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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro Recipe Cards on: May 20, 2005 11:29:42 PM
I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: ***ZINE SWAP*** on: May 20, 2005 01:05:33 AM
ok, so i know the topic of a zine swap has been brought up but i just wanted to readdress this!

anyone interested in doing a zine swap with me. It would just be a few people exchanging zines and such. let me know what you guys think!!

I'm all about this!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Where to find swaps? on: May 20, 2005 01:04:19 AM
I am just learning about ATC's and would like to join some swaps. Any tips on where I can find reliable swaps online? Thanks!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crocheting Magazines on: May 14, 2005 11:39:57 AM
I'm getting a job for the summer, and on my long list of things to buy is a subscription to a crocheting magazine. Can anybody recommend one that has a variety of patterns? (no tea cozies, if you get the idea)

The last issue of Knit.1 had several crochet patterns in it. The first issue had a few. I would say it is by far the hippest magazine of its kind.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: some red and black things on: May 14, 2005 11:30:42 AM
I love your red and black things.  I also love your boyfriends hair!!  Rraarr!!

Thanks! And yeah, he is sweet enough to let me chop on his hair.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 finished objects on: May 14, 2005 09:14:01 AM
i'm loving it -- beautiful purse!  i've been wanting to make some stuff from hip to crochet but had to return the book to the library before i got a chance.  am now wondering why i didn't make copies of the patterns i liked... hmmm.  oh well.

Thanks! I do the same thing all the time...see patterns I like but pass them up because I don't have the time and then kick myself for not saving it.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 finished objects on: May 14, 2005 09:11:47 AM
Love, love, love the shawl, and I know what you mean about not one else in the car wanting to stop. Roll Eyes

Thanks! And what is it with people?? They just don't understand the need for yarn.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 finished objects on: May 14, 2005 09:10:46 AM
Nice granny square purse!

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 finished objects on: May 14, 2005 09:10:17 AM
Aww, that slipper pattern is one of my absolute favourites!  How is Hip to Crochet, by the way?  I really like Simple Crochet, does it compare?  I know it's more clothing, but is it as well written/designed?

I really like Hip to Crochet. I borrowed a copy from a friend, but it is one that I intend to buy in the future. I'm just starting out with crochet, so I figure that if I can understand the patterns, they must be written pretty well. Smiley
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 3 finished objects on: May 13, 2005 09:44:11 PM
It feels good to finish 2 things in one day, I tell ya.

These are the first granny squares I have ever done. The pattern is for the sow thistle motif that is used for the scarf on the cover of Hip To Crochet. It is a rather lacey looking motif...doesn't show up well with black yarn in a photo. I used some simple black fabric for the lining and had a heck of a time deciding on the handles. I tried out some plastic handles and circular bamboo handles but neither was what I wanted. I wanted a sort of slouchy, hobo look for the bag. Finally I just decided to go with some piping, sewn together in a circle. 

These slippers were a gift to my mom on mother's day. She really adores them. I used the Turkish Slippers pattern from Ericka Knight's Simple Crochet. The yarn is Landscapes by Lion Brand. I really like the pattern, although I had to skip rows here and there to get the right size.

I needed a project to take in the car with me on a recent trip and so I started this simple mesh shawl. The pattern is from a vintage craft book I picked up from a yardsale. I finished 3/4 of it in the car over the course of about 2 1/2 hours and would have been able to finish the whole thing within the space of another hour but I ran out of yarn!! And nobody else in the car wanted to stop anywhere to get more. Anyway, it is Softee Chunky, by Bernat. The pattern called for tassles along each side, which I added but then took off because it was just to much for me. I like things simple and understated. 

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