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About DeborahJean

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  • Birthday 12/19/1962

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    I moved from the East coast (PA, NY MD) to Missouri about six years ago. Still getting used to it, lol! I have a wonderful finance and FIVE kitties. I never meant to have that many, giggle. They sneak up on you.
  • Location
    Southeast Missouri
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, reading, Renaissance Faires, Photography
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  • Favorite projects
    Afghans & Squares
  • Crocheting since...
    About 1976
  1. Love it! It's beautiful.
  2. Beautiful! - Both of them!
  3. I think it's gorgeous! Is there a pattern? I looked at your blog - that's lovely too! Oops! just saw where you got the pattern, lol. Thank you!
  4. The afghan is beautiful! And the doggie is just sweet!
  5. Kathy, thank you! I AM a "lifter" and a "yanker!" As soon as I read it it made sense. I can't tell you how excited I am! Such a little thing and it solved my problem - or at least gave me something to word on. "The Golden Loop" was a great help too! Thank you so much!
  6. Thanks for all the info, Momcrochets! I am using ILTY in Royal Sparkle (and I do Love That Yarn, lol). Who knew there was so much to consider! The body is just double crochet. I can't understand for the life of me why my rows would be bigger. I could see if it was a tension issue. Oh well. Everyone has been lovely and given me great advice. I keep playing around with it till I get it. Thanks again!
  7. Good idea Kathy! It's a pattern I paid for "Shell Edged Jacket" Pattern #PA348 by Maggie Weldon. Here's a link to it. (I hope that's OK.) http://www.maggiescrochet.com/maggies-crochet-shell-edged-jacket-pattern-p-201.html
  8. I don't read Italian, but maybe you could try a free translater online. Bing has one and Bable Fish is one. I think they use metric too. Oh, and I think the hooks are different sized too. Best of luck to you!
  9. Yikes! I just figured worsted weight was worsted weight! Well that's good to know. That pattern doesn't call for a specific type of yarn - it just says worsted weight. I will try making a bigger swatch. I'll use the hook sized called for and go from there. Thank you so much for the reply!
  10. Oops! I did forget to put it calls for worsted weight and that's what I'm using. It's really just a basic rectangle that will be sewn together to make a shrug, then it has a pretty lacey edgeing. So, maybe I can just subtract a row (or two)? Thank you so much for the answer. You gave me some things to think about!
  11. Hi everyone! I'm trying to start a new pattern (it's a shrug), and I'm actually going to check my gauge. 13 stitches and seven rows is supposed to equal 4 x 4 inches. I used the recommended hook (K) and got 5 x 5. I switched down to an I and only got 3.5 inches wide, but my 7 rows were still 5 inches. Any ideas? Thanks for reading!
  12. Too cute for words! And Becky - I LOVE that you wear your Christmas tree on your head! Rock on!
  13. Thanks for the info! I think I'll give them a try.
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