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About melindascrochetbits

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  • Birthday 08/23/1976

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    crocheting and knitting
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    head cook
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    toys, blankets, whatever I can think of
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  1. Thank you all for refreshing my memory!! The thought of intarsia crochet never even crossed my mind!! Running off to watch some tutorials now. Thanks so much!
  2. I am wanting to crochet myself a rug for my kitchen but am having a very hard time trying to figure out how to make a graph/ chart from a picture. I have already figured out the chart size I need. The only problem is I don't have a clue as to how to resize the picture so that it will fit inside my grid/chart. I will only be using 2 colors because I haven't done anything like this in years and am out of practice. I want to use sc but not sure if I would repeat rows ( ex. would I crochet row 1 twice, front and back, or just once?) I hope this makes sense. If not, just ask and I will
  3. I always thought that cotton yarn was best to use with anything that would be getting wet...and then I searched the internet and found out otherwise! During my research I have discovered that cotton yarn is the worst yarn to use for bath puffs/loofahs due to mildew! What are your thoughts? I had planned on making my co workers a gift set for Christmas using cotton yarn but not so sure if that's a good idea anymore. What yarn can I use that will be soft on the skin but will dry faster than cotton? Thanks in advance for your help!
  4. I have been asked to design a baby blanket for a friend and I seem to be stuck. It is a baby shower gift that didn't meet approval by the time the baby shower rolled around. I am still new to designing and could use all the advice I can get! I came up with a circular idea with my twist and have graphed it out on regular paper. The problem is getting it from paper to an actual blanket. I just can't seem to get it to my liking! What are your methods of solving this problem,if you ever have this , when you are designing patterns?
  5. Thanks ladies!! Guess I have some work to do so that I can have it ready before she comes back to work!
  6. My boss is gonna be out from work at least another month , had surgery on the 19th of August, due to her having heart surgery. Until she returns, I am somewhat filling in for her. Any who, this lady is more than a boss to me, she is like a close friend, our husbands just so happen to work at the same place, and she is very religious and I want to do something special for her. Problem is: I have never made a Prayer Shawl before and have no idea where to start. Can someone please help me? I do know that she absolutely loves owls and her favorite colors are green and white. Tha
  7. Thanks everyone for the great advice. Sometimes it helps me to read something in order for me to realize i knew that. I did sew in the ends after every round and not sure yet if I am going to cut out the messed up part and continue...again or just start over. But I will be applying all the advice you gave me into the next practice piece. Thanks again!
  8. I really need some help here. I have tried to figure it out but don't seem to be having much luck. I am designing a round blanket....sorry for lack of info. Everything goes very well up until Round 14 and then I notice that it starts to ruffle a little bit around the outside. I have doubled checked to make sure my stitch count is right and it is. I am currently on Round 22 working double crochet stitches. If I lay it on my bed and gently smooth it out, no tugging or pulling, I lays flat. I am a tight crochet so I'm not sure if that's the problem or not. I am currently usin
  9. Thanks! I did a test swatch with the 2 strands and got the same gauge that is stated in the pattern. I actually finished it last night and I only had to take it down once! He was able to wear it to work today, although the weather seems to be warming up now. I don't know the first thing about buying wool but its good to know there are alot to choose from. Thanks again.
  10. My husband mentioned to me this morning that he needed a hat for work that covers his ears and neck. So I ran to my computer with my coffee in hand in search of an easy knitted pattern than I could make. I found the pattern I want to use but after going to every yarn store in my area I could not find the yarn I need. Luckily, I did find the needles I need at the last store I went to. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTbluehills.html I'm not sure how to buy wool yarn so I didn't buy any yarn at all. I have acrylic yarn and was wondering if I used two strands would it equa
  11. thanks! I will get a pic as soon as my batteries charge for my camera. I was just trying to figure out what kind of yarn it is so that I could find something to make with it and a stitch to use that won't make it so heavy. I tried a granny square but to me I thought it was too heavy so I frogged it. Thanks for the help.
  12. thanks! So it is really a bulky yarn? I am trying to think of what stitch would work with this yarn.
  13. Here is one but it has white in it and its on ebay. I'll keep looking thou http://compare.ebay.com/like/310431039798?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_kw=pink+grey+color+yarn Just ran across this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91795513/alize-diva-batik-design-yarn-with-silk?ref=sr_gallery_18&ga_search_type=all&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_search_query=multicolor+yarn&ga_page=3&ga_view_type=gallery Hope this help a little bit
  14. So I was digging through my stash this morning and found a bag of this yarn that I picked up at the thrift store awhile back. It is nicely stored in a stapled zip lock bag and I may have enough to make a baby to lap sized blanket with it. Only problem is, there was no yarn label with it! I have tried researching it and I think it is lion brand hometown but am not sure.I have seen this type yarn before but for some reason I just can't think of the name of it. It is a very soft, bulky yarn of some sort. I guess I could just go down to Walmart of hobby lobby and look around unti
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