 13
  11. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I'm at my parents, got here yesterday. going home tomorrow. My SIS, BIL, BRO and BRO's BFF were here too. The others left so it's just me and my parents now. We had a lot of food left, so it's turkey sandwiches for lunch . I did some on the trip down, should finish the skein by tonight. I should have 2 hats done by the time I get home. I have to finish a scarf and make as many hats as I can by Mon. I have an order for 2 snowmen and a penguin by mid Dec. Guess I'll be staying in and Sun. I'm updating my photo album of things I designed, so I had pics taken of my elephant, turkey and both pocket prayer shawls (Christian and Jewish). I'll add to my score later, but for now WTD: 0 YTD: 130 Ellie 13
  12. Ellie 13

    Trying to deconstruct a blanket pattern

    Looks like the basic box stitch done in a multi colored . I've made baby blankets with it, nice and easy, no long chains to count. I've use it to make scarves too (a long rectangle in stead of a square). Ellie 13
  13. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I was looking for Christmas stuff and found 5 stockings left from last year so I'll only have to make 3 more. I have to finish a scarf and 2 hats by next Mon. I didn't use any this week, but I got a skein with a hat request (- 2) I'm going to my parent's for Thanks Giving, so I'll on the way to and from there. I'll post again if I get any points before Sat. WTD: 0 YTD: +130 Ellie 13 HAPPY THANKS GIVING !!
  14. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    On Halloween I collected canned goods for the food pantry and took them to the church on Sun. There was 2 baskets of with a free sign. I took 2 small skeins (- 4). I made the 2 stuffed turkeys and had enough multi brown left for some pins. I made 27 turkey pins, started a hat with the free and finished a skein on a scarf. I used a skein (+ 2), 4 small balls (+ 4) and 1/3 skein (+ 1) . So, 2 + 4 + 1 - 4 = 3 (I did it this way so I wouldn't mess up again ). I have to finish the hat and another scarf by the 26th. Then I'll be starting the Christmas stuff. WTD + 3 YTD: + 130 Ellie 13
  15. Ellie 13

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    Avon Lady, I sent the pattern as an attachment. If you have trouble, I can send it snail-mail. Just send an address. Ellie 13
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