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  1. I don't have them, but try ebay. There are TONS of "vintage" 1970s patterns on there all the time.

     

    I know, b/c I keep buying them.

     

    Even if they don't have the exact charts you are looking for, you might contact some of the sellers/shops that specialize in vintage to see if they have the charts w/o the books - they might be willing to sell them to you if they consider them unsaleable without the instructions or text.

  2. Add me to the ferret frenzy. My Dilly passed away suddenly two years ago, and I miss him so much.

     

    My daughter is 4 years old, and verrrrry active now, so we're a ferret-free house for a while, and I'd love a crocheted furty-furt to keep me company until I can get a new foldable pet!

     

    I still have all of Dilly's stuff in my garage; I just can't bear to part with it yet. I keep saying I'll give it to a ferret rescue, but then it means I'll never have another little weasel...

  3. Shells sound perfect; they are my favorite "girly" border on afghans and they are quick.

     

    A quick "shell" border that I learned from a dishcloth pattern is to chain 2 or 3 in the first stitch, then hdc or dc in the same stitch, sk one st, sl in the next st. This makes a shallow shell, but it's super fast. You could probably do a tr and make a fatter shell; might have to skp 2.

  4. I think the girls' 'ghans look great, Krystal.

     

    But, as a color junkie, I think I know what's "wrong" with the one you have labelled as #1 - there's too many pink squares on the bottom. Try switching out the two inner hot pink squares on the end row with the pink/black squares on the top row (unless that's the 'ghan you've already joined, then feel free to ignore me, lol!). That might balance it a bit more to your eye.

     

    But as is, it's very cool and graphic art looking, which is the style now.

     

    You really don't need to switch anything up at all, though. They are awesome as they are.

  5. I've got two done, and will finish a third (just a basic granny, though, as my hands are about done for) this afternoon. They'll be in the last shipment out of our post office this afternoon. Thank goodness for that shipping kiosk!

     

    Krystal, do you want me to block them and send them tomorrow or just go ahead and send them now? One is a skosh under 8" and the other two are right at 8", but aren't perfectly square yet. Or would you rather I send them so you get them on time and you block them if you need to? They are just RHSS and RH Giant Pounder yarn, so nothing fancy.

  6. I've been waiting with bated breath for your next pattern, and you hit me with THIS!?!

     

    Do you not know that I'm involved in a swap, woman? That I have a house to clean? A child to feed? A mother to mollify on a regular basis?

     

    Too, too cute.

     

    I may just do the hat and shrug from this. I'll try the shrug with sport weight baby yarn and let you know how it looks.

     

    I did the February dress, btw, and it came out great. I had to do a little tweaking in the back for the velcro, but I worked it out.

     

    For anyone else that wants to do velcro, get 5/8" SOFT velcro (not regular velcro) and then cut it in half lengthwise so it's half of 5/8" (I'm NOT doing that math and you can't make me). Then just hand sew it on, making sure you only sew into the part of the stitch that is on the back of the fabric, or use a matching thread.

     

    The soft velcro is soft enough to not "catch" even the Caron simply soft yarn I used on the dress. Oh, be sure to put the "hard" side of the velcro on the side of the garment that goes closest to Dora's body and the "soft" side of the velcro on the side that will get pulled off. That also lessens the snagging factor.

     

    Darski, you seriously need to look into selling these patterns to Leisure Arts or something. They are wonderful, and very well written. I don't think I've run across one error that wasn't just typo in any of my read throughs.

     

    I think I'm going to have to go stock up on some RHSS at JoAnn's while it's on sale so I can get Dora all gussied up - I've run out of scrap yarn!

  7. Darski, I can't believe you're just giving these away. Not that I don't love them and totally appreciate it, but these are amazing.

     

    You know what Dora really needs? Some school clothes! My daughter wears a uniform to school - a white or blue polo shirt and blue or khaki pants and I'd love to be able to make Dora a matching school uniform for her.

     

    Oh, and for skates, maybe do some tall shoes and the crochet over paperclips for the "blades"?

  8. That's it. Road trip to Canada just to give you a hug!

     

    I've got a few wips to finish up, and a square or two to make for Bindi to get out this week, and then I'm soooo going Dora crazy.

     

    I'll have to modify the patterns a bit, as my Ellie can't do buttons and such, but that should be no biggie. You've done the hard work!

  9. Darski, I love you. Seriously. I'm going to have to adopt you as a member of my family. These Dora clothes are EXACTLY what I've been looking for for ages.

     

    Thank you so much for saving me the headache of having to figure out how to make them.

     

    You are a goddess.

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