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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Easy Peasy Swap 2 - Signups 4/17-5/8 - Sendouts 5/30 CLOSED !!!! on: May 12, 2009 05:02:08 PM
My partner has a specific idea of what she what she wants....which is really great for me.  This is my first swap and having a place to start is a big help. 

I should be starting this week, maybe ready to send out by the weekend.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crochet lace shawl on: May 07, 2009 06:55:49 PM
Stunning! 

What fiber and weight yarn did you use, if I may ask?
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cathrine's Wheel on: May 07, 2009 06:53:18 PM
Great job!!!  What size is the final project?

I've always wanted to use this stitch in a large project (afghan) but haven't found the time.  You've inspired...

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Mollie Mollie Flowers - NOW WITH TUTE!! on: May 06, 2009 04:59:30 PM
Thanks so much. And thebag is the cutest. I bet Gran is thrilled.

I have loads of scraps just waiting for a project using these adorable flowers.

And I'd love to see what  anyone else is doing with these. They look so versatile.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My First Project! on: May 06, 2009 02:31:18 PM
Great Job! Hard to believe it's a 1st project.  

Best advice- learn basic stitches, single,half-double, treble.
                - learn front loop, back loop, and post (the parts of a stitch).
                
Practice on smaller swatches (these can be combined into an afghan or wrap later) . Most crochet is based on these simple stitches making patterns by how the stitches are placed or grouped together.

You're already off to a great start.

And I think the yarn you 're talking about is Caron Simply Soft Eco. I use it alot for larger projects.  It's partially made from recycled materials, economically priced, and I like the colors and soft feel. But it's not the highest quality, so you might want to try different yarns.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet Challenge 10 - Ideas on: May 06, 2009 12:40:51 PM
I really like the summer idea.  Maybe just a general topic like "Beach ". Entries can be anything like bikinis, wraps or sarongs, sunhats, even amigurumis of seahorses and dolphins, etc. Maybe handbags with seashell trim. Anything beach related or themed.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Wooden box with crocheted cherry blossoms on: April 09, 2009 08:23:56 AM
That is soooo cute.  Are those little wooden beads in the centers?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any Ravelry Crocheters out there? on: April 08, 2009 05:29:30 PM
I am so behind on ravelry.  I have about 6 projects in que that are finished.  I just need to find the time to take pics and set them all to finished.

Ravelry ID- tisalynn  (suprise)  so add me!!!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Simple Crochet Necklaces.. on: April 08, 2009 04:07:40 PM
So simple!  Looks great!
But now my gears are turning.....  Wonder what this same treatment would look like with a few beads added in?  I think I'll try.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cut my hands off cause I can't stop making these necklaces! :) on: April 07, 2009 04:58:22 PM
love them!  perfect spring accessory with a simple tee or sundress.  I'm definitely inspired.

fave #3, the little circles
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