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  1. Medium worsted yarn. The pattern and gauge aren't correct for this size doll. If you get the pattern be prepared to adjust as needed(and there are count stitch errors...not big deal). I did the pink section with an I hook. I also used H and size 7. I used medium worsted white instead of the sport for the outfit. I didn't follow pattern for outfit or blanket. eta I think originally RH super saver was used. Here's a cutie...not sure if link will work. https://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Sweet-Love-Lots-to-Love-5-Baby-Doll-with-Outfit-and-Mini-Rocking-Horse/461644883? for $4+.
  2. I've made one of these and currently working on a purchased pattern (Gnome and Toadstool Scene, from a year ago). I like the beard and shoes/boots better on this free pattern. https://www.amigurumitogo.com/2018/04/crochet-gnome-free-pattern.html
  3. Cindy, I meant to state my deepest empathies to your in-law family/family on their loss. Marisa, great progress on the deck! Have a great weekend. Brenda, that much activity would have me writhing in pain....got me in trouble yesterday. Sounds like a whirlwind of activity and accomplishments. Happy Anniversary! Again, have a great weekend all.
  4. Beautiful. The colors are pretty. My niece had a birthday recently so I gave her the Phoenix blanket on Monday. She loved the colors and especially the stitches/texture.
  5. I've wanted to make this for years. I have a little girl in mind or I may make another for her and send this to Appalachian Outreach. Mary Maxim kit with pattern. I changed the outfit a bit and added a hat. Different color blanket. My gauge was way off from pattern....I adapted.
  6. Lucky girl. I'm sure she'll be tickled when she sees it. Cindy, love seeing your Barbie doll clothes creations. Everybody, enjoyed reading your posts and life news. Feel like a toothache today, various parts are aching and burning=not talkative. Have a great rest of week and weekend.
  7. Hot hot hot the humidity is the worst I ever remember. Baby gs here today. Have a great day everyone
  8. You might be able to locate it here--> https://www.interweave.com/the-new-patternworks/ There's a phone number that you can try tocall and ask if they have that pattern number.
  9. I just recently saw one, but I was looking for something else, so no idea where I saw it. I ended up choosing a Mary Maxim pattern kit after satisfying myself that was my preference. 🙂 Sooo, many patterns available. I vaguely remember a cat one in a magazine from years ago, maybe Crochet World.
  10. https://www.etsy.com/listing/613670329/cat-blanket-crochet-pattern-crochet-baby?ref=shop_home_active_34 or maybe this... http://www.dailycrochet.com/free-pattern-this-cats-afghan-is-absolutely-fabulous/
  11. Good news brothers house should be ready by end of October 😊. Dh worked on another statue today scraped about 2 pounds of old paint off now it’s ready for painting-next trip. Took a photo of eagles today.
  12. https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/how-to-read-crochet-pattern
  13. I learned to crochet on Boye, but when I tried Bates several years back that's the hook I prefer and dislike Boye, now. The length is perfect as well, I have large hands and I hold the hook in what some call the knife-hold. Wonderful to have choices so everybody can use what works best for them. 🙂 I also have a set KP wood hooks with an inline hook design. Sometimes, I switch to them depending on the yarn.
  14. Calling this one finished at round 72. Going to wash and dry and then wrap it up. Some day I'd like to make another, perhaps with less colors.
  15. down memory lane on PnC today....
  16. I'm wondering if our new trade agreement with Canada is part of the reason RH, Coats and Clark has joined the website. The site has RH yarn marked for US and Canada sales only.... I'm not clear as to whether this is a website merger or rh yarns will be made by Spinrite. eta I recently bought some rh yarn at Walmart and the label says, made in the usa. I still have a lot of Pisgah, PnC cones from the sales prior to their closing as well as the perle 5 came from Pisgah. Pisgah was hurt because they had all their eggs in one basket, more or less. Walmart stores. Then, the competition was added at Walmarts. At the time there was also a cotton shortage, so other factors occurred that led to the sell out. (the owners wanted $$$$)
  17. whew. The winds didn't reach what was predicted in this area. No power outage and the ground around us soaked up the rain. Our kin in the coastal areas also were spared. So many folks still getting over last years hurricane! Brother still isn't in his home(not coastal) because of black mold and roof damage that allowed too much rain indoors. Roof fixed, but the mold issue was a major headache. They are still waiting for floor replacement. Then, prior to hurricane they had another rain in which required the big fans to be turned back on, walls will need re-doing and hopefully the roof structure is repaired that still allowed water in. Today blue skies are surfacing and sunshine. Hope everybody here has also weathered this hurricane with no to little damage. My thoughts are with the folks in the Bahamas! Enjoy the day.
  18. Good morning all, we are getting ready for the rain and winds. Have been working on Phoenix blanket on and off, pretty heavy with all the clusters popcorn and puff stitches! Not sure I’ll make it to part 12. Hopefully we won’t lose power later. Have a great day.
  19. https://www.yarnspirations.com/welcome-red-heart.html Just an FYI. rh.com is gone but you can find the patterns at the yarnspirations site.
  20. Also checked WEBS--> https://www.yarn.com/categories/acrylic-microfiber-yarn https://www.yarn.com/products/plymouth-yarn-encore acrylic/wool-washable 75 colors
  21. Not sure how many colors you need but this one offers: https://www.joann.com/ check out Big Twist 25% off,64 colors, category 4 worsted https://www.joann.com/big-twist-collection-value-worsted-yarn/zprd_14371116a.html
  22. I prefer perle 5 thread and depending on size of doily occasionally I'll use size 10 thread. Starting is the most tedious then it gets easier. When mil was alive we use to go with her to flea markets and auctions. She had lots of granddaughters and found so much like-new clothing and some with-tags still on them, unworn. I loved the walking and looking back then. It's been hot and humid, so I've only stepped out periodically today. It's breezy but too hot to enjoy. Hope everybody had a nice day.
  23. You can check Knit Picks Brava yarn; Lion Brand....; Hobby Lobby-I love This Yarn and Herrschners brand(large selection of colors} and maybe Mary Maxim. Not sure who the underlying manufacturers are of any of these yarns.
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