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About Railbird

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  • Birthday 04/21/1965

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
  • Short bio
    Not married, but have been with him long enough to use the term DH. No children. One cat.
  • Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting & Knitting
  • Occupation
    Chief Clerk in a City Court
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Anything but afghans!
  • Crocheting since...
    Since I was 10!
  1. I'm not a fan of monkeys, but he is cute! Good job! Pat (Railbird)
  2. I got my hooks from KnitPick about a week or so ago. I have not used them yet. I've been in a crochet slump lately - can't seem to pick up the hook for some reason. I just purchased Crochetroo's Bilby pattern and I'm thinking that will lift me out of the slump later today! Pat
  3. The new Patternworks catalog has these hooks. Page 2. $7.95 each. see website: www.patternworks.com under the heading what's new - notions. I ordered 3 today (they are on back order until tomorrow). They were my valentine present from DH. He was planning on picking up my present today - but we never left the house - snowed in with over 2 foot of snow - and it's still snowing. I'm anxious to try these - hopefully they work, if not - what's a few more hooks for the collection! Pat
  4. Welcome to the 'Ville Patty. I'm just up the Northway in Saratoga Springs. You'll find a lot of inspiration and support here. Everyone is wonderful! Pat (Railbird)
  5. I love the kitty pattern and would really (she says purring) like to make some. No rush - I don't have time to crochet anything right now - but the holidays will soon be over and I can start thinking about crocheting instead of all the other "time consuming" things that are going on! Pat
  6. I was just going to post about this:) It was a bright spot in my day!!! I got 6 skeins of the boucle and 4 skeins of the fancy fur!!! Not sure what I'm going to make, but I have it! Pat:hook
  7. Railbird

    Toy Horse

    He is so nice. It is a fun pattern and I just love how floppy he turns out. Pat
  8. Hi Sophie, The pattern is in the S'N'B Happy Hooker book. You can find it just about all bookstores and various sites on the web. It's a great book - I know I've marked several projects to make! Pat
  9. Thank you for all the compliments - the yarn is Lion Brand Wool ease - it definitely isn't bulky, he can wear it under a blazer and not be uncomfortable. As for picking up the hooks again - I never really put them down that's why it took so long to complete it! I'm currently working on Frou Frou from the Happy Hooker book. I'll post when it's done. I'm also looking for a pattern to make DH another CROCHET :hooksweater (hopefully for Christmas this year).... Want something simple - plan on using Caron Simply soft (tan). Any suggestions??? I also crocheted him a sweater a few y
  10. Okay, I know this isn't crochet, but now that it is finally completed (took over a year to make), I can devote more time to crochet!!! It is from the book - "The Knitting Experience" and was my first big knitting project! I'm now in search of a crochet sweater pattern to try to make for my DH for Christmas. The first pic shows the close-up of the pattern. He wore it the other night and says he likes it! Pat
  11. I caved to peer pressure and had to buy this book: Here's my version - it is made with RH supersaver - tan fleck (I think that was the name). The handles are from a bag I found at the local salvation army for $2.00! The flower was just a freeform this I did and attached for contrast! I love this bag! Pat
  12. Here is a photo of Momma Sushi (photo of dad coming soon): This is really cute and fun: Pat
  13. I finished him. It only took an evening - just got a chance to take pictures and upload this morning, I'm playing hooky from work today!! This was fun to make. I enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me test. The pattern was very easy to understand and well written. Thanks, Pat
  14. I just saw that too. I was also amused - guess you can do anything while crocheting. That really was a pretty ripple aghan. Pat
  15. I think this sounds like fun. I remember doing this a few years ago - can't remember which sites I found them on, but I do remember it was fun. Also a good way to use some stash yarn!!! Count me in! Pat
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