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  1. Gardener

    Summer hat

    Beautiful hat! Have fun!
  2. That turned out really nice. In fact it doesn't look like its using up scraps at all. I like your idea about measuring how much yarn a row needs. I'd always be worried that I'd run out just before I got to the end of a row.
  3. http://www.crochetme.com/June_July_2005/patt_flowers.htm There are several here.
  4. I only recently started to crochet, and wouldn't have thought of crocheting for charity, until I found this board. I have started a box for hats and mittens for a local organization that gives Christmas gifts to needy children in our community. They try to give each child a hat and mittens, along with a toy. So far I have 4 hats and a pair of mittens in there. I am also going to make some things for the crisis pregnancy center, and some lapghans for the local veterans facility. I figure lapghans will be a good way to use up leftover yarn.
  5. I live about 15 miles outside of Grand Rapids, near the town of Rockford. My mom taught me to crochet years ago, but I only recently picked it back up. I just taught my 17 year old daughter to crochet and for her second project she decided to make a sweater.
  6. I've only been crocheting for a short time and I already have several WIPs: -a ripple afghan which I was just planning to work on until my stash of 10 cent a skein acrylic ran out (bought it years ago at a going out of business sale) -a huge granny square afghan -a cardigan that just needs sewing together and some edging done -a childs hat -a purse I love to start new projects. I am the same way with my quilting..I currently have 4 quilts in various stages too. Good thing my dh is so supportive of my craft materials buying.
  7. WOW, talk about ambitious. I can't even begin to imagine how long all that must have taken.
  8. I'm sorry the chemo made him so sick. I'd also be glad to send him a card.
  9. I am planning to line the bag. I hadn't thought of using my sewing machine to secure the ends. I will try either that or the craft glue, and I will just knot the ends together. I think the yarn is too slippery to just add a new skein without joining the threads together somehow. Thanks for the suggestions.
  10. I've never heard of Fabri-tac. Is it sold in yarn shops?
  11. What is the best way to join nylon yarn? I am making a purse and need to start a new skein. The yarn I am using is Coats and Clark nylon and it unravels very easily. I have had to tie a knot in the end to keep it from unravelling right up to the start of the work. I think I will have to do soemthing to the ends too before I weave them in, maybe rub a little craft glue on them so something???
  12. Very cute. I like the color combination.
  13. That's really pretty. It will be a great gift.
  14. Hello everyone. I found this forum by accident just a few days ago and I have to say that all of you are very talented and inspiring. I have spent hours reading and looking at your pictures. I am a wife, mom to three (two college students and a married daughter), a part time R.N., and grandma to an adorable little boy. I just taught myself to crochet a few months ago. I wanted to do something that would keep me from eating, and crochet fits that purpose nicely. So far I've finished 3 hats, a round drawstring purse, some baby booties, a baby blanket, some doll clothes, and a pair of mittens. I have another purse started, another hat nearly finished, a half done baby blanket, and two nearly finished afghans.
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