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Guest merryymari

Hi,

 

I would like to join crochet along I am Barbie's Mom. I have almost got 2 squares done I chose shades of blue with Aran.

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marilyn

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Hi, Marilyn! Welcome to the crochet along and to Crochetville! :jump

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I now officially have my copy of the 63 squares book, and I think I'm going to use a soft white, light blue, and blue (kind of a country blue). It's going to be a stash busting project for me. :)

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Yay! Sounds great, Tiff! I love blue! :Y

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Donna, is there anyway that we could see a picture of that afghan?
I just updated the 63 Squares Crochet Along page and now there are good scans of the booklet there. :)

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Wow - you GO Annette! :woohoo

 

I've done through #7 now. This CAL is really picking up steam!

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Guest bmoorehooked

I went into Michael's today and came out with muted colors of red, soft white and blue. I decided muted would be best because it is an heirloom afghan. I think they all look great together. If I get a few squares finished soon, I will try to post a picture. Also when reading all of the messages, I realized I didn't want dark colors (I was thinking navy blue before) because it is true that you see the stitches oh so better with lighter colors. I am wanting to start NOW, but promised myself one more tax return and then I will! :^i^

 

I considered joining one of the swaps, but I'm afraid that I would never get anything else done! I learned to crochet when I was a kid, but I'm just getting back to it and so I am fairly slow. Plus this thing called life (husband, kids, job) keeps getting in the way! ;)

 

Barbie

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Sounds great, Barbie! I know what you mean about time! I actually crochet pretty quickly, but I wind up being slow becasue I keep frogging, frogging, frogging!!

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Hi Everyone!

 

Today I made a quick run to Walmart, not sure why I say quick, the closest Walmart is 15-20 miles in either direction, but I digress. I had dreams of blue and yellow and Provence. Those dreams were shattered when I discovered that our Walmart has no yellow. Ok, they have neon yellow or cornmeal, neither one really caught my eye. So I had to change my color scheme as places to buy yarn are very limited around these parts. I finally decided on Red Heart Blueberry Pie variegated for the edging and I'll probably do a few squares in it, just because I'm a sucker for those ombres. Then I decided on Red Heart Windsor Blue, dark but not too dark and Med. Purple. Both of these colors are in the Blueberry Pie. OK. It looked like it needed something else, another color for balance and I couldn't decide between the Red Heart Lt. Blue or Country Blue so I bought a skein of each. One lady in the yarn isle told me she liked the lt. blue better because it brightened up the other colors, but I still liked the way the country blue looked too. It seemed to blend in better with the other colors. I might just throw both of them in the mix. I went on and bought 7 skeins of the Blueberry Pie because it had a dyelot and since I am going to use it for the edging I wanted to make sure I didn't run out. The rest can just go in the stash for a future project.

 

Does anyone else agonize over color choices? I never trust my judgement. Must be the libra in me because making a final decision takes me forever.

 

I hope to get started on square #1 tonight. I'm going to make a copy of the layout and as I finish each block I'm going to mark on the layout the color yarn I used for that block. If I don't do that I'll have row after row of the same color.

 

Melissa

N.W. Florida

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:Y I looove blues and purples. My favorite. Sometimes I have to remind myself that that there actually are colors other than blue, lol! :lol

 

Yes, yes, yes, I do agonize over colors all the time! I have such a difficult time making decisions. Sometimes I am in the yarn dept so long that I think they've probably called security to keep an eye on me, lol! Then I agonize when I get home, too. I'd been looking at my Patons Decor swatch card for weeks thinking of different afghan, when the right colors for my 63 squares afghan just jumped out at me. Probably the first time ever I've been totally sure about colors. :)

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I lay awake at night, thinking about colors. I still haven't settled on what I want to do for this project, so the closer I get to starting, the less sleep I'll get.

 

Donna, I'll say again you have picked gorgeous colors for this. I almost think I'm jealous. <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif" />

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Donna, I'll say again you have picked gorgeous colors for this.
Thank you, thank you, Julie! I am blushing.

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I started on my squares last night! Do we have to start at #1? I am terrible about doing things in order.:hat I love to skip around, and spent 30 min. pouring over the book to pick something fun to start with. I made #9, the arched square. I used a variegated purpley yarn, and it looks really pretty. I need to save the easy early patterns for a time when I'm not in the mood to read a pattern!

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My first block is almost at the halfway mark. It's going to be approx. 9". I started to switch to a smaller hook but as long as all my blocks are the same size I'm not going to worry about the gauge. The finished afghan is just going to be a lot larger which is fine.

 

The purpley variegated sounds pretty. I just finished a ripple afghan using Red Heart's Gemstone. Love those colors.

 

Melissa

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Guest merryymari

Hi Donna

Thanks for changing the spelling on my name, that does sound like a good idea what you did with the names. Well I am done with my 3rd one and am really enjoying it. Tell me something do you use the regular hooks are something fancy? I have heard that there are some that have texture on the handles making them easier to hold.:eek

Marilyn

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I thought since I joined this crochet along, I should actually post something! LOL

 

I haven't started crocheting yet, but I may tonight. I'd like to, anyway. I'm doing mine out of scrap yarn, I think, and not sure what my edging/joining color will be yet.

 

I find an interesting link tonight while doing a search for 63 squares:

 

www.sandbenders.demon.co....rochet.htm

 

one of the crochet lists a few years ago did this as a crochet along also, and this page is full of their comments about the afghan! I thought it was interesting to read.

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Michelle,

 

I was at your blog a moment ago. The square is beautiful! I love the yarn, Monet. I've made a couple of scarves and hats out of it, but it does make a lovely square! Very pretty!! <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif" />

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Thank you! I like it too--i'll be making more of the 63 out of what I've got left.

:)

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Just finished Block 3, Double Crochet. I crocheted it using Lt. Blue and edged it with the Blueberry Pie, both Red Heart. I'm not sure if I like it or not. This may be one I do over using different colors.

 

There's a pic up in my blog but the scan isn't too good.

 

Now I have to take a break from crocheting for a couple of days and catch up on some Cross stitch swaps and RRs.

 

Melissa

http://www.gulfskye.blogspot.com

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I finished #8 and #9 over the weekend. #8 is really wonky, but I'm hoping it will even out when the squares are all put together.

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I am very happy to report that I have finally finished the baby afghan I was working on. What that means to me is I can finally begin the CAL! I'm so excited!!

 

After consulting with my sweetheart as to what we would like for the afghan, we chose the same color scheme as featured on the book. Now, truly, I was pushing for a slightly rosier theme - shades of rose, maybe one green thrown in, or all creams. I do like that one though, and if he's happy then I'm happy. He's actually very happy because I tend to give away almost everything I make. This one I'm keeping so I was glad to let him help choose.

 

Tomorrow I'll buy yarn, though I had a little bit of each of the colors. Enough to get about midway through the first square before coming in here. It's starting to thunder and lightning and I wanted to read blogs and things in case we lost power. <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif" /> I don't like thunderstorms!!

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:woohoo Yay on finishing the baby ghan so you can work on the CAL! Doesnt it feel great to finish a project so you can finally work on another one that's been on your mind? :clap

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