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About CraftySonia

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    Junior Villager
  • Birthday 07/01/1975


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    Brisbane, Australia
  • Occupation
    Stay at home mum
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  1. CraftySonia

    Hi From Australia

    Hi from Brisbane!
  2. CraftySonia

    Help with Elegant Lace Stole

    Are you talking about when you get to the end of a row, eg row 1, and then you need to turn our work so that you are effectively starting row 2 at the end of (and on top of) row 1?
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    Crochetville Brand Yarn????

    Yarn in Crochetville blue would be awesome! The first thing I'd make would be a bag to carry my crochet WIPs in. After that probably some fingerless gloves and slippers.
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    "C" is for cookieghan!

    Amazing! I'm feeling a need for some dessert.
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    Aran Hearts ghan

    Just beautiful!
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    crochet prejudice

    I think at least part of it is due to (machine) knitted items being available so easily and widely in stores. People are used to the look and texture of knitting and so reach for what is familiar.
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    Bedside Table Topper

    That's very nice.
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    I'm finally learning Tunisian!

    That's a good idea I could try a graph pattern and work on two skills at the same time. Any recommendations as to where I can find some good patterns?
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    crochet prejudice

    I've never encountered such discrimination personally and I'm very glad. Last month (or whenever it was) it was Knit in Public Day. I found out about it from a blog that encouraged both knitters and crocheters to get out in public on that day. I already crochet in public anyway but I looked up the closest group to me that would be holding a meeting for the occasion as I thought it would be fun to join. Unfortunately when I found their details they'd put a very nasty (I think) caveat at the end saying knitters ONLY welcome. Needless to say I didn't bother with them. On a happier note I belong to a knitters and crocheters group which meets once a month and they're very welcoming of everybody.
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    I'm finally learning Tunisian!

    I've been wanting to learn Tunisian for a while but had been putting it off because I had too many unfinished projects laying around. This week I finally finished the three projects that had deadlines I decided it was time to give it a go. I'm really enjoying it. I'm also finding that it's not as hard as I feared it would be. So I'm part way through a skinny scarf and trying to figure out a harder pattern I can attempt next. I'm very excited.
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    Upsetting Your DH/SO with crochet.

    My husband likes to see me crocheting, beading, or doing any of my crafts. He'd rather I do something useful with my time than waste it just watching TV or fluffing around on the Internet. What's better he neither knows nor cares how much I spend on supplies. Luckily for him I'm good with money and keep within our budget.
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    My Critron

    Just beautiful. I might have to add that pattern to my (long, long) list of things I want to make one day.
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    Do you do multiple projects at one time?

    I always have more than one thing on the go. I have the attention span of a two year old so it helps keep me from getting bored. Usually it's not more than two or three things at a time but if you count my other crafts then it can get embarrassing.
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    Question(s) About Longies/Soakers

    I don't know the technical details but I was under the impression that the lanolin does help with all the good properties of wool that make it ideal for soakers/longies. I've only ever used those names ( soakers for shorts and longies for long pants) when referring to cloth nappy covers. I suppose if you only want crocheted pants for use as fashion over disposables then acrylic is probably better as it's easier to take care of.
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    Have used crochet as a "coping skill"?

    I learned to crochet as a child but recently picked it up again. I definitely use it as one of my coping mechanisms for dealing with many health issues that affect my family. While I'm occupied crocheting I can't stress or worry about things I cannot change. I would be in far worse shape if I didn't have my crafting to distract me and give me some 'me' time. There is all the added bonus that I get some nice accessories out of it.