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About smskutt

  • Birthday January 25

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Shani
  • Short bio
    Hello! Since I discovered the joys of crocheting about 12 years ago, I have found it to be the best therapy. It has seen me and is seeing me through difficult times, and I treasure its healing qualities. From the beginning, I have been fascinated that from a little ball of yarn I can create something that takes up material space where before there was nothing. That's pretty spectacular!
  • Location
    Central Illinois
  • Hobbies
    Besides crocheting, knitting, writing, genealogy, sketching, photography, reading and travel
  • Occupation
    Homemaker
  • Favorite hook type
    Aluminum
  • Favorite projects
    blankets, decorations
  • Crocheting since...
    2007

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  1. Hello Felicity, and welcome from Illinois, USA!
  2. I have been pondering that a lot lately, and here's what I've come up with: crocheted bookmarks paperwork bookmarks hats for some homemade candy (frog molds for HP fans) monogrammed handkerchiefs Christmas tree baubles homemade whipped body butter mini knit stockings for gift card holders quilted tea cosy with hot pads (if I'm ambitious enough) As to the men in your life, ugh, I feel your pain. If you choose to get gift cards, I have begun presenting them by putting them in a clear glass jar, standing the gift card up in the center and
  3. I agree with Kathy that the middle scarf (on Anne, right?) is knit, garter stitch. The one on the left is crochet. I haven't caught up with the Anne storyline since the first season, but you've made me want to get caught up now. Thanks!
  4. I always just fill the gaps with the ends of the thread from joining. Same with mitten thumbs. Good luck!
  5. It must feel like Christmas come early! What a fun way to spend your day!
  6. Hello Valentina, and welcome to Crochetville! It is so nice to have you here. I also have crafted in all of the mediums you listed, and right now am adding paperworks to my list. My mom taught me the basics of crochet, too, and her mother taught her. Knitting I learned from a friend visiting from England in exchange for teaching her crochet. What kind of dolls do you make? I have had a rag doll in the back of my mind that I really need to find the time to get out and make real. I always put crafting at the bottom of my list lately, but will be moving it further up when I get back from v
  7. Your work combined with her pattern is just stunning. Well done!
  8. Hi Karen, Oh, those things can be frustrating, can't they? I remember the first blanket I made that required joining squares. I saw the first hole in the joining as I was getting ready to wrap it the night before the wedding. Needless to say, I spent a good portion of the night re-joining all of those squares using a much better method! Not actually having the piece to look at makes it difficult to figure out how to help you. I'm wondering a couple of things, though: 1) how did you secure the last stitch when you finished the trim? 2) did you run out of yarn whilst doing the
  9. Hi Collette! I place the bookmark on a towel, fold the towel over it, and then steam it good. I flip the bookmark over and do it again. Then I remove it and lay it flat on a table or countertop and let it fully dry. It stays flat, which is all I'm aiming for. Of course, this is my whole one weeks' experience talking, lol.
  10. Hi perlexed! I looked on etsy and there are some great options. Check HERE. Hope you find something that works for you! ETA: Ooo! What about THIS?
  11. smskutt

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    You should! Of course, I tell myself the same thing and then lament the time not spent on crochet, or reading, or genealogy, or... lol!
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