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  1. You can pick out the extra chains later, they won't unravel from the knot end. Wish I'd known that!!!
  2. @nhundt. You're welcome! Good luck with your project. 😃
  3. I love your cute Christmas coasters! Is the edging something with a bit of sparkly metallic yarn?
  4. Thank you so much for the T-shirt suggestion and your drawings. 😊 I am going to take a crack at this when my 3 other projects are done. (I am one of those folks who loves having a bunch ofthings on the go...I truly hope I am not the only one here who is "that way".)
  5. Thank you so much for the compliment. However, inasmuch as those 3 colors represent "Christmas" I do not think that a menorah would be a suitable table decoration. People who have menorahs don't want anything to do with Christmas, to the best of my knowledge, and I am willing to be corrected.
  6. @Magiccrochetfan. You've certainly done yeoman service. I'm off to have a look at all your links. I would not have known where to start without you and Granny Square. 😊 I have no capacity whatsoever (spatial aptitude?) to picture the knitted version when it is not buttoned up, so help me out, folks: would this knitted one fall to the sides all loose and baggy like the crocheted versions that you link to? That is what I had in mind - something that would not fall in that manner so much. Would using a too-small hook cause the crocheted version to be less drapey? Thank you very much! I am working on a relatively simple vest-like thingy* I designed myself and am finding out that garments that look good are never simple once you think you have an oh-so-clever idea. 😝 And I am really looking forward to making something like the knitted one pictured above. ------------ *2 strips, yes, but done in shells with one side a mirror of the other, with contrasting colour, arrow-like inserts. Plus a square neckline instead of just letting the excess fold over on itself. We shall see.
  7. Should've looked at the tags! Thanks so much for your trouble. 😺 I wanted to make sure it lies flat in the back, not like a ghastly coccoon. The easier a garment is to crochet, the more flaws it has. It is the details that will set things right, I have found.
  8. Here's the Christmas runner which I made out of #4 rough cotton handicrafter yarn:
  9. Does anyone know of a pattern that will duplicate the look of this vest/wrap? I haven't a clue how to hunt for such a pattern. Many thanx. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inca-wrap I can't remember how to knit and was never v. good at it anyway (tho I want to relearn).
  10. To the best of my knowledge, vinegar is acidic (acetic acid). It's not a base.
  11. Hi. It looks somewhat like the Harlequin pattern stitch, but your aunt's version seems to have more defined, neater borders than, for example, this: https://daisyfarmcrafts.com/crochet-harlequin-stitch/ A form of starburst, I would say.
  12. I sure love that collection of runners and dresser scarves, etc. that you linked to. Thanks. Now I am all hot to make another one, since you can at least see the end of the road, unlike a tablecloth made of thread. I hope you kept those 2 tablecloths that you made. One of the patterns in your list, a real simple white runner, was done with RHSS. I would not do this, myself.
  13. Horsy


    Isn't striped socks made from "planned pooling" yarn? Mind you, I've never heard of it referred to by such a name. The Faux-Isle sweater turned out pretty good in that knitted sweater, I would say. About stitches with different names, did you mean pattern stitches (sequence of individual stitches repeated to create a fabric) or actual basic stitches such as SC, DC, TC, TSC, chain, etc? If you mean pattern stitch, I see a few different names for one of my fave, the Up and Down Stitch. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/up-and-down-stitch
  14. I made a table runner for the Christmas table out of a #4 handicrafter type of cotton (Bernat cotton Mistletoe Ombre Jumbo Ball - this is white, red & green). It is about 5' X 20". I used a #5 hook so it's fairly stiff and lies flat, doesn't wrinkle or scrunch up. I would not hesitate to make an entire tablecloth out of handicrafter cotton for a casual look on certain kinds of tables. For your fancy dining room table, thread would continue to be the way to go. I should have started one 20 years ago; it would be finished by now (maybe); it takes me weeks to do a small to medium doily. How some people make entire tablecloths or bedspreads out of thread continues to baffle me. I have heard of Red Heart Super Saver and don't think it or any other acrylic yarn would be suitable for a runner. IMO. 😊
  15. Horsy


    Thanks, kids. What would you call, then, the colour arrangement whereby you get no more than,say, 4 or 5 completely different colours (not tonal variations), with no colour being repeated. Like this, e.g., https://www.yarncanada.ca/products/green-tea-tipple-whirl-yarn-1-super-fine-by-scheepjes.html Starts out dark turquoise (?), ends up gray. It is true that the colour change is gradual, but it is not the same tone, is it. I just want to get my terms correct and am not meaning to trouble you. Now, I would say that the following is a genuine "tonal" or "gradient". https://www.yarncanada.ca/products/forbidden-fuchsia-whirl-ombre-yarn-1-super-fine-by-scheepjes.html And then there's the term "OMBRE" (see Scheepjes, above). As far as I can tell it could refer to any multi-colour or multi-tone where the hues are not repeated. And then there's "WHIRL" as used by Scheepjes, tho I guess that's a marketing term, not a technical one. My conclusion: the above terms are used interchangeably (and incorrectly) by everybody. You can bet that a yarn designer would set us right in no time flat! All grist for the mill and I beg your indulgence. I could listen to your opinions and info for ages. You all know more than me. I have never bought a tonal, gradient, self striping or ombre yarn. Makes things too easy if you ask me, though that is not a crime and it won't bring out the Crochet Police. 😁
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