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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet gauge when working a round piece on: October 01, 2009 09:07:24 AM
The hat is only 30 rounds, so it seems like crocheting a gauge swatch is really just crocheting 2/3 of the project!  I finished the hat last night (without the leaves on top - still have to do those), and it looks baby-sized, so I'm just going to go with it.  Hopefully it will fit on my friend's baby!
Thanks for the info.
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet gauge when working a round piece on: September 30, 2009 06:16:30 PM
Hi everyone,
So I'm making the Berry Baby Hat and Booties from Crocheted Gifts by Interweave.  This is my first time working something in the round where I actually have to worry about gauge.  So, I'm a little confused by the directions.  For the gauge, it says: "18 sts and 22 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in sc."
So, does that mean I work in pattern (which is basically just single crochet in the round) and then measure the radius when I get to the 22nd round?  Or do I measure the diameter?  I hope it's radius, because otherwise, it's WAY too big. Also, what do the 18 sts have to do with it?  In a square gauge swatch, it makes sense to me because you're counting the stitches in a straight line, but how do you handle stitches that curve around?
Thanks in advance for the help!
23  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Re: Baton Rouge Crafting Group on: August 20, 2009 01:09:23 PM
I will be there Smiley I hadn't heard of kanzashi, but I looked it up and am totally excited now to learn how to do it!  See you tomorrow. Smiley
24  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Re: Baton Rouge Crafting Group on: August 19, 2009 06:58:05 PM
Hi guys Smiley  I just moved to BR recently and would love to join in.  I don't really know any good places around here to meet up yet, but you guys are welcome to come to my place.  Hubby and I just bought a big country house just out past University Club in Bayou Paul.  Wait, unless you're serial killers...are you serial killers?  Smiley Hope not!  Of course, I'm fine meeting someplace public as well.  Let me know when and where and I'll be there!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My (Finally Clean) Crafting Room on: August 12, 2009 07:15:40 PM
What an inspiration!  I just bought my first house, and finally have my own office/craft room to create.  So, I will definitely be using your room for ideas!  I actually was going to buy another one of those big Ikea cube bookshelves, since we have one to store record albums on and we love it.  After seeing how great it looks in your space, I just might have to do it!  What a great job - you should be very proud!
26  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Re: meditation labyrinth on: February 22, 2009 10:08:07 AM
Haha...I'm working on a dissertation myself, which is why I'm on here looking at projects instead of entering my data into SPSS...
It's amazing how inspired I am to work on crafty projects now that I'm faced with the prospect of statistical analysis!

Good luck on the dissertation, and beautiful job on the labyrinth!
27  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) on: September 21, 2008 12:04:13 AM
Okay, I don't even watch the show, but as soon as I saw the thumbnail, I knew who it was!  Great job!
28  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Painting over a glazed piece? on: August 15, 2008 05:56:25 PM
Okay, so I have to create this trophy type thing for an event at my husband's job.  I found come kind of ceramic glazed trophy-looking pot at Michael's, and I bought some acrylic paint to paint on it, thinking I could sand it beforehand to make the paint stick, and then ModPodge over it.  However, as I discovered, glaze doesn't seem to sand very well.  I sanded like crazy, and it doesn't look like I even touched it.  If I just paint over the glaze with the acrylic paint and seal it with the mod podge, will the paint stick?  It's a trophy, so it's not like it will have daily use, but it will be handled occasionally, especially after this event.  Oh yeah, did I mention that the event is TOMORROW?
29  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: A stuffed dinosaur for my honey bunches. =] on: August 04, 2008 05:52:29 PM
Okay, this is one big pile of awesomeness!  In my opinion, a twisted sense of humor is the only kind to have.  The dinosaur is mucho-adorable, too!  By the way, my hubby and I did 2 1/2 years of long distance (NY to FL) when we were dating, so no worries - it can be done!
30  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Newbie scarf along on: May 29, 2008 11:34:19 AM
Thank you, I Sew Cute!  That makes me happy Smiley
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