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Everything posted by birdlady1

  1. My first thought was that it would take forever to dry after even one use. You'd have to toss it in the dryer every time. Not very practical and certainly an energy hog.
  2. Welcome from Colorado! Crocheting can be as expensive or as INexpensive as you want. Unfortunately most of us tend to go overboard and buy pattern after pattern after pattern and enough yarn to last a lifetime! If you buy just what you need for a particular pattern, your expenses should be: crochet hook(s) pattern(s) yarn The yarn is what gets expensive of course. You can buy Red Heart acrylic for $3 a skein, which is at the low end or you can spend $30 or more for the same amount of yarn but is top quality. Always look for coupons for Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Joann's. Th
  3. I don't remember who it was, but I thought it was someone outside of the United States who had access to thread but not yarn.....
  4. Wow, I wish I had thought of using Homespun for this project! I love Homespun! Instead I went with Paton's Canadiana acrylic. It's nice but nothing to write home about. Somewhere in this thread (or another?) someone was actually going to make this piece in crochet thread! Obviously it would be a lot smaller but it would be incredible to see. I wonder if she lost interest in finishing it.....
  5. You and me both. Last week I spread it out on my bed. It's probably close to 48" already. I don't know why I just stopped working on it.
  6. You'll just have to go into "the" City to stock up a couple of times every year!
  7. Congrats! You had it easier than the rest of us. So was that the Hudson River??!!
  8. That's exactly right. It's easy enough to pick out the dark variegated yarn. But finding the complementary yarn took me several weeks!
  9. I used Stainglass Variegated and Pastel Parade Variegated (along with the standard black and white). The website owner sent me samples of what I was considering and that helped make the final decision.
  10. I haven't finished mine either (it's been on hold for about six months now). But I went with Paton's Canadiana through Lisa's Thread (http://yarn-and-threadbylisa.biz/Yarns/Patons%20Yarns/canadiana.htm). Still, with shipping, it cost about $100. But I noticed she's having a "free shipping" sale on orders over $50 or $5.99 for orders under that amount. In retrospect, while I like Canadiana, I probably would go with a natural (i.e., wool) yarn instead. I'm not a big fan of acrylic yarn, especially for exotic projects such as this one. Yes, it would be twice as expensive but I think I'd be ha
  11. This is one of the cutest amigurumi purse patterns I've ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing!
  12. I read your other thread and I think we should all buy lottery tickets! It's wonderful news if it's true ... and it might be because, you might remember, they had one of the patterns from that book as a daily free pattern on AA. Maybe they monitored the response and could tell how many people downloaded it and made their decision, in part, based on that.
  13. Wow. How big will it be? Did you follow the pattern the same way as you would have if using yarn? We'd love to see photos!!!!
  14. I am but haven't worked on it in several months. I'm about halfway finished. I used Paton's Canadiana WW yarn.
  15. Here's a website that has Dallas Cowboy logo: http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?t=165. From there, just graph it: http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/
  16. This pattern book will be donated to Crochetville for their auction! So hold onto all your pennies (or euros ... or ....)
  17. Thanks for letting us know and for sharing the note.
  18. Rest assured..... they will go much higher by the time the auctions end. I have the book but I've become somewhat of a professional watcher of this pattern book .... just to see what it continues to go for.
  19. I would like to have the administrators of Crochetville consider adding special titles to the messages of people who have gone above and beyond. (That's in addition to the crown and sceptor, Krystal!) My nomination for the charter member of this elite group would be Krystal for completing this very successful project. :queen (I just love all these smilies!) If you read this and feel likewise, please contact the administrators or add your "vote" here for them to read.
  20. I'm extremely impressed! First, by you, Krystal, for taking on this incredible project. You have your work cut out for you! Second, by all the women (and men?) who have contributed to these masterpieces. I'm not sure I've EVER seen such a huge coming-together for a relative stranger and her family! Krystal, I assume from your email that Jess' afghan will be put together essentially as you have pictured it here. Other squares will be used for the girls and Jeff's mom and pop. So tell me again and again and again how huge Jess' afghan will be????!!!!!
  21. This is the most exciting project I've ever participated in! I just wish it were under happier circumstances.
  22. Thank you. It's a fabulous pattern. I wish it were mine to share.
  23. My squares went out this afternoon (March 12) with a few dollars via priority mail since they have to cross most of the country to reach you. Better warn your postal carrier to take some aspirin starting on Wednesday! Wanda Kay, I LOVE your friendship square!
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