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About Rubik

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  • Birthday 03/20/1970

A Few Things About Me

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    music, comedy, reading
  • Occupation
    mum to be
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    baby clothes
  • Crocheting since...
  1. Thanks so much everyone. He's calld Rohan and I'm all fat and hormonal and sleep-deprived (we went to a restaurant today and I broke down and cried because they forgot the salt ) but am trying to crochet and come here when I can get a few minutes of time
  2. I tend to crochet in blue these days - when I get the time... [attach]55582[/attach]
  3. Rubik

    Baby cardigan

    Thank you so much Empress! Those are wonderful and will certainly keep me busy! Just what I was looking for!
  4. I wonder if anyone could advise me on a particular type of pattern please. I *think* it's called a Yoke or Yoked baby cardigan, where the neck and chest of the front are in a semi-circular pattern so it almost looks like an unbroken semi-circle but it's an illusion because in fact the 2 sides of the cardigan are in 2 pieces. There is an ebay cardigan that shows the effect I mean: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAND-MADE-CROCHET-BABY-CARDIGAN-0-3-MONTHS-/180817815471?pt=Baby_Clothing&hash=item2a1994e7af but I'm really just looking for any pattern that is similar to this, with the 'yoked'
  5. Thanks again for all the advice - my poor little brain isn't firing on all 4 cylinders at the moment so I may have to refer back and re-read the information several times before it all sinks in! That is interesting about the Japanese hooks because they were the closest format that I could find too, the 3/0. I would guess that this is a 3.25mm as it seems smaller than a 2.5mm but bigger than a 2mm. About the Japanese hooks not being imported anymore - would that be to the US? As I live in the UK so if it was possible to help I wouldn't mind ordering any hook(s) on your behalf and passing i
  6. I get so much enjoyment out of it and I wondered how others got to be into it too? I started 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my son, didn't get beyond the basic stitches and didn't have time for it when I returned to work. Second pregnancy, I thought I'd use my maternity leave to try and learn it properly (well it's not like I can go rock climbing or kickboxing! ). As luck would have it I'm temporarily disabled with SPD, a quite common hip problem related to pregnancy. Unfortunately I've got it badly enough that I can't walk and as I can't drive it's either crochet and youtube videos
  7. Thank you for the advice ladies! I think I will get a hook gauge, I'm so determined to get good at crochet so it's a good investment to have one anyway. I don't want to waste my maternity leave and I've always wanted to learn crochet properly so I don't know when else I'll get the chance other than now! I would normally do housework but I have SPD (hip problems associated with pregnancy) so I am housebound at the moment and cannot walk - thank God for crochet and the internet or I would go insane). I have filled several bin liners with baby clothes, most of which are only good enough t
  8. I have a metal crochet hook which I think is quite old and belonged to my grandmother. It is double-ended and says 0/3 on one end and 0/5 on the other end. As much as I've googled it and searched through all my crochet books I can't seem to find a definitive guide to tell me what size these are! I'm nearly 8 months pregnant now and recently made a cake without flour (I knew something was wrong when it was still liquid after an hour in the oven!) so this could well be baby-brain at work... By comparing it with my other hooks the 0/5 looks about the same size as my 2.5mm hook so I check
  9. I'm afraid I can't help you with interpreting it, but by googling the text which appears at the bottom of the screen when you hover the mouse over the link I found this pattern for a scrubbie? I think it must be the one you are referring to. http://www.donteatthepaste.com/2011/07/lamars-scrubbie-crochet-pattern.html
  10. I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you enjoy making the stockings, the pattern links given in this thread look wonderful. I'm sure they'll be beautiful and I'd love to see a picture of them when they're finished?
  11. Thank you for the advice! To be fair I'm under an immense amount of pressure at the moment, my husband could be required to leave the country at any time (with as little as 3 days notice) and potentially miss the rest of the pregnancy and birth (and leave me to explain his absence to our 4 year old) and my father is terminally ill plus we have only been married a few months so the married name hasn't quite sunk in yet. And don't get me started on our sons birthday party on Dec 23rd - 38 children all under the age of 5... I think you're right about sticking to the US version Clairy,
  12. I'm afraid it's my own 'jelly-brain' more than anything. I started off just doing everything in US terminology as that is mostly what is online. But my library books show it in UK and I struggle to mentally seperate the 2. Even though I have the 'translations' memorised now, I just seem to have a mental block where I frequently will literally forget which is which even though I already know... I know I'm not firing on all cylinders at the moment though, I had to give my address out on the phone a couple of days ago and I totally forgot it! All I could think of was my previous address from
  13. These are driving me insane! I've got a cheat sheet stuck to the wall where I sit when I crochet (about 8 hours a day as I'm on maternity!) but for some strange reason I have to keep checking it every time I'm working on anything. And even then it's like some strange sort of OCD, where people have to check they have turned the gas off or locked the front door, I have to check and check again whether it is American or UK terminology and then my mind goes blank and I can't remember and I have to check youtube to remind myself of a stitch that I've done a million times before... I know wh
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