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she_of_emeralds:
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Mon, Oct. 10th, 2016 12:48 pm

WIPs:
1. the scarf for my sweetie: Vanna's Choice in grape-purple
2. the Beautiful Shells Blanket: stashbuster, in assorted colors of worsted acrylic
3. the Buttoned Triangle Neckwarmer: two strands of DK-weight acrylic--one light gray, one light purple. Using an L hook to start with just to see how it comes out. If I don't like it, I might frog it and start again.

upcoming/planned projects:
1. the matching hat for my sweetie
2. a baby toddler blankie (pattern not yet selected; I need the dimensions of the kid's bed/crib/whatever; but this is the one for which I asked for reccies for cotton yarn. It will be blue).
3. openwork shawl from Lion Brand--one of their kits. I've downloaded the pattern and the yarn (Shawl-in-a-Ball, in shades of blue) is on its way.

What are YOU up to?

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she_of_emeralds:
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Thu, Sep. 29th, 2016 09:40 am

Hi y'all--

Looking for a 100% cotton yarn that is perhaps less stiff than Sugar'n'Cream (which always makes my hands hurt after a while). Planning to make baby item(s) from it. Machine wash/dry would be ideal, but machine wash/air-dry would be okay too.

Any thoughts?

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Tue, Aug. 16th, 2016 09:04 am

Decided to make a blanket for a friend that is expecting her first baby in January.

I couldn't find a pattern that I liked, so I made my own.

I have never made a blanket, or a pattern, or done lettering. With the help of a program online, I was able to make a pattern. I had to tweak it a little, but I'm happy with it now.

Hopefully my finished project will turn out!


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hootyhook:
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Thu, Aug. 4th, 2016 02:16 pm

Has anyone made a popular elephant rug...designed for nurseries...that i found on facebook? It is frustrating as it uses three strands at once to crochet. But almost done. Thank goodness.


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she_of_emeralds:
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Wed, May. 18th, 2016 02:42 pm

Hello all! Pictures follow. The colors didn't come out quite right--scarf is actually a dark red, and the Beautiful Shells blanket is reds and purples and pinks--and the scarf one is a bit fuzzy. New phone. Bear with me.

pic of Beautiful Shells blanket in progress.jpg

pic of Leo scarf in progress.jpg

pic of shopping bag.jpg

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she_of_emeralds:
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Thu, Feb. 18th, 2016 06:42 am

In a couple of weeks I'll get on a plane to go see Older Sister, BIL, and Oldest Nephew. Who, off-topic, is now voting age and hearing back from colleges he applied to. Eep!

However, the real topic for today is what projects to take along for crocheting on the plane and during the week I'm visiting. I've got two current WIPs--the Beautiful Shells blanket and the Granny Corner blanket. Both are new patterns for me, are slightly complicated, and involve frequent color changes, so they aren't the best things to carry around and work on in the cramped space of an airline seat or while in company (because of requiring concentration). So this is what I'm thinking:

Take patterns, yarn and hooks for a number of smaller projects, plus one larger project, none of them being too complicated but also not brain-dead easy because that would cause me to lose interest completely. So...

For the larger project: a scarf with, for instance, some cabling.

For smaller ones: dishcloths, hats, mittens and stuff like that.

Do you have favorite small/simple patterns? I'd love to hear about them.

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Mon, Feb. 15th, 2016 05:22 pm

My yoga teacher and friend just finished moving into a new space that was renovated just for the yoga studio and had no budget for decorating so I made some lotus prayer flags. She was estatic when I brought them. I'm pretty happy with them too.

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Wed, Jan. 27th, 2016 09:13 pm

I finished the fingerless gloves from Simple Crocheting on Sunday. Overall, i'm pretty happy with them. They fit me well enough that they will probably stay up.
I used #3 thread in place of the DK called for and made a couple adjustments so they were able to go over my elbow. I started them on an H hook before switching to the G called for and made the main body of them longer. The pattern calls for switching to an E hook for the wrist and hand but found that to be too snug so i froged the E hook part and rehooked it with an F.
I had forst bought the thread for a different arm warmer project that needed less and I ran out a little more than halfway done with the second glove. I got more but the first two skeins had sat in my sunny living room for a while and there is a noticable difference between the older and newly purchased yarn. I'm going to leave the gloves in the window with the faded parts covered to fade the new thread to match.

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mizmarti:
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Sun, Jan. 17th, 2016 03:36 am

Hi, folks. Opinions, please?

I've started a baby blanket for a little girl. I think her mum will like colors that are not traditional "baby" pastels. The pattern is essentially a modified giant granny square, written for Bernat Baby Blanket. I'm making it in Homespun, and so far it looks like this. (Ignore the light blue--that's a different throw.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l1tt7t6762mbbbb/FB_IMG_1453005295211.jpg?dl=0

I like the way it's coming along. A friend suggested today, though, that Homespun isn't soft enough for a small baby and I should switch to the Bernat. If I do, it'll be the pink/purple blend called "Pretty Girl," which is nice but not really what I was going for.

What do you think about Homespun for a baby blanket, in terms of softness and care? (I know not everyone finds it easy to work with, but no worries about that.)

Do you like Bernat (Baby) Blanket? I've only used it for cat mats so far. They like it, though. ;-)

Any thoughts on this color choice vs typical baby colors?

Thanks in advance! I'm stuck and appreciate your help.

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Sat, Jan. 16th, 2016 10:11 pm

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Update: Baby shower was today and Aimee(Mom-to-be) LOVED it! Mom said that she couldn't quit talking about it.

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