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  1. Am I the only one disappointed that all of Annie's crochet and knit patterns are now DOWNLOAD ONLY? Just saw their latest catalog. Charkitty
  2. I don't know what the timeframe is for adding new patterns to CPC, but I do know it's definitely not twice a week. And that Cute Turkey 'featured pattern of the week' has been listed since before Thanksgiving! It's time for a change! All I can say is....Rachel, I miss you so much! Sorry, had to vent. I'll take my meds now. lol! charkitty
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    I always liked Walmart's brand yarn. Haven't seen any in years! charkitty
  4. I'm having lots of problems with the upgrade. Had problems posting. Funny how change is rarely good, but we all learn to deal with it. charkitty
  5. $.50-$1.00 is more than fair price. I'm sure your yarn is in much better shape than the crappy/dusty/pilly yarn in my local Walmart which they sell for full-price! charkitty
  6. You guys are lucky to have yarn on sale at WM. The WM in my area has less than a quarter of a rack of RH yarn. The exact same yarn has been there for the last 6 yrs. collecting dust and dirt and it's always full price. WM should pay the customer to buy it! lol! charkitty
  7. The bracelet will be in Camp.#15 book. I think Camp. #14 book is out now. I ordered it as a 'demo'. char
  8. Avon has a beaded wrap bracelet which is referred to as 'crochet'. Out of curiosity, I purchased one. Well, the bracelet definitely looks like 'macrame' (not crochet!) to me. Avon seems to have a difficult time correctly labeling items knit or crochet. I understand the term 'knit' can sometimes be used for crochet or knit, but macrame is a totally different thing. Has anyone else seen the bracelet? char
  9. What's the best "stiff" thread that requires little or no starching? I'm looking for a thread (to make earrings/necklaces) that's stiff and will not curl. Also what's the best thread for "drape"? Thanks! charkitty
  10. "3 hdc decrease into 1" means you are to decrease 3 hdc stitches into 1. Basically, you are turning 3 stitches into 1 stitch. EXAMPLE: insert hook into next stitch; yarn over and pull up loop; insert hook into next stitch; yarn over and pull up loop; insert hook into next stitch; yarn over and pull up loop; now pull hook through all loops on hoop; You have now decreased three hdc into one! Hope this helps! charkitty
  11. consumercrafts.com has beads (including Swarovski Crystal) and various other craft supplies. Can't beat the prices as well as the service! charkitty
  12. Recently while flipping through an Avon catalog, I noticed some cute little Christmas sweater ornaments that were obviously crocheted. However, they were listed as 'knitted' sweaters. I often see crochet items in catalogs/magazines referred to as 'knitted'. Since there are so few crocheted items, would it be asking too much to get it right? Just irritates me. Anyone else notice this? charkitty
  13. Too cute! Love the name Heiferetta! charkitty
  14. Funny, what W-M did to bring in a richer clientele, I viewed as a decline. W-M completely removed all fabric in the stores I go to. The yarn is very limited and it's been the same yarn for the last 5 yrs.! And the prices have all increased for what looks like used yarn. Party Land is a huge chunk of the store (which is really crazy with a Dollar Tree next door!); Fruits and veggie are another chunk of store (even more crazy with a ShopRite next door). I can't imagine what W-M was thinking when they made the drastic changes about 2 yrs. ago. It literally changed what made 'Walmart' Walmart. You used to alway get items cheaper at Walmart. Now that's not true. It used to be worth the gas to go out of your way to go to Walmart. charkitty
  15. Just read a news article that after 8 quarters of financial loss and shoppers, Walmart is trying to get back on track. The losses are due to Walmart dropping brand products, crafts, fabric, etc. Can't believe it took Walmart 2 years to figure this our; thought they were smarter. Hopefully, these items may be back by end of year. In my opinion, Walmart has really declined in the last 3-5 years. The clothes situation is awful! Dropping crafts/fabric/yarn was the last straw. Right now, Walmart has really expanded groceries...not needed...I prefer to go to a supermarket (W-M is not that much cheaper!) Let's just hope our yarn/fabric/crafts return!!! charkitty
  16. I know some of you do Plastic Canvas. Annie's Attic now has 100% Nylon Plastic Canvas Yarn. Lots of pretty colors! Very nice. I think the original manufacturer of PC nylon yarn went out of business. charkitty
  17. Has anyone used Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Crochet Thread Size 3? Do you like it? Also, is it a good substitute for DK/Sport Weight yarns? charkitty
  18. Thanks for your help. Unfortunately I could not open/view the sites you suggested. However, I did contact Annie's Attic and they referred me to a help site which e-mailed me the following instructions for 'Mobius Twist' which I'm sharing with anyone interested: MOBIUS TWIST: Lay your chain out flat making sure that it is straight and that it isn't twisted. Bring the 2 ends together, side by side. Take the end that you are going to join in and turn it over completely so that the top of the chain is once again at the top. Now join in the first chain. It should now be twisted 360 degrees. charkitty
  19. Thanks, Mary. Unfortunately, webtv cannot view the video. No, there is no diagram. I'm surprised a diagram was not included. If anyone has a diagram, I'd really appreciate it. charkitty
  20. I recently purchased Annie's Attic "Mobius for Beginners" pattern. However, I'm stuck on round 1 which reads.... Rnd 1: Ch 163, twist beginning of rnd 1 360 degrees, join..... What does 'twist beginning of rnd 1 360 degrees' mean? How do you do that? Help! I'm stuck! Thanks! charkitty
  21. Has Red Heart Plush Yarn been discontinued? I really love that yarn. It's so light and soft. Any suggested substitutes? charkitty
  22. Did anyone shop at Joann's 'Black Friday' Sale? Most of the sales were before noon. Sales weren't very good. I didn't receive the flyer in the mail beforehand. charkitty
  23. The 2 Walmarts in my area completed renovations about 2-3 yrs. ago. The yarn is now half an aisle. The yarn looks old, dusty, and pilled. Some have no labels or handwritten labels. All of the yarns are full price; no sales. Prices should be rolled-back to FREE. It's so sad what Walmart has done to their yarn department. charkitty
  24. Kathy, congratulations! Your work is absolutely beautiful! charkitty
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