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frogrockr

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About frogrockr

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  • Birthday 02/11/1973

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Manda
  • Short bio
    Visit me at www.safetybootsandcrochet.wordpress.com
  • Location
    Murrumbateman
  • Hobbies
    Horses, Stash building and avoiding housework
  • Occupation
    Search and Rescue
  • Favorite hook type
    Handmade
  • Favorite projects
    Threads, Babywear and Mohair Afghans
  • Crocheting since...
    Since 2003 when people wanted to keep me quiet!
  1. The photo amplifying the story regarding breastfeeding mothers features a crocheted beanie... appropriate for the story!! http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/breastfeed-ban-sparks-mothers-mall-protest-20110120-19xsy.html
  2. I had to :crochetingwhip up in very short time a baby gift for a workmate who is enormously pregnant and leaving work today. ( Yes, I've only had nine months notice!) Modifying one of my old patterns The Avatar Afghan and using 9 balls of a delicious Bamboo and Merino blend :yarnyarn in ivory and lilac I made this little Baby Afghan! It's 17 shells across by 24 repeats high, which makes a nice size afghan and was very gratefully received. I have written down the pattern and it's on my blog - it took me 8 hours to make, so if you are desparate for a quick and easy Baby shower gift - it could be what you're looking for!!
  3. It's been over two and a half years since I started the Lace weight Christening Gown. In that time, it has travelled about 28,000 km with me, has used 1500yds and still is only on repeat 24 of the shells in the skirt. I intend to go to 51 repeats in the skirt, and then make an underskirt from voile or a super fine silk, trimmed with a repeat of the open crescents.
  4. I am trying to be rational and destash a little - more will be following shortly, but to start with I have a number of 2kg cones of 2/80 Bamboo, Merino Silk blend and Merino yarn. There is approximately 3km of yarn on each cone, it is slightly thicker than sewing thread and is a natural undyed colour. This would be an ideal binding thread in a handspun yarn, for weavers or run a couple of strands together for a supersoft 2ply/3ply. Will post internationally at cost. Each cone is $15 - will discount for multiples! A:manyheart
  5. PLEASE! pleasepleaseplease Am desperate!!! 2- 3 balls of this fingeringweight yarn are urgently needed and the owner of the yarn store hasn't responded....
  6. My first brag post in a very very long time! A(nother!) RR done in locally produced merino from coloured sheep. So the yarns are actually as is - a fair bit of vm, but the depth of colour in the chocolate is really something. It's 9 to 18 to 36 points and used 780gm of yarn. Haven't measured it yet but it's about 6ft.
  7. Royal Canberra Show is the BIG Show for the Australian Capital Territory, held annually on the last weekend in February. The show is divided into sections for Open challenge, Vintage and historic, Novice, Non-Professional, Professional, Competitors over the age of 65 and Competitors with a Disability. One of the pieces I entered was the Filet I did as part of the Greek Games CAL last year. It was my own design (in itself a challenge) and commemorates ANZAC Day, a milestone in Australia's history, said to be when we truly became a nation. I am entirely thrilled to announce that this piece won not only the Non-Pro section but also Grand Champion Crocheted Article at Royal Canberra Show for 2009.
  8. I think that baby blanket is seriously gorgeous in design, but that shade of green:eek.. Why, oh why???
  9. It is available on etsy:crocheting - I just don't know the rules about linking to something for sale and didn't want to transgress.... and yes - I have a little more time in my life
  10. This is my first post in a long time!!! This was my version of Bluebeary Treasures Harvey Thumper pattern, He's made from Patons Soft Haze Mohair / Bamboo blend (the beige) and Patons Caressa (Mohair blend) for the white and is about 12" tall - including his ears. This was my entry in the Kids safe toy section at Canberra Royal Show- hence his eyes are embroidered and he won a First. He drew a lot of attention from children, expecially my little helper for the setup day, who was thrilled:cheer when I gave him to her .
  11. Really, really beautiful!! :c9Love the choice of colours and the patterning!! your daughter will be thrilled! Manda
  12. A very lucky find indeed! I bought the Peter Rabbit pattern book on eBay a couple months back - certainly worth it!!! Manda
  13. http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=22255 This is the one I am making in laceweight merino...only taken me a year so far Manda
  14. Having served for 16+ years (including 4months in the Gulf) myself I have to say MASSIVE for taking the time to make things for the troops. Helmet liners - in either wool or cotton would als ways be good, the Checker sets or - if someone was clever enough to come up with a Ludo board (we called it "Uckers" in the Navy and used expended .50cal rounds cut down and filled with paint for the tokens) that would be HUGE!! Scarves... Well I'm a :roo and we were known for wearing the "odd" piece of non-military issue. One of my best friends, an Army Nursing Officer (the second thing he tells people is that he isn't gay) asked me to crochet him a scarf - basically a 4dc mesh in AUScam colours to wear in the winter. If it's the right colour - they can often get away with it..... But every stitch really is love, and the energy boosts you when you get a package from home. Having little things (like BABY WIPES,, a MUST!) you can share out from your box - is a big thing. One other suggestion... this may sound dumb but it would be really simple : a bookmark. I was always losing my place when we had to scramble somewhere. If you could do a bunch of bookmarks to give out to people.. that could be a nice touch.... Manda
  15. Hey Barb - don't know if you have figured it out yet - but the steel hooks will go black where your hand comes into contact with them... your body oils etc affects the steel. It won't stain the the work, unless they go rusty. Manda
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