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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My first afghan on: April 26, 2013 01:01:35 PM
I think that it's really pretty looking.
Thank you!

Your afghan turned out very pretty. Depending on the yarn you used you might be able to wash it in the washer.  I wash some of mine in cold water and dry them on the low delicate setting. That's for acrylic yarn though. If you still have the tags/papers from your yarn it should tell you the washing guidelines.

Thank you! uhhh... no, I didn't keep the tags. But I only had indications for the yarn I used in the middle. The yellow one near the end didn't have anything. And there are three types of yarn in there... I think it would be safer if I hand wash it.
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first afghan on: April 26, 2013 07:51:13 AM
I wanted to do an afghan for so long and when I started searching for a pattern, this one from Lion Brand caught my eye: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kew-gardens-afghan

Anyway, this is what I ended up with:

It's made out of scraps of yarn and some really old yarn I had (well, the yellow yarn close to the border actually belonged to my mom, but since she wasn't using it - not for lack of trying, let me tell you - I decided to add it to my project). I hate that it's starting to curl, though I'm thinking it's because I worked about 52 rows. Way more than what the pattern says. Anyway, I wanted to make it big enough to fit my bed, but I decided against it when I saw how curly it got.

BUT it is comfy and warm. I didn't block it though, since I don't have a board this big and I didn't want to iron it either... I figure it will set once I wash it, though I'm not sure if I should wash it in the washing machine  Huh
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Candy Cane Scarf on: November 07, 2011 03:10:14 AM
I finally managed to complete a knitting project. I found the pattern on Ravelry. It's a free pattern from Lion Brand. I love how it turned out. Hope you like it too.  Smiley

14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Lacy Daisy Crochet Parasol on: November 07, 2011 03:05:02 AM
It's gorgeous! I love it and love the colors.
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Scarves on: November 07, 2011 03:03:41 AM
I finished these two scarves a while ago but I forgot to take pictures. I really like how they turned out.

This first one wasn't as hard to do as I thought it would be. What I didn't expect was the number of skeins I used for it. It's short, but it took 6 skeins, so I decided to leave it this way.

The second one I found on Ravelry. It's a free pattern. At first I wanted to do only the wristlets, but I thought it would be cool to have a matching set with a scarf. Now if only I could find a similar pattern for a hat (I'm bad at improvising) I'd be very happy Cheesy

Hope you liked them. I bought the yarns for both projects at the Euro shop, each skein for one euro.
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter - Luna Lovegood Scarf - My Take - PATTERN & CHART ADDED! on: September 19, 2011 07:24:15 AM
Here is my Luna scarf, take 2!


As you can see, I did it right this time...


Now, should I wash it or something? It seems slightly stiff and twisty, so would washing it soften it up a bit?

Edit: I made it link to normal sized pictures instead of thumbnails like it was before. Smiley

I love the first one!

I for one washed and ironed both my scarves and are now very soft. I let them dry and covered them with a wet cloth and ironed them (actually mom gave me that idea *blush*) plus, I think ironing gave them a "finished" look.
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter - Luna Lovegood Scarf - My Take - PATTERN & CHART ADDED! on: September 08, 2011 01:04:36 PM
Czanna, Great color!
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter - Luna Lovegood Scarf - My Take - PATTERN & CHART ADDED! on: August 18, 2011 12:20:15 PM
blue.starlight, I agree, the color is lovely! I never would have thought to work it in 2 thinner colors of yarn. That opens up a whole world of possibilities!

Thanks! I didn't think of it either. As new as I am at crocheting, I didn't even thought it would matter if the thread was thin or not.

It sure does...and also, I was thinking of adding beads but the yarn needs to be thin...hmmm ideas abound!

(does anyone else want her ironing board cover as well?... Cheesy)

Now I didn't think about bead, but it sure sounds fun. Might try it, after I finish the project I'm on.
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter - Luna Lovegood Scarf - My Take - PATTERN & CHART ADDED! on: August 18, 2011 06:34:44 AM
Thanks! on the wrap around the ball it said it was baby thread, not that it had any real meaning. Figured it was some thread used for baby clothes Tongue
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / WIP on: August 18, 2011 05:23:36 AM
Hi everyone! I found this picture on the internet a while back from an 80's edition of Crochet World. I absolutely love it and I want to do it,  but I can't determine the pattern, since I'm very new to crocheting.

Thanks in advance!

Update: Never mind, I finally found the issue at a local flea market and I found the pattern. Can't wait to start on it!
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