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About gremlin

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  • Birthday 11/06/1967

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    phoenix, arizona
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  • Crocheting since...
    All my life.
  1. That pretty. With the "button" in the center, it makes it look like a flower. Great idea.
  2. I've noticed that some of the darker colors are stiffer than the mid to light colors. The lighter colors almost seem to be thinner than the mid to dark colors. Once the project is finished and washed, they all seem to be better.
  3. A friend of mine saw this hat and wants me to make one for her. Does anyone know where I can get the pattern for it? Or, even a pattern for the criss cross diamond pattern? She likes the look of that stitch, but it is not one I am familiar with. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  4. I finally finished the ducky charted afghan. Here is a picture of the front, and the back (or the other front), and a close up of the two sides. I'm happy with how it turned out.
  5. That's great for learning a new technique! I love using my crohook (double-ended crochet hook) for dishcloths. I use two variegateds and they really do turn out cool looking.
  6. I don't mind the untangling at all - I just can't bring myself to cut a perfectly good piece of yarn. I ball my yarn - sometimes center pull and sometimes not, depending on what I want to use it for. Either way, I always tuck the "loose" end under several strands on the outside of the ball. This secures it and keeps it from unraveling and tangling. My sister has two dogs that love to "help with Mommy's crocheting". She came home from work one day to find they had gotten in to her current project. They pulled it off the dining room table where she had it, and pulled all the yarn out of the bag and out the doggie door and into the back yard. It was a huge tangled mess. She brought it in and washed it out in the sink (big mistake - it caused the tangles to tighten). Then, she tried untangling it. She gave up pretty quick and threw it into a garbage bag to bring over for me to "play" with. I got it all untangled with out having to cut any of it. Oh, it was three skeins of Red Heart chenille yarn (two different colors) and four skeins of fun fur (two different colors).
  7. Check the ends of your rows - sometimes people don't go all the way to the end, or they go to the end and then go in the turning chain so they end up with an extra stitch.
  8. Time for an update - I've just about finished the body of the duck. I'll be adding the gray for the outline of the back of the duck in another row or two. I'm almost to the halfway point.
  9. Really? I've always used it like a regular worsted weight yarn. I know it has a "wrinkle" to it that makes it appear to be bulky, but it doesn't have the feel (to me at least) of a bulky yarn. I guess I better pay better attention to what it says on the yarn wrappers! (insert embarrassed grin here)...
  10. I like the "new posts - time" button at the top, but sometimes I don't have a whole lot of time to look through several pages of new posts since the last time I was on. Is there a way to put a button on that is for "new replies"? Something that will show the threads that I have a post in that have had new posts since I last looked?
  11. I recognize the variegated yarn as Homespun - which is a worsted weight yarn. Also, if you look at the brim edge, it looks to me like two strands of worsted weight yarn held together in a row of single crochets to finish it off. The main hat stitches look like double crochets with a chain one between and worked in the chain one space of the prior row.
  12. My Mom is currently working with yarn that she has had for at least 40 years. You can see the different threads in it, but it is not unraveling. It also seems to be a bit thicker than the current "standard" for worsted weight yarn. She is making a blanket with it, and it seems to be holding up just fine. I've used other older yarns from her stash, most of which were at least 20 years old when I used them. The projects I made with it all held up just fine.
  13. Try crocheting a bit looser with the size N hook and see if that make a difference. A variation in the gauge doesn't matter if you can compensate for it. For example, if you are making a blanket, just add enough stitches to make it the width you want.
  14. gremlin

    Graph making

    It can be a bit time consuming, but it lets me chart pretty much anything I want. I did a school logo for my nephew's high school football team, this duckie, and a Pepe Le Pew and Penelope chart for my sister.
  15. You could always start with something smaller. Coasters, or a hotpad, or even a pillow.
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