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    Fran Goreham
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    toys and afghans, thread crochet
  1. fran

    Knitting with circular needles

    I have the Knitpicks interchangeable needle set and love them. But I do agree with magiccrochetfan that it will be easier to learn to knit with a pair of straight bamboo needles. They aren't expensive and you will use them more than you think you will.
  2. I've been knitting for over 40 years and crocheting almost as long. I absolutely love the Knitpicks needles. I have the straight ones and a set of interchangeable circular needles, which I've had no problems with. They are light, warm and have more of a point than any others I've used. Here's a link to show the different ones they have. Mine are the Rainbow needles. You can click on the left side to go to the circular needles. http://www.knitpicks.com/needles/knitting_needles.html
  3. Thank you. These are so cute.
  4. fran

    Craft Glue To Use With Crocheted Work

    There's a glue specifically for foam with the silly name of "Hold the Foam". On the tube it states "Glue for Styrofoam" and "instant grab, repositionable, water clean-up". I've had mine quite a while but haven't used it. It's in a 2 oz tube.
  5. fran

    ISO Floral Square/Motif Pattern

    Could it be a vintage pattern for a thread bedspread or tablecloth? Reminds me of them.
  6. when, in preparing dinner, you ask your husband to go to the fridge and get a skein of celery.
  7. Thank you. This will be a big help.
  8. fran

    How to measure dolls for doll clothes

    Here are some doll measurement charts that might be helpful: http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/tips/doll-sizes.htm
  9. Seems to be four or five copies available on Ebay auctions http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XNeedlecraft+Magazine+July+1924&_nkw=Needlecraft+Magazine+July+1924&_sacat=0&_from=R40
  10. I posted the picture. The Mary Card pattern is in the Needlecraft Magazine, July 1924. It's frequently on Ebay.
  11. fran

    Iso annie's pattern club crochet by the sea

    I don't have those patterns but you might find something you can use here: http://users.psln.com/surawhit/assets/html/crochet_designs.htm
  12. fran

    Mary Card Pattern Finished

    I have emailed you.
  13. fran

    C’ville January 2014 Tote

    Ooooo that's beautiful.
  14. fran

    Sugar water stiffening

    You can wash out the sugar and redo them. I've even washed thread snowflakes in the washer, in a mesh laundry bag. I did not put them in the dryer, but used Allene's stiffener liquid and reblocked them. 1:1 water and white glue (Elmer's) works too. If the glue method is too matte looking for you, you can brush them after they are dry with a gloss medium.
  15. fran

    Uses For Doilies

    For card makers or other paper crafters--I scanned a doily with colored paper behind it for a very pretty background. The opacity can be adjusted for a fainter image. Makes a nice beginning for paper projects.