This is actually my first post on this board, so please be kind.
I'm not too sure what level I'm in...I'm not an intermediate, but I'm far from a beginner. I've been crocheting off and on for over 30 years. I crochet many stuffed animals, but I haven't made my way to the doilies.
I'm just completing an Elvis graph afghan as a late Christmas present to the family. I'm looking to make another graph afghan; this one smaller, for my still unborn great niece. (She will probably get here before the Olympics, as my niece's due date is next Saturday).
I just found a site with some cool graphs. http://www.breienmetplezier.nl/index2.htm
I think I'm going to make the Snow White afghan. It's 46 stitches across, and 80 rows. I think I can do that part in 16 days..however I'm not too sure about the border to make the initial motif as afghan size. I'll probably use a size J hook to make it as big as possible.
My training...well, the Elvis afghan is a good start. I'm already deciphering the Snow White graph into written instructions. I'll complete the Care Bear that I'm making for my great niece (to give to her in the hospital upon her birth), and also the Good Luck Care Bear I've been promising to my daughter. I'll plan quick and easy meals for the 16 days during the Olympics (to cut down on unnecessary scrubbing time), and I'll throughly clean the house the week before (so I won't be forced...by my neatnik hubby....to waste my Saturday with a broom and mop).
I have a question about the actual start and finish time. Keeping in mind that the opening and closing ceremonies will be on tape delay here in the US, do we start when the torch is actually lit in Torino, or when it is shown on television here.
Similarly, do we stop when the torch is extinguished in Torino, or when it is shown on television here?