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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Overdying Wool/Silk blend on: July 30, 2014 06:37:06 AM
I have 2 hanks (1000 yards each) of lace weight 80% merino/20% silk yarn that is a very pale green/yellow colorway. I would love for it to be a nice mossy green instead. I have zero clue how to dye anything.

1) how would a total noob go about it?
or
2) Is there someplace that would do it for me? I don't mind paying to have it done. Should I ask at my LYS?

Thanks!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Pattern help! on: May 12, 2014 10:55:19 AM
Im working on my first sweater and Im slightly confused by the pattern. Im making the 2/3XL size. My problem starts with the Divide for sleeve opening: 1st row and 2nd row
In row 1 it said to chain 6. In row 2, Im reading it as you basically follow the same pattern you were doing before, so in my case it would be a sets of 11dc, separated by a ch 1 sp. if you only chained 6 in the previous row, I dont see how that works. Also, I dont understand how that would fit all sizes of the pattern.
Here is the pattern. My trouble starts at the top of page 3. I would appreciate any help!
http://www.yarnspirations.com/assets/files/pattern-files/pdf/Bernat_Cottonishweb2_cr_topper.en_US.pdf
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hey look! Another baby blanket. on: March 19, 2014 01:19:50 PM
I'm almost ready to start an adult size!  Shocked
(and I'm almost putting the border on another one)

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Another baby blanket! on: March 11, 2014 07:45:58 AM
This is the first time I've managed to put a border on something! This time its a gift for a co-worker, rather than a Project Linus donation.

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby Blankets on: March 05, 2014 10:47:38 AM
These are a couple of blankets I've finished recently (except the tan/ivory/green...its still in progress).
The first two were donated to Project Linus. The last one is for a co-worker's baby.


6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Calculating Yardage on: January 20, 2014 09:01:47 AM
I want to make a granny square of my down design. I've got 5 colors in mind and want the squares to be 8 to 10 inches. I'm  not terribly concerned with overall size, but I'm thinking more of a throw for the sofa than a big blanket. The yarn I want to use is bulky weight (3.5oz/100g/135 yrd/123 m balls and the gauge is 9 sc & 12 rows = 4 inches with an 8mm hook).

Is there any way to tell from that information, roughly how much I would need for each color? Or am I out of my brain thinking I can figure this out without making a test square? I need to order the yarn online and they've got dye lot numbers of course.

This is the overall look I'm going for. (check out those mad photoshop skillz!  Cheesy )

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Stitch question...wool-eater vs. whatever this is.... on: January 16, 2014 11:15:32 AM
What is the difference between the wool-eater ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430786.0#axzz2qadE3Ob6 )
and whatever this is?



I made a "Catherine Wheel" scarf using the stitch in the Crochet Stitch Dictionary book, but it doesn't look like either of these. Its more rounded and swirly.


(*the rainbow pattern isn't mine! Its an image I found online)
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Mixing Yarn? on: January 15, 2014 02:06:36 PM
Because I'm new to the yarn game...it never occurred to me that you can mix brands of yarn in a single project.  Roll Eyes
So as long as the yarns are the same weight and fiber, I should be good to go, regardless of brand?
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Brown & Blue Ripple Blanket on: January 15, 2014 01:46:07 PM

Untitled by amaryllisroze, on Flickr


Untitled by amaryllisroze, on Flickr


Untitled by amaryllisroze, on Flickr


Again, I used the Bernat Wavy Ripple blanket pattern. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. I think it came out to about 2 skeins of brown, just under 2 of the blue and less than 1 of the ivory. I think it came out to about 44 inches long, but I can't remember how wide. I started with a chain of 204 and used a 5.5mm hook.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Wavy Ripple baby blanket on: January 05, 2014 03:20:16 PM
I used the Bernat Wavy Ripple pattern on the Yarnspirations site. The yarn is Red Heart Soft Baby Steps.
It ended up smaller than I hoped, even though I increased the original amount of stitches. It's roughly 35 x 35 inches.




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