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  1. Hi everybody, Two days ago, I got the idea of making something out of my stash. I thought that I would like to make an afghan for myself. First I will tell you that I have Red Heart Super Saver or Classic. I have many colors. I also have many skeins of each color (such as 2 through 8 skeins) and I am trying to get the colors to blend with each other at least. This may entail creating more than one project. So be it, but for now let's just start on one project which would be the afghan. I had thought of granny's daughters and almost decided on this until I saw a picture and ruled this out because I would have to have a large amount of any color that I chose to go around the granny's daughter and I don't know that I have that much. My original idea for the afghan was to knit in strips and then crochet them together. I was going to use number 8 needles (U.S.) and do stockinette stitch. However, I need some help in this because the question arises, what do I do afer I knit the first strip? I had thought to make the strips two inches wide, but I wonder--would this be wide enough or too wide? I have many skeins of yarn and many colors. I also had thought of knitting several rows of one color but then that is where I need help from you nice people. After the first row is knitted, what then? I know that the obvious answer is join and knit another color, but there is where it gets' tricky. Do I choose a color for the second row and hope it matches or blends (this is my first choice) or do I simply pick another color whether it matches or not? I really don't want to do this, because this style of afghan never has been pretty to me. That is just my opinion and since I am making this for me, I wanted colors which go together. If I have one or several which do not go, I will put them aside for another project. I would appreciate your thoughts on this and any suggestions that you have (please!) would be most welcome. I have had some of this yarn since the early 90s and I want to use it so that I can buy some more.
  2. Inspired by the jewelry worn on Season One of Downton Abbey by Lady Grantham during the Titanic era, these earrings are the perfect way to make your own elegant jewelry for your Victorian, Edwardian, or Titanic costume or just for fun. Crocheted with a few yards of size 10 thread, use the same pattern for the studs and dangles, only for the dangles add a hanging loop. With a few findings and a gorgeous pair of buttons, you can wear either type of earring, and if you make use of the clips on the button cards, interchange the same pair of buttons between them both! Basic stitches, works up quickly. Ideal gift! Buy the pattern PDF in my Etsy shop, JoysinStitches, for $1.50.
  3. I have a question regarding a pattern for a dress I'm making for my daughter. The pattern reads: 1 dc in each of last 8 (9-10) ch. Break yarn. 54 (58-64) sts. (Note: V-st counts as 3 sts). 2nd row: (RS). Join MC with sl st in top of ch 3 at beg of last row. Ch 3 (counts as dc). My question is, shouldn't the "break yarn" come AFTER the 54 sts? Not before? I'm confused on how I'm supposed to make 54 stitches after I've broken the yarn and before I join the MC back in.? Help?
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