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About loopy1

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  • Birthday 11/29/1946

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  • Short bio
    I have too many WIPs
  • Location
    North Texas
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, Knitting, Plastic Canvas, Reading, Piano, Cooking
  • Occupation
    Crocheter Extraordinaire, Crocheter Extraordinaire. Oh! And Crocheter Extraordinaire! Also Knitter
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  • Favorite projects
    Crinoline Lady Doilies, filet crochet, and squares, squares, squares
  • Crocheting since...
    Since 1967

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  1. I wish it was. I Googled Patsy Harbor and don't see any way to contact her. I have since made a baby blanket for my great-granddaughter and now I am working on one in Caron Country Blue. But I've had to put it down because of my wrists and thumbs hurting while I crochet or knit. I'll "hunt" for my copy...
  2. Okay, I've been learning how to "quote" a post again. Technology has changed how the Ville looked five years ago. Don't think I'll be spending as much time here as I used to but it's good to see that all of you are still here. Yes, I remember all of you. Thanks for all you guys' help!
  3. Grey is the in color. I can't remember exactly how she did it but my daughter used a light grey in my grandson's room that looks great! I don't know what I'm going to do about this afghan--yet. But when I figure it out, you all will be the first to know!
  4. Sorry I haven't been here lately. I used to live in this place before my hubby got sick in April 2012...hardly any activity since then. I appreciate your suggestions and welcome them. Yes, a solid color would be best...I didn't think about being able to see the huge stitches. Granny Square, just to clarify about the stripes, do you mean, for example: one or more rows of red one or more rows of gold one or more rows of brown By the way, she texted that her apartment is primarily grey. Thanks again, Ladies!
  5. I agree with you about the look...not something I would want but it's for my 21-yr old granddaughter and I think she will like it. She wants fall colors and I was just thinking that using several strands of different fall colors would work best. Also, I think size 35 needles would work just fine or maybe even 19. This appeals to me because it won't take that long to make and Christmas is 58 days away!
  6. The ones selling are 100% wool but I want to use something more practical. Can you imagine washing an afghan in your bathtub? And then how will you dry it?
  7. Someone I met out shopping today told me about this and that it's the in-thing. Already-made afghans are selling for $$$. She said to look for Jacqui Fink on Instagram and to search for Becozi and Purl Soho, which I have. There is also a blog dated 10/15 on snugglelry.com entitled Best Yarns for Arm Knitting. I'm looking for the right yarns to use and to know if anyone has had experience with these afghans. I saw a picture of a very pretty one with every row knitted. Thanks!
  8. By the way, I believe I have figured out the pattern.
  9. Just wanted to let you guys know that I got distracted by another wip, of which I have waaay too many!
  10. Thanks for the info, Granny, but I have to put all crocheting and knitting aside for now. Been overworking my wrist and have to give it a rest...icing and wearing a brace. I have a PDF reader and a Ravelry account so when I'm able to pick it up and make any progress, I will post again.
  11. Sharon, my thoughts exactly about the stitch count! I'm putting this to bed for the night but I think your reply will be helpful. If I pick it up tomorrow and make progress, I'll post what happens.
  12. Or maybe it's rows 3 and 5 that seem be the culprit to me...3sc in each sc behind the ch sp in row 3 and 2sc in each sc behind the ch sp in row 5. I'm working the sc in the sk st in the row below.
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