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About Heather87

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    Junior Villager
  • Birthday 01/27/1987

A Few Things About Me

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    Nursing Student
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Beginner - Prayer blankets and other charity projects.
  • Crocheting since...
    6 Days, and counting. July 12th, 2012.
  1. Thanks for the advice! I'm still working on the counting thing and maintaining consistent tension but I'll work on that. And thanks for the marker I had never thought of that. Another question someone might answer or I can post on one of the other boards. Why are my ends curling? I'm turning and doing what I'm suppose to but my corners are kinda curling/twisting? Right now it's just a little smaller then a scarf. Again thanks for some of the quick tips and all the kindness! I'm excited to be part of this community.
  2. Thanks everyone!!! You're all so nice I love it! I can't wait to get better, learn, and share with everyone!
  3. Holy smokes I'm jealous!!! I go to the yarn aisle and just dream I would love all that yarn. I have 1/2 roll of yarn and then 2 full skeins of yarn. I have a baby collection.
  4. My mom pays for my yarn. I feel guilty when I have to ask for more, but she knows I need it and knows I use it for good so she doesn't ever seem to mind.
  5. I hold it over handed. I started with holding it like a pencil and I really struggled with it, so naturally my hold turned into overhanded. I doubt it hold it completely right but it works perfect for me. Same thing with the yarn. I don't hold it completely right but it's the way that really helps me I fumble or make stitches too loose otherwise.
  6. I plan on finishing a large afghan within 3 weeks, but it's my first project. I start off really slow and then it slowly gets faster the longer I crochet for the day. Chains are fast, SC are fast, but I feel like DCs take double as long
  7. Two people, one was a stranger and one was my mom. I first tried crocheting about 14 years ago when I was 11 but I didn't get very far, I managed a chain I didn't even get as far as a SC. Then a month ago I went somewhere and there was a crocheted prayer shawl. I instantly fell in love with it. But didn't think about doing it myself. Then a few weeks later I told mom I was wanting a new hobby and she instantly suggested crocheting. So a stranger inspired me to crochet for charity and make prayer blankets/wraps, chemo caps, and NICU blankets; and my mom gave me the push to actually do it.
  8. My first project is a work in progress. But it's a afghan. Lavender and Eggplant striped. It's just SC and DC and my ends are a little rough. But I'm proud of it
  9. I am a new crocheter, so I can't promise mine will be fancy or perfect but I will be making them. As a nursing student who has dreamed of working in the NICU since I was 15 I am so happy to be able to be part of something like this.
  10. Hi All!!! I have been crocheting for 6 days, and counting. I saw a crocheted prayer wrap at a silent auction I went to a couple weeks ago, so when I told mom I needed a new hobby she instantly told me I should pick up crocheting and I did. So far I have been able to make an incredible shrinking dishcloth...it got skinnier and skinnier and it went on. And now I am working on my second project; a prayer blanket for my mom's best friend who is going through cancer treatments. I plan on making hats for chemotherapy patients, player blankets/wraps/shawls/etc. and other charity things. That's where my passion lays rather then doing it for business and money. I taught myself with you-tube because we have no stores in where I live other then Hobby Lobby and Michaels, so I know I have a lot of learning to do but so far I love it!!
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