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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Which pattern should I use on: February 15, 2011 02:35:23 PM
So, I've been hoarding this yarn forever:


(I hope that works...)

It was bought for me birthday... a YEAR ago!!! I've just been having a horrible time deciding what "pattern" to use for it.

I've narrowed it down a little.

I do NOT want a granny square.

I am not completely opposed to doing squares or hexagons, but would avoid it if I could find a solid-piece that I like.

I DO like Catherine's Wheel and Ripples.

What would YOU do with this yarn?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Perfectionist making gifts... on: November 08, 2009 10:09:03 AM
Hi, my name is Claire, and I am a perfectionist crocheter. I hate making something that I know has a "problem" even if the receiver has NO idea what is wrong!

Personally, I get it from my mom, who was taught to crochet by her mom.... my grandma would teach her a stitch, then send her off to make a swatch, and if it had even one insy little mistake, she would make my mom unravel the whole thing... My mom never did that to me (as she considered it cruel and unusual punishment, lol), but I have seen her in the corner pulling out rows and rows of stitches before, and I just kind of picked it up...

With it being "the season of giving" and all, I thought it might be interesting to ask:

Would you gift something if you knew it had a "mistake?"


3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / HELP Taco Seasoning Recipes on: July 19, 2008 09:52:11 PM
So me and my DH LOVE LOVE LOVE tacos. It's a weekly meal in our home. Thing is, I'm starting to question the cost of the seasoning... Yah, we buy the pre-packed Taco Time seasoning at 1.39 a pack, for maybe 2 tbsps of powder!!!!!!!! Insane, when I know that people season it themselves, and at a MUCH lower price than that!!!

So, long story short, I would LOVE anybody's recipes for seasoning.

Thanks a BAJILLION!!!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / IDEAS NEEDED for mom2B on: May 23, 2008 10:28:10 PM
I'M GONNA BE AN AUNTY!!!

So I'm trying to think of things to make (so you might see me posting similar things on other boards).

I was thinking of a journal in a jar, pregnancy version, but just can't find the writing clues online for them. Help with that would be HUGELY apppreciated.

Any other ideas would be cool too, I'm open to all ideas of things you loved when you were pregnant, or things you made to give to someone pregnant. Paper mobiles maybe? Or a "pregnancy tips" book, with a whole ton of weird, wacky and practical advice??

Thank you in advance!



5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / NEED IDEAS for mom2B on: May 23, 2008 09:51:15 PM
I'M GONNA BE AN AUNTY!!

So, I am thinking of things I can get started for her and *it*. Cuz, well, I'm a procrastinator.

I need suggestions on what to make, and what the *best* type of yarn is to make it with, and where to get some (preferably free) kick-ass patterns to use. 

Are there things that you've made or someone made for you that were cherished? Is there something you *wish* you had?

Any and all help is HUGELY appreciated. Thank you all.

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My crochet endeavours so far *pic INTENSE* on: April 05, 2008 10:39:33 PM
So, now that I've got this pic-hosting thing down (mostly), I'll post the other things I've been up to.
And be forewarned, I suck at taking pictures, and I am new to this "show off your work" stuff!! Everything is made out of RedHeart SuperCHEAP, because I didn't want to be experimenting with nice, soft, expensive yarn!

First ever completed scarf, made for my mom for XMas:


Closeup of detail:


The pattern came from a link off Craftster, something along the lines of "Irish Roses" or something, but because I did this back in December, I can't remember... Sad The detail is just surface-stitched in single crochet.

Then the first toque (hat for the non-Canadians!) I ever made... Made for me, but turned out too small, so my DD got it instead... but, cuz it's made of cheapo yarn, it scratched her ears and was never worn after the pictures were taken  Sad

Then my daughter demanded a "Santa Hat," in the sweet way that 3 year olds have, and I just had to oblige. Totally winged this after gaining confidence with the previous toque. Made out of Much thinner yarn, the kind that comes on a cardboard tube (??I am still completely clueless about this stuff!!). The edge is done in regular stuff, using a puff stitch I believe it's called, to give it some OOMPF.


An Eco-Sleeve for my sister... did another one too, but I can't find the pic right now. Done in ribstitch (?) for stretch, "embroidered" with yarn and a darning needle.




And last, but not least, a neckwarmer for a friend, this had some super-soft yarn in it, and some pretty button I found *somewhere*

Sorry for the picture overload, I am just so darn excited to be able to start sharing!!

Questions, comments, criticism (why does that look like it's spelled wrong??!!) are welcome!!



7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My FIRST amigurimi on: April 05, 2008 09:51:30 PM
And first attempt at using Craftster picture hosting...

I cannot for the life of me remember where I got the pattern from, but I know I got the original bug from looking Craftster! It's made out of scrap yarn, probably some Red Heart SuperSaver or something else like that. It was SO EASY. I stuffed it with some scrap fleece I had around, glued on some wiggle eyes, and drew on a smile, cuz I could NOT get stitching to look even remeotely decent!

Anyway, enough words, here is the (badly executed) pic:




*hope that works!!* YEAH IT WORKED!!!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Gluing fabric? on: December 20, 2007 12:53:10 AM
I have NO idea where to put this question, so I figured "misc" would be the best!

LONG story short, I am trying to cover a cardboard (like cereal box) box in fabric and wonder if there is some glue I can use to make it stick?Huh? Also wondering if I should use paper mache or masking tape over the whole thing first to make it a little sturdier and perhaps easier to cover that way???!!!!

I think I can figure out how to post pictures if that would help anyone to understand what I am doing and better give a little help! Let me know, Thank you SO much in advance.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Newbie looking for hat pattern on: December 02, 2007 02:35:38 PM
So, I am relatively new to crochet. I can read most patterns, unless they are hugely complicated. (Luckily, most come with an abbreviation key).
I have done a lot of searching, but am having a hard time finding something just right. Either the hat is ugly, or the pattern is hugely complicated and I just can't comprehend it as a beginner.
I am looking for a toque (HAT) that stays relatively close to the head and has earflaps.
I would like to make one for me (small head, as in One-size hats are HUGE on me) and daughter (almost 3 years). I am getting the jist that all I have to do for that is chane my hook size... is that right?
Any and all help would be REALLY appreciated.
Thanx so much
-Claire
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