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CELEBRATION: I Love Yarn Day--October 14, 2011--Here--Party--Giveaways--CAL

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Wow. I had to leave for a bit and a lot has happened since I left! Lol.

 

My favorite pattern so far would have to be the crochet entrelac pattern on YouTube for an afghan. I just LOVE that technique. Someday I'm gonna have the perdiest pair of entrelac socks in red and black!

 

Never used any hook besides Boye....

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I finished my hat finally, lol. I put it on completely happy with how it turned out, and then my 17 yo son says, "Mom, you are not a hat person" Gotta love his honesty, lol! So, I don't look like a fashion model in the hat (or in anything else) but it isn't the hats fault <grin>

 

 

I wish I were a hat person...my head is a wee bit big but it's the hair!!! really thick. If I try a hat on in a store....it doesn't fit....ever!!! I do have some hats for winter but sadly I know I don't make a fashion model for the hats. But, if I don't look in a mirror it makes me happy :D

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I never really noticed a difference between Boye and Bates until recently when I kept catching my Boye F hook and realized there was a difference between my F hooks. The Bates doesn't seem to catch as frequently. My older Boye hooks that my Aunt gave me don't seem to have this problem.

 

I have just started using the Bates Bamboo and like them. I also like the solid wood hooks and the way they slide through my hands. I tried the Clover soft touch but I found they were short and they bent. I realized I can't use a plastic hook when I crochet my ami's. I haven't tried the Etimo hooks, but when I have a coupon I may try out the brand. I am looking for some alternatives. As for size not attached to any size. I go with what I need for the project. I tend to range between E-H for most of my projects. Some of the doll projects require smaller hooks and I use larger hooks for others. I can't say I'm attached. I do prefer not having to go to the steel small hooks.

 

I love Darski's We Gather Together pattern for the 18" dolls. I have been able to adapt this and make all kinds of different holiday dolls for the doll lovers on my list.

 

There is a RR in "B" is for Baby that has been my go to baby blanket pattern.

 

Gourmet Crochet has my favorite dinos and monsters.

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My favorite pattern has been a dress made for a teddy bear in the Crochet World magazine. With just a few changes, it makes wonderful dresses for American Girl Dolls. When all the kids were little, they all had AG dolls, and I made everyone dresses for Christmas.

 

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Am I bad if I say I can't wait for this day to be over so I can actually get something done :lol:lol

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New discussion topic: What is your favorite pattern that you've ever made? How many times have you made something using that pattern?

 

 

All around: shells, shells and more shells. I've made so many things with shells over the years :)

 

specifically though I've made a few blankets and these little doll pot holders with a pattern my grandma called snapdragon. it's just a simple v-stitch in dc

 

shells and snapdragons are a fav bc i can crochet wo looking at what I'm doing :)

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Am I bad if I say I can't wait for this day to be over so I can actually get something done :lol:lol

 

:lol I know what you mean. Stalking this thread has taken up most of my day!

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<snip>

 

I tried the Clover soft touch but I found they were short and they bent.

 

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I wonder if your hook was defective then, because I use my G for ami all the time and it NEVER bends. I haven't bought the F yet, but its next on my list.

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I think the only thing I've really ever made more than once, with the exception of a dc beanie, was a purse from Drops..

 

Here's the Ravelry link to it: Clicky

 

I made 3 or 4 of those last spring. They worked up really fast and I changed up the width or height for the preference of the receiver.

 

I think I might make one of these....actually I'm pretty sure I will :) thanks

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Am I bad if I say I can't wait for this day to be over so I can actually get something done :lol:lol

 

 

shame shame ;)

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I wonder if your hook was defective then, because I use my G for ami all the time and it NEVER bends. I haven't bought the F yet, but its next on my list.

 

I don't know. If it didn't feel like it was too short, I might try another, but for the money I prefer the Bates Bamboo or the metal ones I already have. I have not tried the Etimo, but I may experiment with one when I have an order to place and a coupon. I would like to find something with a softer hold.

 

I think it is a matter of preference. It's great that they work for some and that there are options out there.

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What is your favorite hook brand and size of all time, and why? I'll give you my answer when I get back. :hook

 

 

Brand: Boye - for both Aluminum and Steel. As for size - H and I for Aluminum and 6 and 7 for Steel.

 

I like the way Boye feels in my hand over the Susan Bates. The sizes are what I use most. My steel hook in size 6 is actually turning black from all the use I put it through. :D

 

Apparently my mother liked Boye products too as all the knitting needles I inherited from her when she passed in 2005 were from Boye.

 

So, I guess it runs in the family. :hook:knit

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shame shame ;)

 

It's just that I feel like my French Bulldog & his ball completely obsessed :lol

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I had only ever used Boye Hooks until I started swapping at the Ville .. I am addicted to swaps and have been gifted wonderful hooks and more so I have a rather extensive collection. Because it is a gift I don't get rid of and I have them all displayed in my "crochet hook holder" (aka a vintage pipe holder ) ;)

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I wonder when Amy will announce the winners of the last one. Its been 40 minutes since it supposedly ended. Oh noes. I wonder if she's drowning in yarn. More likely iPhone 4S issues lol

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I think I'm caught up again.

I don't think I have favorite brand of hook. I use a variety, mostly bates and boye, of hooks that were my grandmother's, great grandmother's and aunt's. I think the pattern that I've used the most is the bootie pattern I'm using right now, Leisure Arts Bootie Collection.

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I wonder when Amy will announce the winners of the last one. Its been 40 minutes since it supposedly ended. Oh noes. I wonder if she's drowning in yarn. More likely iPhone 4S issues lol

 

I believe it's actually 20 minutes until it ends. I'm not so great with time conversions though :)

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I believe it's actually 20 minutes until it ends. I'm not so great with time conversions though :)

I think it goes until 10:00 EDT. It's currently 10:42 EDT. I could be remembering the time frame wrong though. :lol I'm sure she'll get to us as soon as she's able! :yes

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I think it goes until 10:00 EDT. It's currently 10:42 EDT. I could be remembering the time frame wrong though. :lol I'm sure she'll get to us as soon as she's able! :yes

 

Yep, it was supposed to be from 6:30 to 8:30 central time, and because it didn't open until 7, she extended the time until 9pm. I'm not worried, just impatient :D

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Yep, it was supposed to be from 6:30 to 8:30 central time, and because it didn't open until 7, she extended the time until 9pm. I'm not worried, just impatient :D

I'm with ya! :)

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Winners for giveaway 4:

 

1. All About Crochet: The Dictionary of Crochet Stitches and Techniques by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss: campbd1

 

2. Annie's Hook and Needle Kit Club Felted Kitchen Helpers: larky

 

3. The Perfect Pillow pattern booklet by Mary Beth Temple, Susan Bates Split-Lock Stitch Count Markers and Susan Bates Steel Yarn Needles: lutherancrochetchic

 

4. 1 skein Berroco Weekend yarn and 1 size J Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook: Katchkan

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Hi All! Happy I Love Yarn Day! It's been fun reading up on what you've all been making today. I have four current projects - none near finished. ;-)

My favorite hook has to be my Jimbo. It's a lovely walnut "H". When I use it it the yarn sort of floats over it.

warmest regards,

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Congratulations new Winners!!

 

 

:hug

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