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About crochetdiva

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  • Birthday 04/29/1963

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    Canada..now living in Michigan
  • Hobbies
    needle felting, crocheting, knitting, art
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    Any and all
  1. Red Heart SS IS cheap and has good color selection, but it is too hard and rough for a baby blanket. I will keep looking. I was wondering about Mary Maxim Starlette yarn for afghans too.
  2. Have you washed the Brava yarn yet? This might be a good choice for the blanket since it is for an infant and being Sports weight it wont be as bulky.The shipping price is good too. Thanks
  3. I just checked online and they don't have the colors I need for a spiderman blanket
  4. I know about those yarns, but wondered specifically how folks found them for afghans. I don't want a sheen like with Bernat Satin. And I am wondering if Caron sport would be a bit floppy.
  5. Ok, so this might be a better way for me to work out what yarn to use! I am making a round ripple afghan for a six month old and can't quite work out what yarn to use. Definitely NOT Red Heart Super Saver!! Looking for either a worsted weight or sports weight yarn. Want it to be soft but durable, and prefer NO sheen. What have you used and like best or least?? Thanks:manyheart
  6. Is it as thin as a sports weight? Is it even or are there thin and thick patches? Thanks.
  7. I am looking at ordering some yarn to make a round ripple afghan for a six month old boy. I have narrowed it down to two different yarns: Hersschners worsted-weight 8 yarn Hersschners 2-ply afghan yarn Has anyone used these yarns and can tell me if they are softer than Red Heart, and how they work with afghans? Thank you!
  8. I considered this too. I don't want a really thick or thin blanket. I am having trouble finding the right colors in a soft yarn. I don't want to use a shiny yarn either. That is why I considered Starlette.
  9. I need some advice please. I want to make a round ripple spiderman blanket, and I want To use a softer yarn than the Red Heart Super Saver that is recommended. Has anyone used the MM Starlette yarn? Also I am not sure which color blue to use to get the right shade for spiderman. red Heart 886 is the recommended, but not sure if that would be Med blue or True Periwinkle in Starlette. I appreciate any help. Thank you
  10. I am looking for any patterns with gingerbread theme: cookies, people, houses. Or nutcrackers. Time to start making decorations for next Christmas Thanks:manyheart
  11. Well...mine was supposed to be a 75th birthday present for my mom...last September . But life has been hectic all fall....now that is has calmed down a little, I am back at it. I love doing it...but it sure does take a long time to go all the way around now, lol. The nice part is that it is easier to memorize the stitches when you have so much to do. It is a little more difficult working on the black part in the evening, lol.
  12. I pulled mine out again and got back to it. It is really a lot of fun to do. I just finished making the half circles on each of the second heptagons, and now I am doing the black around. It is really not as intimidating as you think, for those of you thinking about starting. I have thoroughly enjoyed making it...it just got put on the back burner for a while.
  13. Yippee! My daughter is making some of the 32 heptagons for my mom's blanket. This will speed things up a lot. I wanted my other daughter to do a couple...but she is swamped with school work right now (Nursing) so I don't know if she will be able to.
  14. Thank you Cheryl for all the notes you shared with us. I am just starting the columns, and contemplating frogging what I have done and doing it your way instead. It was a shame that the afghan didn't go for more, but your heart was in the right place, and maybe it went to the home it needed to go to. They will have a masterpiece they can cherish for years....unless you offer to buy it off them and resell it on ebay, LOL.
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